The Science of UFOs (William R. Alschuler, St. Martin’s Press, $23.95).
What if UFOs are real? Where could they be coming from and how
could they have traveled here? What advanced technologies must
they possess to execute the fantastic maneuvers they are routinely
reported to make? These are the key questions that scholarly title
asks. Alschuler takes us on a fascinating journey covering everything
from faster-than-light travel to teleportation and inter-dimensional
travel. He also addresses the possible motives of visiting alien
species and alien bio-chemistry. A first-class, technical-minded
look at the UFO mystery and its relationship to the world of science.
UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to be Crazy to Believe
(Richard Belzer, Ballantine Books, 2nd printing, 230 pages, hardcover,
$24). This Belzer's first book and executes an outstanding review
of the facts in a very credible manner, citing additional experts
and weaving humor into a very serious subject. The reader will
come away with a new appreciation for the complexity and obvious
failings of the JFK investigation and a real feeling that the
assassination was not done by one lone nut. The UFO section, like
the complete book is highly readable, with a steady stream of
"factoid" inserts mixed with highly shocking yet credible references.
Why the Press Acts that Way (Don Berliner, International UFO Reporter,
Sept/Oct 1992). This short article deals with several significant
points about how UFO-related news is treated by the media and
why. A frequent subconscious assumption made by the uninformed
is "If all this is true, I surely would see it somewhere else
than in the tabloids." The active or passive control of media
reports is a definite part of the puzzle, rarely treated explicitly.
The Day After Roswell (Col. Philip Corso, Ret., William Birnes, Pocket
Books, 1997, 342 pages, hardcover, $24). Corso's book already
is a landmark in ufology in as much as he was the first to come
out and say "I was there, saw a body and used my military position
to help American companies reverse engineer exotic alien technologies."
The book lacks references, a table of contents, and an index.
The co-author, Birnes, confuses UFO Roswell events by not telling
the reader when Corso is being quoted or when Birnes is speculating.
UFOs and the National Security State (Richard Dolan, Hampton Roads, 478 pages).
UFOs and the National Security State is the first volume of a two-part detailed chronological narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Working from hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources, Richard Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs seriously indeed. Included in the first volume are the reports of more than fifty miiltary bases relating to innumerable violations of sensitive air space by unknown craft, and analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel, the Condon Committee report, and much more.
Dolan's book has been described by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell as "thorough and monumental, and by Dr. Harold E. Puthoff of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin as "a must-read for serious students of the field."
The UFO Cover-Up (L. Fawcett & B.J. Greenwood, 1984). This significant
compilation of "Freedom of Information Act" (FOIA) data makes
it extremely clear that the U.S. government has been aggressively
concealing its interest in UFOs. Military intelligence is NOT
an oxymoron, but you are encouraged to believe that it is. This
book displays an unambiguous pattern of government interest, coupled
with numerous examples of duplicity (saying one thing and doing
another). It should convince you that the government has successfully
been keeping some secrets, contrary to popular opinion.
TOP SECRET / MAJIC (Stanton T. Friedman, Marlowe, 1996, 272 pages, 5th
printing, hardcover, $23). is the most authoritative book about
the Eisenhower Briefing Document (EBD), describing a top secret
research, development and intelligence operation. It is built
on close to fifteen years of research with archives, historians
and authentication experts looking at the real chance that the
government and our Presidents have been informed, involved and
covering-up since 1947.
Beyond Roswell: The Alien Autopsy Film, Area 51, & the US Government Coverup
of UFOs (Michael Hesemann & Philip Mantle, Marlowe, 1997,
1st printing, 303 pages, hardcover, $25). The authors and publisher
put together a well produced book, with lots of rare photographs
and a solid 65-page multi-chapter discussion of previously-published
UFO documents. Problems include very limited discussions of validation
issues, lowering the credibility of the book.
