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Really two books . . .
on May 30, 2016
It seems to be two books, the first proves the non-validity of using hypnotic regression to recover memories, especially in "alien abduction" research. It also documents the exploitation (some of which can actually be called abuse) of their subjects by several high-profile alien abduction researchers. It's a reasoned, well-researched, and thorough discrediting of alien abduction research. It's the stronger section of the book.
The book then segues to MK-Ultra, mind control, and the intelligence community's (IC) creation of the UFO myth and it's manipulation of the UFO community for its own purposes. It's equally well researched. But, while I accept that the horrors of mind-control experiments are real and have been used in relation to UFOs, I'm not convinced that the entire UFO phenomenon can be laid at the feet of the IC. I accept that might well be so for high profile cases that won't die and continue to make the rounds in Ufology (e.g., maybe the reason Rendlesham zombies on is that it was an intelligence operation that might still have some limited utility).
Where I think the author's case about the IC breaks down is where people experienced high strange UFO events that were never reported other than to family members or one or two close, trusted friends. Their cases are unknown outside their small circle of intimates. I know of a spectacular case in my own family with several witnesses that took place over several nights in a tiny rural hamlet near nothing of strategic importance. It was never reported anywhere. No MIBs showed up afterward nor were any strangers poking around before or after. How or why would the IC be inserting itself into situations such as these? It probably wasn't aliens, and my family isn't convinced it was, but it definitely appears to have been something outside of what we believe is normal.
Likely there are two distinct things going on. The first is "Ufology", with its blogs, Websites, podcasts, broadcasts, organizations, conferences, TV shows, films, publications, high-profile superstar researchers, and the same cases that are continually circulating among them. I think it's in these that the IC very likely has a heavy hand.
The second are the largely unknown, unreported, high strangeness events that have been happening for centuries. While very unlikely to be extraterrestrial in origin, they might represent forces in nature or temporary malfunctions in the human brain of which we're still unaware. These events stand outside "Ufology". It would be unfortunate if these continue to be ignored by science because of the ongoing war between believers and skeptics alike claiming they have "the" answer for everything UFO.