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Two of our country's most eminent scientists, both of whom have studied the UFO phenomenon for decades, have collaborated on this report of what serious scientists now believe about it. They show that an increasing number of scientists are taking the UFO subject seriously.  

From the outset, Hynek and Vallee make their position clear: UFOs represent an unknown but real phenomenon. The far-reaching implications take us to the very edge of what we consider the known and real in our physical environment. Perhaps, say the authors, UFOs signal the existence of a domain of nature as yet totally unexplored.  

In this mind-stretching audiobook, the authors sample UFO reports - including those allegedly involving humanoids - and describe the patterns that have been perceived in the behavior of the phenomenon.  

They also establish a framework for the further study of the UFO phenomenon. Where might such study lead? What can be studied, and how? What is the real nature of the UFO phenomenon? Does it originate with the actions of other intelligences in the universe? Does the UFO phenomenon have a purely physical explanation, or is there a vaster, hidden realm that holds the solution?  

J. Allen Hynek is professor of astronomy at Northwestern University. For years, he was astronomical consultant to the US Air Force. Over the years, as Dr. Hynek focused on the UFO reports that appeared unsolvable, he began to believe there is something most unusual going on.  

Jacques Vallee is the author of several classic UFO books. After obtaining his doctorate in computer sciences from Northwestern University, he joined the computer laboratory at Stanford University.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-25-18

overall, a mixed bag.

Narration: The narrator has a nice enough voice but at times seems randomly robotic. His speech patterns can be very strange with exaggeration on seemingly random words. Very listenable despite this. The format of the book also makes it slightly strange to listen to as an audiobook.

Content: You definitely have to take this with the context of the times. Hynek addresses the possibility that if UFO research is stagnant in the next 25 years then this presents a problem for the scientists. Over 25 years later and no significant leaps have been made and interest in UFO's from the scientific community is at an all time low. At times the authors present testimony from a single eyewitness as seemingly undeniable proof that UFO research is unfairly lambasted by the scientific community. There is also a very strange offshoot that discusses Native american rituals and folklore creatures. However, you cannot deny that the two accomplished authors have real scientific integrity. They have interesting criticisms towards project bluebook and a variety of other institutions. There are also a few interesting case studies discussed throughout.

Overall, a mixed bag. Worth a listen if you fully believe in aliens, are generally interested in UFO's , or are highly skeptical but interested in hearing two intelligent people discuss the case for the study of UFO's. This is not worth a listen if you are only convinced by full proof physical evidence and/or have no interest in the authors. In that case, this book will drag on and the format will bore you.