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LOCKE'S JOURNALISTIC DESCENDANTS ARE STILL WITH US.

WE waited 134 years before Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon. There were no winged beings to greet him. No crimson flowers. No unicorns. Not even a blue goat.

So have we grown more sceptical? Not really. A Sunday paper specialising in nuttiness discovered a World War II bomber that had crash landed on the moon and there were probably readers who believed it.

Richard Locke's journalistic descendants are with us still. Let's not forget though that Jules Verne, H G Wells and the great Edgar Rice Burroughs found life Up There. Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 19, 2002
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