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Editors: Michael Pye and Kirsten Dalley

Publisher: New Page Books

ISBN: 978-1-60163-173-2

This compilation of many well-known contributors’ attempts to answer the question “Is there anybody out there?”

The answer starts with a very logical essay by nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman. One argument made by debunkers is that it would be impossible to maintain the secrecy necessary to keep the media and thereby the public unaware of alien visitations. Not so, declares Friedman pointing to several examples of projects that employed thousands of people (the Manhattan Engineering District during WWII employed 60,000 people to develop nuclear weapons). How keep something secret? Compartmentalization. Also Friedman references the creation of the U-2 spy plane; neither American public nor Congress was aware of it. So secrecy can be done.

Former member of the British Ministry of Defense Nick Pope provides an interesting insider’s story of MoD decision to declassify their UFO documents.

Roswell, as one might imagine, is reviewed heavily in several essays. If you’ve paid any attention to the Roswell crash, then some of this is rehashing. However, it’s important to have a clear sense of how quickly and methodically the military worked to kill the Roswell story. Decent citizens were threatened so severely by military personnel that some are still skittish 60 years later to discuss. One wonders what has been taken to the grave.

Three essays review close encounters of the fourth kind: alien abductions. The most noteworthy is the Betty and Barney Hill story. Betty’s testimony of being shown a constellation when she asked where her abductors were from, only decades later being validated once there was sufficient astronomical information, was very compelling indeed.

Essays also covered what might UFOs be. Theories range from terrestrial, extra-terrestrial, and meta-terrestrial (other dimensions).

So what was missing from this array? I would have liked to have seen more regarding the agenda of these visitors. Are they just here like Captain Kirk of Star Trek to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go etc.? If so, do they use the Prime Directive (come on Trekkies, you know it: noninterference)? Another topic that is tangentially related and intriguing: crop circles. Seriously, what is up with those?

The last essay written by van Daniken was just plain weird and out of place. I would have preferred in its place for someone recap all the ancient alien ideas – did we have help with pyramids and other monolithic monuments? What’s up with the Dogon tribe having info on the Sirius system hundreds of years before astronomers even discovered it? Why are there Apache helicopters and tanks depicted on Egyptian artifacts? How about the Indian Vimanas?? None of these were explored (alright, the Dogon tribe was mentioned briefly). We could have lost one of the Roswell essays and one of the theoretical essays on where might UFOs come from, and the Kingman Affair story as well as von Daniken’s writing and replaced it with the above-mentioned topics.

Overall, UFOs and Aliens – Is There Anybody Out There? was an engrossing and informative read. I would recommend this volume to those who want to apprise themselves of the current thoughts on ufology and related topics.

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