137 of 149 people found the following review helpful
on November 8, 2009
Only 1 or 2 people in these comments mention the rather obvious lack of photos mentioned in the text. Stan numerous times throughout the book mentions how he carries a camera with him everywhere, then why is the reader not treated to some of those images? I really want to believe his story, but it's getting fishier and fishier, what with the lie-detector test reported on by Coast to Coast radio, and now the very apparent lack of visual proof to a purchasing member of the public. I like his story, it makes sense to me, but nowhere online or his site is mentioned a reason for the lack of these photos. His cadre of "researchers" needs to give him a little more control and decision-making over this material, if indeed that is the problem. But why say "if you look at the photo.." and not include the photo?? Infuriating.
56 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2009
I bought the book Wednesday,July 1st and I'm already on chapter 6.I looked through the book because I heard somewhere that there were photos and drawings that Stan had made,and I wanted to look at those first.The drawings of the aliens,and the photos of them were just....I said out loud "oh WOW!!"they don't look fake to me at all,even though some people have said so.I had seen a video on YouTube with the footage of the alien peeping through the window,and it looked [...]to find out,it was a recreation of the original footage(the video I saw didn't SAY it was a recreation,I saw a different video that clearly stated it was a recreation).Then I was able to find the original footage,and THAT was not fake...Stan has very good physical evidence to back up his story,and he was very meticulous about recording and documenting his experiences.I have never seen a UFO,but I believe that they are here.I think it's healthy to be a little skeptical about unexplained phenomena,but to be skeptical of ALL of it is just out of ignorance and fear.Some scientists are now saying that to think humans are the only life in the universe is egocentric and short-sided...I think the universe is as diverse as the life on this planet.
26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2010
This is FAR from being the World's Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story. If you want to read the most unbelievably documented extraterrestrial contact story ever told, you should read The Betty Andreasson Affair by Raymond Fowler. Her story compiled multiple books and story that dated back to her childhood up to adult. Compare her story to Stan Romanek is NOT even close. Stan Romanek story is a joke compare to Betty Andreasson. First of all, this book read like a biography and about his life. A lot of things that he says in the book are not interesting...like who care if you visit this place and doing this and doing that.... and inviting your friends over and describing how they interact, ect.. I WANT TO GET TO THE MEAT OF THINGS!! Stop wasting time telling about unnecessary things. I understand the important of introducing the audience to your life but it shouldn't extend to every little damm things you do in your life. Just get to the point!! I want to read what happened to you so you should do a hypnotic regression for every single CHAPTER like Betty Andreasson did so you can tell the readers the truth of what happened to you during abduction. This is the best way way to find out the truth about YOU! And i don't like how he's going to translate the hypnotic regression. I rather read what questions are being asked and then read the exact answer from the entity in the exact wording.
Other than some hypnotic regressions, the many formulas he wrote while in sleep, and some weird occasions he experience during his life.....everything else in the book i find is not interesting! It almost seems like there is just NOT ENOUGH about the TRUTH!! Not enough hypnotic regression and interviews...oh man i can read all day about interviewing the ALIENS!! Now why didn't they write a book just on the INTERVIEW ALONE??...I can assure you one chapter of that will be worth the ENTIRE Stan Romanek's book!!
49 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2011
...I just can't.
Mainly due to his supposed presentation of "evidence." He talks about having quite a bit of evidence, but all you get to see is a few photos, which could have easily been faked. The aliens are always creeping around the corners of his deck, with just the heads showing, full on none the less (as in the front of the face dead on, no dimensional representation of a supposed 3D being), or are apparently curious about digital cameras left out and "accidentally" snap photos of themselves because they supposedly have no idea what it could be or how it works. And magically, the photo is once again mostly the head! And the video!! Yeah, there's a gray alien playing peek-a-boo with this guy outside his window after the one time he magically decides to set a camera out to capture this supposed recurring event. On top of all this "evidence", I've seen him interviewed for several documentaries before and him and his agent (or perhaps someone acting as an agent for him?) wont show some of this supposed evidence with out some money up front. In this book he mentions how all of his evidence could be part of a prank that he doesn't know about, but he doesn't really see "how" it could be faked. Pretty obvious to me. Even if some or most of these events really happened to this man in real life, the evidence is poor (if real at all, which I don't buy) and could easily be faked, thus for me making anything else he comes across saying as a scam of some sort. I love to read about the paranormal and UFOs, but this is the worst book I've read in a long, long time. If I could rate it a 0, I truly would. "The World's Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story".... Ha! Joke is on the reader...
