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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (July 19, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743492862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743492867
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the barriers to accepting stories of alien abduction is the complete lack of unambiguous physical evidence showing the events were real and not a bizarre fantasy. But that may no longer be true. In July 1992, an Australian abductee named Peter Khoury had an encounter in his own home with two odd but humanlike female beings. The experience was brief but possessed some disturbing sexual aspects, and afterward Khoury found a strand of hair wrapped around his penis. Recognizing this as a rare opportunity to test the claim that aliens are creating hybrids composed of both alien and human genetic material, ufologist Chalker obtained the sample and submitted it to a team of biochemists for forensic DNA analysis. Two separate tests confirmed that the hair was human but had some peculiar traits, which Chalker admits isn't enough to prove an extraterrestrial hybrid program; but it's sufficiently weird to warrant further study. He reviews some other abduction cases that involve sexual contact and provides the Khoury DNA test results in an appendix. George Eberhart
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About the Author

Bill Chalker is a leading UFO researcher based in Sydney, Australia, with a background in chemistry and mathematics. He has contributed to such publications as Rolling Stone and Reader's Digest, and has written a book, The OZ Files, about the Australian UFO story.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Eric Sanberg on October 2, 2005
Format: Paperback
I used to gobble up UFO books with both hands. The problem was that there was really too much literature out there and too much of it simply did not withstand the test of time. There was a lot off shoddy research and shoddy investigation. I suppose one shouldn't be surprized. It's a complex phenomenon and there are a lot of misleading avenues and dead ends. There is also a lot of evidence to support nearly any view you want to take concerning the subject. So...over the past number of years I've tried to limit my readings to books that seem to have a higher level of scholarship. And, as many of the earlier works were a bit of a shotgun blast, I attempted to read books that were a bit more narrowly focused, and to see where (if anywhere) research was heading.

I'm not certain why I grabbed this book off the shelf. I'm not familiar with the author or his place in the UFO community. The subject did, however, have an interesting premise. Anyway...I bought, read it, and really liked it. This is an important piece of work to add to the pile of extant literature on the subject. It is the first time (that I know of) that DNA testing has been used to try and verify the objective reality of an alien contact/abduction. The case is interesting and the follow-up satisfies my sense of professionalism.

Though this case might be merely the next "display" the alien intelligances are laying before us, it still constitutes physical, testable stuff to work with. Something we've had little of in the past.

Also important was the author's reviving of the possible link between alien encounters and those encounters experienced by other cultures throughout the world and history. Particularly with stories originating in the British Isles.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Paranoid Reviews on February 19, 2006
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I find it astonishing that one can draw any conclusion that what was found was alien (book title)? The analysis tells us, that this was simply Human DNA. A rare Chinese type DNA and a possible rare Basque/Gaelic type DNA (p77) or this rare Asian Mongoloid DNA (p78 & p224) take your pick. And the author tells us that it is - rare, grafted, CCR5 protein and so on, who said this was rare... it sounds all very human too me. With a population of 1,306,313,812 (July 2005 Ethnic groups - Han Chinese 91.9%, Zhuang, Uygur, Hui, Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Manchu, Mongol, Buyi, Korean, and other nationalities 8.1%) in china today, I can tell you nothing is rare.

The central story is suspended by one miserable thread, for example, how does Chalker identify what is or is not alien hair/DNA? How could you tell unless you took it off a recognised alien to do a match? In fact the hair looks very human too me (see book images).

I am also suspicious when an author tries to anchor or graft their hypothesis onto what seems to be another profession, by a reference or association with that profession. In this case a law and police investigation process. For example Chalker uses the word "Forensic" 70 times. When in fact, Chalker is not trained in Forensic Science nor do we find anyone listed in the book trained in the profession.

Then we have this mystery called "forbidden science" (p67) and the "Invisible college" (p67).
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Bill Chalker is a tenacious and experienced Australian UFO/abduction researcher with a degree in chemistry and mathematics from the University of New England and a substantial international profile. In 1982 he was the first civilian researcher to gain access to the classified UFO files kept by the Australian Directorate of Air Force Intelligence, and his prior publishing achievements include several technical research papers and "The Oz Files", published in 1996.

Published in 2005, "Hair of the Alien" is Chalker's account of the extraordinary case of Peter Khoury who discovered an anomalous long, thin blond hair tied onto an intimate part of his anatomy following an involuntary close encounter with two not-quite-human females in July 1992 - the second of two essentially similar but not identical incidents involving the same two females, nine months apart. Khoury retrieved the hair in the bathroom with some discomfort, considered throwing it down the toilet but then decided to seal it in a plastic bag, and stored it in a secure location. Several years went by before it eventually found its way to a lab for analysis (BTW during this period, the late Professor John Mack of Harvard University Medical School travelled to Australia to visit and interview Khoury about these events).

To the reader unfamiliar with abduction case literature or not well acquainted with the phenomenon, the story sounds outlandish and unbelievable.
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