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New Book Reviews

By Brent Raynes

UFOs over New Mexico:
A True History of Extraterrestrial
Encounters in the Land of Enchantment
By Preston Dennett

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
4880 Lower Valley Road-Rt 372
Atglen, PA 19310
2011, 320 pages, US $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3906-6

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

New Mexico, known as the Land of Enchantment, certainly figures prominently into ufological history. Besides such legendary cases and controversies as Socorro and Roswell, there are innumerable and equally puzzling and thought-provoking and yet lesser known case histories of high-strangeness that this investigative author succeeds in bringing to light. There are recounted plenty of close encounter cases, including physical injury events, entity sightings, contacts and abductions, and peculiar cattle mutilations, plus quite a few encounter events around military facilities, including other UFO “crash” reports besides Roswell. New Mexico even has its equivalent to West Virginia’s Mothman, nick-named by many Owl-man in the Land of Enchantment.

This book is loaded with fascinating eyewitness accounts, credible people describing incredible sights, and there are a few anomalous photographs included. If you’re not already a resident, you just might want to plan your next vacation around some of these sites and hot spots in New Mexico!


Fireballs, Skyquakes and Hums:
Probing the mysteries of light and sound
By Antony Milne

Robert Hale Limited
Clerkenwell House
Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R OHT
2011, 288 page ISBN: 978-0-7090-9278-0

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

This book, by British author Antony Milne, offers up a rather unique examination of unusual sky phenomena and such. He objectively presents and explores a really wide range of occurrences, both natural and unexplained. You’ll read about fireballs, ball lightning, auroras, “spooklights,” anti-matter explosions, plasma balls and Nikola Tesla, and UFOs from a paranormal and even a shamanistic perspective. How about “plasmoid” aliens?

There’s lots and lots of thought-provoking food for thought contained within this book, a book that you will find yourself picking up to read over and over again, even finding (as I did) your curiosity so captivated and ignited that you begin Googling other sources for more information, as I did about the work of a couple of researchers named Kenneth and James Corum who, using dual Tesla coils, created “electric fireballs in laboratory experiments.” Even radio anomalies, the EVP phenomenon, the work of Dr. Konstantin Raudive, plantom planes and battlefield ghosts are included in the vast amount of material covered in this fascinating book. There’s certainly something here for everyone who dares to think outside the box of conventional wisdom and science, while staying grounded in solid science itself as one skirts along the edges of advanced theoretical physics and the potential sciences of the future.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024