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2011
I bought this book because I wanted to read something on UFO's, and the Kindle price was only $1.99. It is mostly a collection of anecdotal stories about Stan Romanek and his lifelong encounter with extraterrestrial aliens. I found it interesting but unconvincing.
Romanek claims that he has been monitored closely by aliens since he was a young child, being visited by women with large blue eyes, and told "you are one of us." How is Romanek one of them? The implication is that he must be a hybrid from an alien-earthling coupling. Perhaps this is why mysterious phone messages refer to him as "Starseed." Though not quite as impressive as, say, "Luke Skywalker," the impression is that Romanek is somehow intimately related to and involved with beings from another world. Indeed, Romanek implies that the aliens have chosen him to be the interface between them and the people of earth. Why? Is Romanek so brilliant, knowledgeable and qualified that the aliens follow him around wherever he goes? It seems a bit self-serving to me.
But it's not just the aliens who closely monitor Romanek (or so he claims), but U.S. government agents, who sometimes fly over his house in black helicopters. In fact, either the aliens or the agents sometimes let themselves into Romanek's home where they erase data from his computer or steal files that contain documented proof of his alien encounters (as the church lady would say, "How conveeeeeenient!")
The aliens are so smart that when their UFOs follow Romanek's car across country, they fly behind clouds at the very moment he aims a camera at them, to avoid being documented. However, in a complete contradiction to this hide-and-seek, aliens have also taken photos of themselves using Romanek's digital camera left on his desk, or allowed themselves to be photographed by the backyard patio, or when peeking into Romanek's windows. So why are aliens in spacecraft so smart to avoid being photographed from several miles away, but so dumb as to allow themselves to be photographed from only a few feet away? I smell baloney.
Romanek does state that aliens have implanted tracking devices under his skin, and that such tracking devices have been analyzed by scientists and found to contain highly advanced electronic circuitry; however, I would like this corroborated by similar analyses by scientists at NASA or other laboratories.
At this point in time, I am unconvinced that Romanek's story is anything but a fantasy.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2012
The cover looks interesting, but thats about it. First of all, almost from the "get go" I noticed Stan Romanek spent more time trying to "explain away" every encounter, photo, strange occurance and abduction by using possible "scenarios" for almost everything then discounting them himself, by saying "but how is it possilbe, it could not be this or it could not be that". WHY didn't he just leave it up to the reader to decide to go through the possible scenarios and draw our own conclusions? It would have made this story at least a bit more believeable. It was almost like he is trying to convince everyone he is telling the truth. I bet if they brought in a hand writing expert they would realize the strange cryptic messages supposedly written by his "step son" were actually written by Stan himself. Look at the writing many of the letters and numbers are exactly the same or very similar to his own hand writing and did you notice every so called "voice message" sent by the "mystery woman" sounded alot like Stan Romenek's style of speaking? Its also a bit suspicious that every strange occurance that happened to Mr. Romanek happened with no witnesses anywhere in site. How convenient does this get! Waking up outside, the people in the van who attacked him, where is all his post scripts so the reader can research the so called evidence ourselves? All the scientific mumbo jumbo by the so called science experts where he sent all his so called evidence? Who are they? Where can we find them? Who is this doctor who would not pull the "implant" from his leg? Where are all these people? I laughed and laughed when I read the part about the time he woke to find an alien staring at him as he slept and how he "screamed" in terror......got up, and grabbed his camera to search the house for the creature "half asleep"......I dont know about you but if some little gray alien woke me from a sound sleep in the middle of the night, I certainly would not be "half asleep" scouting for the little guy I would definately be WIDE AWAKE! Hey its just my opinion, but save your money. I think this whole story is fabricated and frankly a bunch of bologna. Oh and by the way, I am NOT a sceptic, I am a true believe in the UFO phenomena, because I don't think everyone out there is lying.............except Stan Romanek.
