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Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us? Hardcover – May 1 1998


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  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (May 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031218557X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312185572
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,176,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William J. Tychonievich on April 6 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is one book that shouldn't be judged by its lurid, tabloidesque cover. Strieber's approach is honest and evenhanded, and, unlike the back cover with its screaming red warning that "AFTER YOU READ THIS BOOK YOU *WILL* BELIEVE IN ALIEN LIFE," he never makes any over-the-top claims of conclusive proof. Critical of both debunkers and believers, Strieber argues simply that the UFO and close encounter phenomena are genuine unknowns that deserve serious scientific attention. Nothing more.
While it's a decent introduction to the field, though, Confirmation is definitely not Strieber at his best. What Strieber really has to offer is his own close encounter experiences, documented in Communion and its sequels, and the thousands of letters he has received from other close encounter witnesses, many of which are published in The Communion Letters. But when it comes to a general overview of UFO sightings, implants, etc., he has no particular credentials. The result is that Confirmation is mostly a rehash of evidence published elsewhere. Strieber is a storyteller, not a scientist, and is probably better off sticking to fiction and autobiography and leaving the "hard evidence" to professional UFO researchers.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have to say this is truly a great book. While it might be lacking in the dark sort of prose Whitley has written in prior releases on the same subject, it's still a fascinating read.
I dont always agree with Whitley's belief's on the "visitors" intent, but the man has to be respected for going out to the edge.
I dont think I'd pay too much attention to William Harwood's review, it's little more than his immaturity and ego blown self promotion, that leads him to plug his own book at the end of a review. I dont know whether to laugh or cry at his obvious self importance.
I digress, Confirmation is well worth the read, as Mr. Strieber is truthfully to me, the only one out there that can put words to an indescribable set of events that impact so many. If you want a deep personal look into the subject, past the "are they real?" ... littered throughout ufology literature...this is for you. Congratulations Whitley...yet another fabulous read.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Whitley Strieber, having survived media sniping and the insult of lesser UFO "experts", still remains one of the strong, clear and clear-headed voices in this field. How he has survived the assault from alien and human alike, I'm not sure, but whatever he has gone through, he has done so with amazing poise and, as ever, one of the five the strongest prose styles working in the art of the novel today. This book is yet more evidence of what this brave soul has revealed to us -- that he could easily have hidden this all away, and written it as fiction, is a credit to the writer. That he didn't, is a credit to the man.
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By A Customer on March 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
I was very pleased with the book "Confirmation". I have seen! I am not an abductee, but I have seen. It is not my imagination. I felt he made the evidence very real and believible. I think the book was very informative, and though he wasn't discribing his own experiences, dosen't make them unbelievable. There are many who have been in those shoes. I am glad he wrote about other experiences. I am believer, I have seen and know it is all possible, and it could happen to anyone. I thought the book was an excellent accounting of things that could happen to any one of us. I was also unable to put it down once I started reading it. I hope their are more like it! Keep them coming.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Confirmation has what most other UFO books lack: photographic evidence. Still this book isn't the greatest, as is most UFO "literature."
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By Annie Erlandson on Oct. 10 2000
Format: Hardcover
I want to believe...but this book didn't make me. I personally am open-minded on the subject of extraterrestrial life. I believe the possibility exists, but I've never had an encounter or seen any really convincing evidence of intelligent alien life. I bought "Confirmation" because I've heard Whitley Strieber often on the radio, but had never read any of his books. The subtitle is "The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us?" and the question mark is definitely the most appropriate part of the subtitle. Strieber offers the usual abduction reports and implant evidence, but more or less discredits all the evidence he presents. If this is the best evidence he could find in all the narratives he has studied, the case for alien life seems shaky indeed. The best case in here is that of Jesse Long. In fact, it almost seems the rest of the book was intended only to lead up to this one chilling, unexplainable case. Despite its failure to convince me, I give "Confirmation" three stars for being entertaining, thought-provoking, and hard to put down.
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Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for $3.00 at a clearance. (Should have known then). The author includes innumerable cases of "encounters", "abductions", "implants" and "sightings" but at the same time , makes disclaimers about all of them leaving you feel that he is not sincere about what he is writing and wondering why he bothered with the book. I've read that his other books are much better. This must have been one of the "lost time " episodes he describes during an abduction. This is strictly for the Mulders out there who have "I want to believe" posters on there office wall. These are all the typical alien suspicions you have already read and left you laughing.
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