Category Archives: Book Reviews: Conspiracy Books

Book Review: Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs & Extraterrestrial Alliances

Insiders Reveal

Title: Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs & Extraterrestrial Alliances
Author: Michael Salla
ASIN: B015B6XAUY

Review:

Rumors of serious problems with encounters with a superior military force flourished.

This is a unique book. Years ago I would not have  thought about reading a book on this subject. Multiple space programs being kept hidden from us would seem to be too far out there.The problem is events that have happened in the past, now make this more plausible. Adm. Byrd led a military expedition to Antarctica right after the war. It ended early, rumors of serious problems with encounters with a superior military force flourished. Nothing seemed to occur regarding this skirmish afterwards. The other shoe never fell. We have Reagan, our president, spending vast amounts on Star Wars projects. What developed from large amounts of funding we never saw. Having our president conjectured the possibility of alien conflicts, also had me wondering. More recently British hacker Gary McKinnon talks of “non-terrestrial officers”from Pentagon and NASA files that he hacked. We also have tremendous advances in science that make the concept of almost anything possible. There’s always been a close tie between scientific advancement and funding by the military. Advancements are closely guarded by the military, and when they are brought to light, it means they have been surpassed. Parts of the book are tough to swallow, but a substantial amount of it answers questions that have perplexed me
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Music of Time

Music of Time

Title: The Music of Time
Author: Preston Nichols, Peter Moon
ASIN: B006G3Y5TM

Review:

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: Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal

Founding Fathers

Title: Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, and the Decoding of the Great Seal
Author: Ph.D. Hieronimus Robert
ASIN: B004KSQMDC

Review:

I don’t know the secret handshake

Parts of this book were very interesting, too bad it wasn’t the main emphasis of the book. Let me explain, the beginning of the book deals with the founding fathers being influenced by Indian tribes.The Iroquois alliance influence on Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers was exceptionally thought provoking. We forget, or at least I do, the strong influences of the Indians treaties, and other interactions with them to help create America as we know it. The author shows a similarity between some of the Indian ceremonies and Freemasonry.If the book was expanded, giving more details on the Native American influence, and re-titled, it would be exceptionally good. When you look at our currency, even today, there is no doubt some Masonic/secret society type influence. The book explores Masonic ties of the founding fathers. The problem with the book, is the subject matter. Secret societies, which were very popular with our founding fathers, are by their nature closed lipped. The book gives an overview of the founding fathers, secret societies, and symbolism intertwined in the founding of our young country. Like I said, I believe the subject matter made this book fall short of the mark by not going into enough depth.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

The Mamoth Book of Coverups

Title: The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups
Author: Jon E. Lewis
ISBN: 1845296087

Review:

Coverups can be true, it can happen to you, if you young at heart

I like this book as a starting point. I think everyone should read more. You should read books for and against a subject, books in the middle, and books on the periphery that mention the subject.. The author takes about 100 subjects discusses them and then gives them an alert level rating. He also gives you other books to read on the subject. Probably what I didn’t like necessarily was his conclusions that led to his alert level rating. However, he brings out points that I didn’t know. For instance former president George HW Bush was meeting with Shafi bin Laden, Osama’s brother at the Ritz-Carlton hotel on the morning of 9/11.Tidbits, like that, I find interesting and useful to further pursue. Like I said, it’s a good starting point for the reader.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?

Our Occult History

Title: Our Occulted History: Do the Global Elite Conceal Ancient Aliens?
Author: Jim Marrs
ISBN: 0062222929

Review:

History it’s definitely written by the winners, let’s hope truth doesn’t die with the losers.

Overall I think Our Occulted History is truly an interesting read, but I don’t know if Occulted is the best word to describe what Jim Marrs discusses. Part I discuss problems with the origin of the solar system, human development, strange artifacts and sacred sites. Part II is about ancient civilizations. Part III is about the Middle Ages. Part IV reflects on the Modern Era. The author covers topics ranging from the possibility of the planet Nibiru existing, to the suppression of history , to strange artifacts, to white gold with levitating properties, to the government supporting the use of fluoride. 50 to 75% of the subjects he mentions I found of interest.I would hope that he would write more books expanding on them. Definitely a good read.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     5-Stars

Book Review: ABOVE BLACK – Project Preserve Destiny – An Insider’s Account of Alien Contact and Government Coverup

above black

Title: ABOVE BLACK – Project Preserve Destiny – An Insider’s Account of Alien Contact and Government Coverup
Author: Dan Sherman
ASIN: B003L77MUU

Review:

Was this a true government project or not?

