Next time you glance at your watch and find a few minutes missing, better rush to your local hypnotist--you, too, might have been unwittingly kidnapped by a UFO. So Jacobs seems to suggest, estimating that over a million Americans have been abducted in recent years. ``We have been invaded,'' he proclaims, warning that ``the aliens have powers and technology greatly in advance of ours.'' Odd words, coming from a professor of history at Temple Univ., and a sign of the extreme oddity of the phenomenon, which Jacobs explores through extensive structural analysis. Each stage of a typical abduction, including the most sensational--the sexual encounters and reproductive experiments found in nearly all cases--are scrutinized through firsthand transcripts of hypnotic-regression interviews with more than 60 victims. The conclusion? That aliens are impregnating earth women in order to create quasi-human ``hybrids'' for some unknown purpose. The mind reels, but the sober, obviously terrified abductees make a strong case for the veracity of their experience. Jacobs's own presentation is a mixed blessing: His scholarship is punctilious, but he reveals the zeal of the converted in his debunking, after slight analysis, of all earth-bound explanations for UFO abductions (hysterical contagion, psychogenic fugue states, temporal-lobe dysfunction, and the like). By bringing solid scholarship to the pioneering efforts of Bud Hopkins and the hot prose of Whitley Strieber, this marks the next stage in UFO abduction research--and is just as likely to fly off the supermarket bookracks. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In Secret Life, Professor David M. Jacobs of Temple University takes us into the private world of those abducted by aliens, letting them describe in their own words what it is like to be abducted. Based on interviews with sixty individuals and more than 300 independently corroborated accounts, Secret Life presents the most complete and accurate picture of alien abductions ever compiled. Dr. Jacobs takes the reader on a minute-by-minute journey through a typical abduction experience and describes in detail the bizarre physical, mental and reproductive procedures that abductees claim have been administered by small alien beings. Jacobs draws from these interviews a profoundly unsettling reason behind the abductions: aliens are conducting a complex reproductive experiment involving the conception, gestation. or incubation of human and alien hybrid beings.See all Editorial Reviews
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 2 months ago by Paul
One of the recommended books in the UFO abductee/experiencer pantheon - but very definitely with an obvious bias. Expect some sleepless nights with this one.Published 3 months ago by LRDUKDOG
Even though I am a scientific minded person who always looks to the proven validity of using the “scientific method” I admit to also being fascinated with the UFO abduction... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
This book presents itself as a factual account of aliens and UFOs, but it's no more fact-based than David Icke's paranoid ravings or George Adamski's flying saucer books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Heinrich Rudiger
Read a report on this author after I had purchased this book. If you are into reading real ufo literature, this guy isn't it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by harley