In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science

In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science

by Ross Coulthart
In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science

In Plain Sight: An investigation into UFOs and impossible science

by Ross Coulthart
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Award-winning investigative journalist Ross Coulthart has been intrigued by UFOs since mysterious glowing lights were reported near New Zealand's Kaikoura mountains when he was a teenager. The 1978 sighting is just one of thousands since the 1940s, and yet research into UFOs is still seen as the realm of crackpots and conspiracy theorists. In 2020, however, after decades of denial, the US Department of Defense made the astonishing admission that strange aerial and underwater objects frequently reported and videoed by pilots and tracked by sensors are real, unexplained, and pose a genuine national security concern. Compelled to investigate, Coulthart has embarked on what's become the most confronting and challenging story of his career. Speaking to witnesses, researchers, scientists, spies and defence and intelligence officials and insiders, he has uncovered persuasive evidence that the world is on the cusp of extraordinary technological breakthroughs and cultural revelations. Bizarre, sometimes mind-blowing and utterly fascinating, In Plain Sight tells a story that's largely escaped the radar of mainstream media coverage. Now it's time to observe what's in front of our eyes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460759066
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ross Coulthart is an award-winning investigative journalist and writer. Previously an investigative reporter on news and current affairs program 60 Minutes on Channel Nine and chief investigations reporter for the Sunday Night news program, Coulthart has won five prestigious Walkley journalism awards, including the most coveted top award for Australian journalism, the Gold Walkley. His broadcast television investigative journalism has also won the top broadcast award, a Logie.

Ross is the co-author of bestselling books Dead Man Running and Above the Law, both exposes of organised crime in Australian and international outlaw motorcycle gangs, as well as Charles Bean, Lost Diggers, The Lost Tommys and Secrecy for Sale: Inside the Global Offshore Money Maze.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Let's Hope They're Friendly 7

2 Roswell: Implausible Denials 16

3 The Launch of Project Blue Book 28

4 A Worldwide Phenomenon 39

5 Hard Evidence 49

6 Cracking the Cover-up 62

7 Confusion or Cover-up? 77

8 The Black Triangles 88

9 The Disclosure Project 107

10 Skinwalker Ranch 121

11 Tic Tacs from Space 136

12 The Hunt for 'The Big Secret' 149

13 Would the President Know? 161

14 We Can Handle the Truth 173

15 Sharing the Guilty Secret 185

16 To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences 198

17 Verified Unidentified 211

18 Art's Parts 224

19 The New Science of Metamaterials 237

20 The Astronaut and 'the Spaceman' 248

21 Not Made by Human Hands 260

22 Gordon Novel: Fact or Fiction 274

23 Dr Salvatore Pais's Puzzling Patents 288

Bibliography 305

Acknowledgements 308

Endnotes 310

Acronyms 331

Index 333

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