UFOs. Aliens. Strange crop circles. Giant figures scratched in the desert surface along the coast of Peru. The amazing alignment of the pyramids. Strange lines of clouds in the sky. The paranormal is alive and well in the American cultural landscape. In UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens, Donald R. Prothero and Tim Callahan explore why such demonstrably false beliefs thrive despite decades of education and scientific debunking. Employing the ground rules of science and the standards of scientific evidence, Prothero and Callahan discuss a wide range of topics including the reliability of eyewitness testimony, psychological research into why people want to believe in aliens and UFOs, and the role conspiratorial thinking plays in UFO culture. They examine a variety of UFO sightings and describe the standards of evidence used to determine whether UFOs are actual alien spacecraft. Finally, they consider our views of aliens and the strong cultural signals that provide the shapes and behaviors of these beings. While their approach is firmly based in science, Prothero and Callahan also share their personal experiences of Area 51, Roswell, and other legendary sites, creating a narrative that is sure to engross both skeptics and believers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143964/bk_acx0_143964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An amazing collection of interviews with highly credible investigators and witnesses of UFO encounters. George Adamski: George Adamski (April 17, 1891- April 23, 1965) was a Polish-born American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed ships from other planets, met with friendly ´´Space Brothers´´, and to have taken flights with them. The first of the so-called contactees of the 1950s, he styled himself to be a ´´philosopher, teacher, student, and saucer researcher´´. Daniel Fry: An American contactee who claimed he had multiple contacts with an alien and took a ride in a remotely piloted alien spacecraft on July 4, 1949. George Van Tassle: A contactee, ufologist, and paranormal research leader who, in 1958, commenced building - but never completed - the Integratron, in the desert town of Landers, California. It was supposedly a domed time/energy machine built partially upon the theories of Nikola Tesla. Orfeo Angelucci: One of the most unusual of the mid-1950s contactees who claimed to be in contact with extraterrestrials. Dan Martin: A 1955 Texas contactee who, according to Long John Nebel, a radio talk-show host of the day who knew and interviewed most of them, ´´was at the other end of the spectrum from Orfeo Angelucci.´´ Frank Edwards: After World War II, the Mutual Broadcasting System hired Edwards to host a nationwide news and opinion program sponsored by the American Federation of Labor. Edwards´ program was a success, and became nationally popular. An American writer and broadcaster, and one of the pioneers of radio, late in his life, he became well known for a series of books about UFOs. Donald Keyhoe: Well known as an engaged, knowledgeable UFO researcher, arguing that the U.S. government should conduct appropriate research in UFO matters and should release all their UFO files. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Adamski, Daniel Fry, George Van Tassle, Orfeo Angelucci, Dan Martin, Frank Edwards, Donald Keyhoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/real/000231/bk_real_000231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold. How tragic that such seismic news should be kept from the people of the world... pieces of history, now quickly dwindling into oblivion as the last of the secret-keepers passes on. In spite of its rich history of military service to our nation, Wright-Patterson also stands as the secret tomb of one of the greatest occurrences in recorded history. But be prepared... the real Area 51 - Wright-Patterson´s vault - is about to be opened. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003210/bk_tant_003210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gripping true adventure stories - from the Mojave to the Antarctic - reveal one woman´s wild affair with the earth.For Lucy Jane Bledsoe, wilderness had always been a source of peace. But during one disastrous solo trip in the wintry High Sierra she came face to face with a crisis: the wilderness no longer felt like home. The Ice Cave recounts Bledsoe´s wilderness journeys as she recovers her connection with the wild and discovers the meanings of fear and grace.These are Bledsoe´s gripping tales of fending off wolves in Alaska, encountering UFOs in the Colorado Desert, and searching for mountain lions in Berkeley. Her memorable story ´´The Breath of Seals´´ takes readers to Antarctica, the wildest continent on earth, where she camped out with geologists, biologists, and astrophysicists.These fresh and deeply personal narratives remind us what it means to be simply one member of one species, trying to find food and shelter - and moments of grace - on our planet. The book is published by University of Wisconsin Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000022/bk_redw_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the critically acclaimed author of Crooked River comes this fascinating novel about a young woman searching for answers about events that transpired 10 years before, when her brother disappeared without a trace - an utterly mesmerizing psychological thriller. Lucy Durant was only 14 years old when she lost her older brother. First to his paranoid delusions as he became increasingly obsessed with UFOs and government conspiracies. Then, permanently, when he walked into the desert outside Bishop, California, and never returned. Now, on the 10th anniversary of Nolan´s mysterious disappearance, Lucy is still struggling with guilt and confusion - her memories from that period are blurry and obscured by time, distance, and alcohol. Now an adult, she´s stuck in a holding pattern, hiding out at her father´s house, avoiding people, and doing whatever she can to keep herself from thinking about Nolan. But when a series of unsettling events leads Lucy back to Bishop, she is forced to reconcile with her estranged mother and come to terms with the tangled memories of her past to discover what really happened to her brother all those years ago. Told in Lucy and Nolan´s alternating voices, Everything We Lost is a psychological mystery exploring family, beliefs, obsessions, the nature of memory, and fear of the unknown - a haunting, compelling story that will resonate with listeners long after the last sentence is heard. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorjeana Marie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006200/bk_harp_006200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Annie Wilder´s uniquely entertaining book, there are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road. It may have happened to you; it’s happened to almost everyone who’s ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow... what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost. These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These first-hand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events. Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas; and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder. With so many different stories, the Trucker Ghost Stories collection moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost-story listener—and anyone who’s ever wondered. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert, Peter Ganim. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001477/bk_aren_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nick Redfern is the Brit with a knack for ferreting out all the dope on outrageous subjects. (Jim Marrs, best-selling author of Alien Agenda) Area 51, Hangar 18, the Montauk facility, the Dulce Base, the undersea world of Sanya, HAARP in Alaska, Pine Gap, Fort Detrick, Rudloe Manor, and the Zhitkur underground realm - these are just a few of the select, highly classified installations about which the governments of the United States, Australia, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and others prefer that we, the general public, remain steadfastly ignorant. And these same governments have excellent reasons for wanting to keep us in the dark. It is at these secret facilities that for decades, clandestine research has reportedly been undertaken into crashed UFOs, deceased alien entities, bizarre creatures and unknown animals, lethal viruses, biological warfare, mind-control experimentation, and much, much more. Whether situated deep under the ocean, far below the ground, or within the heart of remote, fortified desert locales, these and many other super-secret places are guarded with a near paranoid zeal by those in power who wish to keep their secrets buried and locked far away from prying eyes. And they have succeeded. Until now... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Hanin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008204/bk_acx0_008204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.