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Into the Wild Blue and Beyond



       After writing book reviews and articles for The Star Beacon and other publications for years, I decided to assemble a UFO book of reviews. Why? Because most folks don’t read books these days and they miss some great stories about this field. While a few of these stories are on the Internet, most are not. Further, UFO books and stories reveal an important aspect of the hidden history of America, now coming into the light.

       Research into the Roswell and Aztec cases prove that UFOs own our skies and are guided by aliens who come and go as they wish. Who are these visitors and why are they here? Are they friend or foe? What can we share with them and learn from them?  The questions go on and on.

       Some of the answers are found in the many books and reviews discussed and listed below. Now some important UFO history.

       Unknown to the general public, in July 1947, President Truman directed General Nathan Twining to visit New Mexico shortly after the Roswell crash and report on what had happened there. Twining, a three-star general and head of Army Air Force Materiel Command, sends notice to Truman that the crash and bodies are “not of this Earth.” For documentation of these events, see The Day After Roswell, 1997, Introduction and chapters four and five, the Majestic Documents, 1998, and MAJIC Eyes Only, 2004, by Wood and Wood Enterprises or

       In September 1947, Twining notifies the Intelligence Command that UFOs are “real and not visionary or fictitious.” Although once secret, Twining’s advisory to the Intelligence Command has been available to the public for decades through CAUS (Citizens Against UFO Secrecy) and Freedom of Information reports.

       Twining becomes the “architect” of the UFO cover-up, according to Corso in The Day After Roswell, chapter five. A UFO working group is set up composed of 12 members -- six military, six civilian. “Deny everything,” Twining said to his superiors, “but allow public sentiment to take its course.” Twining’s statement becomes US government policy—secrecy, then gradual release of information about UFOs to the public.

      In The Day After Roswell, Colonel Corso and his co-author Bill Birnes relate how and why the US Government decided to keep the whole subject a deep black secret. The rest of Corso’s book tells his story of taking the artifacts recovered at Roswell, including night vision eye pieces, fiber optics, lasers, and integrated circuit chips, to US Defense contractors for exploitation. An amazing story, in this reviewer’s opinion. At a UFO conference in Laughlin, Nevada, Corso’s co-author Birnes told us Corso’s revelations were part of the gradual release of information.

       Another key figure in the story of UFOs is Harvard psychiatrist John Mack. Mack learned from researcher Budd Hopkins that abductions were real. Hopkins offered Mack some cases to explore through hypnosis. After exploring a number of cases, Mack wrote Abduction, 1994, and Passport to the Cosmos, 1999, detailing his own case histories, and analysis.

       Mack became a high profile believer in UFOs. Mack spoke at least twice at conferences which I attended. His research got him into trouble at Harvard, Mack told us. A peer review group was convened; Mack was cleared of wrong doing, and Mack’s attorney spoke with the president of Harvard. “He disturbed the Reality, that’s why he got in trouble,” the Harvard president said.

       At a UFO conference in 2002 Mack said, “If people can’t see it, it’s because they refuse to see it.  The experience is real.”

       Sadly, Mack lost his life in a hit and run accident in London in 2004. Then in 2011, Budd Hopkins passed. Their voices are greatly missed.

       Enough of history. It’s time to go into the wild blue and beyond.

by James Parsons
ISBN 978-0944851-36-5    Paperback $15.00  or ebook $9.95
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