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Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson [Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged] [MP3 CD]

Thomas Joseph Carey , Donald R. Schmitt , Paul Boehmer
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4 Sep 2013
The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51.

But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold.

Howtragic that such seismic news should be kept from the people of the world...pieces of history, now quickly dwindling into oblivion as the last of the secret-keepers passes on.

In spite of its rich history of military service to our nation, Wright-Patterson also stands as the secret tomb of one of the greatest occurrences in recorded history. But be prepared...the real Area 51 Wright-Patterson's vault is about to be opened.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (4 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452661510
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452661513
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,794,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donald R. Schmitt is a best-selling author and the former codirector of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as director of special investigations for 10 years. Thomas J. Carey holds a master's degree in anthropology and is an Air Force veteran who held a Top Secret security clearance. He has spent the last 22 years investigating the Roswell Incident and has published more than 35 articles about it. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not much new 12 Mar 2014
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I thought from the blurb that this would be much more interesting and informative than it was. If you've read other books about the Roswell crash etc, you probably won't read anything new here. Most of the book is going over that story (again) and I have to say that personally I found a lot of the book boring, just going on about the careers of various military people, and the whole history of Wright Patterson air force base. I was hoping to read about aliens and hidden secrets! I soon started skipping pages in the hope of getting to the decent stuff. There are a few interesting bits here and there about alien bodies being hidden, and unearthly metals, but I'd read everything in other books and done much more interestingly and convincingly. I was disappointed by it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Area 51 8 Jan 2014
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I did find this book very interesting although there was a lot of classified information and a lot of mystery, maybe one day the truth will come out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We need to open this up for greater public scrutiny. 9 Aug 2013
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book is a very descriptive rendition
of what is inside the historic Area 51.
The alien wreckage is said to be kept in
Building or Hangar 18. The book quotes
Colonel George Weinbrenner talking about
the aliens just prior to his death. He
said that "We have 5 aliens (stored)
in (the Dugway Proving Grounds) of Utah."

The Roswell wreck is described as made from
a thin aluminum colored or cloth-like
substance intertwined with monofilament
wires and manufactured with a titanium
and other metal like nickel.

The authors refer to 13 aliens and 2 flying
saucers at a small air force base at Hampton
Roads, Virginia. Lt. General Nathan Twining
describes the flying saucers as surface
metallic with an elliptical curvature and
flat bottom. There is a low dome on the top.
The vehicles travel at 300 knots.

The authors quote Dr. Foster who examined
2 alien bodies. She found strange elongated
eyes, a small mouth, oval head, thin lips,
slender hands and a more pliable spinal
construction. The pliable spinal construction
would comport with a planet having a much
smaller gravitational force than earth.

Inside the Real Area 51 is an amazing book
with important testimonies from experts in
many fields. The contents will be of interest
to a wide constituency of scientists, government
specialists and the general public. This book
would be perfect for a student science project.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 18 Aug 2013
By David W. Menefee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Headlines breaking in the news this week, August 18, 2013: "CIA Document Maps Area 51, But No Mention of UFOs."

The hot topic keeps coming back. Renowned UFO researchers, lecturers, and investigative journalists, Donald R. Schmitt and Thomas J. Carey, have produced a timely new book full of a startling body of research pointing to Hanger 18 as the storage site of fragments of the supposedly downed alien craft and bodies of crew members. They claim that some of the artifacts are now stored in a repository in the foreign technology division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. They have compiled a mesmerizing research work that explores this sixty-six-year-old mystery.

When you drive through New Mexico today, there is no Area 51. All signage has long been removed. Cover-up or coincidence? Whether readers recognize the existence of UFOs or not, they will know a well-researched, well-written book when they see one. Readers would expect nothing less from the authors of the best-selling WITNESS TO ROSWELL. With their new book, INSIDE THE REAL AREA 51 THE SECRET HISTORY OF WRIGHT-PATTERSON, the authors explore the alleged 1947 Roswell, New Mexico alien crash in remarkable depth. Twenty-one chapters, a highly detailed Notes section, Bibliography, and Index spread out over nearly 300 pages with dozens of photographs and illustrations. For UFO enthusiasts, this book is a treasure trove.

Well-documented accounts of alien visitations have abounded for decades, but many people consider these to be hearsay since no official disclosure has ever been revealed by any country on our planet. Such accounts, if they are true, may always be relegated to such status as long as official explanations negate the very idea. Some people that believe in the reality of beings from another world will probably have to wait for some unexpected, high profile, and undeniable future visitation before previous eyewitness accounts will ever be verified. Until that day, they will have to be contented with savoring tenacious efforts by investigative reporters such as Schmitt and Carey that attempt to record and reveal a compelling body of evidence in lieu of convincing bodies of aliens.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indisputable testimony of REAL people! 7 Aug 2013
By Snooper's Mom - Published on Amazon.com
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This book names real people who have testified beyond any reasonable doubt what they witnessed or participated in.
No amount of drivel from the mainstream media can contradict what we have in this book. I repeat, real people who are documented have testified.
An outstanding contribution to the continuous process of investigating the visitation of our planet, this book is highly recommended.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Raises questions 2 Sep 2013
By M. L Lamendola - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an interesting book. The authors present some things that truly raise questions. But the book falls well short of being authoritative on its central thesis. It does provide yet more proof of how opaque our federal "government" is, and regardless of what you think about UFOs that's a good "takeaway" from this book.

