In August of 1960 the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of American held their national convention at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The space people requested that their leader Gabriel Green run for president of the United States. Both true believers and skeptics turned out for the event.
These interviews were recorded on a small portable reel-to-reel tape recorder that was an environmental nightmare. To achieve long battery life the batteries contained mercury. It was some years later the dangers became known and the cells were taken off the market.