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  • Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747275165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747275169
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 440 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,686,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Linda on Feb. 1 2003
Format: Paperback
Jean Ritchie has written this book so well and it really draws you in.It is the true,detailed events of a seemingly ordinary family who are plagued by paranormal events that they strongly believe to be contact with aliens,mostly centred around their teenage son,Jason,who they are convinced is abducted by the ugly little creatures,most nights.Is he?I found it hard to be entirely convinced but there is definitely something strange happening to these people.And Jean wrote a long well-detailed book that very soon makes you feel as if you know this family.They truly hate what is happening to them,but they believe the odd experiences are helping them to grow spiritually.The often distressed family wish they could be like everyone else but they also insist that the aliens have the Earth's greater good in mind.If you like to read about paranormal experiences,then for goodness sake,BUY THIS BOOK!I could hardly get my head out of it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Exciting Reading! Feb. 1 2003
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Jean Ritchie has written this book so well and it really draws you in.It is the true,detailed events of a seemingly ordinary family who are plagued by paranormal events that they strongly believe to be contact with aliens,mostly centred around their teenage son,Jason,who they are convinced is abducted by the ugly little creatures,most nights.Is he?I found it hard to be entirely convinced but there is definitely something strange happening to these people.And Jean wrote a long well-detailed book that very soon makes you feel as if you know this family.They truly hate what is happening to them,but they believe the odd experiences are helping them to grow spiritually.The often distressed family wish they could be like everyone else but they also insist that the aliens have the Earth's greater good in mind.If you like to read about paranormal experiences,then for goodness sake,BUY THIS BOOK!I could hardly get my head out of it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"The most detailed exploration of an alien abduction case ever" - Back Cover Jan. 10 2015
By Johns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the story of the Andrews family, who according to this book are a normal family who live in southern England. The author states that Jason is "resolutely normal". Jason is the teenage son, who is a multiple abductee, according to this book. Early in the book Jason's brother Daniel talks about a "soldier guy" who he saw and who also visited Jason. The mother, Ann, asks why Daniel had not said this before, and Daniel replies, "I'm sorry, Mum [sic]. I wanted to tell you, but I thought Jason's shrink would get it out of him."

Now, "shrink" is a term not in general use in England as a slang term for psychiatrist. Also, if Jason was "resolutely normal", why would he be seeing a psychiatrist. Also, very early on in the book, Jason expresses his opinion that a popular rock group of that time (the mid 90s), Oasis, made "girls' music", but that the Spice Girls (a girl band, who were popular with girls, primarily) were "OK - more than OK". In my opinion, if Jason was "resolutely normal" then he wouldn't be preferring the Spice Girls to Oasis and he wouldn't be expressing the opinion that, Oasis, very much a rock band that made music appreciated primarily by males, made "girls' music".

The author, Jean Ritchie, claims, "One of the earliest detailed recordings [sic] of an abduction, from 1949, was that of Daniel Fry." Fry was someone who lied about his Ph.D and produced what even the arguably gullible author Timothy Good considered was fake footage that featured what Good describes in his book Alien Base as "a couple of lampshades or similarly shaped devices fixed together and suspended with fine twine". In addition, Fry's account of his White Sands encounter with a friendly alien called Alan is unsubstantiated by evidence.

Ritchie appears to believe that story that Jason Andrews and his mother are abductees. No evidence is presented in this book to substantiate that claim. There is a drawing of the "soldier guy" who to me looks a bit like the author David Icke, but with abnormally large eyes.

At one point, someone states, "Jason is special. I don't know how to explain this, but it seems to me that Jason has an original soul and that's what they, those who take him away, are interested in."

The English UFO investigator and former cop Tony Dodd gets involved. Dodd: "I think he is being groomed as a 'teacher', a human who is entrusted by the aliens with messages for the whole of mankind." Later in the book Dodd muses that Jason's alien friends may have purposely given him the skill to have out of body experiences for their own ends. The former cop Dodd also announces at one point, "I'm too afraid to sleep alone in the dark. I have to have a light switched on all the time. I'm too afraid to enter a darkened room on my own. They still come for me, and although I now know that they mean me no harm - and have accepted it - it still scares the hell out of me." I started to wonder if Dodd himself needed to see a psychiatrist.

There is literally nothing in this book offered as evidence for the claims that any of the Andrews family are abductees. As for Dodd's thought that young Jason was being groomed as a "teacher" by aliens, the only words of wisdom offered by Jason come at the end of the book when he says, "Understand: I am them and they are me. The few are the many and the many are one."

I'm surprised this book got published at all. I can only think that the publisher was hoping to cash in on interest generated in the subject by the TV show The X Files.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A life-changing read Nov. 16 2006
By Ellis Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
(I have noticed that for some reason Amazon have deleted Ann Andrews name from the front cover of their product cover image. The book was actually written in cooperation with Jean Ritchie.)

Anyway, this book provides an excellent background to one of the most intriguing cases of supernatural encounters in the modern world. Since it was written the Andrews family have 'moved on'. Yes, they still have perplexing and sometimes frightening encounters, well, Jason's family do, Jay now takes it all in his stride. He has embarked on the lecture circuit, somewhat unwillingly - he prefers a bit of anonimity. But he realises that what he has learnt is of profound importance to the human race and our world. Everywhere he talks he astounds even the most learned in the audience with his wisdom and knowledge - he is still only 22.

I have personally experienced very strange phenomena and encounters whilst in the company of this family and can assure everyone that what they report is what happened.

This is a book for everyone; not just those with an interest in the paranormal. It is a life-changing read. If I were a TV or film producer I would be hot-footing it to put this story on the screen. A paranormal version of 'The Darling Buds of May'I think of it as.

Highly recommended.

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