A History of UFO Crashes Mass Market Paperback – May 1995
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Certainly taking the opposite tack from Peebles' Watch the Skies, Randle is a believer and has no compunction about making that clear. While not afraid to point out the obvious hoaxes, he is not ready to concede that the U.S. government does not know more than it's letting on, nor that the Roswell craft was just a weather balloon. Randle gives an in-depth discussion only to the major crash events, but his arguments are seductive. A History of UFO Crashes certainly lives up to its title, and if you are looking for a thorough chronology of reported crashes, it's all here in one book.
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There are only two cases presented in this book with which I have contention:
1) Aurora, Texas (1897). New information ,possibly since the publishing of this book, may lead this case to the point of authentication...there are two ways to find out for sure. A) although the heastone was stolen in the '70's, locate the grave of the "airship pilot" and have it exhumed (it's been in litigation for 10 years to do so). B) Open Proctor's well (where debries was allegedly thrown). If any remains,it would go a long way to proving either authentication or hoax.
2) Roswell. I still consider this the Trojen Horse (too much is made of this when there are better cases). Since the publication of this book, Glen Dennis' testimony has been proven, to the most part, to be fabrication. Would the Air Force fessed up that the wreckage was that of a rocket or experimental aircraft, this case would have for the most part dissapeared. The only things that keep Roswell on the "Unsolved" list is the testimony of the first hand witnesses of the metallic debris, and the length of rediculousness of the explinations that the Air Force continues to distribute.
Overall, one of the best books ever written about the topic of UFO crashes, and a must read for beginner and serious researcher alike.