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Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of Ufo Abductions Paperback – April 16, 1993
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Dr. Jacobs' research was methodical, his reasoning is
uncluttered by any sort of cant or intellectual bias,
his presentation direct and concise. Studious without being
dull; quietly, thoughtfully provocative.
No dramatization was necessary in these accounts;
no New Age meanderings intrude.
Historical and cultural and social context
is always explored objectively.
An absolute requirement for anyone at all curious about the abduction phenomenon.
Likewise, a must-read for anyone considering delving into Dr. Jacobs'
even more provocative, intellectually rigorous
and carefully presented sequel to this book:
Most people who have studied the bizarre and improbable phenomenon of alien abduction say that if you only ever read one book on this subject, then it should be 'Secret Life.' Having just read SL for the third time in ten years, I concur.
Dr. David Jacobs is a recently-retired (in 2011) Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia where he ran courses on 20th century American history. As a tenured academic historian, he's trained in the gathering and rigorous analysis of data to form cautious but credible hypotheses about historical events. His first book 'The UFO Controversy in America' (pub. 1975) was his doctoral thesis slightly extended for mass publication, a classic if conservative examination of the evidence for the reality of UFOs and the official political/military response to the phenomenon in the USA, described by the late Arthur C Clarke as "...one of the few books ever published on the subject which is worth reading".
In 'Secret Life' Dr. Jacobs brings his considerable academic and forensic skills as a historian to the alien abduction phenomenon. His conclusions as described here were formed after five years' continuous investigation and work with about 150 people who had suffered the experience. Most want complete anonymity and are anything but happy about what happened to them. The title precisely sums up in two words what these people have to deal with: a secret life they can't or have no wish to discuss in public.
The resulting book is a meticulously documented, startling and convincing hypothesis about the reality of the alien abduction phenomenon which Dr. Jacobs came to with some reluctance.Read more ›
I managed to read it in four days, and I couldn't put it down.
Jacobs is unbiased and balanced in his summary of what is happening, and his presentation of an abduction scenario is beatifully done.
Secret Life is in a sense better than Jacobs latest book, The Threat. Every American should read this book, and then make their own conclusions on what is happening. Secret Life gives an excellent overview of the abduction phenomena.
As the cover of the book states, "Secret Life" is the story of "firsthand documented accounts of UFO abductions." This book actually takes the reader inside that hidden world and uncovers a horrifying truth that very few people know, let alone even wish to discuss in a rational way.
Like many people I find the study of UFOs (also known as UFOlogy) perplexing. There is so much to think about in "Secret Life." Dr. Jacobs writes about alien creatures who use telepathic, supernatural powers to control every single human being that they wish to come into contact with. He writes about the "breeding program," describing how aliens use people to manifest a new race of beings for some unknown purpose. He also describes how aliens abduct their victims, by walking through walls and windows. Perhaps the most shocking, Dr. Jacobs even details how some women have been implanted with embryos by the aliens.
But what is equally fascinating and terrifying about "Secret Life" is that there is virtually nothing an abductee can do to protect himself or herself. If an alien wants to make contact with someone they are going to do it. But to me that is not even the most scariest aspect of the entire experience; instead, it is the fact that these victims cannot even tell anyone. If they did they would be called crazy and put in a straightjacket (that is why Dr. Jacobs used pseudonyms for all of his interview subjects).
The book includes several firsthand transcripts from more than 35 different people that Dr.Read more ›
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I could not put this book down. I immediately bought his other books after reading.Published 1 month ago by Henry C. Turner Jr
He and I am Scared about what is going on behind the scenes from these beings who have certain powers we do not.Published 1 month ago by RAW POWER
The book gives insight into how Alien demeanor is. Very interesting stories. A great book, i recommend reading it, especially because the stories are true and not disinformation. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Foxley
Love books about abduction. This one did not disappoint. Arrived in great condition. Would order from this seller again.Published 3 months ago by reddog
Fabulous explanation of what is going on with abductees.
With the freedom of information act and opening of government files it is no longer, 'are there aliens'. Read more
Dr. David M. Jacobs is probably the best writer about alien abductions there is. Oddly enough this is partially due to the fact that he does believe in a spiritual world. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paul