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Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception [Hardcover]

Jacques Vallee
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19 Mar 1992
"[A] bracing finale to Vallee's 'Alien Contact trilogy'...A forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study."
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In REVELATIONS, Dr.Vallee, the inspiration for the character played by Francois Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, analyzes the full gamut of sensational UFO "incidents" From the alleged history of saucer "crashes" and the retrieval of aliens by the U.S. government to reports of a subterranean community of hostile humanoids in the American Southwest, this is part scientific detective sotry, part experiement in truth seeking, REVELATIONS and is an astonishing document that is certain to provoke controversy.
The two earlier books in Dr. Vallee's Alien Contact trilogy are DIMENSIONS and CONFRONTATIONS.
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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd; 1st Edition edition (19 Mar 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285630733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285630734
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 16.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,240,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical Analysis 4 April 2008
Format:Paperback
In "Revelations" the author takes a critical look among other things at the standard ET hypothesis of crashed saucers, recovered disks, reverse engineering at Area 51 and secret government deals with the grays, and provides much needed balance in this area. He also looks at how alot of these stories came about, who could have been behind them and the possible reasons for doing so. For instance alot of the stories about Area 51 could have been deliberately planted so as to distract attention away from what's really going on there i.e. the development of high tech planes like the Aurora. Psychological warfare and mind control could have been reasons behind certain other cases like the tragic case of Paul Bennewitz.
This is not to say that the author is a sceptic of the phenomenon as a whole as he believes that UFO's are very real, and has presented detailed evidence of this in his previous books "Dimensions" and "Confrontations." He doesn't pretend to know the answer to the mystery but emphasises the need for a critical yet open minded approach, which I think is quite rare in this field as all too often researchers seem to take a very narrow minded view whether it be the sceptics who don't believe that UFOs exist at all and are always searching for some "logical explanation" which quite often are far more ridiculous than the ET theory, or the researchers who believe the ET theory is the answer to the mystery and so ignore all the cases that don't fit into the theory.
He also takes a look at the Soviet UFO wave of 1989, and has some interesting comments on the Roswell crash.
Overall I found this an entertaining and informative book, and one that belongs on the bookshelf of every UFO researcher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Revelations (1991) is the 3rd part of a trilogy. The first two books were "Dimensions" (1988) and "Confrontations" (1990).

This renowned de-bunker of myths & psy-ops is also author of Passport To Magonia, Messengers of Deception & other books.

Dr. Vallee, a respected investigator, attempts to disentangle the entrails of the oddball UFO domain and adopts a broad-based, dispassionate view of the UFO phenomenon

I especially agreed with his verdict that the Rendlesham UK so-called "UFO" incident was a psy-op, no doubt using disco-ball lights in the forest, drugs etc. He mentioned that, in his research, radar operators at the US airbase were tipped to watch for "something" that was due to approach from the sea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Jacques Vallee travelled a long way from the genesis of his ideas on the UFO issue in the 1960s to `Revelations'. Originally published in 1991 and reprinted by Anomalous in 2008 with a new introduction, this is the final book of the author's magnum opus trilogy summarising his 30 years of research into UFO and related phenomena.

Where `Dimensions' (1988) summarised and updated his work from the 1970s - and contained a lot of repetition from earlier books - and `Confrontations' (1990) focussed on recent field investigations of legitimate UFO/encounter cases from three continents, the subject matter of `Revelations' takes up the themes last explored in the author's 1979 book `Messengers of Deception'. A critical eye and sharp intellect are here brought to focus on some of the (largely delusional) common belief paradigms rampant in the field of UFOlogy at the time. Some of these beliefs have survived for decades, and deserve to be examined closely.

From the author's introduction on p7:

