Category Archives: Book Reviews: UFO Books

Book Review: The Keepers: An Alien Message for the Human Race


Title: The Keepers: An Alien Message for the Human Race
Author: Jim Sparks


Keep your eyes and mind open

I had a hard time deciding if I should give this book 3 stars or four. The reason is that there are lots of books, now, describing alien abductions. I read them to see if anything is jarred in my memory. Jim Sparks, the author, describes the surreal experience and trying to cope with them. If you put the shoe on the other foot and you are an alien, how would you scientifically test us? We do it to lab animals all the time. If you are a rat, would you understand the purpose of a labyrinth type experiment? The author, towards the end of this book, remembers some possible military involvement. The CIA over the years has funded many “scientific”studies on the populace, only for them to come to light decades later.If you believe we are being keep,read the book.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee


Title: The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee
Author: Mike Clelland, Richard Dolan (Foreword)


Birds of a feather

This book deals with a phenomenon that occurs in some alien abduction cases. Abductees sometimes view animals before the abduction process occurs. Owls are one of the predominant ones. The author, Mike Clelland, discusses various cases with an owl involved. He notes that sometimes real owls as well as screened images of larger-than-life owls are remembered. He postulates that real owls may be physically attracted to the abductee. I, myself, have problems with dolphins when I fish and have a much larger percent of oddities that occur with them.I wish that the book would’ve pursued possible scientific reason/differences between owls interactions with normal people and abductees. I can understand the author’s possible problems finding any scientist looking into this. The book bounces around with sacred owl sites in England to owls in pop culture. The drawback of the book is that the subject matter occurs but the answer to why is beyond us. The author could’ve just reported owl occurrences in a row, but it would have probably just bored us. He tries to interweave owl related things. To me the weakness of the book is having to do that. But there probably wasn’t another way to do it. If you have a high occurrence of unusual animal interactions in your life, read the book.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Bloodline of the Gods


Title: Bloodline of the Gods
Author: Nick Redfern


What color is alien blood?

This book is only okay because I believe it is a difficult subject to write about. Even the Bible talks about sky beings/Angels having sex with humans, producing offsprings. Bloodline of the gods explores this and the unusual Rh negative blood type. If you haven’t thought along the lines of bluebloods existing, you will find this book useful. Redfern does an acceptable job trying to give an overview.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity

Walking Among Us

Title: Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity
Author: David M. Jacobs


earth,the true melting pot

David Jacobs admits that his book puts him at risk for being considered a true “crackpot”. I admire him and other people who believe that what they see as truth is more important than going along with everyone else. His research has led him to believe that aliens have created hybrids and are trying to meld them into society. I believe he is correct but his book reassures me more than upsets me. Let me clarify this a little bit. If a far superior race wanted to have a physical confrontation, I think they would win. If they had been involved with our creation, then they may take a different route trying to get us to evolve. An alien human hybrid would be an intelligent mid-ground. Having a hybrid trying to understand us and interact with us may not be too easy to do This makes this book interesting to read even if you don’t believe in the hybrid theory. The problems occur by differences in methods of learning. Difficulties for normal aliens immigrating to our country are even more so for one’s that were not raised on earth. Suspend your disbelief, and read this book.
— 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


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: ENCOUNTERS WITH STAR PEOPLE: Untold Stories of American Indians


Title: ENCOUNTERS WITH STAR PEOPLE: Untold Stories of American Indians
Author: Ardy Sixkiller Clarke

friend or foe?

it’s interesting when you read a book that refers to aliens as Star people. It gives you a different perspective. If you were a child and your parents told you that your next-door neighbors were nice people and that in an emergency you could ask their help. You would look at them much differently than if you were told they were evil people. Now some of the Native American,Tribes believe that the star people intervened and and may even be in their DNA. Now the attitude given to you would not be of alien invaders. This book gives a different slant, especially when some of the interactions are from generation to generation, more like an old friend being introduced by an elder than an abduction. You probably won’t learn a great deal new about alien abductions, but it is a different perspective about how they can be perceived.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-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


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