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Faded Giant Paperback – February 18, 2005
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It is most certainly an important chronicle of the events that occurred and the authors did an excellent job in seeking out the information and making sure that it is now part of history. They are to be commended for having the courage to speak out about this. The same goes for the witnesses who provided corroboration to the events at the Malmstrom and Minot Air Force bases.
What I didn't really like about this book:
It is a bit dry and at times and too often, reads like a military report. While that is not a completely terrible thing, it does tend to become mildly tedious at times. I kept wishing that the book had included more detailed descriptions of what was happening during the events that took place, more about events leading up to the incidents, how the people involved were reacting, thinking, feeling. We do get some of that, but not nearly enough to grip the reader with the sense of amazement, awe, wonder, fear, and even panic that these events likely engendered in the observers.
Regardless, I'm giving it five stars because, again, I feel that this is one of the most important books on the subject of UFOs at military and nuclear sites in the United States and in other countries around the world.
Unless you assume Salas and Klotz are liars readers are left with some tough calls. The witnesses underwent thorough background investigations and were charged with storing, guarding, and firing nuclear weapons. Were they all pathological liars? Were they hallucinating on duty? Or are the witnesses are telling the truth and something else is interested in and can possibly control our most critical weapon systems? Pretty sobering stuff.
missiles. These missile silos are spread over the western states. In Montana, these missiles
went into shutdown, non functioning mode on their own, much to the amazement of the missile operators and the top military brass. And there in the sky, and outside the front gate of the military base, were hovering orange balls. When the orange balls sped away, the missiles mysteriously returned to ready to lauch mode.
No reason for this inoperable state was ever found. And perhaps even more disturbing, no official explanation or even any written account from the military of this situation was ever done!!! The military just pretended it never happened! We are talking about our national defense. And apparently, there is no national defense in the form of functioning missiles.
This author is a respected journalist, who interviewed all involved. Most are now retired and talking openly to her about it. There was within the past month a National Press Club conference where the retired military officers who were in charge at the time discussed details and answered questions about this subject. Excellent piece of investigative journalism here about a subject that many are scared to talk about.
It's unfortunate that the so-called news gathering departments of the major media outlets don't care about the US loosing 20 ICBMs to what appears to be several alien craft violating the most strategic airspace in the world.
If you are seriously interested in subject matter dealing with UFOs, national security, or simply the profound truth behind the absurd political legerdemain of misdirection, this book is a must read.