Monday, April 25, 2005

Jackie Gleason—UFO Aficionado Acknowledged in Book

Gleason UFO

Florida author explores the offbeat critters and characters that litter the state's history

By Margo Harakas
Staff Writer
The Sun-Sentinel

. . . Florida's mascot

     The late comedian Jackie Gleason, reportedly a UFO buff, also receives mention in the book. Back in 1973, Carlson writes, Richard Nixon supposedly took Gleason "to see the preserved remains of space aliens at a secret facility at Homestead Air Force Base. According to the story, the aliens were recovered from a crashed flying saucer back in 1953."

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