American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology
UFO beliefs are examined through a religious and technological perspective.
In "American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology," Diana Walsh Pasulka explored the intersection of UFO phenomena with religion and technology. She examined the ways in which experiences of the unexplained are akin to religious epiphanies, shaping believers' faith in a modern cosmic spirituality.
Pasulka delved into how such experiences have been interwoven with technological progress, influencing both popular culture and the secretive realms of aerospace and military development. The book provided an account of her interactions with scientists and professionals who harbored a covert belief in extraterrestrial artifacts as sacred objects. Through her analysis, Pasulka argued that UFO belief systems were not on the fringe, but rather, forming a new technologically-infused religious framework that was becoming more mainstream in the digital age.