On a lonesome road in Utah, a young soldier returning from leave speeds through the desert night. Suddenly the sky lights up as a blazing object streaks across the highway and crashes nearby. Stunned, the soldier stops and decides to investigate. Little does he know, but his life will never be the same again.
This is the true story of a man named Gerry Irwin. Following a mysterious experience in Utah in 1959, inexplicable blackouts and bizarre behavior threatened to derail his promising Army career. Then one day he suddenly deserted his Army post in Texas and disappeared without a trace. No one knows what became of him-until now.
What happened to Gerry Irwin? Was he abducted by aliens, in what would amount to the first known case of this phenomenon on American soil? Or was he a pawn in a covert intelligence operation? And how does his story really end? A new investigation launched in 2013 attempts to answer these and other questions, revealing along the way the ordeal of a man whose mind was ravaged by a confrontation with the unknown.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by Jacques Vallee
Chapter 1: A Detour on the Road to Bliss
Chapter 2: A Blast from the Past
Chapter 3: A Salmon Runs Through It
Chapter 4: BREAKING: UTAH MYSTERY ‘VICTIM’ AWAKE
Chapter 5: The Crucible of the Unknown
Chapter 6: Atom Bombs and Space Brothers
Chapter 7: Alien Abduction and APRO
Chapter 8: Two Locations
Chapter 9: No Return
Chapter 10: The United States v. Gerry Irwin
Chapter 11: Amnesia from Space?
Chapter 12: A Saucerful of Spies
Chapter 13: The Jung-Lorenzen Letters—Converging Clues
Chapter 14: Moving On
Chapter 15: Abduction Revisited