Uninvited Guests - Richard Hall (A Documented History Of UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters +

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Uninvited Guests - Richard Hall (A Documented History Of UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters & Coverups) Aurora Press - 1988 379 Pages - Extensive Appendix ============================================================================ "Uninvited Guests" is probably one of the best books on the subject that I have read so far this year. It is a book that should appeal to both the seasoned Ufologist as well as serve as good background material for the novice. Richard has a talent for communicating complex situations and technical concepts to the non-technical person. His prose is factual, yet compelling. The book is broken into three parts. The first covers confrontation with the phenomenon including chapters on close encounters with vehicles, strange technology, humanoids, Roswell, and finally abductions. Part Two addresses the physical and spiritual side of the subject (without resorting to New Age concepts). Chapters are titled "The UFO Anomaly", "Other Realms", "Supermind", and one of the best, in my opinion, "Nuts and Bolts". In this last chapter of the second part, Richard make a case for the philosophy that given all the facts the the best theory is the simplest. The one that relies on the least amount of assumptions is the best. Most all hypothesis in this field rely on either a violation of known physical laws OR new laws that have not yet been recognized by the scientific community. Mr. Hall carefully carves up the carcass of the UFO animal and serves us up a platter neatly dressed with the most straight forward scenario. The case that relies on the fewest assumptions. Part three (Evaluating the Unknown) deals with the the cloaked and covert mysteries. Beginning with the skeptical side, Richard deftly maneuvers around the government connection and winds his way through the Psychology of the Extraterrestrial. As if this were not enough he delivers, as a denouement, an comprehensive appendix. Nearly one third of the books volume, the appendix has four sections. The most voluminous are the case histories sporting an elaborate cross reference which allows one to find cases based on the following topics: Abduction Reports, Animal Reactions, Pursuit, Colors, Electromagnetic Effects, Heat, Humanoids, Levitation, Light Beams, Light Engulfment, Odor, Perceptual Anomalies, Physical Traces, Psychological Effects, Sound, Loss of Steering Control, Translocation, and Vehicle Encounters. Or, if you care to, you can read the over 90 case histories in chronological order from October 1, 1948 to November 17, 1986. Appendix B contains over 40 pages of government documents. Appendix C contains the MJ-12 documents Appendix D is a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations. If you can't find this great work in your local book store write to: Aurora Press P.O. Box 573 Santa Fe, NM 87504 ================== Reviewed by Ted Markley


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