Close Encounters of the Old West

Close Encounters of the Old West

by Logan Hawkes

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Overview

Long before the X-Files, nearly 70 years before Roswell, President James Garfield, mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet, summoned a young, educated Cherokee half-breed, Jonah "Ten Killer" Montana, to his seaside retreat to launch a campaign to investigate unexplained and troublesome mysteries plaguing the post Civil War nation. Mysterious "airships" were being sighted, tales of strange and often alien creatures were threatening to hamper the spread of civilization westward, fantastic supernatural tales of Indian lore were frightening settlements, and there were rumors of a diabolical secret plot to disrupt the Young Republic's very existence through conspiracies and key assassinations in a diabolical plan to change the face of a fledging nation and establish a One World Order masterminded by a diabolical and ancient alien race. Montana is charged by the President with initiating a campaign to uncover the truth behind America's most puzzling and threatening mysteries, and to report directly to the nation's chief executive.

With the counsel of his grandfather, a full blood Cherokee elder and spiritual leader with ancient knowledge and unexplained abilities, and with the assistance of the beautiful and adventurous Molly Langtry whose uncle has been institutionalized after an alien encounter, Montana begins the task of chasing down monstrous creatures in the mountains, troubled spirits and ghosts among the native tribes, and searches for the origin of the flying ships and the strange creatures said to pilot them across the blue skies of the American West. Underlying his mission is the task of uncovering a growing conspiracy by a secret organization with designs to bring down America's government and undermine its quest for a free and democratic society.

Join Jonah Montana on his journey across America's colorful Old West as he investigates the nation's most complex mysteries, alien encounters, dark conspiracies and strange tales of monsters, ghosts and the unexplained. Close Encounters of the Old West is based on actual documented incidents of 19th Century America and dramatized to provide the reader a roller coaster ride of suspense and action with colorful characters and historical references, complete with a comprehensive appendix outlining real historical accounts of alien sightings and encounters and Native American myths and legends and how they relate to more modern reports of alien interaction and UFO sightings and how they shed light on the greatest mysteries of the human race.

Close Encounters of the Old West is a unique blend of science fiction, horror and the unexplained supported by historical accounts of actual encounters and a study into how ancient Native Americans may have had knowledge that could shed light on and reveal the truth about extraterrestrial visitation and involvement in human history since the beginning of life on Earth. Above all the story is a great read combining the styles of a Louis L'Amour western and a Robert Heinlein Sci-Fi yarn that will provide hours of fun and thought-provoking entertainment in a unique and speculative style with historical overtones that will leave the reader wondering at the truths it may reveal about America's colorful past involving Close Encounters of America's Old West.

Logan Hawkes is an award winning writer, journalist and recurring guest on numerous radio shows and popular History Channel programs including the Ancient Aliens series, whose broad knowledge of ancient American history, myths and legends provide insight into the mysterious past. Winner of the Hearst Award and an author of an audio docu-drama series about Ancient American mysteries, Hawkes brings years of storytelling experience and knowledge of Native American tales to life for the reader.

Hawkes' own Cherokee heritage provides the backdrop for this rollicking adventure into America's Old West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461089858
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Logan Hawkes is a writer, broadcaster, and dual resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Padre Island, Texas, reflecting his equal passion for the alluring mountainous west and a deep appreciation and fascination for the ancient sea and the natural histories of the two regions. Hawkes is an award winning writer, journalist and recurring guest on numerous radio programs and popular History Channel programs including Ancient Aliens, whose knowledge of ancient American history, myths and legends provide an insight into America's mysterious past. Winner of the Hearst Award and an author of an audio docu-drama series about Ancient American mysteries, he brings years of storytelling experience and knowledge of Native American tales to life for the reader. His own Cherokee heritage provides the backdrop for this rollicking adventure into America's Old West. When not living on the Pojoaque Pueblo Reservation North of Santa Fe, he spends his time on Padre Island with his partner and wife Carla and his youngest son who serves the gaming industry as a voice actor.

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jtenkiller More than 1 year ago
Better than the movie, this book moves you along through history and speculative fiction as if they were one and the same. I particularly enjoyed the historical characters int he book, Alexander Graham Bell, President James Garfield, Geronimo, and others, and how the author incorporated factual events about them while weaving a fictional story around them. The story has all the elements of an old western, science fiction including X-files types of activities, and even Native American myth and legend about star beings and how they play a major role in Indian belief. Being a Cherokee, I especially liked the Cherokee language used throughout the book and an appendix of language definitions. I recommend this book. If you like Cowboys & Aliens movie, you will love this piece of fiction, based upon documented reports of strange encounters in the Old West days.