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Insulting to the intelligence
on 6 June 2014
I probably shouldn't be surprised but am once again. This volume claims to offer a balanced view from both sides of the UFO discussion - it doesn't. The author states fairly early on that he believes that extraterrestials are visiting us, and the book is very much developed on that basis. There are a few - very few - arguments presented against certain theories. The usual stories are delivered, Roswell, Rendlesham etc. interestinlgly the Gulf Breeze sightings are discussed and a number of photographs that have already been proven to be hoaxes are presented as evidence.
There is one interesting section on the physics of space travel and how interplanetary travel may be possible but this is brief. There is a long and amusing chapter at the end trying to explain the benefits to humanity when disclosure comes.
The author is clearly obsessed with conspiracies. The myth of government involvement in 9/11, the JFK assassination and so on are dropped in as facts that government conspiracies exist. I find this idea about 9/11 in particular abhorrent and feel for the families of the victims any time I see this appalling nonsense peddled. Nowhere is the possibility that there may be non-alien explanations for nearly all UFO events. Sadly, there is so much rubbish and nonsense talked by authors, those doing the conference circuit, and others with vested Interests - usually financial- that any truly interesting incidents get lost in the crud.
One final point, once again here is a book discussing all of the Flying Saucers that have fallen out of the sky all over the world. It seems astounding to me that these advanced beings are so inept at flying in our atmosphere. Of course, if these crashes were actually secret prototype aircraft it would explain why they crash so frequently and why the military are there so quickly. But naturally this wouldn't fit in with the ET theory.