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All About UFOs

This week’s #FridayReads take a closer look at unidentified flying objects (UFOs).  If you want to learn more, be sure to check out the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference’s UFO Day here at the Shorewood Village Center from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth Shostak

Did you know that half of Americans believe in extraterrestrial life?  In fact, many people are convinced that aliens have already visited Earth.  For centuries, humans have been captivated by life forms from beyond, and in Confessions of an Alien Hunter astronomer Seth Shostak takes a scientific approach to alien hunting.  Shostak takes readers inside the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute where powerful antennas and computers scan the universe for life.  He also debunks popular myths like crash landings, crop circles, and implants through interviews with both believers and non-believers.   With a clear and logical writing style, Shostak offers insightful perspectives on our search for ET that is approachable for most readers.

Invasion by Luke Rhinehart

One day, out of the blue, furry little aliens appear on Earth, and Louie, one of the extraterrestrials, follows Billy Morton home after a long day of fishing.  Because the aliens are just super intelligent and not malicious, Billy’s family grows to love Louie... until trouble starts.  Louise uses the Morton’s computer to hack government databases and corporate banks to steal millions of dollars to give to the poor, and now the Mortons are on the hook for it.  The Mortons experience fame, fortune, death, resurrection, and an official listing on the F.B.I.’s Most Wanted List, while the aliens are labeled as terrorists.  You can expect social commentary on political, economic, and military systems full of satirical humor in this smart read.

UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities by John B, Alexander

What does the government know about UFOs?  Has the U.S. reverse-engineered a UFO? And, why don’t presidents get access to UFO information?  Government insider Colonel John B. Alexander answers these questions and more in UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities.  Colonel Alexander was an active member in an interagency UFO group that included members from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, CIA, NSA, and DIA,  By opening up debates and exploring conspiracies, Colonel Alexander forces readers to reexamine their own beliefs.  UFOs are and always have been a controversial topic, but Colonel Alexander presents the hard facts in this complete account of his findings.   



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