Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction

Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction

by Nick Redfern

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We are not alone…and Nick Redfern can prove it. Contactees contains the fascinating stories of the select group of people chosen by visitors to Earth to spread their message. Are aliens really among us? don't be too quick to dismiss their claims. Truman Bethurum was divorced by his wife because she believed he was having close encounters of a very personal kind with a beautiful extraterrestrial "space captain" named Aura Rhanes? Is he nuts? Prescient? An omen? A band of eerily human-looking, blond-haired aliens--later known as the Space-Brothers--informed other contactees that they were concerned by our warlike ways and wished us to live in peace with one another. Acting on the advice of the Space-Brothers, contactees such as George Van Tassel and George Adamski went out and spread the extraterrestrial word to anyone and everyone who would listen. And many did, including U.S. government agencies. More than half a century later, the contactees are still amongst us, still telling their tales of personal alien encounters, and still maintaining their cult-like status in the world of UFOlogy. Nick Redfern's Contactees relates their controversial, illuminating, bizarre, and thought-provoking stories in all their appropriately out-of-this-world glory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601630964
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 976,304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Originally from England, Nick Redfern lives in Arlington, Texas. He is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including UFOs, alien contact, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, government conspiracies, and paranormal phenomena. He writes regularly for UFO Magazine, Fortean Times, Paranormal Magazine, and Fate. His previous books include Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; Strange Secrets; A Covert Agenda; and There's Something in the Woods. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of aliens in Mexico; lake-monsters in Scotland; vampires in Puerto Rico; werewolves in England; and crashed UFOs in the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Early Encounters 17

Chapter 2 The Ultimate contactee 25

Chapter 3 The FBI Takes Note 33

Chapter 4 Close Encounters with the captain 47

Chapter 5 Orfeo and the aliens 57

Chapter 6 Rocking With Giants 69

Chapter 7 Alternative Aliens 85

Chapter 8 "I am Diane. I come from Venus 95

Chapter 9 Prince Uccelles 103

Chapter 10 Close Encounters of the Sexual Kind 109

Chapter 11 Aho, Let's Go! 117

Chapter 12 E.T. Infiltration 125

Chapter 13 Aliens on the Mountain 133

Chapter 14 "Believe in us, but not too much." 141

Chapter 15 Saucers In the '70s 147

Chapter 16 Circles and Space-Brothers 155

Chapter 17 Altered States 163

Chapter 18 Space Aliens or Secret Agents? 175

Chapter 19 Manipulating the Mind 181

Chapter 20 Inventing Aliens 189

Chapter 21 Space-Brothers vs. Crypto-Brothers 197

Chapter 22 Ghost-Lights 205

Conclusions 221

Resources 227

Index 241

About the Author 249

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