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2011
I bought this book anticipating, finally, a well-researched and documented recitation of something I would like to believe. Immediately before reading this book which is peppered with numerous claims of alien abduction, I read Janet Reitman's expose of Scientology, "Inside Scientology" which has to be as controversial as anything about UFOs particularly when Scientology has a long record of aggressively challenging any negative press. Reitman's meticulously documented and annotated book highlights what's missing in "Messages." Romanek seems like a nice guy, who is just nuts. For all the evidence and claims of corroborating "reseachers," alluded to in the book and for all the alleged written and voice mail "warnings" and other interaction by unnamed humans providing various threats and encouragement, there is so little included in this book as to make one wonder. For a guy who seems to have intrusion systems and video recorders all over the place, where's the beef? Never in the course of human events has so much been claimed with so much chutzpah - and so little documentation or verifiable citation. The University of Nebraska at Omaha's Physics Department doesn't list that physicist as a faculty member and he only seems to show up on UFO aficionado websites after a Google search. What's common with both books is how much money can be made from gullibility and meeting the needs of people to believe in something. Whether it's "Thetans" from Mars or little gray men from orange orbs darting around, it's the same deal. Get a grip.
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2012
I started reading this book yesterday. I am only on chapter 3---yet a HUGE red flag has already come up concerning the "credablilty" of Stan Romanek. In his introduction, he states that he was a total non believer in anything pertaining to UFO's aliens etc...so as to give the impression, that he would be the last type of person to make up this kind of story. Then he goes on in the very first couple chapters to tell, of how he & his family have witnessed, not only strange flying objects in the sky, but that he has been approached, on multiple occassions, by an unusual looking woman with large blue slanted eyes, dating back into his early childhood !! W H A T !!!! That juxtaposition of statements is actually laugable to me. Anyone who had experienced the things he talks about in the first couple chapters, would most certainly have at least SOME interest in the subject. I also find it interesting that his collaborater is called "J Allen" Danelek. Is that a word play off of "J Allen" Hynek, one of the most influencial names in the field of Ufology. Coincidence, or is it a little inside joke of his, to see if anyone catches it? DAH !!! I will continue to attempt to finish reading the book. But at this point, I am considering it a work of fiction, not fact.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2012
Someone once told me " when you hear the truth you know it!" Generally, I've found this to be true to the point of being an axiom. In this case Messages doesn't seem to peg my truth meter. Granted, it moved the needle, but didn't peg the meter. Why? Simply put, I really struggle with the hollowness of the supposed mounds of evidence presented. Point to just one piece of incontrovertible evidence. The physics equations? Available to anyone with a search engine. The A/V material? Creative but well within the bounds of theatrics. The mysterious repair of the knee? Where are the MRIs of the before vs after? The plot? One in a line starting with Whitley Streber of two decades ago. I'm sorry but I just can't agree that this is the best documented case of alien interaction. I deeply believe that we are not alone. The science I know points to the inevitability of discovery of other intelligence in this universe. What I don't understand is why the stories we are presented seem to lack providence. Either they are similar by design, meaning the authors design, or possibly by design of the alien intelligence. I can't discern which it is. But, my scientific training leads me to believe that the " one human at a time" approach is illogical. Possible, yes, but illogical. Read the book and decide for yourself if it pegs your truth meter. Starseed? Really?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2011
I purchased this book recently , I dont understand how on earth , this guy would come up with scientific formulas written in english alphabets? Eventhough its sensible , they were trying to communicate with him with pictures,but its incomprehensible about formulas.
I couldnt notice any new formula which is been discussed in this book.Most of them you can find it graduate physics books.Also as others mentioned , there arent enough photographic evidence in this book.