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UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record | [Leslie Kean]

UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, investigative reporter Leslie Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist.
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Publisher's Summary

An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.

In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, sending F-16s to attempt a closer look. Hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports about the incident, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed.

Here at home, a retired chief of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a 30-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar.

Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time.

They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last 10 years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data files, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist.

©2010 Leslie Kean (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“This book is bound to set the gold standard for UFO research.” (Michio Kaku, Ph.D., host of Sci Fi Science on the Science Channel and author of Physics of the Impossible)

“I was astonished by the care and precision of Leslie Kean’s research in this terrific book…. her craftsmanship in organization and writing are superb.” (Rudy Schild, Ph.D., Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

“Kean presents the most accurate, most credible reports on UFOs you will ever find.” (Miles O’Brien, PBS Newshour science correspondent)

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    Niels J. Rasmussen 08-19-14 Member Since 2015

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    "One of the Best Books on UFOs That Is Out There"
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    This book is SO well researched and executed that it is hard to believe it was the undertaking of a single person. As far as books on the subject of UFOs go, I rank it up there with books such as J. Allen Hynek's "The UFO Experience" as well as "UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry".

    Much of the book is testimonials from extremely reputable people and high ranking officials regarding the secrets the government is hiding. If these facts are indeed true, this is one of the most important pieces of research to humanity EVER compiled.

    This book is truly a mind-blowing experience.

    9.3 / 10.0

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Hayek Casper, WY, USA 09-04-12
    Joseph Hayek Casper, WY, USA 09-04-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Most Reasonable Book on UFO's"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    There is sooo much garbage out there on the topic of UFO's, written by nutty ufologists or by arrogant debunkers. It was nice to get a book that looked at the subject from a logical, reasonable perspective. Credible witnesses presented with thoughtful analysis by the author, and no nutty claims one way or the other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record?

    I really enjoyed the account of the Iranian Air Force pilot who played cat and mouse with a UFO back in the 70's (Iran was a close friend of the US back then). And I especially enjoyed the thoughtful analysis of our government's position on UFO's by two respected university political science professors.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep your mind open. Listen, like a juror would listen to testimony. You make the call. This is a book for peoplke who like to think through things, not make knee-jerk reactions based upon a mind that is already made up.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Norfolk, VA, United States 11-19-11
    Paul Norfolk, VA, United States 11-19-11
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    "I took a chance but enjoyed the ride"

    Full disclosure: This is not usually my genre. However, the information presented in this book, if true, presented a plausible and rational approach to a bizare phenomenom. The information is presented in a clear and compelling manner that doesn't come off as dogmatic or assumptive. "Belief" is not a word I would associate with this book. Rather, the author presents a compelling case for further investigation (without any predetermined bias) of a popular (more so than I previously imagined) occurance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AllanT 03-14-15
    AllanT 03-14-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A must listen esp if you know the current facts"

    This book is a very thoughtful well researched consideration of the current position of UFO anomalies which just aren't going away

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dan White Post, VA, United States 07-30-12
    Dan White Post, VA, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Captivating!"
    What did you love best about UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record?

    The most credible account of UFOs that I have ever read...


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more books like this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Louisville, KY, United States 06-28-11
    Diane Louisville, KY, United States 06-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Skeptics need to read this one"

    Leslie Kean takes an investigative journalist's approach to the UFO phenomenon as it has presented itself over the past 50-60 years. You will NOT find accounts of alien abduction, mind control or anal probes here. Rather, Kean focuses exclusively on documented accounts and supporting evidence from the most reliable sources--as the title states, "generals, pilots and government officials," all identified by name, title and experience. She rejects the automatic conflation of the UFO phenomenon with extraterrestrials, but does not rule out the possibility as a potential explanation for the fact of the existence of UFOs--remember, all the acronym means is that such objects are unidentified.

    She presents a cogent case for the focused, open investigation of such entities in the U.S. (as apparently is the case in countries such as France and Brazil) in order to investigate what should be investigated and to cull out the more outlandish tales. By allowing the latter to discredit the former only leads to citizens being suspicious of their government and encourages the burgeoning fantasies that that surround the topic today.

    My only criticism is that the book has a rather redundant format--first, Kean tells you what the primary source will say and then presents the source's statement, a format which may work better in print. Nevertheless, it's quite an informative listen--especially for those of us who are generally skeptical but still are reluctant to the dismiss ALL UFO reports as resulting from mistake, mass hysteria, fraud or delusional behavior

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Sedalia, MO, United States 11-05-10
    Chris Sedalia, MO, United States 11-05-10
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    "Good content, didn't care for narration"

    I disagree with the first reviewer, but it may be based on that reviewer's ongoing level of interest. I am interested in the subject from all the way back in my pre-teen years, but don't read every bit of new literature. So for me the book was very informative and well written.

    On the negative side, I had to work to keep my attention on the audiobook. I found myself being put to sleep by the narration. That aside, I'd still recommend.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mariana Kramer Decatur, GA USA 06-30-15
    Mariana Kramer Decatur, GA USA 06-30-15 Member Since 2014

    Mariana

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    If you could sum up UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record?

    Finding out that John Podesta, President Jimmy Carter and a few other famous persons saw and/or are interested in revealing information to the American public about UFOs.


    What does Heather Henderson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I kept imagining her as being the author herself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Revealing the truth about UFOs to the American Public.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted this book to go on and on. I hate it when a really good book ends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA United States 04-22-15
    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA United States 04-22-15 Member Since 2015

    Thank you, Menocu®

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    "Intriguing."

    Compelling assembly of testimonials and evidence from authorities and respected sources. A bit too invested in the extraterrestrial hypothesis for me, but honestly so, at least.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil San Francisco, CA, United States 11-18-14
    Neil San Francisco, CA, United States 11-18-14
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    "This Book Looks at Facts from Reputable Witnesses"

    The author interviewed pilots both commercial and military, as well as, police, and government officials. These witnesses to UFO's were from all over the world from Brazil, Peru, US. UK, Spain, Iran, Belgium and point in between. She goes onto show that many witnesses get smirks, or are demeaned for reporting what they say or saw. Especially pilots who lose their jobs if they indicate they saw a UFO. Her point is if so many reputable witnesses claim to have seen UFO's with evidence then why is it not a security threat? It is most likely the most severe threat to the world if these aliens have threatening intentions. Why not really take a global look at this? Many pilots have shot at UFO crafts in the past, yet governments and the media keep it under wraps. If you have interest in this mystery, I recommend this read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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