High Strangeness: UFO Nookie?

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

UFO Nookie?

In response to my reader @LaurieDecatur asking if there was ever any nookie going on between Jennie Zeidman and J. Allen Hynek, I will let Jennie answer that in her own words:

 I do want this on the record:  Allen and I had no physical relationship, of any kind,  ever, unless you count the time in the Hynek kitchen on Ridge Avenue, that Mimi and I were getting supper on the table, and Allen returned home, I had not seen him in several months, and he gave me a peck on the cheek.  Sorry to disappoint everyone, but that's it.  I am concerned that on the (Project Blue Book) TV show, Allen's secretary will be portrayed otherwise.  But I'll just grin and bear it.
      .....That's entertainment........ JZ
 So, Laurie, are you disappointed, or relieved?

This reminds me of the time when I was knee-deep in research for my book and a guy contacted me out of the blue to say that he had worked for Dr. Hynek's Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in the early 1980s, and he knew for a fact that Hynek had left his wife Mimi and had "run off to Arizona" with a beautiful young grad student of his. I didn't believe him for a second -- some people had tried to sabotage my research before and his claim smacked of the same desperation to make Hynek (and me) look bad. But I performed my due diligence; I asked a few people "in the know" whether there was anything to the story and they all laughed it off. Not only that, none of them remembered this guy ever working for CUFOS. Needless to say, his story did not make it into my book.

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