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I'm a 64-year-old retired lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General with an unusual story to tell. Every word of it is true. It happened in a state park known as Devil's Den. For fear of losing my job and damaging my reputation in the legal community, I never spoke about the incident. If it hadn't happened to me, I'd be skeptical too. 

In 1977, I was an active duty NCO in the USAF. A friend and I planned a two-night camping trip to explore the wilderness. Hoping to photograph eagles we sought a remote area on high ground. We drove deep into the forest until we came to a high plateau. It was the perfect location. We had forest to our back and a large open meadow in front of us. The view was amazing. We made camp and settled in for an evening around the campfire. 

Late in the evening I noticed the forest sounds of crickets and tree frogs we'd heard just an hour earlier had all stopped. The silence unnerved me but my friend Toby assured me our laughter and chatter had quieted them and they'd soon return. I still felt unsettled. Looking to the west Toby asked, Where those lights there before? I turned to look. There on the horizon sat a perfect triangle of three very bright stars. We studied them for a few minutes and were speculating what they might be...when they suddenly moved. They rotated once as if on an axis and began a slow ascent into the night sky. 

The three points of light remained equidistant to one another, gaining altitude and speed. The lights on each point of the triangle grew brighter too, as the triangle expanded. The area inside the triangle was solid black, much darker than the surrounding night sky. As it moved past stars they would blink out for a moment and then blink back on once it had passed. I recall the uneasiness I felt a half-hour earlier was gone. I asked my friend, Hey, Tobe...are you afraid? He didn't reply. This triangle was soon over our heads. I recall thinking that Toby had been wrong; the night sounds never returned....

©2018 terry j. lovelace (P)2018 terry j. lovelace

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great retelling

I couldn't put it down. I have never been more grateful for headphones. The fact that Terry read it himself made it that much more impactful. A must read.

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Captivating

Captivating and Intriguing. Concerning and yet Thought Provoking at the same time.
How can this be?

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good

very good I wish he would have asked the big question ,, is there life after dearh

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Wow...

Amazingly well written. I listened to this in the car with my kids and even they were hooked by the story. I read much on the UFO topic and this was really a special read. Unique in many unexpected ways. One of my all time favorites.

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Great read !

Great read! It was Better than I expected since it is not the usual genre I enjoy.

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  • Reggie
  • BRATTLEBORO, VT, United States
  • 08-31-18

The Scariest 3 Words in Audiobooks: Read by Author

I don't believe that extraterrestrials are visiting Earth and interacting with its inhabitants, but want to. I want someone to make that compelling case that addresses all the other possible sources of the phenomena they witness, rendering them debunked, leaving only one option: spacemen.

Starting off your narrative with nighttime visitations, by alien monkeymen, to the bedroom of an 8-year-old who experiences chronic nightmares, does not the foundation of a credible case make. I understand Lovelace wanting to tell this chronological story linearly, but this 8-year-old kid, no matter that Lovelace continues to believe his experiences to be rooted in objective reality into adulthood, is not credible.

That said, I could have stuck through this book, and even enjoyed it, with different narrator and/or a higher quality production.

When audiobooks are recorded, all kinds of extraneous mouth noises, room sounds and breath intakes are edited out. Those sounds can be distracting and drive listeners crazy, especially when listening to said recordings with earphone. These sounds are left fully intact, in Lovelace's reading. Again, as a single annoying element, the production value would would not be a deal-breaker, but combined with a story that screams out obvious alternate explanations and Lovelace's performance of dialogue supposedly said by his younger self, is all too much. I respect that Lovelace is writing a book for a broad audience, the inclusion of re-created dialogue within a book of non-fiction is always a little dicey, but especially in a context where the author is attempting to convince the reader of someone unbelievable. I think that was a poor choice. It reads like fiction. All the implicit queues in the format are telling us readers, this IS fiction.

Lovelace is not a performer. His voice is high pitched and gravelly. His replication of this dubious dialogue is pretty painful.

This book might work just fine for reading, and it might work fine with another reader, but this production represents a confluence of elements that do NOT work. I think that part of my (probably obvious) irritation is that I think it COULD work well as an audiobook, but audiobooks are an art form like anything else. There are really talented people who could turn this audiobook into something fun and exciting.

That's unlikely to happen.

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I just really wonder........!

Strange tale that I almost put down at the beginning. It is v-e-r-y s-l-o-w at the first, but eventually gains enough speed to be credible. The author is quite credible, and there are many, many stories told by large numbers of reputable people who essentially tell the same story.
I guess, as in all situations of this sort, eventually the real story will surface.... Please, let me be around to hear the story when it/they come to light!! I am supremely curious!!
My considered suggestion to readers/listeners of this book: bear with the first few chapters: it eventually gains speed and gets interesting, whichever side of the tale is yours.

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Give this book a chance...you'll be glad you did.

This is one of the most well-written, interesting, and compelling alien abduction accounts I have ever encountered. Hearing it from the author’s own lips made it even more engaging. I highly recommend this book to anyone with interest in the subject. Whether you become convinced of Lovelace’s interpretation of the narrative in the end or not, this is information that people need to hear and ponder.

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  • LJLC
  • 06-29-18

Very "readable"

I just kept listening.... You may believe it, you may not, but this story is still intriguing and captivating.
It's one of those books I felt disappointed to complete. The narrator/author is excellent at conveying a story which creates an immersive experience.

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  • Bruce R. Fenton
  • 10-03-18

Very compelling account

Heartfelt and gripping witness account of ET phenomenon and military complicity. A must read book.