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Sunday, November 13, 2011

UFOs in Wartime by Mack Maloney

Mack Maloney has written the 294 page book pictured here [Berkley Books/Penguin, NY, 2011].

The $7.99 paperback can be found at fine bookstores, and online at Amazon, Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, et cetera, and should be in every UFO maven’s library.

It is a compilation of UFO encounters during armed conflicts, from Constantine’s history-changing vision to the Iraq war.

Along the way, readers also get a general UFO sub-text that underwrites Mr. Maloney’s exegesis of wartime UFO sightings.

Most UFO aficionados think they know every UFO sighting that counts, but Mr. Maloney presents some sightings that have not made the upper layer of referenced sightings, such as those recorded by servicemen in the Pacific arena during World War II, along with numerous sightings over Europe that are subliminal or unknown.

Several World WAR I sightings are recounted, along with a segment about the 1917 Fatima apparitions.

Foo-fighters during WW II are noted, of course, and the ghost rockets over Scandinavia too, plus other UFO sightings that seem to have been submersed in most of the UFO literature.

The United States Air Force’s Project Blue Book is taken to task for its lax responses to such sightings at the famous 1952 Washington D.C. intrusions during the Korean conflict, and Mr. Maloney doesn’t pull any punches about the tepid reactions to UFO sightings at or near U.S. nuclear missile bases.

Of course there is the intimation that governments have covered up or suppressed many sightings, but Mr. Maloney’s book now shines a spotlight on some of those set-aside UFO events.

There is a bibliography, but no Content listing or Index, which I would have liked for ease of skimming.

But this isn’t a book to be skimmed; it’s a book to be savored.

Mr. Maloney touches most of the UFO bases that buffs are familiar with, including, unfortunately the odious Rense site, but that’s a minor misstep.

I suggest that readers here would do well to supplement their UFO acumen by getting Mr. Maloney’s book so they have a fuller picture of how UFOs have been spotted by credible persons, during wartime, when the stress of war normally obliterates outside considerations, but didn’t when something as strange as a UFO shows up.



  • Looking forward to this. My copy should be here early this coming week.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Sunday, November 13, 2011  

  • The front cover deters me. "Incredible photographs"? Are they? Perhaps to newcomers to ufology they are, but to us old hands, they won't be. Are they "incredible" to you?

    There have been plenty of accounts of wartime sightings. Maybe this is the first time they have been compacted into a single book. Foo fighters and the ghost rockets have had quite a going over.

    How does Mr. Maloney think the USAF should have handled the Washington radar cases? They held an almighty press conference and there were two separate official investigations, one military, one civilian.

    I wonder if he mentions that the radar in use at the time was old WW2 equipment.

    By Blogger cda, at Sunday, November 13, 2011  

  • Christopher,

    You're more of a curmudgeon than I am.

    Get the book. It's only $7.99 and I bet you'll find a few sightings that make your expenditure worthwhile.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, November 13, 2011  

  • Thanks for posting this.
    Another albeit extreme example of how dissonance leads to decoherence that leads to holes where our perception of physicality is rearranged? Are these composite mirror objects that have no reality of their own? Ah, the rubrics of a Rubic Cube..the twice told tale..leads to sort of "Hardy Boys Lost In The Jungle" book. An armchair adventure for grownups. The alternative is perhaps ennui and existentialism..that lead to my current concerns, what makes for a great hotdog?

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Sunday, November 13, 2011  

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