Category Archives: Book Reviews: UFO Books

Book Review: The Secret History of the Reptilians

secret history of the Reptilians

Title: The Secret History of the Reptilians
Author: Scott Alan Roberts


A talking snake?

This book is divided into three parts :The Empire of the Serpent, The Serpent in Alien Subculture, and The Serpent’s Bloodline. The first discusses worldwide references to snakelike/reptilian creatures. The second section features current views on the existence of Reptilians. The last section is the possibility of a reptilian/human bloodline. I found the first section interesting, probably because I was raised as a Catholic. As a child I wondered how the snake could talk to Eve and she had no problem with a talking snake. Worldwide references to a snake/Dragon/reptile makes you think that there had to be some sort of contact. The other two sections are okay.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Alien Experiences – 25 Cases of Close Encounter

Alien Experiences

Title: Alien Experiences – 25 Cases of Close Encounter
Author: Nadine Lalich, Barbara Lamb


Things that go bump in the night.

I like this book, but you will only like this book if you believe in alien abductions or are trying to piece past life experiences with those of abductees. The authors do a good job of giving 25 accounts of alien contact. Specific descriptions of alien surroundings, procedures and alien types will help if you’re trying to jog your own memory. The large segment of differing abduction experiences really make you wonder how many different forms of life out there are observing us. Well-written, and possibly useful if you are a believer, if not a believer find something else to read.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-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


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: Unearthly Disclosure

unearthly disclosure

Title: Unearthly Disclosure
Author: Timothy Good


Just because it would be nice not to have scary creatures exist, it doesn’t mean they don’t

This book deals with some interesting UFO/alien/unusual occurrences primarily outside of the United States. It illustrates the difficulties that sometimes occur when a person reports an alien contact. Timothy Good goes into detail about some of the strange creatures and cow mutilation.It is also a good reminder, that if you get any physical evidence, get as much you can. Then cache it like a squirrel does nuts, never giving all of it to any one person or organization. Too many people trustingly find that the proof they’ve given sometimes disappears.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact

AD After Disclosure

Title: A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact
Author: Richard M. Dolan, Bryce Zabel
ISBN: 1601632223


intergalactic scofflaws?

This book is truly unique. It explores the vast number of problems that will occur if government interaction with aliens is true and is officially exposed. We live in a litigious society. What would a intergalactic lawsuit be like? How would you serve a litigant light years away? What would the settlement be paid in? A problem, that I never thought about until I read this book, is would 1 million year old alien rocket pilot abide by FAA flight plans? You could just picture a ancient alien, whose flied all over the galaxy, now agree to submit to a backwards world’s rules on flying. The book does a great job on exploring problems, that I hadn’t considered, regarding disclosing government and alien interaction. It’s a seriously written book that forces your mind to picture situations that could occur and why our government would want to avoid them. I believe that even if you did not believe that our government and aliens interacted you would still find this book’s premise interesting.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     5-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


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: Children Of The Greys

Title: Children Of The Greys
Author: Bret Oldham
ISBN: 0989103137


It’s your sperm being stolen or was it just a dream?

This book is not for everyone. It is for people who believe in alien abductions and the possibility of alien human hybrids. The odds are if you believe in alien abductions, you’ve probably had strange things happen to you or wake up with scars in the morning after a unusual night’s sleep. I know a lady, whose had abduction experiences all her life. She had a dream that she was breast-feeding a hybrid. When she awoke in the morning, she was still lactating. She had no children of breast-feeding age. I don’t believe a vivid dream could’ve done that. The Children of the Grays has enough specific facts in it, if you’re reading the book to jar a hidden memory about abductions, that may have happened to you. The book ends with a few chapters written by various UFO writers trying to give various views on why aliens would want a hybrid agenda.  If you believe, the book is okay. If you’re a nonbeliever it’s probably not for you.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

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

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


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

Book Review:Darker Side Of The Moon “They” Are Watching Us!

Darker Side of the Moon
Title: Darker Side Of The Moon “They” Are Watching Us!
Author: Rob Shelsky, George Kempland


The Darker Side of the Moon doesn’t shine much light on the subject

This book is barely okay. In the section about the authors, it says, Rob Shelsky writes about 4000 words a day. He must not of spent much time, because the book is very short. The other half of the book is an appendix listing NASA technical report R-277 ” Chronological catalog appendix of reported lunar events”.  The book tries to use Occam’s razor to prove aliens exist and are probably on the moon. If you hunt and look, you may find a couple interesting sources that they quote. Some of the chapters are a little much, such as chapter 18 entitled Can we protect ourselves? Do we need to? It gives such reassuring advice as if you live in an area high in UFO sightings stay alert, be careful and don’t allow yourself to be caught out alone, somewhere all by yourself, with no ready aid nearby. Yeah, I feel much better with that advice. Like I said, this book is barely okay.because you might find a usefully insight if you look real hard
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review:The Uncensored Truth About UFOs (Annotated Edition)

Uncensored Truth

Title: The Uncensored Truth About UFOs (Annotated Edition)
Author: Edward Ruppelt, Chet Dembeck


Can we prove anything?

if you are a UFO believer and have read anything about the Air Force Project Blue Book, you would probably wonder why one should read about a study that says that they don’t exist. One should always keep an open mind and examine both sides of an argument. The author was the organizer and chief of the project. He explains many sightings and some of the problems they had. He tells one of a B-29 that was equipped as a photo ship. He says the photo captured a circular shaped blob of light, just as the crew described. There was no clarity because of the brightness of the object.   They couldn’t accurately even judge the size because the distance was unknown. This shows the difficulty in getting any “proof”of flying saucers. In this situation, he didn’t have to doubt the veracity of the witnesses. But due to the difficulty of capturing and focusing an unknown moving object on film ,you still don’t end up with “proof”. Ruppelt tells from the science point of view an experienced observer is no more credible in their eyes than anyone else. He points out a similar yet different study is that of the Lubbock lights. Here is something that reoccurs. He says scientists come from near and far ,and still not have been able to solve it. It remains an “unknown”. It’s good to read the book to remind oneself the difficulty of proving anything to the standards set by scientists.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars