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Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story Paperback – June 21, 2005
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. CAUSE: Four Chinese or Japanese midget prisoners with progeria are transfer from the Japanese 731 Unit (Japan's Secret Biological Warfare Unit) in Manchuria to the United States (all secret). These progeria midgets are taught to pilot a Japanese version of the German Horten glider suspended below a Fugo balloon hybrid type flying device. The midgets on this occasion are sent up by the US to study something, in the upper atmosphere, nuclear energy for propulsion aircraft, radiation experiments, I don't know? But the hapless crew are sent up by the US Army (more secrets), their glider starts to spin and breaks up, one of the Chinese/Japanese progeria midgets is sucked out of the glider and... Oh I have to stop!!!!
. SOURCE - Well would you believe 4 anonymous people. The primary tail tellers are called the "Black Widow" and an army "Colonel"? That's it!
The author attempts to link the whole scenario with official documents but fails badly. I wonder how the editor of this abomination kept a straight face. In fact the `crash alien space craft' story had a better chance of being real than this account. Look for better sourced material on the Roswell incident.
Down in flames. Save your money.
But the thing that almost never gets talked about, concerning Roswell and supposed alien visitors, etc., is that the pure physics involved in aliens visiting us make it extraordinarily unlikely. The closest star systems that are thought to have the POTENTIAL to contain life are, AT LEAST, 20-25 light years away, and maybe/probably much further out. But it seems to me that anyone believing that aliens are actual physical beings, that have been utilizing actual physical crafts to reach earth, should also consider that they would have necessarily had to navigate huge numbers of KNOWN physical hazards that are found throughout space and the universe - the sheer physics of which (I would say) make such travel virtually impossible.
The closest star is 25 trillion miles away. SETI scans of known solar-type stars (like our sun) have revealed no alien communications within about 155 light years away. But, VERY key, is the fact that enormous distances cannot merely be overcome by advanced technology and tremendous speeds - even at the speed of light, as enormous speeds actually make the problem FAR worse.Read more ›
If you have the ability to sustain a bit of belief that the folks interviewed in this book were actually telling the truth, then the stretch about the progeria-ridden Japanese folks doesn't seem all that strange anymore, especially if you understand the mechanics of Progeria as a disease.
As a former student of psychology, I find the theory that Roswell had much more to do with government embarassment and human cruetly than with outer space aliens as very plausible. I cannot say that in any regard the people he's interviewed could ever be trusted 100% without being able to check their background information, but the theory in and of itself is not completely unrealistic. Nick Redfern even goes into the technological and historical reasons why these experiments would have been carried out, how they got there in the first place, and of course the 'moral atmosphere' at the time that would have allowed such events to occur. This was, after all, during psychology's dark days in experiments, when syphillis was unknowingly injected in folks for experimental purposes, and there were no ethical guidelines that experimenters had to follow. Who is to say the military would have stopped short at such research as well?
However, without witnesses of credible origin, this book remains just a theory.
It's also always seemed unlikely to me that the US military actually knows what's going on better than serious civilian ufologists, and far more likely that since 1947 they've been committed to presenting an appearance of knowing far more than they actually do (so that the general populace thinks the UFO phenomonon is either completely bogus, or that the military knows what's up and keeping it under wraps; in either case, the impression will be that everything is under control, and we won't have to worry that our powerful leaders are actually as much at a loss as anyone else). The "leaked" documents over the past few decades (MJ-12, etc.), the hype around Area 51, and the transparently absurd "crash dummies" explanation the USAF gave in 1997 for the Roswell bodies seem to support this idea--that elements of the government want us to think they've actually got space aliens to hide. It would work to their advantage in many ways--particularly in keeping classified projects hidden under the mask of "ET spaceships," which keeps the UFO believers happy and the UFO disbelievers scoffing at any such assertions.Read more ›
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I really struggled with this book. It was like listening to a symphony with on note playing over and over again. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jack barranger
First of all, a disclaimer: I'm something of a fan of Mr. Redfern's work. I think he's fun to read, and he must be a brave man to go monster-hunting in creepy places all over the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mason Smith
I gave this book two stars because no matter what the content of the arguments made within, it is well written. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Scott D. Hamilton
The book answers the question: Why would the military want to keep the UFO story alive?
Nick Redfern does a great job of recapping the history of the famed Roswell UFO... Read more
My Husband read this book, he is usually not a reader, but couldn't put this book down. We visited Roswell three years ago my husband thought the book had some very good... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Amazon Customer
You'll see pronghorn antelopes. Endearing creatures. Especially the male, who will quickly move to the front of the herd when you stop the car or get off... Read more
This is an interesting story which purports to explain the Roswell story. If the story is true, then it could explain Roswell. Read morePublished on September 19, 2005 by Robert