- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S. (1 Aug. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738713473
- ISBN-13: 978-0738713472
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,417,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Interdimensional Universe: The New Science of UFOs, Paranormal Phenomena and Otherdimensional Beings Paperback – 1 Aug 2008
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Over the course of his thirty years of investigation into UFOs, including his own field research, photographic evidence, and meticulously compiled case studies, Philip Imbrogno has provided fascinating new insight into paranormal phenomena. In this book, he reveals for the first time the detailed experiences of prominent paranormal experts as well as his own firsthand experiences. Using the latest quantum theories, Imbrogno sheds new light on classic UFO cases, government cover-ups, and the hidden connections between UFOs and other unexplained phenomena - from crop circles and animal mutilations to angels and jinns (or genies).Imbrogno's intimate knowledge spans the very early UFO activities to present day sightings. He personally investigated four of the best known UFO flaps of the modern era - Hudson Valley, Phoenix lights, the Belgium sightings, and the Gulf Breeze Florida sightings - and shares information never released before, including photographic evidence that something very unusual is taking place on planet Earth.
About the Author
Philip Imbrogno has researched UFOs and other paranormal phenomena for over thirty years and is recognized as an authority in the field. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, has appeared on NBC's Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been featured in documentaries on the History Channel, AandE, Lifetime, and HBO
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For me the main problem with it is that the author tries to cover too many different aspects of the subject. Because UFOs are such a large and complex subject with many different aspects to it, most of the chapters end up being way too light on detail and evidence and there wasn't a huge amount in the book that I had not read about elsewhere.
That being said he did a good job of summarizing some of the well known UFO cases, and the chapter on windows into other dimensions and electromagnetisms connection to UFOs was good and featured some interesting cases (see also "UFOs Operation Trojan Horse" by John Keel).
If you are new to UFOs then this book isn't a bad place to start as it will at least familiarize you with many diverse aspects of the subject, and will hopefully lead you into new avenues of thought. For people who have been researching the subject for some time, I wouldn't think you are likely to learn a lot from the book, that is unless you have just looked at the subject from the "nuts and bolts" perspective in which case this book might open your mind to other possibilities.
I must also point out that chapter 7 which covers his analysis of the different types of intelligent being that have been encountered, was awful, there was hardly any evidence presented and I thought that despite the authors many years of research it showed a lack of knowledge. In this area I would recommend Graham Hancock's book "Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind" as well as "Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld" by Patrick Harpur, and both "Dimensions" and "Confrontations" by Jacques Vallee.
Review updated 23/08/10
I think my comments in the last part of the review regarding chapter 7 were a bit harsh. In fairness to the author, since no one really knows who or what these entities are then his opinions on this matter are therefore just as valid as anyone elses. I just would have prefered him to go into a bit more detail to show why he came to the conclusions he did.
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So what do all of these things have in common with this book? They all present sides of what could be either the same "UFO" phenomenon, as this author appears to state, or an intriguing picture that requires that a few more blanks be filled in. In short, he backs up his ideas about dimensional travel using references to UFO encounters that center on certain places with strange magnetic fields, but the big picture may be more intriguing.
If you read Skinwalker, you learn that just about everything from strange "bigfoot" like animals to voices coming through stereo units without power, cattle mutilations and orbs seem related to things that emerge from strange "tunnels that appear and disappear". This would explain why creatures such as the Jersey Devil and Bigfoot don't die and leave bones behind. This book documents similar incidents. Together, these two books create a very convincing picture of what may be going on worldwide.
If you accept the evidence presented by this book and Skinwalker, you might then wonder about the aspect that I've always felt keeps people from believing in aliens of any kind, Religion. If aliens exist, then surely they could have been the angels from the bible and provided the fiery chariots and burning bushes. There goes the "loving God" and "safe afterlife" and with it fear of death comes roaring into the picture. Is is any wonder that people don't want to see UFOs??
