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Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, November 2017

The Baby Takers
by Bret Oldham

Halo House Publishing
Henderson, NV
2017, 156 pages, 6 x 9”, US $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-9891031-4-5

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

This is Bret Oldham's second book. His first book, Children of the Greys, described in great detail his alien abduction memories that extend back to his childhood. After that book was published, Bret describes how he received communications from others from all over the world who described having undergone the same kinds of experiences. He pointed out how many had never told anyone else about their experiences for fear of the social consequences or stigmatization that might result from doing so. Bret acknowledged that he well understood their plight as he had once found himself in the same situation, suffering in silent despair for over two decades before he mustered the courage to actually speak out publically and put his experiences down in the pages of a book.

Now Bret Oldham has risen to the occasion once again and produced this second book, The Baby Takers, revealing additional details not only about his own ongoing alien encounters but those of others who have shared with him their own very personal and intimate accounts, which includes details of alien sexual experimentation, forced sex and fetus removal, and some experiencers later telling how they saw their hybrid children years later. Bret begins by touching upon Zacharia Zitchin's theory that a race called the Anunnaki created homo-sapiens, mentions the ancient religious incubus/succubus demon lover traditions, and ufology's first known sexual encounter reported back in 1957 between a Brazilian farmer named Antonio Villas Boas and a nude humanoid alien female onboard a UFO.

From there Bret recalls his own deeply intimate and personal details of witnessing fetus removal and later hybrid encounters. He also, later in the book, includes the stories of others who described to Bret their own similar alien-related encounters and sexual interactions. He shares the latest developments in his own ongoing journey as he continues to seek answers and continues to have additional experiences, both alien and paranormal, as he has found the alien presence seems to open him up (as well as others) to psychic awareness. He also shares an encounter he had with what he believes were agents connected with the secret black op government who seemed to possess insider knowledge of the alien presence.

One chapter deals with the alien and sexual-related experiences described by our mutual friend Sandy Nichols also, who was responsible for introducing me to Bret back in 2010. I came to know Bret some three years before he had gone public with his alien experiences and I have developed, through the years, a high level of respect for him and his work in both the UFO and paranormal fields. He introduced me to the “ghost box” and amazingly convinced me that this method could pick up more than just regular AM/FM radio transmissions, as unlikely as that may seem to many.


Cosmic Ray's Excellent Venus Adventure:
Book III of the Venus Rising Trilogy:
A Concise History of the Second Planet

by Raymond Andrew Keller II

Headline Books, Inc.
P.O. Box 52
Terra Alta, WV 26764
2018, 128 pages, 8 ½ X 11”, US $19.95
ISBN 13: 9781946664044

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Very well laid out, written, and illustrated, this third compilation of the Venus Rising Trilogy again focuses upon the fiction, folklore, beliefs and allegations describing the planet Venus as a traditional metaphysical focal point of magical and mystical influence, as well as the 1950s and '60s contactee accounts of Space Brothers and Sisters for whom Venus was supposedly their home planet.

Few in today's ufological climate hold out much hope for that being the case, perceiving Venus as a desolate and barren planet that would be an inhospitable place for life to thrive. But Raymond (who likes to be called Cosmic Ray) begs to differ, reviving a lot of the earlier contactee literature and stories that most modern ufologists are unfamiliar with, sprinkled with his own controversial claims of his encounters with the “Queen of Outer Space,” one Dolores Barrios, a former friend it seems of the granddaddy of the early contactee movement, the legendary George Adamski.

Like Ray's previous two volumes, this book is jam packed with a great deal of historical, mythological and fictional information, pictures and illustrations from an earlier era. For ufological old-timers it will be a stroll down memory lane, and for those relatively new to the field it will be an eye-opening and trippy adventure of the mind and imagination.

My only caveat is to strive to remain objective and discerning. The books are definitely a fun and interesting reading experience.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024