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. In those times the people claiming to have been in saucers or to have had contact with saucer people were called "contactees". They worked a sort of house concert circuit giving talks to small groups and selling books and other artifacts.