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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Fireside Ed edition (March 11, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684848139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684848136
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Kirkus Reviews

Jacobs knows that people think he's crazy. He is a bona fide historian at Temple University--and a leading UFO researcher. He has interviewed, mostly under hypnosis, hundreds of people who say they have been abducted by aliens, and he thinks he's figured out why they are here--and it's not Whitley Strieber's mystical, New Age vision of cosmic harmony. Rather, it is interspecies breeding, because the aliens cannot reproduce themselves. ``The aliens are conducting a widespread, systematic program of physiological exploitation of human beings,'' he states. Jacobs gives vivid, detailed descriptions of the alien/human hybrids and mating and fetal implantation procedues, based on the accounts given by his interviewees. You can classify this with Star Trek or engage in a willing suspension of disbelief, which might be allowed Jacobs on the assumption that he, a solid academic, and the many, many people he interviewed--with similar accounts uninformed by prior knowledge of other abductions--can't all be crazy. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Temple University. A pioneer in the field of UFO research and the abduction phenomenon, he is the author of many articles and of Secret Life: Firsthand Documented Accounts of UFO Abductions. He lives in a suburb of Philadelphia.

Customer Reviews

I appreciate your work and agree with your conclusions.
Cynthia D. Barga
This second book by Jacobs on alien abduction goes to the heart of the alien agenda.
For example, he will ask a leading question like "You mean they are doing x".
T. D. Perdue

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87 of 87 people found the following review helpful By on February 3, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Dr Jacobs has written a profoundly disturbing work. Based on over thirty years of careful, academic research and over seven hundred hypnotic inductions with purported abductees, 'The Threat' is a book that must be taken seriously. Given the author's careful methodology, it is impossible for us to dismiss the hundreds of memories he elicited under hypnosis as mere confabulations. His careful discussion of the false memory syndrome points out that: 1. Abductees remember recent experiences, not just childhood events. 2 Abductees often have indirect corroboration of events. 3.Abductees frequently recall events without the aid of a hypnotist. 4.Abductees are often found to be physically missing during the reported abduction. 5. About twenty percent of abductions include two or more people who see each other during the event. 6. Unlike victims of FMS, abductees seldom experience disintegration of their personal lives after they become aware of what has occurred. We must therefore conclude that most elicited memories of abductions correspond to real events. Hence about two percent of the world's population is taking an involuntary part in a vast alien breeding program, designed to produce alien-human hybrids, which is now close to completion. These hybrids, Dr Jacobs argues cogently, are destined to replace us in the very near future. While some of the abductees themselves may be kept, like zoo animals, to provide breeding stock, the rest of humanity would appear to be completely dispensable. This scenario, closer to the TV series 'V' than to 'Independence Day' is one which few Ufologists have been willing to consider seriously, because of its terrifying nature, though my own research also drove me to this conclusion some years ago.Read more ›
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63 of 72 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on August 17, 2001
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you read many of the UFO books, you will find that each writer has a narrow focus which makes that writer of ufology special.
Many want to make the UFO's angels, messengers, demons, leprechauns, extraterrestrials, aliens, pleidians, etc.
David Jacobs brings the reader through his first research where he almost began a narrow focus then to the current state of his research experience. He takes all the consistent reporting and analyzes them.
He forms his theory from decades of case analyses. He did not discard portions which did not fit his theories (as many other noted Ufologists).
I highly recommend this book. It gives a more complete and concise summary of mutliple decades of UFO research.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
Out of all the theories that try to make sense and explain alien abductions (and UFOs in general), none is so complete, thorough, logical, and scholarly as Jacobs'.
In the beginning, he points out why the alien abduction phenomenon is clearly real and why it isn't true that the many abduction stories (all over the world) are simply made up, dreamed of, caused by hypnosis, or caused by psychological or other problems (and how they differ from false "repressed memories" which sometimes occurs under incompetent hypnosis). He later analyses the many stories and comes up with a rational theory that makes perfect sense. All the strange events and procedures the aliens perform during abductions as well as the secrecy of the phenomenon make perfect sense after you read this book.
Unlike others who view the abduction phenomenon in a spiritual or religious sense and automatically assume that aliens and abductions are benevolent and are here to help or better mankind or are here from a higher spiritual realm (he explains why people believe this and how it is incorrect), he thoroughly investigates and looks at the UFO and abduction phenomenon logically, rationally and scientifically. When you put all the pieces of the puzzle together, the abductions make sense and the aliens intentions become clear. Their intentions are not benevolent, in our best interests, or to help or better mankind. Far from it, they have a dangerous and malevolent plan underway. I agree with the reviewer who said that not only should people interested in the UFO and paranormal phenomenon read it but everyone should.
UFOS and the abduction phenomenon are real(for evidence for, and an overview of UFOs and aliens also read Alien Agenda) .
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Edward E. Muller on October 31, 2001
Format: Paperback
Hi. I have been studying the UFO and Abduction phenomenon for about 20 years. Even though Dr. Jacobs offers a grim vision of the future, he has put more pieces of the Abduction Puzzle together than any other investigator. He has systematically divided the alien's purposes and role here on Earth and the information he brings forth is difficult to swallow, specially the part of Hybridization Programs and Interaction with Humans. If Dr. Jacobs is right, then these visitors have their own personal intentions but we mustn't forget that there are many different ET civilization that have interacted and are interacting with Humanity and not all have the same Reproductive Purposes. In general, this book helped me acquire one more piece of the ET Puzzle. Not a bad book. Dr. Jacobs has set forth an interesting theory: Genetic Manipulation of the Human Species. Edward Muller, Mexico City, MEXICO
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