This book is not for everyone, you have to be a dyed in the wool alien/government conspirator to read it.The author was an intuitive communicator in the United States Air Force ,also working for the National Security Agency. He finds out that he was part of a genetic manipulation program, project Preserve Destiny. Its purpose was to create humans with the ability to communicate with aliens. The book describes what his job was like and some of the conclusions that he gained from his work.It’s up to the reader to decide if the story is legit or a fantasy of the highest order
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: For The Moon Is Hollow And Aliens Rule The Sky

For the Moon is Hollow

Title: For The Moon Is Hollow And Aliens Rule The Sky
Author:Rob Shelsky
ASIN: B00JDWFEYI

Review:

You won’t be Moonstruck by the title, but you may be Moonstruck by the content of the book

I think the cover of the book is kind of ugly and the title a bit misleading. However, I do believe this is a well-crafted book. Until about five years ago, I never really thought much about the moon. It was when an asteroid came relatively close to us, that I started to examine the question of how the moon got there. The more you read information that NASA had released ,such as the moon being a different aged in the earth and it ringing when rocket boosters struck, the more questions you have. The book does a good job in highlighting problems with the moon. I agree with the author when he says that the Clementine satellite, launched in 1994, purportedly took 1.8 million photos of the far side of the moon and yet only 170,000 were released. Even if the figure was wrong and only 10,000 were classified and never released. You have to ask why? Why should any pictures of the moon be classified? It’s not like Isis will use them against us.. The logical conclusion is maybe the aliens really do rule the sky.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases and the Battle for Planet Earth

Dulce Wars

Title: The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases and the Battle for Planet Earth
Author: Branton
ASIN: B004MPRDIQ

Review:

Pray it’s not so

Yes, I like the book. Yes, it is way out there.The first chapters discuss people that are tied to past historic events. It is a good starting point for further research on many of these topics. The heart of the book deals with aliens and our government’s involvement. I have had over 30 years in law enforcement and the courts. I’ve known people on the fringe, spook types. 40 years ago I was told some of the same stories that are mentioned in the book. I was told that EBEs was the correct term, not ET’s. It was another 10 years before I found any writings that mention the term EBE’s. It is because of that and other confirming information that I liked the book. No, you can’t just accept it all, some of it may be disinformation. You can hope that your government is looking out for you, but their past track record isn’t the best.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Truth Behind the Moon Landings, Censored Photos , and The Face on Mars

Nasa Conspiracies
Title: The Truth Behind the Moon Landings, Censored Photos , and The Face on Mars
Author: Nick Redfern
ASIN: B004E0Z3RM

Review:

When you catch your neighbor stealing your newspaper three times,and your newspaper is missing.Who would you think took it?

I liked the second half of the book more than the beginning. I find it perplexing when authors give you good examples of inconsistencies and then draw wrong conclusions from it. On the first moon landing the astronauts used Hasselblad cameras, shot from the waist, and had no viewfinders. Take your digital camera, for fun, shoot some pictures holding the camera at waist level. See if you can get pictures that were framed like the beautiful still shots from the moon. The author discusses the pressures NASA had to beat the Russians to the moon.  He then examines difficulties with the moon landing and defends NASA. The rest of the book shows examples that make you wonder about NASA. The back part of the book, deals with the more recent hacking of NASA’s computers.  Nick Redfern does a good job at making you question inconsistencies involving NASA I, like Redfern, believe we went to the moon. The question then is ,when was the first time?.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: Penetration – the Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy

Penetration
Title: Penetration – the Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy
Author: Ingo Swann
ASIN: B00OQT960G

Review:

You don’t have to be a mindreader to like the book

If you’ve read about remote viewing, the name Ingo Swann, will probably come to light. He is one of the founding fathers of remote viewing. If you don’t believe in remote viewing, you would have to wonder why the Russians and the Americans delved into the field for many years. Millions of dollars were spent. For you doubters, I think it would be hard to hoodwink both of these governments for such a long period of time. This book is divided into three parts, ultrasecret goings-on, moon activities, and earth side telepathy versus space side telepathy. The first chapter, deals with the initial establishment of a research project at Stanford research Institute funded by the central intelligence agency. It explains, how upon trying to defeat the boredom of practicing normal targets, they tried to view off the earth. Later in 1975 Ingo Swann reveals that he’s approached by a “spook”and hired to remote view the moon. As you can guess, he doesn’t see Swiss cheese. The second chapter deals with the moon, more specifically scientific problems with the moon that ours place exploration has shown. The last chapter is sort of a philosophical discussion of how telepathy works. I found Penetration to be a very interesting book. I believe that the story he tells is true and that he was hired by the government to a remote view the moon. The oddities that our scientific exploration of the moon found tend to reinforce what he states in the book. Even if you’re not a true believer, and you keep a slightly open mind, you will find the book thought-provoking.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars