In these pages, John Keel displays the keen observational skills and investigative tenacity that made him the enfant terrible of ufology for decades. In this no-holds-barred analysis - much of it written almost 50 years ago - Keel shreds most of the sacred-cow beliefs still held by many in ufological and "cryptozoological" circles today, and presents theories so radical that they are only now becoming accepted: the "4-D" or "interdimensional" thesis; the "breakaway civilization" theory; the possible role of "ancient aliens" in human history; the synthetic and/or hallucinatory nature of many "alien abduction" and "Men in Black" encounters; the role of spy agencies in paranormal research; and the alarming connection between UFOs, animal mutilations, and attacks on unsuspecting humans.
In short, The Outer Limits of the Twilight Zone is witty, incisive, impassioned, and prescient, and cohesively brings Keel's message into focus in a way that perhaps no other book has.
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By Diana on 17-08-15
Very interesting examination and perspectives
John Keel's views on UFOs and a multitude of what-might-be-connected events are very interesting. At first, I was a bit annoyed at what appeared to be the same events told again and again (the slag from the sky story), but then realized that the story was evolving over time as more information came forth and understanding was increasing overall.
John Keel's writings across multiple articles over time sometimes have the same phrases and events pop up, but that is natural and more obvious when reading over a lifetime's work. What is important is the multitude of details he provides as examples of events, and even more significantly, how it all is wholly perceived.
Using the viewpoint of a forest or a tree, John Keel does look closely at significant example "trees", but where he shines is in his perspective of the "forest" of information and events. The possible conclusions in this audio book that John Keel shared are valuable and intriguing ideas.
Also valuable in this book is his history of UFOlogy - as he describes the early days and main investigators and writers and experiencers and the roles they played, appeared to play, or may have actually played - from his first-person point of view.
The MIB of course, are mentioned throughout, and I was surprised to also see political history intertwined throughout the UFO events discussed.
Since most of these articles are from long gone old magazines and would not normally be accessible to most people, it is a wonderful thing they have been preserved, organized, and presented again. This is very informative and enjoyable listening to the ideas of a keen mind and active investigator who had some interesting ideas as to the deeper meaning of what is going on.
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By Prevailer on 08-03-18
needs a new narrator
Can we get a new narrator for this book! One that isn't falling asleep and just droning on meaningless sounds that we normal people call words? John Keel deserves better than just another up & down moaning that clearly can't understand what they're reading any longer than 4 words.