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Sunday, November 06, 2011

A book recommendation for some....

This 256 page book by Albert Budden [Blandford, London, 1995] is a must-read for a few of our visitors here.

Nick Redfern may have a copy, but if not, he should get one, as should Bruce Duensing, Jose Caravaca, and maybe Kandinsky (because the many UFO events exampled in the book take place in The United Kingdom).

Auhtor Budden presents an extended hypothesis that UFOs are intertwined with electromagnetics, which he has dubbed electro-staging.

Mr. Budden writes that UFOs and encounters with UFO entities derive from changes in the Earth's magnetic field and present a psychic "reality" of high strangeness.

The author is no tyro, and his compilation of data and UFO accounts should be taken very seriously by those who think they are UFO researchers.

This isn't a review as such, just a suggested read.

RR

5 Comments:

  • I had the opportunity to download his book a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to find he was English.

    After seeing a certain YT video, I passed. The video is worth watching although I hesitate to post a link on your blog due to his creative use of scat and genitalia in one handy phrase. It's funny. Google 'Albert Budden You Tube' if you want to add a startling insult to your lexicon.

    I've downloaded the book because you recommend it, but it'll be hard to avoid hearing the accent and language of the guys from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Monday, November 07, 2011  

  • I saw no scatology or vulgarity in the book, Kandinsky.

    But I was enthralled with Budden's hypothesis/theory, so maybe I missed the "good stuff."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, November 07, 2011  

  • Whats this all about then? Ill check into it. Thanks.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, November 09, 2011  

  • I've been skimming through chapter 6 and, once more, notice what ever-decreasing circles we seem to be caught in.

    I've been exploring the work of Andrew Lang and 19th Century books like 'Phantasms of the Living.' Apparitions, channelers and mediums seem loosely tied to aspects of UFO phenomena and I was partially drawn there by dint of the humanoid encounter reports.

    It isn't surprising, therefore, to find Budden doing the same thing. This is no criticism of his book, just an acknowledgement that we all inevitably tread the same paths. I wonder how many truly new ideas are left in this field?

    It is like some sub-cultural backwater of human society is constantly in the thrall of something apparently unknown and ostensibly *real.* Whatever it (or they) is, or is not, it's buried beneath layers of obfuscation from skeptics, believers, scientists and frauds. Moreso, it's nearly always shortly pre-empted in the corpus of fiction and, as such, melded to our culture in a rather unsettling way.

    Amusingly, we are all sustaining and promoting the high tolerance for ambiguity. In that light, it could be argued that we are instruments/messengers/propagators of the phenomena.

    Back to the book...

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Saturday, November 12, 2011  

  • Kandinsky...

    Bruce Duensing will like your last sentence.

    I hope he sees it.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, November 12, 2011  

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