OUR SKIES ARE FILLED WITH TROJAN HORSES....
"The real UFO story must encompass all of the many manifestations being observed. It is a story of ghosts and phantoms and strange mental aberrations; of an invisible world that surrounds us and occasionally engulfs us; of prophets and prophecies, and gods and demons. It is a world of illusion and hallucination where the unreal seems very real, and where reality itself is distorted by strange forces which can seemingly manipulate space, time, and physical matter-forces that are almost entirely beyond our powers of comprehension."
John A. Keel (March 25, 1930 - July 3, 2009) was an American journalist and influential UFOlogist best known as the author of "The Mothman Prophecies." In the 1950s, he spent time in Egypt, India, and the Himalayas investigating snake charming cults, the Indian rope trick, and the legendary Yeti, an adventure that culminated in the publication of his first book, "Jadoo." In the mid-1960s, he took up investigating UFOs and assorted forteana and published his first knockout UFO book, "UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse," in 1970. The book shredded the then trendy nuts-and-bolts extraterrestrial hypothesis for UFOs in favor of one that linked UFOs to a variety of paranormal and supernatural phenomena that have taken place throughout history. Keel was one of the first to note that the UFO phenomenon appears in different disguises-and that one could not begin to decipher this great mystery without first taking into account its many and varied deliberate deceptions. Other than a few corrections, this Anomalist Books edition essentially follows the original 1970 edition of "UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse."
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If you know anything about "UFO books", you know that when it comes to ideas, theories and interpretations offered, they are pretty much all over the place. Many of the writers appear to subscribe to the "Extraterrestrial Hypothesis": i.e. the things we see in the sky (and thousands upon thousands have witnessed something unusual)) are spacecraft. Nuts and bolts. Hardware. Aliens from Zeta Reticuli out driving around in the atmosphere of our planet. Or whatever. The late John Keel, that guy who wrote The Mothman Prophesies, had a very different view on this. Keel did field work. He went out and interviewed folks. He asked questions. He kept track of what was happening and noticed something: the line between what was a "UFO experience" and what was a (for lack of better word) "Psychic experience" were blurred. UFO witnesses would develop poltergeist phenomenon in their homes. At the time when hundreds of folks were out looking for Mothman unusual lights were flying overhead. Witnesses received "odd" visitors who wanted to talk about their sightings or would warm them "not to talk to anyone" sometimes within hours of the event. Keel decided that this was essentially ONE phenomena with many different manifestations. So he wrote this book; a kind of "here is what I think this is and here is my data to support it". This is fascinating stuff and, for those who don't know, Keel was a professional writer for years before he ever published on this topic and it shows. He has a writers voice, he has wit, a charming sarcasm and he was never afraid to laugh at any idea, his included. Bottom line: if you have some interest in the topic of "UFOs" but want to read about something other than spacecraft and aliens, read this book. No it's not gospel but it's a refreshing alternative viewpoint from a writer and journalist who did his field work. A warning: his analysis does not suggest that all is sweetness and light with regard to the topic, hence the title.