Beyond Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat (Timothy Good,
Sidgwick & Jackson, UK, 1996, 6th printing, 606 pages, hardcover,
£17, $35 in U.S. stores). An expansion of Timothy Good's best-seller
British book Above Top Secret, the book provides a compendium
of high-quality, world-wide reports, interviews and related documents.
It has strong chapters about DIA and CIA involvement, good references,
and unlike most books has a superb index. It lacks any detailed
effort to evaluate a variety of documents; in fact, it has moved
away from the controversial Eisenhower Briefing Document by eliminating
any discussion of it, even though Good was the first to publish
the EBD in Above Top Secret in 1987.
Alien Base (Timothy Good, Century, 1998, 419 pages, hardback, £16.99).
The prime focus of Good’s book is that of direct interaction between
human beings and alien visitors. Alien Base largely steers
clear of so-called alien abductions, abductees, and experiencers,
however, and instead focuses for the most part on the contactee
aspect of the UFO mystery. Whilst such accounts are certainly
not fashionable and in many circles are viewed with either suspicion
or outright derision, Good carefully (and to his credit) analyzes
the evidence (and lack thereof in a number of cases) of a host
of individuals who have claimed contact with human-like aliens
— including George Adamski, Daniel Fry, and Howard Menger — and
whose accounts are steeped in controversy. The book also contains
important material on the late Lt. Colonel Philip Corso, his book
The Day After Roswell, and the New Mexico UFO crashes of
Disclosure (Steven M. Greer, Crossing Point, Inc Publications, 2001,
573 pages, soft-back). This is essentially a collection of varied
testimony from numerous military and government individuals divulging
their knowledge of UFO encounters, landings, crashes, cover-ups,
official investigations, and more. For those interested in Roswell
and Majestic 12, the book contains much that will fascinate, including
in-depth testimony from Philip Corso, Glenn Dennis, and Walter
Haut. Equally fascinating are the accounts of Larry Warren concerning
the Rendlesham Forest case of December 1980; the British Ministry
of Defense UFO investigations undertaken by Nick Pope; and a host
of pilot encounters, radar-visual events, and more.
Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis (Paul Hill, Hampton
Roads, 1995, 430 pages, paperback, $15). With a foreword by Dr.
Robert M. Wood, Hill's book is widely acclaimed as the most scientific
and detailed technical analysis of flying saucer design and operation.
Compiled over a 30-year career as a NASA engineer, the late Hill
did a masterful job at ferreting out science and technology behind
the elusive UFO performance characteristics, demonstrating they
likely are exotic advances of our current science and technology.
The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry (J. Allen Hynek, 1972). This
landmark book defined the personalization of the reports, showed
that the more reliable reports were more "strange," and defined
the "close encounter" scales. Hynek was key in defining the parameters
of the problem.
The UFO Controversy in America (David Jacobs, Indiana University Press,
1975). This book, completed as a Ph.D. thesis in 1975, provides
a superior historical balance in describing the issues and attitudes,
which still apply today. This is the view of the historian, objectively
summarizing the applicable references.
UFO - An Appraisal of the Problem (J.P. Kuettner, et al. Astronautics
and Aeronautics, 8, No. 11, 49). See also: McDonald, J.E.
(1971). "UFO Encounter I." Astronautics and Aeronautics,
9, No. 7, 66 and Thayer, G.D. (1971). "UFO Encounter II." Astronautics
and Aeronautics, 9, No. 9, 60. These three papers are noteworthy
because they reflect the results of an official subcommittee of
a professional society. They deal with two very specific, thoroughly
reported cases, they are short pieces, easy to digest, and one
was written by James E. McDonald, a tireless fighter against UFO
"cover-up" or "foul-up."
