Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us

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The truth begins here

Author and award-winning Journalist Jim Marrs has uncovered compelling new evidence regarding extraterrestrials-that alien life forms have not only visited our planet in the past, but are among us right now. Drawing on numerous eyewitness accounts, highly classified CIA reports, and his own meticulous research, Marrs marshals an impressive array of facts to confirm the reality of UFOs—as well as the depth of the government campaign to keep America in the ...

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The truth begins here

Author and award-winning Journalist Jim Marrs has uncovered compelling new evidence regarding extraterrestrials-that alien life forms have not only visited our planet in the past, but are among us right now. Drawing on numerous eyewitness accounts, highly classified CIA reports, and his own meticulous research, Marrs marshals an impressive array of facts to confirm the reality of UFOs—as well as the depth of the government campaign to keep America in the dark. Here is information unavailable in any other single source, including:

  • Intriguing insights into the 1947 Roswell crash and the U.S. military's efforts to suppress all public inquiries
  • Detailed accounts of UFO landing sites in South America and of abductions in the U.S.
  • Vivid descriptions of UFOs by Apollo astronauts-in their own words
  • Tantalizing clues to the alien timetable for revealing their plans here
  • And much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060955366
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 143,471
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs is the New York Times bestselling author of The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire—which served as the basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.

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Chapter One
The Greatest UFO?

One particularly bright, circular object has been observed moving through Earth's skies since the beginning of human history. Every person on the planet has seen this object. We call it the moon.

Although this object is identified--at least we have a name for it and we know it's there--the moon cannot be hastily disqualified as a UFO. Despite six visits by U.S. astronauts between 1969 and 1972, the moon remains a riddle to scientists in many regards. The solutions to these riddles could indicate an alien aspect of our familiar moon.Before the Apollo missions, lunar scientists longed for the time when humans could walk on the moon's surface. By studying the makeup of our satellite, they hoped to resolve some of the mysteries of how our planet and solar system came into existence. Well-known space expert and the first chairman of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Lunar Exploration Committee Dr. Robert Jastrow has stated, "The moon is the Rosetta stone of the planets."

Six moon landings later, the public perception was that we had learned all we needed to about the moon. However, those same lunar scientists were no closer to agreement on how to answer even the most basic questions--such as how the moon was created. Despite the return of some 842 pounds of rocks and soil samples, photos and videotape, and the placement of five nuclear-powered scientific stations on the lunar surface, there are still no clear-cut solutions to the moon's mysteries.

Quite the reverse: what we have learned about the moon in the wake of the Apollo missions has only raised morequestions. Science writer Earl Ubell declared, "The lunar Rosetta stone remains a mystery. The moon is more complicated than anyone expected; it is not simply a kind of billiard ball frozen in space and time, as many scientists had believed. Few of the fundamental questions have been answered, but the Apollo rocks and recordings have spawned a score of mysteries, a few truly breath-stopping."Consider some of these "breath-stopping" mysteries, or anomalies, as scientists prefer to call them.

The moon is far older than previously imagined, perhaps even much older than the earth and sun. By examining tracks burned into moon rocks by cosmic rays, scientists have dated them as billions of years old. Some have been dated back 4.5 billion years, far older than the earth and "nearly as old as the solar system," according to Jastrow. The oldest rocks ever found on Earth only date back 3.5 billion years. It is accepted by scientists today that the earth is about 4.6 billion years old. Harvard's respected astronomy journal, Sky and Telescope, reported that at the Lunar Conference of 1973, it was revealed that one moon rock was dated at 5.3 billion years old, which would make it almost a billion years older than our planet. This puzzle was compounded by the fact that the lunar dust in which the rocks were found proved to be a billion years older than the rocks themselves. Chemical analysis showed that the moon rocks were of a completely different composition from the soil around them. Since dusty soil is usually produced by the weathering and breakup of surrounding rocks, the lunar rocks must have come from someplace other than where they were found. But where?

The moon has at least three distinct layers of rocks. Contrary to the idea that heavier objects sink, the heavier rocks are found on the surface. Stated Don Wilson, "The abundance of refractory elements like titanium in the surface areas is so pronounced that several geo-chemists proposed that refractory compounds were brought to the moon's surface in great quantity in some unknown way. They don't know how, but that it was done cannot be questioned. These rich materials that are usually concentrated in the interior of a world are now on the outside." Ubell, a former science editor for CBS television, acknowledged this mystery, saying, "The first [layer], 20 miles deep, consists of lavalike material similar to lava flows on Earth. The second, extending down to 50 miles, is made up of somewhat denser rock. The third, continuing to a depth of at least 80 miles and probably below, appears to be of a heavy material similar to the Earth's mantle. . . ." Ubell asked, "If the Earth and moon were created at the same time, near each other, why has one body got all the iron and the other [the moon] not much? The differences suggest that Earth and moon came into being far from each other, an idea that stumbles over the inability of astrophysicists to explain how exactly the moon became a satellite of the Earth."

