Most people are fascinated by the possibility of ETs visiting our planet. UNSOLVED UFO MYSTERIES provides detailed accounts of some of the more documented cases of sightings from around the world. The authors provide various perspectives and responses including the eyewitnesses, the media, the "official position", scientific analysis, and their own thoughts. William J. Birnes and Harold Burt augment the scenarios with why they remain unresolved and what really happened.Whether one is an UFOlogists or not, the stories are intriguing and entertaining while providing a wide range of interpretation that leaves each of the 20 cases just incredible. Even those who are skeptical to the point of wondering why the greater than the speed of light ET does not visit a blood bank to clone our genes, will enjoy the well written analysis of some of the top UNSOLVED UFO MYSTERIES.Harriet Klausner
If you want a real difinitive study of the whole UFO phenomenon, look elsewhere. This is merely a collection of first, second, and third-hand accounts of sightings and such. Unfortunately, these kinds of books churn out every 6 months or so, and we all buy it thinking that we will catch a unique glimpse of some inner understanding into the UFO field. But, unfortunately, we are only left with a sad paperback that has gotten us no closer to the truth, yet has cost us $8 for a book we will never read again. If you like the kind of books that Brad Steiger puts out, then this should be right up your alley.
This book is divided into ten chapters, each addressing a different aspect of the alien phenomena. All of the best-known cases from the past 25 years or so are here, from the Gulf Breeze UFO sitings to the Rendlesham Forest incident in Great Britian to alien abductions. As another reviewer mentioned, the authors do rely largely on second-hand and anecdotal information--for example, they frequently refer to well-known books by other authors. But the purpose of this book is not to offer a lot of technical and scientific evidence; rather, it is to provide a broad overview for readers with a beginning interest in ufology. Assuming that this book sustains your interest and raises your curiousity--as it did for me--you may then want to move on to reading some of the more research-based, detailed works which are available, but this book remains an excellent introduction to ufology.