New Saucerian Press proudly presents the Visitors From Lanulos! Initially published in 1971, this book became perhaps the rarest UFO contactee book ever. Prior to its 2014 reissue, there were only a half-dozen copies remaining in the world's library system, with the rest trading for thousands of dollars each.
Woodrow Derenberger, the author of the book, claimed to have had a series of strange adventures beginning on November 2nd, 1966. While driving home from Parkersburg, West Virginia, to his suburban home in Mineral Wells, he suddenly found the highway blocked by a large gray object. Someone emerged from the object and walked to the passenger side window of his car. The man introduced himself as "a searcher", and offered words of comfort to Derenberger.
After noting that he would come again, the spaceman, who called himself "Indrid Cold", stepped back into the object and it rose out of sight. Derenberger went home and told his story to his wife. He then called the police and the press. Soon after, other witnesses came forward to say that they, too, had seen Cold talking to Derenberger by the side of the road. (In time, several locals would have their own encounters with Cold.)
Two days later while driving in his car, Derenberger began to receive telepathic communications from Cold, who described himself as from the galaxy of Ganymede; Cold also supplied some information about his life, including the observation that people on his planet (Lanulos) lived to be 125 to 175 of our Earth years.
This indispensable special edition of Visitors From Lanulos features introductions by John A. Keel and Taunia Derenberger-Bowman (Woody's daughter), an epilogue by the publisher, Andy Colvin, and a special addendum from Gray Barker.
©2014 Andrew B. Colvin (P)2014 Andrew B. Colvin
Too often UFO 'documentary' writings are perfect in their believability and character profiles of the witnesses and authors. This book's author is less than convincing and less than perfect, in some, but not all segments of his story, which, in the final analysis, convinced me that his experiences were real, even if imperfect. In fact I am convinced that there is enough valuable information in Woody's book to merit a re-read, note-taking, and further research into related events. It is those imperfections that have led in part to my conclusion that the story is not a polished masterpiece written and edited to convince, but likely is a true-to-life narrative written by a 'real person' to tell his story as honestly as an uncomplicated man could in the 1960's when faced with these experiences. There is enough anecdotal and collaborative detail to launch another whole book based on precent day retrospective research around Woody's named friends, events, and sightings.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
After listening to John Keel's audio collection Flying Saucer to the Center of Your Mind (Audible) and Graham Hancock's book Supernatural (Audible) - plus a couple of other books on UFO/Dimensional experiences, there were some portions of the story, plainly and well-told, that reminded me of those 2 audiobooks.
This book is almost entirely a first-person account, while the other books are overviews that dip into specifics and then analyze and make some conclusions or theories. So, those portions of Mr. Derenberger's experiences that made me think about what other authors have written were the most interesting.
The epilogue addressed some of the similarities I wondered about.
The narrator was good, maybe a bit "dry" or mechanical but very clear and clean in voice.
The book's tone is honest and sincere and has a bit of humor in it. Some of the information given to the author may not have been true, but the experiences related ring true.
That being said, I really enjoyed this story, not that I believe it, but who's to say. Yes I believe in Aliens and contact, I just had a hard time fully believing that this happened. But yeah, I listen to it again, it was fun
This book seems interesting yet what is being claimed is astounding and very hard to take seriously. The fact that so many others encountered them not to mentioned some of Alien tech reminded me of 1960-70 era future dreams and visions. He also seems to accept based on appearance and wha they tell him. After our encounters we are not a sure we can rely on what we perceive with our senses and notions based on concepts we already understand.
Something is going on but I felt this book didn't share any info to assist, and also the planet stuff seemed very lame and made up. Often truth is stranger than fiction but in this case I feel a 16 year old in his basement could have crafted a better alien human society. I am very open minded though, he may have had some experiences but it didn't really convince me that his stories are credible considering the mountain of circumstantial evidence this case would almost be a smoking gun story.
Captivating holds your attention. This story is quite different from my experience with the grays as we call them.
This is a great effort to bring understanding and awareness that we not be afraid of Extraterrestrials.
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
This is a story of an early ufo contact and how it affected a man and his community.The story was well written.A very good short story read by John N Gully,who did a fine job reading in a professional 'x files' manner.I was gifted a copy for a fair review.
It is an interesting fact or fiction about creatures that are alien here on this planet earth. The narrator was very good
One of the earliest of the documented contactee accounts. I am as sure of the fact that this book will provide insight to the avid seeker as I am sure of the true existence of Indred Cold & the Planet Lanulos. ;)
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