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Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs Paperback – May 15, 2013
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In 1970 I was a UFO-curious ten-year-old consuming drugstore paperbacks extolling our benevolent space brothers. I checked out "Operation Trojan Horse" from the New York City Public Library, read the big intimidating hardback under the covers after lights out, and didn't sleep for a week.
This book was a defiantly different deal, and still is.
Keel's thesis flies in the face -- convincingly -- of the extraterrestrial hypothesis, and the whole spaceships-from-beyond explanation of the phenomenon fiercely defended to this day. For that Keel was more or less excommunicated in the 1970s by the UFO true believers, who at the time brutally suppressed many reported aspects of UFO sightings that failed to fit their preconceptions.
Keel points out that UFOs come in too many "form factors," and apparently break down or crash too often, to be sensibly attributed to advanced space explorers. Contact experiences are too often absurd or nonsensical, percipients too often lied to. UFOs too often mimic the characteristics of paranormal phenomena reported since ancient times, from the Bible's wheels of fire and angelic visitations to fairies and leprechauns. Most likely, deduces Keel, the UFO phenomenon is perpetrated by a trickster intelligence occupying a different reality frequency. Not from the Pleiades, but from right here - this intelligence, sometimes helpful, sometimes hostile, but most often indifferent, has always been with us, but adopts new frames of reference to relate to humanity as it evolves.Read more ›
You see, shortly after the 1970 version of this book was published, Mr Keel was not only "contacted" by the subjects of his research -- they refused to leave him alone! As a result he was driven insane. This is most clearly evident in his later work, "The Eighth Tower." A few of Keel's other works ("This Haunted Planet" and "The Mothman Prophesies") are noteworthy, but not in the same class as OTH.
The opinion of the ultraterrestrials regarding this book seems to have been, "He wrote WHAT??? Oh, no -- can't have that! Let us put him at the top of our list of folks who need to be f**ked with. . ." The first edition almost did not see print, and a 2nd edition was never published until this revised edition came out in the late 1990s. Meanwhile, between Keel stating things like, "God is insane, and an ancient computer keeps sending BEAMS INTO MY HEAD!" (paraphrased from "The Eighth Tower"), and allegations of ultraterrestrial Dopplegangers impersonating him across the land -- well, let us say that his (ahem) "credibility" has suffered considerably.
Regardless of Keel's mental illness (from which he eventually seemed to recover), sloppy research, and bizarre speculations; OTH stands out as perhaps the best thing ever written about multi-dimensional entities. Keel spends a lot of time discussing the nature of the electromagnetic spectrum, and goes in depth regarding little known facts common to many witness accounts (things which were left out of official reports, as they contradicted the preconceptions of "scientifically biased" investigators).Read more ›
Well written, thought provoking, and humorous, this is a book you simply must read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is astounding to find out that the truth about UFO’s has been known by various governemnts, and many investigators for decades, and no Agent Mulder they are not ET’s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by o'neal lane
This is a very important book for the arm chair UFO/Fortean enthusiast because Keel does exhaustive research on events that happened in the 1800's leading up to those amazing UFO... Read morePublished 5 months ago by xx001a45
Very well written, and thoroughly researched, the author did an excellent job of backing up his views with hundreds of published reports of UFO's appearing in our sky and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Keel knows his subject, and he's a great writer. This book is an eye-opener.Published 9 months ago by Anthony Snodgrass
Keel pulls together the seemingly disparate aspects of the UFO phenomena, spiritually, religion, and the occult - presenting a well reasoned case why these are all part of the same... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David P McFarland
The first warning that the UFO phenomenon is not what it appears, but is far more sinister. Way ahead of it's time. This one is the real thing, a classic !Published 9 months ago by Surf Deep
Picks up where mothman left off. Probably liked this better than mothman...and that's saying something, because MMP was an excellent read.Published 12 months ago by IndyPat