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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Global Communications/Conspiracy Journal; annotated edition edition (November 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892062410
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892062413
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #949,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Case For The UFO was one of the first books I ever read on the subject of UFO. Some of its contents was very freightening. But nothing could compare to the weirdness offered by the annotated Allende edition. Its an honor to be able to present this work in all its complexity after all these years." --Tim Beckley/ConspiracyJournal.com

UFOs & Allende If, like me and Greg, you are a fan of old-time Ufology and that long-gone era when (A) UFOs really were shaped like Flying Saucers; (B) long-haired space-beings with entertainingly-stupid names and from far-off galaxies demanded we disarm our nukes, stole our soil and stopped the engines on our cars; (C) there existed a UFO research group - NICAP - that actually achieved things, beyond the bickering and name-calling that typifies much of today s scene; and (D) Ufology was actually fun, rather than just deathly serious, pompously self-important, and amusingly ego-driven, then this is a book you are definitely going to want: a very-welcome reprint of a decidedly strange book that has become legendary in ufological circles: The Allende Letters and the VARO Edition of The Case for the UFOs. For those who may not be aware of the full story (or even part of it), here, below in italics, is the publisher s burb for the book. I may not have lived through the 50s, but when it comes to Ufology at least, I kind of wish I did. Sometimes. Mind you, if I did I d either be old or dead by now, so perhaps not... DID THE PUBLICATION OF THIS RARE MANUSCRIPT CAUSE FAMED ASTRONOMER DR MORRIS K. JESSUP TO COMMIT SUICIDE? Or was he murdered because of what he knew? Only a handful of copies were originally printed on an office copier by a private government contractor. NOW AVAILABLE AFTER NEARLY 50 YEARS On the evening of April 20, 1959, an astronomer committed suicide in Dade County Park, FLorida. Inhaling automobile exhaust fumes which he had introduced from the tail pipe through a hose into his station wagon, he died in the same academic obscurity in which he had lived, unheralded and almost unrecognized in his discipline. Ironicallly, the scientists only public recognition had come from lay people, who had read his series of four books about UFOs. Morris Jessup s first book, THE CASE FOR THE UFO, had tended to alienate him from his colleagues. It was a paperback edition of this volume published in 1955 that enmeshed Jessup in one of the most bizarre mysteries in UFO history. An annotated reprint of the paperback was laboriously typed out on offset stencils and printed in a very small run by a Garland, Texas manufacturing company with military ties. Each page was run thrugh the small office duplicator twice, once with blank ink for the regular text of the book, then once again with red ink, the latter reproducing the mysterious annotations by three men, who may have been gypsies, hoaxters or space people living among humankind. The spiral bound volume contained more than 200 pages ane became known as the Annotated Edition. A reprint quickly became legend. A few civilizan UFO enthusiasts claimed to have seen copies, but there were only known to be seventeen in existence one of which Jessup possessed. . . but which mysteriously disappeared after his death. . . never to be seen again. This is a once in a lifetime offered reprint of the Case For The UFO with all the rare notes exactly as presented by these strangers. The big mystery is why the government would go to so much trouble to reprint a book that had been rejected by the scientific community and further to include mysterious letters to the author and even more bizarre annotations. This manuscript is the first to hint at the Philadelphia Experiment, Time Travel and other scientifically oddities. It is a manuscript which has been long searched for because of its quite peculiar nature and its rarity among those in the know. There are some who say this book is among the weirdest ever published on unidentified flying objects. One copy is known to have been sold for $1200. This reprint is but a fraction of the cost.This edition also contains a rare introduction by Gray Barker. --Nick Redfern - UFO Mystic

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By kecksburg65 on March 25, 2011
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If you are familiar with this version of the book "The Case For The UFO" then you know this is the annotated edition with comments by three different writers. In the original edition (so the story goes), each of the commentators used a different color from one another to make it easy to distinguish their comments from the others. However in this edition, all text and comments are in the same color (black) and the notes from the three commentators are distinguished by differing fonts and underline types. I would have preferred the use of different colors as in the original. Since the book costs about $40, one would expect the publisher to use different colors for the three commentators instead of the cheaper option of using the same color but different fonts and underlines. If the description of this book on Amazon had been better and had mentioned that all comments by the three writers were of the same color and differed through the use of fonts and underlines, I would not have purchased this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By GeekMama on September 22, 2012
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Do not let the other bad review fool you. This is a quality book and well worth your money. The original book, with all of the handwritten notes in the margins was practically unreadable. This version makes those interesting notes readable and adds a lot to the mystery of why the Navy was so interested in it in the first place. If you are interested in this slice of UFO history, and cannot get your hands on a original copy of the Varo edition, then this is the book for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johns on April 26, 2013
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According to Nov 1956 issue of Flying Saucer Review, "Explorer and instructor in Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Michigan and Drake University, M. K. Jessup completed his Thesis for the Doctorate in Astrophysics at the University of Michigan. He erected and operated the largest refracting telescope in the Southern Hemisphere in South Africa, for the University of Michigan. His research resulted in several thousand discoveries of physical double-stars which are now catalogued in the Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society in London."

This is a controversial book. On one hand, Leonard Stringfield in his May 1955 CRIFO Newsletter said, "Jessup's new book, Case for the UFO is MUST reading! Of note is Jessup's reference to astronomical UFOs." However in the July 1955 issue of Flying Saucer Review, Brinsley le Poer Trench stated it was a controversial book and states, regarding the UFO occupants, "He goes on to explain how these space nomads live off debris in space. Some of his accounts of fish, ice, blood, dead animals and other interesting items dropping from the skies are a little galling. It is humiliating to find our planet being used as a large spatial dustbin."

Jessup mentions the research of Harold Wilkins at one point and it seems to me that he was influenced by Flying Saucers on the Attack: Startling new revelations on the most incredible story of our age!. In addition to accounts of falling live things, strips of flesh, blood, decaying organic matter, dust and mud, sulphur, quartz, ice, etc., there are accounts of historical UFOs and reported incidents of crashed or vanished aircraft where UFOs were thought responsible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. R. Galbraith on January 27, 2014
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Strangers in Our Midst by J. R. Galbraith. Is it Fiction or FACT????
Certainly inspired by Morris K. Jessup’s book Case for the U.F.O. Varo Edition.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Fraga on June 25, 2013
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An interesting read. I've always been intrigued by the possibility of extraterrestrials.

This offering is interesting but doesn't really add a great deal to the knowledge base.
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