If you are are UFO buff, you have got to read this book! The emphasis of this true story is on Alien abductions.
From what the author says, he was abducted by Aliens several times since childhood. However, he is still extremely sceptical about his « experiences » and very much doubts their true existence. In order to verify his « memories », Whitley Strieber underwent lie detection and most importantly hypnotic regression with a reputable psychiatrist.
I did appreciate the sincerity of the narration. The author seemed genuine to me and I didn’t feel like he was trying to impress anyone with some made-up story that feels more like Science-Fiction. On the other hand, his account is full of questions regarding the veracity of his experience and its impact on his daily life.
The first chapters are about his actual experience which includes also what his wife, child and some of his friends may have experienced. In the following chapters, Whitley tries to connect his experience with philosophical and historical issues pertaining to the significance of the triangle to the aliens as recalled by many witnesses including himself. Also included are complete transcriptions of Whitley’s hypnotic regressions and an account of a meeting with other possible abductees sharing their experiences.
While reading this book, I got the impression that the author was also trying very hard to look for answers on whether his memories of being abducted by those aliens were true or not.
This is an excellent book in my opinion, although it is the first I have read of a personal account of this type. Of course, I am still skeptical and I don’t accept Mr. Strieber’s story as being necessary the truth. On the other hand, I have no reason to doubt this man either. He seems like a down-to-earth kind of person. He doesn’t strike me as someone who makes-up stories to get only public attention and money.
So I leave it up to the reader to pass his own judgment. I definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in the UFO phenomena.
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