Book Review: The Music of Time

Music of Time

Title: The Music of Time
Author: Preston Nichols, Peter Moon


Rock and Roll is timeless

This is really two books, not one. I enjoyed the first one about Preston Nichols entering into the music business. He talked about his electronics background and the musical groups he interacted with. The second is about a UFO investigator John Ford and a possible assassination by toothpaste. I think that the first part of the book should have been the beginning of the Montauk Project; Experiments in Time. Knowing more about Preston Nichols in the acoustic field would’ve been beneficial. Years later we see our government with acoustic and microwave weapons.The second part is a truly unique story of a UFO investigator and political intrigue surrounding Montauk. This I think should have been a totally separate book. Both parts of the book are interesting but for different reasons.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: UFOs Exopolitics and the New World Disorder

ufos exopolitics

Title: UFOs Exopolitics and the New World Disorder
Author: Ed Komarek


Politics breed strange bedfellows.

This book is useful if you believe that multiple species of aliens have and are interacting with us now. I wasn’t sure what the title of the book meant. The author defines Exopolitics as the politics of universe. He states Exopolitics is about extraterrestrial races and civilizations, and how these infinite spacefaring cultures interact among themselves and with us. Again the difficulty is that knowledge of this type would be highly guarded by any country. This leaves us with only bits and pieces of information that makes its way to the public. The scientific progress that we’ve been allowed to see, such as mouse growing a human ear, an atom being teleported, new super materials, were all considered science fiction in the past. Maybe we were smart enough to do it on our own or maybe we had help.  If you believe the latter, you’ll enjoy this book.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: Phantoms & Monsters: Strange Encounters

Phantoms and Monsters

Title: Phantoms & Monsters: Strange Encounters
Author: Lon Strickler


If you seen things that are so strange that you won’t talk about them, then read the book

I like this book because it covered diverse encounters. My scientist friends will tell you it’s all due to miss identification’s, poor lighting ,a vivid imagination and psychological needs. I I don’t think that that’s always the case. I’ve known some good old boys, who if they like you and think they can trust you, sometimes tell you of encounters. Many of them have been raised in the woods and know normal wildlife. Trail cameras now produce some unusual pictures,There is another thing I’ve seen is that if you have a strange encounter and can accept it; more will happen after. Most of the time they are even stranger. Lon Strickler covers phantoms and apparitions, humanoids and other beings, unexplained phenomena and events, aliens and UFOs and monsters and cryptids .The book is based on correspondence sent to him. Read it if strange has become a relative term in your vocabulary.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters

Mammoth Encyclopedia

Title: The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters
Author: Ronald Story


Guide to the stars or rather star people

This book is sort of like a cliff notes book on aliens/encounters. If you had an encounter with a horned alien, you’d probably like to know if others had seen one. The book tries to give thumbnail synopsis of books, articles and people involved in this diverse field.The real beneficial part is that Ronald Story includes titles and publishers of pertinent works along with addresses/websites to contact the authors. It’s a very helpful book pointing you in the direction of other works, specific works to help you try to answer questions about encounters.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Black Sun: Montauk’s Nazi-Tibetan Connection

Black Sun

Title: The Black Sun: Montauk’s Nazi-Tibetan Connection 
Author: Peter Moon


A hit with the book, or miss with the title

I enjoyed this book, but I could not give it a better rating. Let me explain. I spent over 25 years in Family Court, dealing with some people who were crazy or at least the state of New York thought some of them to be committable. I never found them to have a huge followings of people like Hitler had. I figured one had to study history,try to understand it,so that it would not necessarily repeat itself . The problem with the book, although interesting, doesn’t spend enough time trying to give more details or explain that as “Russians were making their way through Berlin. In the cellar of a building, they found six Tibetans lying dead in a ritual circle. In the center was a Tibetan monk wearing green gloves.

Seven days later, over one thousand Asiatic bodies were found dead. They were Tibetans who had fought alongside the Germans and wore uniforms of the same. There were no papers or means of identification on the bodies.” This is what I thought the book would’ve been mostly about; but it is not.It takes over 60% of the book to get to this point and really only deals with it for a chapter or two. The book is interesting, it brings out some historical questions that are overlooked such as the Nazi connection in the United States and wartime landings in Long Island. If the book was titled differently, I would’ve been able to give it more stars. It is a good for people interested in history, but don’t expect to be satisfied with the connection to Tibet.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization

Forbiden history

Title: Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization
Editor: J. Douglas Kenyon


Whoever wins the war, writes its history, not necessarily the truth.

The beginning of this book starts a little slow, but the second two thirds makes up for it. The reason is that the book is a collection of authors who challenge previously accepted theories on history When I was a child, I had a hard time believing the precision, and short time span that accepted Egyptian history gave the building of the three main pyramids. This book covers potential flaws in accepted ancient history. The Baghdad battery, a 2000 year old clay jar sealed with enclosed copper cylinder capped at the bottom by a disk concealed asphalt, suggests the Egyptian use of electricity. They would have to understand how electricity works or been shown by advanced intelligences. We have Benjamin Franklin flying a kite with a key attached to it. This book will help you see that accepted history may have led us down the wrong path.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars