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The Cryptoterrestrials: A Meditation on Indigenous Humanoids and the Aliens Among Us Paperback – 1 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Anomalist Books (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933665467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933665467
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 582,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The idea that the human race shares the Earth with one or more hidden sister species and that one of these hidden species (living beneath the Earth in caverns/a Hollow Earth/under Antarctica/a non-specific ‘other-dimension’ - take your pick) might have developed a technology in advance of our own which is wholly or partly responsible for the UFO phenomenon, is a very old one. It's fair to say that no evidence worthy of science supports this idea, nor ever has.

In his manuscript for ‘The Cryptoterrestrials’ the late Mac Tonnies reheats these old ideas and stirs in the speculations of Jacques Vallee, John Keel and others from past decades that an Earth-bound intelligence is behind at least some of the UFO phenomenon and attempts societal manipulation by deceiving humans with whom it chooses to interact into believing they're seeing extraterrestrials. He names the resulting stew his ‘Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis’ (CTH for short). However the CTH as explained in the book is neither a new idea nor a true hypothesis, as (unlike the ETH) it lacks supporting evidence and fails to address the obvious questions. It's a loose unfinished essay more than a book; speculation rather than serious theory, and the author's own vague term “a meditation” sums it up.

Tonnies admitted he did no original research, no field work and conducted no interviews with UFO witnesses or experiencers: he was simply an armchair theorist and internet blogger rehashing the work of others. The author rails against the ETH and those who give it credence, and repeats Vallee's old arguments from the 1970s thus:

"That the UFO phenomenon is so rampant argues against extraterrestrial origin and favors an intelligence with a penchant for theater...
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Mac's fresh approach to the whole 'UFO' question, points the reader's eyes not skyward, but inward to our own world. His hypothesis suggest we are living with a silent partner civilization on this our home planet - Earth. A civilization capable of influencing us, playing us, call it what you will. A book well worth reading. RIP Mac...

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As with all of Mac's ponderings, this book is of interest. However, it's unlike Mac, (whom I knew well) he seems less sure of himself and less able to "commit" to his belief's. Also an important hypothosis appears to have escaped Mac... the fact that the Cryptoterrestrials not only inhabit the earth, but are the only "real" lifeform. Man is just something within their imagination or super-hologram program. (The Matrix) The fact that UFOs are a recent phenomenon maybe bears this out... UFOs have only recently been introduced into the program.... Whatever, I am (or think I am) is illusion created by the true inhabitants of earth. Humankind is just another player in the facade created by the true lifeforms as part of their 'entertainment' program. Reality, whatever that is, is only as real as one believes it is.
As McCartney quoted in one of his songs...All the world's a tiny bubble,floating inside the truth.
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