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Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times Paperback – October 28, 2010
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Jacques Vallee holds a master’s degree in astrophysics from France and a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University. He is the author of several books about high technology and unidentified phenomena, a subject that first attracted his attention as an astronomer in Paris. While analyzing observations from many parts of the world, Vallee became intrigued by the similarities in every culture in patterns between modern sightings and historical reports of encounters with flying objects and their occupants. After a career as an information scientist with Stanford Research Institute and the Institute for the Future, where he served as a principal investigator for the groupware project on the ARPANET, the prototype of the Internet, Vallee cofounded a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He lives in San Francisco.
Chris Aubeck was born in London. He moved to Spain at age 19, and after teaching in Cáceres and Madrid for 24 years, he now lives in Granada. His interest in the historical and sociological aspects of unexplained aerial phenomena began at an early age. A student of language and folklore, he has helped compile the largest collection of pre-1947 UFO cases in the world. He has spoken on his research in many articles and on public radio. In 2008 he was awarded a prize for his contributions to the field by the Spanish organization Fundación Anomalía.
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This book is well-formatted, well-written, and easy to browse by time period. Although, if I were you, I'd buy a hundred new bookmarks so that you can keep track of the most significant events in history.
Something weird is going on. No denying that. This book confirms it well. Even if you accept a small portion of these sightings, you've got a weird new paradigm to accept.
Highly recommended! Also you might want to check out other works on Aliens by Vallee, Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, Nick Redfern, John Mack--to name a few. :)
Some of the reports relate to objects witnessed spreading a "mist" over populated areas, only to have plagues & diseases come on the heels of that "seeding". This book is sprinkled with nearly 70 illustrations & works of art purportedly of objects spied in the skies.
A 'must read' for anyone seriously interested in the long history of the UFO experience and its many recorded observations through time.
Wonders in the Sky is a collection of what the authors see as the most important UFO sightings since antiquity. The book really is just that: sighting reports collected into a book. It really isn't very interesting reading per se, it's mostly useful for people who are seriously interested in UFO' s as a good quality archive of the most prominent cases and sightings, as well as many less known ones from hundreds and hundreds of years ago.
So if you just want a good read I really would recommend that you start with one of those Vallee's earlier books first. Come back to this one after the phenomena has caught your mind enough that you want to keep a good reference book handy in your own bookshelf.
Some stories sound like battles between some type of flying craft. People definitely have been viewing ufo's for many years. In some reports, beings spoke to the people! If you have an interest in UFO's this is one for your collection. Each observation report has reference symbols with the title that indicate the nature of each account. They are 1. Unidentified aerial light, 2. Unidentified aerial object, 3. Abduction, 4. Phenomenon with physical evidence, 5. Entity (alone), 6. Entity associated with and aerial phenomenon, and communication.