Francis Joseph Xavier Scully
(28 April 1892 – 23 June 1964)
Dana Scully from The X-Files television series is named after him.
Knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great (1956)
Author of Behind the Flying Saucers (1950)
In October and November 1949, Scully published two columns in Variety, claiming that dead extraterrestrial beings were recovered from a flying saucer crash, based on what he claimed a scientist involved in the recovery told him.
His 1950 book Behind the Flying Saucers expanded on the theme, adding that there had been two such incidents in Arizona and one in New Mexico, a 1948 incident that involved a saucer that was nearly 100 feet (30 m) in diameter.
In 1952 and 1956, True magazine published articles by San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Philip Cahn that exposed Silas Newton and “Dr. Gee” (identified as Leo A. GeBauer) were oil con artists.