Category Archives: Book Reviews: UFO Books

Book Review:Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel

secret journey

Title: Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel
Author: Len Kasten


Off we go into the wild blue yonder,

What can I say, yes this book is on the fringe. The book starts with a historical account of German disc development,as well as explorinKimg the possibility of Nazi settling in Antarctica. Adm. Byrd’s mission to the South Pole right after the war, seems to lead some credence to an unusual event happening there. The book continues with Roswell and the possibility of interaction with aliens.The second half of the book deals with a joint alien – U.S mission and information regarding the crew and living on the alien planet. The problem with the book, is that you don’t know if there’s any validity to this event. When I was young, this would seem way beyond any possibility of occurring. Since then I have met people, of the right background, who tell me it did. Paralleling this, we have the Vatican, with two major observatories ,telling me they’re okay with letting aliens into their flock. So read it as fiction or fact, today’s lines are getting blurred.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review:The Alien Abduction Files

Alien Abduction

Title: The Alien Abduction Files
Author: Kathleen Marden, Denise Stoner


An Analtical Approach,

I like this book. As I said before, if you wake up in the morning and find scars on your body that you couldn’t have duplicated while you’re awake, you know something had to happen in your sleep. You start seeing oddities that happen to you, and you wonder if they happen to other people. For example, if I walk or drive by some streetlights I put them out. As well as discussing a few cases, the authors shows some results from the “Marden-Stoner Commonalities Among Abduction Experiencers” study.The questions are broken down the five categories: demographics, abduction memories, paranormal experiences, emotional responses, physiological responses. When strange things happen to you, sometimes even stranger things follow. If you are an analytical person you wonder if there’s a correlation between them. When you have a little child, you test him, to see if he can handle a level of knowledge and comprehension, before you move him up a grade. I like the analytical approach of this book, trying to sort the strangeness in the alien abduction experience.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     4-Stars

Book Review: Answers


Title: Answers
Author: Stan Romanek
ASIN: B0073M7W2W


Answers,only one can hope

If strange things happen to you most of your life, you try to make sense of them. I have gone to bed, woke in the morning, and found strange scars on my body. Perfect quarter inch equilateral triangles, scoop marks on my shins, fine red lines and patterns, none of which are inflamed or tender, are there when I wake. I could not make them when I was awake, not alone if I was sleepwalking. You try to find answers. You read anything by anyone who may have similar experiences. You hope, that you will find someone with the exact scars and has figured out answers for you. Stan Romanek’s book shows his scars, possible implants, alien photographs, and information learned through hypnotic regression. Along the way, he meets Lazarus, seemingly a man with government connections and knowledge. Yes, the stories get on the wild side, but over the years I’ve come in contact with people in the security field and heard some equally bizarre stories. Alien abduction, by its nature, is a bizarre subject. If you wake up with strange marks on your body, you may want to read this book. In my case, the scars were not quite the same. Nothing jarred memories for me, but that’s not saying it won’t for you.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3-Stars

Book Review: Alien Agenda: Why they came Why they stayed

Alien Agenda
Title: Alien Agenda:  Why they came Why they stayed
Author: Steve Peek


Like other books on the subject,

This book, like other books on the subject, is not especially good. If you believe that alien contact started at the Roswell crash, then there is a historical point in time that needs to be explored. People have a tendency today to judge past events but not looking at the technology, views and current events of that era.When I read a book, I try to look for a couple points of interest or new insights. If I find some I don’t feel like my time was wasted. Steve Peak’s book would’ve been much better if he elaborated on his insights of the historical time. The weaker parts of the book, are dialogues that he believed would have had to happen. If he would have stuck more to reminding us of the tenor of the times and the events taking place, then I believe his book would’ve been much better.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     3 Stars out of 5

Book Review: Dulce Base The truth and evidence from the case files of Gabe Valdez

Dulce Base

Title: Dulce Base: The truth and evidence from the case files of Gabe Valdez
Author: Gabe Valdez

Dulce base, the truth and evidence from the case files of Gabe Valdez is an interesting book. If you are a reader in the field of aliens, you will eventually see mention of Dulce and a possible joint US and alien base. The author starts by discussing cattle mutilations that his father investigated as a police officer. He then talks about project Gassbuggy and project Plowshare, nuclear blasts in the 60s and 70s for exploring the possibilities of nuclear mining.Dulce is not too far away from Los Alamos labs, Sandia, Fort Carson and other government sites.The author discuss in depth various projects and possible disinformation. He talks at length about Paul Bennewitz and his involvement. The book tries to cover large amounts of information to help you evaluate whether an alien base really exists at Dulce or just hidden classified government projects
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:     4 Stars out of 5

Book Review: Hybrids


Title: Hybrids
Author: Whitley Strieber

Why read ,not hybrid?

I thought the book was going to be along the lines of Communion, not a science fiction novel.I read very little science fiction and after reading it, I will read even less.
— The Crackpot (aka Kenneth Hoffman)

Rating:                     2 Stars out of 5