Good contra! Well at least I can see that you have understood my argument. In all the research I have done on the P.E. I have not come across your version. If you have a link, please, would be great! Is it worth noting that you date the publishing of the hoax as of later than 1953? Are you aware that the first popular/published contemporary UFO sighting was in 1947 by Kenneth Arnold [private pilot]? It was an interesting time and I believe [ unsupported ] that it was during this time that the field of "Psychiatry" started to formalize it's diagnostic and treatment programs. Taking advantage of your assessment, the P.E. most probably was an exercise in nasty science fiction using the "science of the day's" possibilities to fuel it. [As was the contemporary interest in UFO's] I guess one could surmise that it was due to the rapid expansion in scientific understanding at the time [ Nuclear, QM, QED, Computing, Communications, etc ] that could have been fueling the imaginations at the time. >1953 but not necessarily 1943 which is the actual supposed date of the experiment.