What Are Your Top Ten UFO Books?

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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Hi guys.

Recently I've been looking to add to my collection of UFO books. What are some of your personal favorites or just books that you think are really credible and interesting in general? List your top ten (or five, doesn't matter how many) and please explain why you like them.

My top eight:

1. The UFO Evidence, Richard Hall, Volumes I, and II
2. UFOs and the National Security State, Richard Dolan, Volumes I, and II
3. The Hynek UFO Report, J. Allen Hynek
4. The UFO Experience, J. Allen Hynek
5. Dimensions: A Casebook Of Alien Contact, Jacques Vallee
6. UFOs: Generals Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Leslie Kean
7. UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, Raymond Fowler
8. The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, J. Allen Hynek And Jacques Vallee


how about you guys?




posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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My Top Ten:

1. The Hunt for Zero Point (Nick Cook)

That is all.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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'Debunking for Dummies'

It's out of this world......



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Check out communion, Awesome story/account of alien abduction.. Link



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by TechVampyre
Check out communion, Awesome story/account of alien abduction.. Link


Maybe Awesome , but it is pure Lies.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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"Above Top Secret" - Timothy Good.

Thats a must have, imo




posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Not sure if you were referring to more serious research based books but Mine is "The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook" (a defense manual for the coming extraterrestrial apocalypse). I enjoyed it for its entertainment value and comical illustrations.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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The first one I ever read was Chariots of the Gods by Erik Von Daniken. Intersting book. I also have quite few of Zecheria Sitchins books. The Twelvth Planet was a good read. Who knows how accurate his work is but the read it interesting to say the least.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by thesearchfortruth
Hi guys.

Recently I've been looking to add to my collection of UFO books. What are some of your personal favorites or just books that you think are really credible and interesting in general? List your top ten (or five, doesn't matter how many) and please explain why you like them.

My top eight:

1. The UFO Evidence, Richard Hall, Volumes I, and II
2. UFOs and the National Security State, Richard Dolan, Volumes I, and II
3. The Hynek UFO Report, J. Allen Hynek
4. The UFO Experience, J. Allen Hynek
5. Dimensions: A Casebook Of Alien Contact, Jacques Vallee
6. UFOs: Generals Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Leslie Kean
7. UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, Raymond Fowler
8. The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, J. Allen Hynek And Jacques Vallee


how about you guys?



My list would include your 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, not necessarily in the same order. Then I would add:

Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee
Challenge to Science by Jacques Vallee
The UFO Controversy in America by David Jacobs
UFOs and Government by Michael Swords et al
The Missing Times: Media Complicity in the UFO Coverup by Terry Hansen
The Myth and Mystery of UFOs by Thomas E. Bullard

All of the above are quite factual and steer clear of the fringe. All well-written by obviously intelligent people who have really done their homework.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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Donald Keyhoe has to be in a top ten UFO book list:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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I really like Alien Agenda



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by rigel4

Originally posted by TechVampyre
Check out communion, Awesome story/account of alien abduction.. Link


Maybe Awesome , but it is pure Lies.


Of course it is.. It's all lies.. Anything about aleins is just good fiction at best.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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I may not have ten, but since I have "The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters" there are many good stories within this book. I like "Alien Agenda" and "Area 51 An Uncensored History Of America's Top Secret Military Base" by Annie Jacobsen. I have a few others but I have to locate them first.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 11:42 PM
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I actually don't have any UFO books.

My go to materials relative to the subject deal primarily in Human Psychology, Sociology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Optical Illusions, and other such.

I'll readily admit to having a certain bias in favor of more down to earth explanations with higher probabilities of identification and/or mistaken identity by witnesses.

Having/Studying UFO books and materials, in my opinion, risks a predisposition in favor of whatever ideas and ideals may be presented in such literature.

Fact of the matter is, we still don't know what this phenomenon is.
Tainting one's perception by assertions in UFO literature that UFOs are nuts and bolts craft, interdimensional travelers, time travelers, or other such based on whatever criteria for these kinds of assertions are made on, risks a predisposition toward considering those ideas as opposed to following independent critical analysis.

meh.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by Druscilla

I actually don't have any UFO books.

My go to materials relative to the subject deal primarily in Human Psychology, Sociology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Optical Illusions, and other such.

I'll readily admit to having a certain bias in favor of more down to earth explanations with higher probabilities of identification and/or mistaken identity by witnesses.

Having/Studying UFO books and materials, in my opinion, risks a predisposition in favor of whatever ideas and ideals may be presented in such literature.

Fact of the matter is, we still don't know what this phenomenon is.
Tainting one's perception by assertions in UFO literature that UFOs are nuts and bolts craft, interdimensional travelers, time travelers, or other such based on whatever criteria for these kinds of assertions are made on, risks a predisposition toward considering those ideas as opposed to following independent critical analysis.

meh.



