UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Zones of Strangeness

Our "friend" Dr. Peter McCue, a clinical psychologist, living in Scotland (at the moment), has written the book, pictured above,  Zones of Strangeness: An Examination of Paranormal and UFO Hot Spots.

Amazon U.K. provides this blurb:

Over the centuries, there've been many reports, worldwide, of unexplained phenomena. Certain areas seem to play host to a disproportionate number of them, either temporarily or on a long-term basis. Some places acquire a reputation for just one type of manifestation, such as UFO activity. Others seem to be the setting for a variety of them - for example, cattle mutilations, sightings of strange animals, and UFO phenomena. Can the reports be believed? Are the phenomena genuinely paranormal? Do certain areas really see an unusually high number of anomalous events? What's behind the manifestations? Do they involve extraterrestrials, creatures from 'other dimensions', time travellers, the workings of the human mind, or some sort of higher intelligence? These are just some of the questions that the author addresses in this wide-ranging, well-researched and well-referenced study of the connection, real or supposed, between anomalous phenomena and certain geographical areas. The book cites a mass of case material from the UK, the USA and elsewhere, and also includes useful foundation chapters. Peter McCue worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in the National Health Service in the UK. He lives in Scotland. His qualifications include a Ph.D., from the University of Glasgow, awarded for a thesis on the nature of hypnosis. His interest in psychical research goes back decades. He believes that paranormal phenomena occur, and that many UFO experiences are genuinely anomalous. He contends that if we want to obtain a comprehensive understanding of ourselves and the nature of reality, these enigmatic phenomena can't be ignored.

The contents of the book are:


1 Setting the Scene
2 The Paranormal – An Overview
3 Poltergeist Phenomena and Hauntings
4 The UFO Phenomenon
5 The Bigfoot Phenomenon
6 Clapham Wood
7 The Warminster Phenomena
8 The ‘Welsh Triangle’
9 Rendlesham Forest
10 Cannock Chase
11 The Pennines
12 The Bonnybridge UFO Phenomena
13 Ben Macdui
14 Ghostly Events near Inverness
15 Other British Hot Spots
16 Hot Spots on the Mainland of the USA
17 Puerto Rico
18 The Bermuda Triangle and Other Foreign Hot Spots
19 Concluding Thoughts

Those who like erudition and scholarship in the reading material would do well to obtain this new book.

We recommend it highly.



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