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5.0 out of 5 stars

on 30 August 2008
Steuart Campbell has written several books on the paranormal. He approaches his subject analytically and methodicially, ultimately exposing the sacred as the prosaic, and as can be seen in the title of this tome, 'The UFO Mystery, SOLVED' (my capitals), he is sure that he has put the UFO puzzle to bed once and for all. This confidence makes for a good, pacy, intelligent read and serves him very well in his deconstruction of the Loch Ness monster which is a nice quantifiable subject, but this confident analysis in my opinion can appear wanting and at times facile particularly when applied to the more complex, sprawling, hotch-potch subject such as UFOs. I believe there is a tendency for him to rely too much on relatively rare phenomena as temperature inversions or mirages, which may well be adequete to resolve some cases, to be applied too liberally throughout; moreover, it would appear that some quite challenging cases have been overlooked as they presumably do not fit into the author's predetermined solutions for them. However, this is a fine book despite these caveats and I would recommend it for the UFO fan's library. Mr Campbell does not always hit the mark in my opinion, but when he is good, he is very good, and he certainly provides food for thought.
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