That could be perceived as an ignorant stance, you have to read about a topic to be able to comment on it effectively, are you incapable of reading UFO books objectively?



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by Zcustosmorum

That could be perceived as an ignorant stance, you have to read about a topic to be able to comment on it effectively, are you incapable of reading UFO books objectively?


It could also be considered extremely ignorant to look at the UFO phenomenon without substantial knowledge of Psychology, Sociology, Meteorological Phenomenon, Astronomy, and many other factors that go into making up the 95% of reported cases that are indeed simple mistaken identity, as well as fraudulent activity.

If you look over an eye witness report where "person A" describes seeing "object X", and because of your UFO research, you draw a correlation between that report and blatant similarities with a case you read about occurring in 1967, you may very well be predisposed to rank that report as a secondary hit, or confirmation through continuity and consistency from that earlier report, when, the very fact of the matter could be that "person A" simply read the same historical report in the public record and is taking you for a ride.


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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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Originally posted by Orkojoker

Originally posted by thesearchfortruth
Hi guys.

Recently I've been looking to add to my collection of UFO books. What are some of your personal favorites or just books that you think are really credible and interesting in general? List your top ten (or five, doesn't matter how many) and please explain why you like them.

My top eight:

1. The UFO Evidence, Richard Hall, Volumes I, and II
2. UFOs and the National Security State, Richard Dolan, Volumes I, and II
3. The Hynek UFO Report, J. Allen Hynek
4. The UFO Experience, J. Allen Hynek
5. Dimensions: A Casebook Of Alien Contact, Jacques Vallee
6. UFOs: Generals Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Leslie Kean
7. UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, Raymond Fowler
8. The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, J. Allen Hynek And Jacques Vallee


how about you guys?



My list would include your 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, not necessarily in the same order. Then I would add:

Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee
Challenge to Science by Jacques Vallee
The UFO Controversy in America by David Jacobs
UFOs and Government by Michael Swords et al
The Missing Times: Media Complicity in the UFO Coverup by Terry Hansen
The Myth and Mystery of UFOs by Thomas E. Bullard

All of the above are quite factual and steer clear of the fringe. All well-written by obviously intelligent people who have really done their homework.


Those are both excellent lists, and I'd recommend that anyone who is interested in studying the UFO phenomenon to take look at them.

I'd also add:

Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up by Timothy Good
Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and Intelligence by Timothy Good

As far as abductions go, I'd start with something like:

Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of UFO Abductions by David Jacobs



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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I'd have most of yours and most of Orko's and then add Mike Sword's Grassroots UFOs because it's a superb book of saucer stories and collected weirdness from folk at malls. Dave Clarke's UFO Files is an intelligent read. Denzler's The Lure of the Edge: Scientific Passions, Religious Beliefs, and the Pursuit of UFOs is an obscure one that I enjoyed reading for her gentle and genuine scepticism.


In the end, at every turn science leaves humanity essentially alone in the universe. The UFO movement, however—the sightings of UFOs and entities, the claimed interactions between ufonauts and human beings, the public and the private attempts to study the phenomena, the think-tank reports and special commissions and committees, the UFO conventions, the books and magazines and TV shows that have sprung from this fertile field of study—all these want to suggest that not only are we not alone but we have been and can be and are in contact with alien forms of intelligent life. We are not alone, and we have an ongoing relationship with that which accompanies us on our billion-year sojourn through the universe.
Brenda Denzler

Lovely stuff!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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Oh man, I have a huge UFO library.

All of Richard Dolans books have to be on my list.

hrmm

Timothy Goods books are also great and would make the list,

Witness to Roswell is likely the best Roswell book out there IMO
carl feindts UFOs and Water is another good one.

Left at Eastgate is likely the best Rendlesham Forest book......

and believe it or not, Greers book discloser is actually is a fun read since it has a ton of actual reports in it.

I have over 100 UFO books. Some rare, some more well known. hard to pick out certain ones.
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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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Originally posted by Orkojoker





My list would include your 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, not necessarily in the same order. Then I would add:

Anatomy of a Phenomenon by Jacques Vallee
Challenge to Science by Jacques Vallee
The UFO Controversy in America by David Jacobs
UFOs and Government by Michael Swords et al
The Missing Times: Media Complicity in the UFO Coverup by Terry Hansen
The Myth and Mystery of UFOs by Thomas E. Bullard

All of the above are quite factual and steer clear of the fringe. All well-written by obviously intelligent people who have really done their homework.


I liked Vallee's work. I would add John Keel for his mothman books. I would add Trevor James Constable because he was a pioneer in arguing the case for the atmospheric animal explanation of some UFOs.





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