3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2010
There are many books on this subject where, having read them, you find yourself wondering about certain aspects of the subject that the author has apparently avoided tackling or left on one side, perhaps in order to build a focus on the validity of his case, by skillfully seeking to leave these nagging issues unaddressed.
This does not happen here. I have read many books on this subject over the years and studied the Majectic documents in some detail, prior to reading this. The content and research approach exceeded my expectations. For such a potentially dry subject this turned out to be a surprisingly engaging read, whilst at the same time inspiring confidence that Mr Friedman had literally left no stone unturned, and no angle, however remote or oblique, unconsidered in making the case for the authenticity of these documents.
One thing you can say about Stanton Friedman, he is a thoroughly competent forensic researcher, with a sharp mind and an extremely sound technique. The only other author on this subject that inspires similar confidence in my own view is Richard Dolan. Stanton Friedman is easily in the same class. If you have a fascination for this subject, I highly recommend this book as the definitive reference work on the Majestic issue.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 January 2013
I couldn't put this down. Stanton Friedman makes a strong case for the authenticity of the "Majestic 12" documents which appeared in 1984. Every argument put forward by the skeptics (such as unusual date formats) is easily refuted by Mr Friedman who has spent countless hours going through archives and has really done his research. There is no single "smoking gun" piece of evidence that proves beyond any doubt that Majestic 12 actually existed (or still exists), but what Mr Friedman does is painstakingly tease out small but significant clues which when put together, show that there is a strong likelihood that Majestic was real. For example, the secret double-life of one alleged Majestic member whose top-secret ultra security clearance was completely unknown to the public before Mr Friedman began his investigation. Or the General who suddenly cancels his trip to Boeing and heads to New Mexico on the day mentioned in one of the documents as when "a secret operation was begun" (flight logs demonstrate that this definitely happened). Mr Friedman admits that the documents could be a hoax, but if they are, the hoaxer must be somebody deep within the government to have such inside knowledge. Mr Friedman presents the facts and invites the reader to draw their own conclusions.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2012
If the contents of this book (TOP SECRET/MAJIC: OPERATION MAJESTIC-12) are true then the IDIOTS responsible for an apparent UFO cover up should be publicily named, shamed, locked up and the key thrown away! It's possible centuries from now the human race may look back and shake their heads laughing in disbelief at the arrogant 'Clowns' who once ran the 20th and 21st century.... The book is good reading for those with a keen interest in the subject and even a possible eye opener for 'die-hard comfort zone skeptics' who still believe the moon's made of green cheese!!!!