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Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility, and Transgenic Beings Hardcover – Sep 23 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Rather than discrediting UFO abduction stories, recent scientific developments make them increasingly plausible, argues this intriguing volume. Hopkins (Intruders) and documentary filmmaker Rainey touch on everything from mind control to teleportation, but focus on two areas of progress that they say give clues as to how and why UFOs abduct their victims. The first is invisibility, now almost feasible on earth via NASA's "adaptive camouflage" technologies and presumably old hat for space-traveling extraterrestrials, which, they say, explains why abductions so often go unnoticed. The second is the burgeoning field of genetic and reproductive engineering, whose methods resemble the medical procedures that those who claim to have been abducted by extraterrestrials report they experienced. The resulting "transgenic" offspring can pass for human while serving the aliens, the authors argue, and nonhuman beings live among us, often distinguishable by their social unease and unfashionable clothes. The authors invoke everything from quantum mechanics to parallel universes to lend a scientific aura to their theories, but the operative paradigm behind UFO phenomena seems not so much physics as psychoanalysis, with alien abductions playing roughly the same all-purpose explanatory role as the Oedipal conflict. This becomes clear in the many riveting first-hand accounts of abductions, in which abductees evoke an inchoate, Kafkaesque sense of anxiety and misplaced reality that resolves itself, under hypnosis, into the harrowing specifics of psycho-sexual trauma at the hands of little gray men. Full of subtle, naturalistic detail and dense, complex, novelistic portraits of transgenic characters, these stories demonstrate that the folklore of UFO abductions-ostensibly about aliens but perhaps really about alienation-has developed into one of the richest psychological literatures of our time. Photos.
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Whitley Strieber"Sight Unseen" is truly extraordinary, by far the most powerful and convincing book about the abduction phenomenon ever written. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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WHEN DETAILS OF THE FIRST thoroughly investigated UFO abduction report-the now famous Betty and Barney Hill case-came to wide public attention in 1966, researchers made several deductions about the aliens' modus operandi. Read the first page
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Top Customer Reviews
Like Whit-lie a.k.a. the horror novelist, Strieber, Hopkins really has to reach and stretch to reach the conclusions he reaches. But at least he isn't smoking weed and dreaming up stories like Whit-lie. I like Budd, enjoy his books, and even give him a modicum of respect.
But seriously, if you want to know what's really going on, want to find some filament of truth in all the USO/Alien books, then you have to read something credible like "Unconventional Flying Objects, by Dr. Paul Hill. A NASA scientist who investigated UFOs for 30 years, all under the cloak of National Security, all the while NASA stated over and over, 'we don't investigate UFOs'. He couldn't publish his decades of notes, they were all classified Top Secret. But his brilliant, heroine daughter, sent them to a publisher after his death, and WOW, they came out in 'Unconventional Flying Objects.' The definitive book on UFO characteristics, science, and technology. The Bible!
Or take Colonel Philip Corso's 'The Day After Roswell.' A man who served on presidential staffs, a man who swore under oath that what he wrote was true, a man who met his demise prematurely and mysteriously. The highest ranking military officer to admit part in the UFO/Alien cover-up. His credentials are long and factual. His book, although shocking and almost unbelievable, is revealing and a key piece of the puzzle. Another must read. Have you heard of the 'Disclosure Project,' or the book 'Connecting the Dots?' Just feeding your curiosity..........
And while we're at it, what about Edgar Fouche and Brad Steiger's "Alien Rapture.Read more ›
Here and there the book touches on this -- that maybe aliens are actually from other dimensions, that maybe time doesn't exist in the way we think it does -- which means most of the book's Earthly explanations for abductions are going to be wrong.
Another thing that bugged me was that every abduction case in this book is exclusively devoted to alien hybrids and medical examinations. Yet from the multitude of other abductee books I've read, it seems clear there's a LOT more going on than just that. So why does Hopkins choose to only focus on the medical ones?
In "Sight Unseen" Hopkins and Rainey begin with an examination of several cases in Budd's case file. These are fascinating glimpses into the effect of the phenomenon on our consensus reality - specifically, the idea of temporary invisibility.
These cases are fascinating enough, but they are just the beginning. Hopkins and Rainey then go on to explore another fascinating aspect of the phenomenon that has to-date been largely ignored in the UFO literature - that of human-appearing beings that seem to be moving about among us.
In "Sight Unseen" Hopkins/Rainey present some fascinating cases in which apparently "transgenic" beings have appeared in the lives of experiencers. In one case, a character named "Mr Page" lived with an experiencer family for many years. The primary witness in the case, an experiencer with the psuedonym of "Anne-Marie" had a close familial relationship with him for nearly all of that time - about 15 years. It seems to be, on the surface, a very positive relationship. Yet it has it's definite undertones of non-positivity - especially when the would describe how "Mr Page" would take Anne-Marie on "nature hikes", of which she remembers very little. In hypnotic trance, references to these apparent missing-time periods engendered powerful emotional responses. This is similar to the emotional responses which experiencers often have when viewing their childhood "secret friend" in hypnotic trance.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This book is a two-ring circus of patent, irresponsible foolishness. But this is the con artist's game. They fly their paper demons in the face of science. Read morePublished on March 27 2004
Mr Hopkins's writing skill and sincerity of presentation can't
elude a few basic questions: why, with the power of invisibility,
with the wherewithal to traverse... Read more
I really have to take this man's words with a grain of salt as I personally believe that his hypnotism and regression techniques are somewhat dangerous and certainly suggestive. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by OverTheMoon
This is a must read book for anybody concerned about the future of our planet. Here is evidence amassed over a long period of time of what the alien agenda is leading to. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003 by Carol Donahue
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