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UFOs Over Topanga Canyon Paperback – May 8, 1999
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Topanga Canyon is a beautiful rural area, just minutes from Los Angeles. The homes range from used railroad boxcars and trailers to multi-million-dollar mansions. Citizens range from actors and rock stars to people looking for a healthy, spiritual way of life. For the past decade, Topanga Canyon has been a hotbed of UFO activity.
In UFO's Over Topanga Canyon, Preston Dennett reveals the history of UFOs and this peaceful valley. The experiences of people range from seeing lights in the sky and alien craft that move in ways no Earthly vehicle could do, to full-on encounters with creatures not of this planet.
Like the darkest "X-Files," these meetings turn to terror as people are abducted and returned, only to find a section of their lives, an entire period of time, has been wiped out. What happened during this missing time? What are these aliens trying to accomplish? Why is this happening just minutes from a major metropolitan area?
If you want to find out what is going on and move deeper into the real-life mysteries of aliens, you must read UFO's Over Topanga Canyon.
About the Author
Preston Dennett (California) is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has more than fifty articles published in most of the major UFO publications and is the author of UFO Healings and One in Forty: The UFO Epidemic. He has worked with the television programs “Sightings,” “National Geographic Explorer,” and “Encounters.”
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This book is sadly typical of many in the UFO canon. It's got the obligatory contactee couple who claim a variety of UFOs routinely park across the street while the occupants relay strange messages about Ross Perot (hey, it was '92 and maybe the UFO pilots were big Clinton backers) and the usual nonsense about "impending disaster." There are also suggestions that the UFO occupants might have impregnated the woman or at least bestowed upon the baby some kind of "starchild" status, as it is alleged that the baby possesses psychic powers. "Proof" of this absurdity is offered by making yet another preposterous, unsubstantiated claim: that the government intercepted the ultrasound images and vials of amniotic fluid (cue X-Files theme music)
Of course, the contactee is too dumb to think, "Hey, maybe a picture of this craft would bolster the credibility of my story, as well as bring a tidy sum from basically every news outlet on the entire planet." Nope. The usual nonsense about how they don't want attention, blah, blah, blah. They allegedly come to KNOW when it's going to show up and are STILL too incompetent to get a picture of it. Crap like this is why the legitimate UFO research initiative has had so much trouble gaining traction in the public domain.
Then there's a couple who witness nearly 200 UFOs over a period of several hours, but apparently don't own a camera or recording device of any sort. Not only that, they make no effort to contact friends or family. Personally, I see 200 glowing orbs performing aerial maneuvers that don't correspond to the laws of known physics, I'm probably going to call a couple of my buddies and tell 'em to look skyward.
That's the essential flaw of this book as opposed to one like "Night Siege." Virtually none of the stories are corroborated by multiple, independent witnesses. It's always a couple driving down a road deep in the midnight darkness of the canyon. A couple living in a house perched high on the canyon wall. Or four friends out conducting a midnight seance in the park. It's all related by very isolated groups of people. The author routinely throws the word "flap" or "wave" around to describe the sightings, but it's really nothing of the sort. Read about the Hudson Valley sightings in the mid-80s where hundreds of cars stopped along the Taconic Parkway on multiple nights if you want an informed discussion of a true wave of UFO experiences.
I would not buy this again.
The book details a massive UFO wave that took place in Topanga Canyon, California in the early 1990's and some say even continues to this day. The Topanga area is undoubtedly immersed within plenty of bizarre occurences; UFO sightings, abduction reports, strange lights in the skies, poltergeist activities, etc.
I saw this book in Barnes & Noble's bookstore whilst perusing their metaphysical section with my girlfriend at the time. My eyes caught the title: UFO's Over Topanga Canyon and I knew immediately this would be of interest to me. I have family living in and around Topanga Canyon including a grandmother that literally lives right on the edge of the town, on Mulholland Way. I've been to Topanga Canyon countless times and have experienced bizarre situations my self, so reading this book brought me an overwhelming sense of joy getting to know just what it is that's going on in this little town.
Preston Dennett is a UFOlogist to consider; he knows the field better than most, has a great talent at presenting the facts as they are and letting you draw your own conclusion, and also happens to be one of the nicest, kindest, most sincere people I've met. I recommend his works to anyone, interested or not. If you are interested in this phenomena, Preston will indeed give you the facts, nothing more, nothing less, and let you decide on your own what is going on. If you've never immersed your self in UFOlogy or the metaphysical, do your self a favor and pick up this or any of Preston Dennett's other works; I guarantee you'll walk away a changed individual.