- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Barnes Noble Books; Reprint edition (1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0760706271
- ISBN-13: 978-0760706275
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author introduces the work thus:
"Little has changed since 1964. Skeptics have hardened their attitudes, science and government seem unable to deal with the issue, and many people continue to make poor and unconvincing UFO reports. However, significant reports by highly credible witnesses have multiplied. All of the patterns set forth in `The UFO Evidence' (1964) have been strongly confirmed by repeated observations, and several new patterns have emerged as well
...the content was eye-opening at the time  and remains even now an important summary of the case for real UFOs. Over thirty years of data since then have totally replicated its findings."
The original book is hard to find and expensive. The reprint is a paperback running to 170 pages, in report format rather than a narrative text. Reports are categorised by type of witness (Air Force pilots, or astronomers and engineers for example), duration, nature of evidence, other electronic and environmental effects and so forth, some laid out in graphic tables and sometimes illustrated. There is a chapter on the Air Force investigation, and one on foreign reports.
Overall this is an impeccable - and so highly and sought-after - work of reference in the history of hard-data, scientific research into the UFO phenomenon. It's not, however, easy or entertaining reading, and nor is it fanciful or speculative: it's not meant to be. If you want holiday beach reading, best look elsewhere.
It is said (As in the case with project Blue Book) that some 90% of UFO cases can be easily dismissed by natural phenomenon, poor eye witness accounts etc.
The other 10% can not be explained.
This book focuses not only on the 10% that defy explanation, but more specifically on those sightings by credible, and indeed in most cases, professional observers such as policemen, military personnel, pilots and scientists.
Most credible are those sightings that span over a period of time which involves multiple sightings (Seeing the same object(s)) over a wide geographical area.
For those who are interested in an empirically scientific examination of the phenomenon, this is the definitive source for information on the subject.
The writing maybe to dry for many, as this is scientific analysis, no speculations by the author or witnesses, just report after report. What stands out as most remarkable, to those who can get through the whole book, is that patterns begin to emerge, especially in some of the well laid out tables of events. One begins to see that many people, over time and geographical locations, are seeing very the same things.
For those that refuse to acknowledge the possibility that UFO's even exist, nothing short of an alien press conference will suffice as evidence.
For those who are open minded, and acknowledge that we can't possibly be the only intelligent life in this infinite universe, this book is nothing short of mind-blowing.
For my own part, I always view any such topic of the extraordinary, through a scientific lens.Read more ›
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The UFO Evidence, Richard Hall
Published over 50 years ago, this book basically logs many reports of sightings from the 50's and early 60's. Read more
the print is too small and is very difficult to read the book. but material is very interesting...Published 23 months ago by ADA KOFTAL
This is a great find. Wonderful to know that this information has not been lost to time. I have already made two references to information included in the book regarding other... Read morePublished on March 13, 2014 by Larry Jordan
Excellent book,concerning UFO reports back in the 1940s through some of the 1960s. Being a Subcommittee member for NICAP from the late 1950s to 1960s,it was a pleasure at looking... Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by JIM R.
The UFO Evidence is The National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena's collection of UFO sighting reports from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Reid M. Wilson