Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of
America
Founded in 1959 by Gabriel Green (b. 1924), Amalgamated
Flying Saucer Clubs of America (AFSCA) grew out of the Los
Angeles Interplanetary Study Groups, which Green had started
in 1956. That same year Green also began issuing a magazine,
Thy Kingdom Come. A photographer, Green became interested
in flying saucers after his own sighting of a UFO. He also
claimed to have made telepathic contact with the Space Masters
and the Great White Brotherhood.
Green intended the AFSCA to create public acceptance of
flying saucers, and to further his aims he planned petitions to
Congress and held national conventions. At its peak in the
early 1960s the AFSCA had 5,000 members in 24 countries. In
1959 Thy Kingdom Come was renamed World Report (1959–61),
then UFO International (1962–65). A second periodical, Flying
Saucers International, began in 1962 and continued until 1969.
Green assumed that the flying saucers were manned by friendly
extraterrestrials and had a plan for imparting their advanced
knowledge to the people of the Earth in order to resolve present
world problems. AFSCA was quite active through the 1960s,
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but after 1969 became a paper organization and for all practical
purposes ceased to exist.
Sources
Biographical Sketch of Gabriel Green. Northridge, Calif. Amalgamated
Flying Saucer Clubs of America, 1974.
Clark, Jerome. The Emergence of a Phenomenon UFOs from the
Beginning through 1959; The UFO Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. Detroit
Omnigraphics, 1992.
Green, Gabriel, and Warren Smith. Let’s Face the Facts about
Flying Saucers. New York Popular Library, 1967.

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