March 27, 2010
This book is about the UFO flap of strange lights over Phoenix and some other cities in the southwest which happened in 1997. The book details the experiences and efforts of people to try and get straight answers from government officials about the event, and purports to present evidence of the extraterrestrial nature of the observed phenomena.
The book is well written, and thorough in its scope, but it simply does not meet the goal of proof that the events were ET in nature. Did they happen? Of course. They were witnessed by thousands of people with plenty of pictures and video to prove it. Did the government official act in a reasonable way regarding the event? Certainly not. The official story changed like the weather, and denials morphed into stupid explanations faster than swamp gas can turn into Venus. Did the government lie? Of course it did. how can you tell? Why the spokesperson's lips were moving; a dead giveaway to lying.
However, the book boils down simply to a collection of lots of opinions and some very poorly reproduced photos of lights in the night sky. It is not convincing at all, and I already believe in ETs being here.
One of the biggest problems I have with this kind of book is that a major part of the UFO thing is that much of it is deliberately created disinformation. Face it, the government is not going to admit to flying highly classified black project craft to news people or common citizens. They don't care about you, and simply don't think you have the right to know anything, even if you are paying for it. That is just the way it is, so get over it.
It is far more likely that the craft seen were black project (of some group or nation) than ET dropping by to phone home. The opinions which people spout about it "not possibly being from Earth" because of size, movement, lack of sound or other characteristic would depend on those people being completely informed about the nature of every black project on the planet, and I guarantee that is just not the case. Covert black projects can easily have technology which is 20-50 years ahead of anything the general public, including many pilots, have seen. The ET/UFO field is saturated with agents and counter-agents with many agendas, at least one of which is to steer people away from the idea that any of this technology is terrestrial.
These phenomena could easily have been black project craft, or electromagnetic or optical weapons technology such as scalar EM devices or some advanced laser holography. Such devices are known to exist and to be capable of creating phenomena like what was seen.
If you know nothing about the UFO field, then you might enjoy this book, as it is not a bad introduction to the generic stories and state of the UFO field today. If you have progressed past most of the noise and disinformation surrounding this arena, you will be disappointed.