posted on Sep, 21 2006 @ 02:41 AM
What a great question to ask.
There are hundreds of Books written about the phenomena of UFOs. Some are excellent, some are nothing but wasted paper and there is a whole spectrum
For a person to take the subject head on , the question of where to start is an overwhelming and daunting task. Even choosing a book to start with one
must pick something one is interested in. Because very few Books or literature are neutral this forces people to choose a side they are most
interested in, that in and of itself reinforces preconceived bias.
It almost becomes a lose lose situation for anyone wanting to simply understand what is going on with UFOs, as in picking a first book to read
automatically reinforces any preconceived bias.
I'm sorry to say that there are no easy solutions here. One must start somewhere. However, I'm glad you asked this question as many others will also
want to ask the same.
I would suggest that you read these two books. ( These are both on-line at links below.
"The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" by Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of the United
States Air Force Project Blue Book.
"Flying Saucers are Real" by Major Donald E. Keyhoe, ret. 1950.
Both of these books are required reading for anyone who wants to understand UFOlogy in any meaningful way and they are both free and will give anyone
who is new to the subject a really grounded start into the heart of UFOlogy as we know it today.
Edit: Don't let the phrases "required reading" or "really grounded" turn you off , these are both great reads.
[edit on 21-9-2006 by lost_shaman]