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Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, October 2019







The Alien Book: A Guide to Extraterrestrial Beings on Earth
By Nick Redfern

Visible Ink Press
43311 Joy Road #414
Canton, MI 48187-2075
2019, 416 pages, 7.125” x 9.25” Trade Paperback, U.S. $19.95
120 B.W Photos and Illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-57859-687-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-57859-703-1

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

While the black-eyed, large-headed, diminutive beings called the Greys have come to take center stage with our modern pop culture, they really are just one single category among so many others that researchers have documented through the years. Nick Redfern’s latest tome, The Alien Book: A Guide to Extraterrestrial Beings on Earth, is a sweeping, breathtaking tour de force compilation of alien reports from around the world, culled from the archives and published accounts of ufologists, cryptozoologists, parapsychologists, and others. From Men in Black, Black-eyed Children, werewolf-like Dogmen, Bigfoots, Shadow People, shape-shifting Reptilians, Mothman, and so much more, the list and detailed descriptions of creepy and bizarre non-human characters is an immensely challenging reality check for all serious researchers. Redfern plows through this minefield of data giving it quite thorough and encyclopedic exposure, drawing thought-provoking comparisons and parallels between our modern being and UFO accounts to similar descriptions of strange beings and sky phenomena from ancient times. As a long-time student, researcher and investigator myself of such bewildering anomalous reports I have a genuine appreciation and gratitude for Redfern’s contribution here. My only advice for the reader is to be discerning, open minded but somewhat critical – remember that objectivity is always the golden rule in this kind of intellectual exercise – and, oh yeah, enjoy and refrain from reading just before going to bed! Mr. Redfern’s a really good writer-researcher.

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Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings
By Marie D. Jones

Visible Ink Press
43311 Joy Road #414
Canton, MI 48187-2075
2019, 400 pages, 7.125” x 9.25” Trade Paperback, U.S. $19.95
120 B/W Photos and Illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-57859-689-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-57859-701-7

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Marie D. Jones, no stranger to this genre of book dealing with the paranormal and unexplained occurrences, in this latest volume, Celebrity Ghosts and Notorious Hauntings, does a very comprehensive and thorough, not to mention very entertaining job of detailing the documented facts surrounding each case, of which there are more than 200 riveting true accounts of historical ghosts and hauntings, from battlefields, cemeteries, churches, to Hollywood movie sets, studios and soundstages, including Hollywood and historical ghosts, from Marilyn Monroe to Abraham Lincoln, to name but two legendary examples among many others. Ghostly experiences are also shared by such celebrities as Keanu Reeves, Dan Aykroyd, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Sting, Lady Gaga, and others. Haunted locations like the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Lizzie Borden House, the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the Borley Rectory, the Skinwalker Ranch and so many other notorious sites are described in tantalizing detail. From ghosts, demonic forces, various hauntings, poltergeists, and even dogmen and Mothman, there are abundant spooky spine-chilling tales of major high-strangeness to be found throughout this book’s many pages. With Halloween fast approaching, it makes for the perfect gift.

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Lost Civilizations: Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients
By Jim Willis

Visible Ink Press
43311 Joy Road #414
Canton, MI 48187-2075
2019, 432 pages, 7.125” x 9.25” Trade Paperback, U.S. $19.95
120 B/W Photos and Illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-57859-706-2
ebook ISBN: 978-1-57859-557-0


Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Jim Willis, an ordained minister with a master’s degree in theology, the author of such previous books as Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z, and The Religion Book, in this latest volume, Lost Civilizations, immerses his readers in startling new scientific and archaeological discoveries and revelations, in addition to providing a penetrating discernment of ancient myths, stories, texts, songs, as well as clues preserved in stone. The author delves deeply into innumerable ancient ruins and remains scattered across the globe, like Gobekli Tepe, the Anasazi, the Nazca line of Peru, the legendary Atlantis and Eden, the cities of the Amazon jungle, the underground cities of the Grand Canyon, and modern discoveries and specultations about the ancient Neanderthal and Denisovan and their significant role in our evolution and the origins of civilization.

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