What does the book have to say about the relationship between religion and UFO's? Quite a lot, but it is the weaker part of the book. The section that equates Angels with tall Nordic looking aliens makes good sense, however imposing a biblical hierarchy on them (think Cherubim, Seraphim, Dominions etc.)and claiming to have mysterious bits of "angelic" writing and a mostly "good" agenda was going a bit to far. He completely steps off his otherwise well referenced "wagon" when he gets to the Jinn, who he casts as demons, using several encounters which seem questionable after you read Fishers book.
If you read Skinwalker, there are "sulphur" and chemical odors associated with the strange dimensional tunnels. This could be why that element is mentioned in association with what people have long thought of as "demons". But his references to these Jinn are not of that kind and they are mixed with references to the "Men in Black" who show up to shut down UFO folks who get too close to some truth. When describing his Jinn phenomenon he mentions that MIB visit one of his doomed researchers, but doesn't weigh it against his "evidence". While it certainly must have been frightening to have so many of his co-workers die on the "jinn" investigation, he does not make much out of the mix of strange events which include finding "backwards talking" on a tape recorder he was using to interview a mother and her daughter who were the target of suspected "alien attack".
I was surprised that he had to go to a specialist to identify someone talking backwards. I think most of us could identify the jumble of a tape played backwards and to my knowledge this phenomenon was introduced as an "easy" special effect in the movie "The Exorcists" and doesn't really have much of a demonic history. The fact that whoever or whatever was bothering these people used it would suggest to me that it had more in common with those "Men in Black" trying to keep the investigators away from whatever they had been studying, perhaps for generations.
I'm not big on conspiracy theories, but the military has used civilians to study the effects of drugs like acid and various types of demoralizing mind control before. History is marred by such government studies as the "The Tuskegee Syphilis Study" where the government used innocent people for medical research, studying the course of their untreated disease from 1942 through 1972. It made sense to me that something very human could be behind the episodes. His other reference to the Jinn being channeled, sounded very much like one of Fisher's accounts of some "spirit" trying to gain control by pretending to be a guide.
If is useful to talk briefly about Fisher's book here. His investigations led to the premise that channeled entities are probably spirits of the dead who are afraid to go on for one reason or another and frequently impersonate authority figures. When we look at some of the "Near Death Experience" records, its seems that there is support for a "spirit" existing. The main point here is that Imbrogno's book lumps a "spirit channeling" incident together with physical evidence, when they can be two separate and unrelated events. If a "spirit world" exists do they have a better knowledge of other dimensions, perhaps enough to fake an impersonation of someone important? This is getting far away from what can be proven, but the conjectures made about the Jinn in this section of the book are equally hard to prove.
If you put all this together, what you get is that have probably always been part of our world and can use our fears to scare us. This neither confirms nor denies the existence of some universal law or the existence of an afterlife for those who are afraid of losing it. All three can exist together and/or as aspects of each other. The mind just needs to expand to hold it all. It is probably good that the aliens didn't drop this concept on Cavemen. Read the books mentioned along with this one and draw your own conclusions! I for one am hoping they show up to take over the banking industry!
About mid-book Imbrogno gets down to writing about his own theories and experiences and the book picks up immediately. As you'd expect from someone with 30 years in the field, he's got some fantastic stories, and his theory is that the "aliens" people have encountered may be what the Muslims call "Djinn," (called "Genies" by Europeans. ) This is very close to the conclusion that John Keel reached in "UFOs-Operation Trojan Horse." He and Keel both believe that paranormal phenomena is caused by one source of super beings who are interested in our reality for their own reasons. I won't try to explain his theory. Read it for yourself. It makes good sense to me. For a long time I've been unable to swallow the idea that UFOs have anything to do with other planets; as Hillary Evans points out, all psychic phenomena has a "family resemblance."
Still, the entire first half of this book will seem repetitious to anyone who's already familiar with the UFO experience. So I only give it three stars.