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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 11 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684848139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684848136
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sometimes pop culture produces its best comedies by accident--witness the Hula-Hoop craze, roller disco, and now the alien abduction phenomenon. In this hilarious "exposé" David Jacobs reveals the secret agenda that compels aliens to abduct human men and women. Some of the best material is in his section on research methods, where he decries the use of hypnotism by other alien-abduction specialists, because it can produce false memories; he then goes on to explain that most of his data comes from hypnotically induced recollections. The stories he relates from the various abductees he has worked with are all titillatingly sexual, and Jacobs writes that this consistency proves not that people are prone to sexual fantasies, but that the aliens are using humans for their breeding program. Filled with delightful howlers of this sort, The Threat is a laugh riot from beginning to end. Toss out your Dave Barry books and move up to the real thing. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Jacobs knows that people think he's crazy. He is a bona fide historian at Temple University--and a leading UFO researcher. He has interviewed, mostly under hypnosis, hundreds of people who say they have been abducted by aliens, and he thinks he's figured out why they are here--and it's not Whitley Strieber's mystical, New Age vision of cosmic harmony. Rather, it is interspecies breeding, because the aliens cannot reproduce themselves. ``The aliens are conducting a widespread, systematic program of physiological exploitation of human beings,'' he states. Jacobs gives vivid, detailed descriptions of the alien/human hybrids and mating and fetal implantation procedues, based on the accounts given by his interviewees. You can classify this with Star Trek or engage in a willing suspension of disbelief, which might be allowed Jacobs on the assumption that he, a solid academic, and the many, many people he interviewed--with similar accounts uninformed by prior knowledge of other abductions--can't all be crazy. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 20 2002
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Out of all the theories that try to make sense and explain alien abductions (and UFOs in general), none is so complete, thorough, logical, and scholarly as Jacobs'.
In the beginning, he points out why the alien abduction phenomenon is clearly real and why it isn't true that the many abduction stories (all over the world) are simply made up, dreamed of, caused by hypnosis, or caused by psychological or other problems (and how they differ from false "repressed memories" which sometimes occurs under incompetent hypnosis). He later analyses the many stories and comes up with a rational theory that makes perfect sense. All the strange events and procedures the aliens perform during abductions as well as the secrecy of the phenomenon make perfect sense after you read this book.
Unlike others who view the abduction phenomenon in a spiritual or religious sense and automatically assume that aliens and abductions are benevolent and are here to help or better mankind or are here from a higher spiritual realm (he explains why people believe this and how it is incorrect), he thoroughly investigates and looks at the UFO and abduction phenomenon logically, rationally and scientifically. When you put all the pieces of the puzzle together, the abductions make sense and the aliens intentions become clear. Their intentions are not benevolent, in our best interests, or to help or better mankind. Far from it, they have a dangerous and malevolent plan underway. I agree with the reviewer who said that not only should people interested in the UFO and paranormal phenomenon read it but everyone should.
UFOS and the abduction phenomenon are real(for evidence for, and an overview of UFOs and aliens also read Alien Agenda) .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tepi on Feb. 23 2001
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If you are like many 'skeptics,' which is to say if you have a narrow and closed mind, are riddled with prejudices, and are a fanatical believer in the 'truths' you were indoctrinated with during your childhood, skip this book. It isn't for you. Scorn is cheap, and you would gain nothing by reading it.
If, on the other hand, you have an open mind, and one strong enough to contemplate the most horrifying news ever brought to mankind, you should certainly read it, but not perhaps before bracing yourself for the worst.
Jacobs is a highly qualified academic who has spent much of his life investigating the UFO phenomenon, and his book is based on over seven hundred hypnotic-regression interviews, extracts from many of which are cited in this well-written and thoroughly researched study. He is a brave man and writes with authority. We should be grateful to him, although the picture he has slowly pieced together from these varied voices is terrifying.
It isn't easy to create natural dialogue, to create the feel of a real person speaking, to summon up the image of a vivid and believable man, woman, or child in just a few lines. Only the very greatest writers can do this. And this is what frightens me. I sincerely hope that Professor Jacobs, besides being a scholar, is also a literary genius, a fraud, and deluded, though I fear he isn't any of these. I fear that these voices, as he claims, came right off the tapes.
As one trained in literary analysis, what impresses me most about this book is the wide range of utterly believable individual voices we are given, voices of many different persons who are evidently sincere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 22 1999
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As having read through several decades of UFO research, I have to harbor reservations no matter how convincingly a researcher puts forth his hypothesis. Jacobs has used at least as large a sampling (if not larger) than anyone else in trying to make sense of one of the oddest facets of the UFO phenomenon. Up to this point, we have had many alien abduction accounts that appear on one hand to be comparitively understandable (Betty and Barny Hill) to unfathomable (like Betty Andreasson). Jacobs' wide sampling has allowed him to see many of the subtleties in the various accounts and how they may in fact add up to a coherent (if disturbing) picture. I must admit that, try as I might to resist his hypothesis, it was among the most fully researched I've come across. He also presented himself in a logical and cohesive manner. He anticipated certain arguments and addressed them. My only reservation is that (like others before him) he might have come across areas of the abduction phenomenon that he couldn't make sense of, or didn't fit into his overall picture and thus disregarded them. If so, he might be just the next step in trying to explain this seemingly unexplainable curiosity. However, the fact remains that this is a well researched and well presented piece and will stand as a milestone by which other researchers and investigators can get us close to solving this oddity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward E. Muller on Oct. 31 2001
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Hi. I have been studying the UFO and Abduction phenomenon for about 20 years. Even though Dr. Jacobs offers a grim vision of the future, he has put more pieces of the Abduction Puzzle together than any other investigator. He has systematically divided the alien's purposes and role here on Earth and the information he brings forth is difficult to swallow, specially the part of Hybridization Programs and Interaction with Humans. If Dr. Jacobs is right, then these visitors have their own personal intentions but we mustn't forget that there are many different ET civilization that have interacted and are interacting with Humanity and not all have the same Reproductive Purposes. In general, this book helped me acquire one more piece of the ET Puzzle. Not a bad book. Dr. Jacobs has set forth an interesting theory: Genetic Manipulation of the Human Species. Edward Muller, Mexico City, MEXICO
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