Abduction (John Mack, Scribner). John Mack, a Pulitzer Prize Winner
and a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge
Hospital, digs deep into the world of UFOs and alien abductions
and produces a thought-provoking and essential read for anyone
with even a remote interest in these topics. At the time of writing
the book in 1994, Mack had interviewed seventy-six people that
had reported the abduction experience; and in Abduction
he presents the testimony of a number of those interviewees. Running
throughout the book are two central themes: that the purposes
of alien abductions are (a) to change human consciousness to prevent
the destruction of the eco-system; and (b) to create offspring
from human-alien hybridization. A cornerstone publication on this
Alien Agenda (Jim Marrs, Harper Collins, 1997, 1st printing, 435 pages,
hardcover, $24). Alien Agenda is an excellent overview,
status report and digestion of alien related data. Its strength
is its breadth: ancient astronauts, crop circles, cattle mutilations,
government involvement, documents, abductions, remote viewing,
sightings, investigations. It screens and reports some of the
Rule By Secrecy (Jim Marrs, Harper Collins, 2000, 467 pages, hardback,
$27). From the author of Alien Agenda and Crossfire
comes a new title that delves into the murky world of hidden and
powerful groups with equally hidden and powerful agendas. Stretching
from ancient times to the present day, Marrs describes in painstaking
detail the power wielded by those who really control the world
and how wars have begun and ended in their name — and also at
their command. Have you ever wondered who really controls the
stock-market or who censors our news? Jim Marrs provides the answers
and in doing so reveals the truth that lies behind the workings
of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the CIA, the
Illuminati, the Freemasons, and even the Vatican. A must-read
for anyone even remotely interested in secret societies.
Secrecy (Daniel P. Moynihan, Yale, 1998, 262 pages, hardback). The
Chairman of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government
Secrecy, Senato Daniel Patrick Moynihan has written a fascinating
account of the development of secrecy as a mode of regulation
in the U.S. Government since World War I through to the present
day. Along the way he tells the story of the Venona Project (the
Soviet spy cables intercepted during World War II and decrypted
by the U.S. Army but never passed on to President Truman); the
era of McCarthyism; the Bay of Pigs affair; Watergate; Iran-Contra;
the fall of the Soviet Union, and more. Moynihan argues that many
of the tragedies that resulted from these events could have been
clarified in an open exchange of ideas. America, says the author,
must lead the way to an era of openness.
Cosmic Crashes (Nicholas Redfern, Simon & Schuuster, £16.99). In his
latest book, Nick Redfern focuses his attention on what could
arguably be called British Roswell’s: accounts pertaining to crashed
UFO incidents in Britain. Contained in the book is information
on: (a) the crash of a Foo Fighter and the recovery of alien bodies
in the UK during the Second World War; (b) the crash-landing of
a UFO at a military base in England in the early 1960s and a formerly-classified
file on the case; (c) the crash of a small, triangular-shaped
UFO in the mid 1960s, its retrieval from a forest by military
personnel and the interrogation of civilian witnesses to the incident;
(d) the crash and recovery of a UFO and alien bodies from a mountain
in Wales in January 1974; (e) secret locations where UFO debris
and alien bodies are believed to have been taken; (f) official
and unofficial files on crash-retrievals and more.
The F.B.I. Files: The FBI's UFO Top Secrets Exposed (Nicholas Redfern,
Simon & Schuster, 1998, 1st printing, 354 pages, hardcover, £17).
This is Redfern's second book and he does a masterful job weaving
a story with FOIA released FBI documents and other sources. He
has chapters about the Eisenhower Briefing Document and Majestic,
both important to our pending book. The book is very similar to
ours, except that ours has dramatically more arresting evidence
of military and covert action, and emphasizes the authentication
work. The F.B.I. Files was released in the U.S. in November
A Covert Agenda (Nicholas Redfern, Simon & Schuuster, £16.99). This
was Nick Redfern’s first book on UFOs and it deals with his investigation
of the British Government’s UFO studies undertaken from the late
1940s to the present day. Redfern primarily uses official Royal
Air Force and Ministry of Defense documents made available via
the government’s Thirty Year Ruling to demonstrate the way in
which the UFO subject has been monitored at an official level.
