UFO Conjectures

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The UFO skeptic’s Bible (or it should be)

The book pictured here, by Paul Devereux and Peter Brookesmith, was published in 1997 by Blandford a Cassell, London:
It is a compendium of all the iconic (significant) stories and reports that have enthralled UFO buffs, and many that still do.

But the authors, along with Montague Keen and familiar UFO critic Nigel Watson, emasculate most (all?) of the UFO tales that UFO aficionados take for granted, including Roswell, which can be discarded by this one newspaper clip about Mac Brazel, who claimed to have found “flying disk debris” on his farm in June [sic] 1947. (I’ve left the piece fully scanned so you can read it. It appears on page 123 of the book.):
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The concluding Epilogue by Mr. Devereux provides a succinct appreciation of the psychology that afflicts Ufology and the UFO myth itself. [Page 179 ff.]

If you are a UFO believer and/or an ETH proponent of the mysterious phenomenon, this is a must-have/must read book, one that skeptics can use to bolster their anti-UFO views.

It surely must be available from a variety of sources (Amazon, Powells, et al.) and at a bargain price since it has been around for 20 years now.



  • I haven't read my copy yet -- it's here for reference -- but I can say it has lots of nice colour pictures, which is unusual for a UFO book not aimed at kids.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Monday, January 09, 2017  

  • I think it likely that Peter Brookesmith hit that target already with his examination of ufology in history and the characters that played their parts in its growth.
    But I haven't read the book you describe so I will keep my eyes open for it.
    Thanks for the tip!

    All the best,

    By Blogger Woody, at Monday, January 09, 2017  

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