The authors didn't explicitly didn't claim to finally have definitive proof of anything, because there is no definitive proof (at least not available to the public). This fact is borne out in the book. The authors show time and again how investigative efforts were stymied, access was denied, and people involved in various cases were under an enforced silence. Whether the powers that be were hiding actual "space visitor" evidence or something else, we really can't know (this, however, is what the authors assert repeatedly).

Magicians use misdirection to provide us with the many illusions we see in magic shows. Misdirection has long been a high art form among the ruling class, as well. For an example of this, just consider how long organized crime has run unabated while employees of Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Banking, and other criminal organizations pose as our "representatives" in what pretend to be two separate political parties in the US Congress. Yet no matter which one is "in power," the crime simply continues. It's all misdirection. So it's a reasonable assumption that the whole UFO thing is yet another exercise in misdirection.

My own take on the whole UFO controversy it's a way to divert attention away from the many nefarious actions undertaken by those who are supposed to govern (rather than steal). The authors did not disprove this, because their own "evidence" was mostly of the inadmissible sort. I had hoped the claims on the cover are what you find inside the book, but sadly that is not quite the case for the reason just mentioned.

The authors did provide many accounts in which people said this or that in favor of the idea that Area 51 is all about hiding evidence of a crashed space ship from some other planet. But I personally am skeptical of such accounts no matter what the issue; their lack of accuracy is a known issue among investigators. I want to see actual evidence.

I'd like to see photographs of actual artifacts, but you can't fault the authors for not having them. As demonstrated repeatedly in this book, those were not provided or permitted by those controlling Area 51. The reason might have nothing to do with hiding UFOs; it may have to do with perpetuating the controversy so as to misdirect attention.

It's not that the authors are uncredentialed crackpots, it's just that their standards of evidence are low (per the above, and I'll say more in a bit). The authors do have credentials and don't seem to be crackpots.

For example, Cary is an Air Force veteran. Not only that, he once held Top Secret clearance. To get that clearance, a person must undergo quite the rigamarole. And these authors have been investigating this topic for a very long time. They didn't just go see a movie and then decide to write a book based on a cursory view of conspiracy Websites.

In fact, the bibliography is oversized in relation to the book. Some of the references cited are from leading universities. Others are actual government documents (images of some even appear in the book). And here's were we get to the low standards part. Most of the references are dubious.

Where the authors fell down was mostly in the huge number of second-source interviews. That is, they interviewed one person about what another person (now dead) said. Those kinds of sources are especially prone to error. This pattern was pretty persistent. Rather than eyewitness interviews, we seemed to get accounts of eyewitness interviews.

This kind of "evidence" isn't permissible in court, and for good reason. Because the authors kept using it, I am inclined to discount all of the included accounts. It's a credibility issue. The authors had a duty to include predominantly unimpeachable evidence, not build a case on dubious evidence and toss in some facts. The could have used a sampling of the secondhand info as corroboration, perhaps. But it seems to be the core of their "evidence."

They also referenced a large number of UFO publications. No bias there....

And there are clues in the writing that the authors are not as careful and knowledgeable as they want to appear to be. For example, near the end of the book they talk about "Marshall Law" when it seems from the context they meant "martial law." Notice the difference in case, but also the difference in that first word. This shows a lack of understanding about a basic concept. Also near the end of the book, they "I guess...." something where they should have looked up the fact and stated it. There are other anomalies, as well. Perhaps these are the fault of a copy editor, not the authors. But I have to go by what's in the book.

There's also a fundamental head-scratcher behind the authors' basic thesis (aliens have been coming to earth, only to hide from us). If we humans found intelligent life on another planet or, even (and I know it's a remote possibility) in Washington, DC, would we not be excited and try to establish meaningful contact? Our Voyager space probe was designed partly with that goal in mind--its inscriptions are all about communicating with other life forms, not hiding from them. We have SETI and other means of trying to find and contact intelligent life on other planets. Apparently, we've given up on the idea of intelligent life in Washington, DC. But we do reach out to other, more promising places.

So it seems implausible, at best, that beings on another planet made a huge investment of resources to visit Earth and then have tried to hide the fact they are here. In fact, we have huge amounts of evidence supporting (though not conclusively) the idea that aliens were here thousands of years ago and made extensive contact (see the works of Vonnegut, among others).

But implausible is not a synonym for impossible. This book is intriguing, partly because it pushes the implausibility quite a bit closer to reality. While you're scratching your head over why aliens would come here and hide from us, you also have to scratch your head over the many issues the authors raised. Among those are the extreme efforts at secrecy and suppression. But, as I said, it could just be yet another exercise in misdirection. Given the fact that Obama's deficit spending last year alone was (according to the GAO) $6 trillion rather than the $1 trillion he stated, my vote goes to misdirection.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Book 11 Sep 2013
By Lynne Welter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Jaw-dropping. I couldn't put the book down. The authors make this a fascinating storyline, with all of the names, dates and well-documented facts to back it up. Above all, they succeed in making the reader FEEL the frustration and confusion going on and on over way too many years at the highest governmental and military levels with the UFO dilemma. If there was ever a case for an honest disclosure of this entire subject, this book illustrates it. Too many witnesses to these types of events have been left adrift when they should have been getting some support, acknowledgement and verification instead of unending ridicule.
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