Operation Trojan Horse

The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs
Narrated by: Michael Hacker
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Our skies are filled with Trojan horses....

“The real UFO story must encompass all of the many manifestations being observed. It is a story of ghosts and phantoms and strange mental aberrations; of an invisible world that surrounds us and occasionally engulfs us; of prophets and prophecies, and gods and demons. It is a world of illusion and hallucination where the unreal seems very real, and where reality itself is distorted by strange forces which can seemingly manipulate space, time, and physical matter - forces that are almost entirely beyond our powers of comprehension.”

When this work was first published in 1970, it shredded the then-trendy nuts-and-bolts extraterrestrial hypothesis for UFOs in favor of one that linked UFOs to a variety of paranormal and supernatural phenomena that have taken place throughout history. Keel was one of the first to note that the UFO phenomenon appears in different disguises - and that one could not begin to decipher this great mystery without first taking into account its many and varied deliberate deceptions. Other than a few corrections, this Anomalist Books edition essentially follows the original 1970 edition of UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse.

About the author: John A. Keel (March 25, 1930-July 3, 2009) was an American journalist and influential ufologist best known as the author of The Mothman Prophecies. In the 1950s, he spent time in Egypt, India, and the Himalayas investigating snake-charming cults, the Indian rope trick, and the legendary yeti, an adventure that culminated in the publication of his first book, Jadoo. In the mid-1960s, he took up investigating UFOs and assorted forteana and published his first knockout UFO book, UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse.

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It's a stretch

Before you purchase this book please take note it was written 40 years ago. Alot has happened since then. Many documents have been declassified. He states that the only proof he would accept of extraterrestrial existence is if a craft crashed and bodies were found. Again, he labored under the limitations of evidence not yet known 40 years ago. And he dismisses Roswell as "hearsay". His ultraterrestrial/demons and ultradimensional theories are interesting and may even be consistent with the existence of extraterrestrials as well. However, he dismisses the latter in favor of the former. In the end, even Keel states we may never solve this puzzle. So, for me, in the end, the exhaustive details of his honorable work left me a little cold. The narration was generally good, but at times were almost mocking when quoting the "visitors" and visitees. It went over the line. I would read more contemporaneous books containing more recent information and based on documents declassified less than 40 years ago.

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This narrator is horrible.

The voices and accents are not only bad, they border on offensive. But the content is fantastic. With folks still clinging to the ETH and hollering about "ancient aliens" Keel's perspective and scholarship are still as refreshing today as they were 40 years ago. A classic and a must read.

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Keel was ahead of his time

it is surprising to compare Keel's work and conclusions with the current direction of thought into Bigfoot and UFOs. Keel was ahead of his time. Good book.

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A must read for anyone who enjoys the mysteries of the world !!!

A classic must read for any UFO buff or novice ... Very interesting study !!! Will read it again I’m sure ...

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Just not compelling

I read a lot. I’ve read a ton in the genre. I’ve never reviewed a book before — but I felt I had to let people know this book just couldn’t hold my attention. performance doesn’t suit content and nothing in this book feels relevant

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Horrible Narration

do not recommend it at all. waste if my time. Silly and ridiculous sounding voice by narrator when he "reads" or quotes someone or an event.

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Keel's definitive answers to the UFO mystery.

if only Keel were alive today! he has been right all along. Godspeed Mr. Keel.

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Dreadful.

This audio is painful to listen to. The narrator’s bizarre vocal choices were both boring and annoying. I was so disappointed in the content of this book as well. The writing was corny—nothing ground-breaking here. I skipped through several chapters as I could no longer bear hearing the narrator’s superficial and never-ending recitations of reported events over the past 100 years. I was more interested Keel’s theories, but unfortunately they were not the bulk of this book. Save your money.

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Very interesting. Eye opener.

Entertaining, full of case examples. The most interesting parts are the statistics and the author's hipothesis of what's actually happening. If you are a UFO fan but only know what mainstream media and TV documentaries show, this book will open your eyes to a whole new level of information about the phenomenon. You'll be thinking about UFOs and the paranormal in new and unexpected ways.

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  • Paul (the other one)
  • 01-01-19

The Best UFO Book Ever!

I first read this book in the late 1970s when I was a UFO obsessed kid and barely into my secondary school, and it completely transformed the way I thought of the whole UFO phenomena. Now it may be easy to say "well you were just a kid" and that's fair enough -- but I am above average intelligence and was very well read on the subject at a very young age -- the learning I gained from this book remained with me and has influenced my perspective ever since. As as disclaimer I need to add that I have only been listening to this for a few chapters but I am convinced this will be an excellent reminder of how my opinions were shaped and changed and my viewpoint was expanded. It will be interesting to find out how much this book has aged with all the new sightings and knowledge we have today. I'm not completely convinced by the narrator, and maybe his voice will grow on me - if so I will change the review to say so. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and the same would apply for many other books by the late John A. Keel.

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  • 08-06-20

Classic and still relevant

Keel was a pioneer in the field looking at things objectively and with a holistic approach, along with Jacques Vallee. I agree mostly with his view that the phenomenon has changed shape through the ages and the the different forms and manifestations are connected. The secrecy and hiding of the agenda is primarily the work of the ”visitors” themselves.