"...there is indeed a genuine UFO phenomenon and it constitutes one of the many mysteries that nature offers us...but the current proliferation of spurious material ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intellectual paradigm shift 1 July 2014
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I always found Jacques Vallees' theories quite intriguing in the sense that they take unorthodox yet extremely convincing path of logic. Vallee is not a debunker, he simply believes that while Area 51 and Roswell for instance are perhaps an intelligence mind game, this still does not negate the essence of the UFO phenomenon. UFOs are not necessarily the product of extra-terrestrial intelligence, but rather physical objects from other dimensions. The evidence he presents is water tight. That is not to say it's not open to discussion, but gives you a different way to look at Ufology.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Work By A Great Scientist 4 Nov 2000
By Trent K. Rollow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Valle's finale to the UFO trilogy includes many incidents which have become household words. In the process, he shows how the unwary have frequently been made pawns in the ongoing controversy of UFOs and the holy grail of proof that so many are seeking or denying. As many have come to learn, the UFO controversy is a story that is true one day and false the next. The manipulations that go on inside the controversy are at once blatant and subtle; no "smoking gun" emerges, yet the magic show goes on. Why are so many lies used in refuting and denying this topic?
Written with penetrating insight, and at times wry humor. The insitence of this author that the reader think for himself may irritate some people while delighting others. Interesting and thought-provoking light is shed on the disinformation activities of those who continue to claim that UFOs officially do not exist. This book can be read as a stand alone, or as the conclusion to the observations made in the first two books in the trilogy (Confrontations and Dimensions).
36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ironic title indeed! 30 May 2001
By Begreadone - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
After a long hiatus (about 23 years), this was the first book I read on the UFO phenomenon. And I don't think I could have picked a better one start with. Here was a researcher who shared my reservations over the fascination with conspiracies and hypnotic regression and who openly doubted the extraterrestrial hypothesis.
This book presents an unsparing view of ufology in the '90's, Bill Cooper, John Lear, Linda Moulton Howe, Bob Lazar, William Moore, and Paul Bennewitz all make appearances. The ruling obsessions of the "ufo community", MJ-12, Philadelphia Experiment, Roswell, Implants, are examined and found to be red herrings on their best days.
I can't imagine the amount of rubbish I avoided by reading this book first. Thanks Dr. Vallee!
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking 2 July 1999
By Nancy A. Fox - Published on Amazon.com
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Jacques Vallee continues his fascinating studies into the realm of ufology. The terrific thing about Dr. Vallee's books, is that he doesn't claim to know "the answer". He also encourages you to use your mind and think about all the claims and truths spouted by most ufologists.
While I might not agree with all of his conclusions, I appreciate the way that he presents his voluminous data and encourages you to make up your own mind. I encourage you to read this book if you're interested in the ufo phenomenon, and have read books by other authors. Dr. Vallee's unique way of studying this fascinating phenomenon is refreshing and very needed in the current climate of "final truths" about ufos.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-fiction horror! 17 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A good friend who ran a used bookstore in the deep South one day traded in a pick-up truck full of UFO literature. Something grabbed hold of me, and that was the last I was heard from for about 6 months. But of all the UFO literature I ingested during that period of being so entranced by the subject, this book, by veteran researcher J. Vallee, was hands down the most frightening. There is nothing made up or fabricated in it at all, but you may wish there were. This book is about truths that are way scarier that fiction. (J. Vallee is reported now to have left the field altogether, and this book gives some intriguing possible hints as to why.)
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critical Analysis 4 April 2008
By T. P. Askin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
In "Revelations" the author takes a critical look among other things at the standard ET hypothesis of crashed saucers, recovered disks, reverse engineering at Area 51 and secret government deals with the grays,and provides much needed balance in this area. He also looks at how alot of these stories came about, who could have been behind them and the possible reasons for doing so.For instance a lot of the stories about Area 51 could have been deliberately planted so as to distract attention away from what's really going on there i.e. the development of high tech planes like the Aurora. Psychological warfare and mind control could have been reasons behind certain other cases like the tragic case of Paul Bennewitz.
This is not to say that the author is a sceptic of the phenomenon as a whole as he believes that UFO's are very real, and has presented detailed evidence of this in his previous books "Dimensions" and "Confrontations." He doesn't pretend to know the answer to the mystery but emphasises the need for a critical yet open minded approach, which I think is quite rare in this field as all too often researchers seem to take a very narrow minded view whether it be the sceptics who don't believe that UFO's exist at all and are always searching for some "logical explanation" which quite often are far more ridiculous than the ET theory, or the researchers who believe the ET theory is the answer to the mystery and so ignore all the cases that don't fit into the theory.
He also takes a look at the Soviet UFO wave of 1989, and has some interesting comments on the Roswell crash.
Overall I found this an entertaining and informative book, and one that belongs on the bookshelf of every UFO researcher.
In addition I would also recommend his previous books "Passport to Magonia", "Dimensions", and "Confrontations", as well as John Keels book "UFOs Operation Trojan Horse." Regarding the possibility of man made UFOs I would recommend "The Hunt for Zero Point" by Nick Cook.
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