posted on Feb, 22 2004 @ 11:40 PM
I actually paid money and downloaded Sherman's e-book.
Here's what makes it intriguing and compelling and realistic to me: it's boring.
Alot of what he describes is bureaucratic, routine, perplexing and mundane. That is really how the military-intelligence complex works almost all of
the time. Most of the people are not some Doctor Evil masterminds, and there aren't massive displays of might or darth-vader like bad guys. The
people who work in it do it like an ordinary job and they do what they're told and they don't know what's going on in general.
It's much less James Bond, and much more Social Security Administration with buzz cuts.
Another interesting, but maybe less credible story, is the J-Rod alien story.
Why? Because the person involved is described as helping to build a *simulator* for a flying disk. A hoaxer would say something more dramatic like
"I flew UFO's to the moon" or something. But in reality, if there had an actual program, the government would in fact go about the boring
business of making a simulator because you do have to train people, and crashing expensive equipment does not look good to your superiors.