"Confrontations" needs to be read by anyone seriously interested in the subject of UFOs, as -- of the literally thousands of books on the subject in circulation -- there is only a mere handful that have anything meaningful to say. Most books on the subject seemed directed at those with a near infantile mentality -- they insult the reader's intelligence, attempt to sensationalize the subject, and present speculation and falsehoods as fact. "Confrontations" not only presents the subject in a sober, sane, and scientific manner, but it is groundbreaking in it's unique methodology. First, Vallee purports that the UFOs are most likely NOT of extraterrestrial origin, but are most likely "multidimensional". Next, he states that they are not "visitors", but instead seem to have been with us since before recorded History, and indeed, may very well predate mankind. He goes on to show numerous examples of how the government, the media, academia, and the "scientific establishment" all seem to show a pattern of working together to discredit anyone who attempts to study the subject or present their research for review -- this phenomenon is well documented and appears to be widespread throughout the United States, whereas in Europe, Asia, and South America it is treated far more seriously. Conversely, fools who promote "ufology" are encouraged to present their narrow-minded fluff on every available medium for cheap entertainment value -- this serves to further discourage and discredit serious researchers. Finally, Vallee makes the important point that not only do the entities associated with UFOs show a pattern of being deceptive, but they can actually be malicious as well -- and frequently are. No "space brothers" hoping to "illuminate and advance" mankind here! His conclusion? Nobody knows exactly what is going on -- in fact, it is possible that the human mind may not even be capable of fathoming the true nature of this phenomenon -- but something is definitely happening, and everyone knows it, but for some reason the subject is being ridiculed rather than studied. A definitive book -- read it!