The moon is extremely dry and does not appear to have ever had water in any substantial amounts. None of the moon rocks, regardless of location found, contained free water or even water molecules bound into the minerals. Yet instruments left behind by Apollo missions sent a signal to Earth on March 7, 1971, indicating a "wind" of water had crossed the moon's surface. Since any water on the airless moon surface vaporizes and behaves like the wind on Earth, the question became, where did this water originate? The vapor cloud eruptions lasted fourteen hours and covered an area of some one hundred square miles, prompting Rice University physicists Dr. John Freeman Jr. and Dr. H. Ken Hills to pronounce the event one of "the most exciting discoveries yet" indicating water within the moon. The two physicists claimed the water vapor came from deep inside the moon, apparently released during a moonquake. NASA officials offered a more mundane, and questionable, explanation. They speculated that two tanks on Apollo descent stages containing between sixty and one hundred pounds of water became stressed and ruptured, releasing their contents. Freeman and Hills declined to accept this explanation, pointing out that the two tanks--from Apollo 12 and 14--were some 180 kilometers apart, yet the water vapor was detected with the same flux at both sites, although the instruments faced in opposite directions. Skeptics also have understandably questioned the odds of two separate tanks breaking simultaneously and how such a small quantity of water could produce a hundred square miles of vapor. Additionally, Apollo 16 astronauts found moon rocks that contained bits of rusted iron. Since oxidation requires oxygen and free hydrogen, this rust indicates there must be water somewhere on the moon.

Alien Agenda. Copyright © by Jim Marrs. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
A Silent Bright Light xvi
The Aurora Crash of 1897 xx
The Thing in the Pond xxvi
Chapter 1 The Greatest UFO? 1
The Spaceship Moon Theory 9
Moon Lights and Monuments 13
NASA Means Never a Straight Answer 18
Maneuvers in Outer Space 22
Chapter 2 Ancient Astronauts 27
Biblical UFOs 35
Ancient Artifacts 42
Mystifying Maps 46
The Amazing Pyramids 50
A Crash Victim's Story 57
Chapter 3 Military Observers 60
The Los Angeles Air Raid 62
Foo-Fighters 64
Saucers of the Reich 66
Operation Eagle Flight 72
Ghost Rockets 76
Arnold and the Maury Island Mystery 79
Chapter 4 The Road to Recovery 88
The Roswell Crash 89
A View of the Projects 100
The MJ-12 Papers 107
Official UFO Notice 120
JFK, Marilyn, and the UFOs 122
Chapter 5 Plausible Deniability 126
UFOs over Washington 129
The CIA Takes Control 131
Giant Artificial Satellites 137
NICAP Fights Secrecy 142
A Landing at Socorro 144
The Great Blackout 147
The Condon Report 149
Chapter 6 UFOs Underground 157
The Bentwaters Case 162
UFO Command Flow Chart 167
Notes from the Underground 169
The Third Alternative 172
What's Going on at Area 51? 176
The Scientist and the Saucers 179
Chapter 7 Face-to-Face 188
The Man from Venus 190
Over the Hills 197
The Pleiadian Connection 201
Know Your Neighbors 210
Chapter 8 Missing Time 213
Walton's Missing Days 218
Star Children 222
Look into My Eyes 224
The Mack Attack 227
A Time of Communion 230
Midnight Visits 232
What's Bugging You? 236
New York Enigma 240
UFO Pilot Wanted 243
Chapter 9 Death from the Sky 248
A Typical Mutilation 250
The Devil Made Me Do It 253
The Last Roundup 255
Mutilation Traits 257
Howe About Those Mutes? 261
An Abduction Remembered 266
Attack of the Goat Sucker 270
Chapter 10 Going in Circles 273
Anatomy of a Circle 276
The Saga of Doug 'n' Dave 281
Science Takes a Look 287
Misunderstood Messages 290
Chapter 11 In the Mind's Eye 295
The Bible Tells Me So 297
Viewing Remotely 301
A View from Space 305
How to Make a Circle 309
A Dark Future 313
Intergalactic Boat People 316
Men from Mars 322
The Trouble with Remote Viewing 328
Galactic Federation Headquarters 330
What the Seers See 332
Chapter 12 A Metaphysical Exam 348
The Wee Folk 350
The Gods of War 354
Voices from the Ether 356
Aliens Save the Earth 362
An Alien by Any Other Name 366
Epilogue: New Realities 373
Appendix Take Me to Your Leader 379
The Attempted Coup of 1934 380
Pass the Buck 382
Rule by the Few 388
Sources 395
Index 426
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Skeptic and Believer alike, valuable book

    Jim Marrs has put together some of the most compelling and contraversial information about the history of the alien phenomenon. His research is astounding in depth, yet he holds a very stand-offish, non-biased approach which makes this book worth reading because unlike other New Age writings you're developing your own opinions without having to ride on the author's preconcieved notions of the truth. If you have any interest in this area it's a must buy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001


    This book is incredible. Just the first chapter about all the abnomilties of our very own moon will have you questioning what is and what isn't. I am an advid skeptic and am the last to admit to 'Alien's' and 'Conspirieces', but the author's straight forward, non-biased reporting of these cases made it hard to ignore the evidence. Now, after reading this book, I am wondering if I have ever been abducted.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    when your brain is functioning correctly skepticism quickly is w

    when your brain is functioning correctly skepticism quickly is washed away with facts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2007

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    Garbage - there are no aliens, but there certainly are quite a few conmen and too many dupes.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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