In the book he reveals how huge UFOs have been tracked on radar
in Britain’s airspace; close encounters between UFOs and military
pilots; warnings made to Britain’s military not to talk about
UFOs outside of official channels; the secret UFO investigations
undertaken at a strategic military base – RAF Rudloe Manor; the
Rendlesham Forest incident of December 1980; and covert monitoring
of UFO activity by the RAF’s Provost and Security Services. The
book also contain a chapter on crashed UFO incidents in the UK.
The Wizards of Langley (Jeffrey T. Richelson, Westview, 2001, 386 pages,
hardback). In 1956 the CIA dramatically breached the Iron Curtain
when its U-2 began overflying Soviet territory to photograph that
nation’s military installations. Four years later, the Soviets
shot down pilot Francis Gary Powers and his U-2, thereby ceasing
these missions. Within months, however, the CIA had another, and
better, technical program in operation – the Corona satellite.
Throughout the Cold War and beyond, the CIA’s scientific wizards
continued to devise high-tech ways to collect and analyze information
about potential adversaries. Their mission was of such importance
that a new branch of the CIA was created – the Directorate of
Science and Technology. In this first full-length study of the
CIA’s D of S&T, Richelson introduces the reader to key individuals
who helped shape the directorate: Edwin Land of Polaroid, and
Albert Wheelon, Carl Duckett, and Albert Mendez, whose skills
helped nine Americans escape Iran after the seizure of the U.S.
Embassy in 1979.
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (E. J. Ruppelt, Doubleday,
1956). This is an early classic, based on an official Air Force
alleged search for data in the early 50s, told by the officer
in charge at the time. A very personalized account with refreshing
detail, high realism, and much believability. It does not, however,
deal with the question of who received the high-level hard data.
Above Black (Dan Sherman, Morris Publishing, 1998, 147 pages, soft-back,
$18). A modestly-sized little book, this tells the fascinating
story of Dan Sherman (USAF, retired) and his dealings with something
known as Project Preserve Destiny — a UFO/alien related black
project with links to the National Security Agency, CIA, National
Reconnaissance Office, and the U.S. Air Force. According to the
book, Preserve Destiny was tasked with training select individuals
to communicate with alien creatures on a one-to-one basis. The
book is certainly controversial; however, Sherman’s credentials
as 12-year USAF veteran (who was awarded the AF Commendation Medal,
the AF Outstanding Unit Award, and was honored for his service
in the Persian Gulf War) make this a book that should be digested
carefully and thoughtfully.
Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us (Whitley Strieber,
1998, 256 pages, hardcover, $24). is focused on the abduction
experience and the medical and physical evidence that has surfaced.
Alien implants confirmed by X-Rays, MRI's, and doctors, in hands,
feet, ears, eyes, and nasal cavities along with victim testimony
continue to show that the phenomena is real, physical, and with
a disturbing mission. Confirmation complements our planned book
by focusing on the medical and physical evidence while we focus
on governmental documentary evidence.
A Guide to UFO Research (Michael Swords, 1993. Journal of Scientific
Exploration Vol. 7, No. 1). The task we are attempting to
do was exhaustively dealt with in this comprehensive article in
JSE. Swords' extensive familiarity with the entire range of literature
would make him ideal to give the answer to "Where do I find ...
?" questions. It is valuable for a novice to read this one first
to obtain a grasp of the enormous scope of the subject before
diving too deeply.
Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget (Tim Weiner, Warner Books,
1990, 274 pages, 4th printing, hardcover, $22). Weiner, a Pulitzer
prize-winning reporter, does a superlative job of discussing military
secrecy, laws, lies, and the violations of the Constitution. Even
though Blank Check does not discuss UFOs, it is relevant for clear
proof that funding can and does exist for covert operations on
the multi-billion dollar scale required to support an ongoing
UFO, alien technology, and intelligence project. Its major weakness
is the Department of Defense-only focus.