Harrison Koehli

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 128
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (350 of 408)
Location: Alberta, Canada
Birthday: Dec 18

Psychology, history, literature, film, humanity.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 128 - Total Helpful Votes: 350 of 408
The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UF&hellip by Terry Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening, devastating, Jan. 31 2014
I've seen references and recommendations for this book in several UFO writings from the last decade and decided to check it out. It was written in 2000 by an independent journalist, Terry Hansen, and focuses on media complicity in the UFO cover-up, as the subtitle states, and it's still relevant today, 14 years later. It's also a great resource for information on censorship and propaganda in general, as we'll see.

It starts out with a short introduction on the way news media has covered (or not covered) big UFO stories, e.g., the 1970s UFO/ICBM encounters. Hansen observes that there are two realities in media: the official reality, represented by major national news corporations… Read more
Always I Am Caesar by W. Jeffrey Tatum
Always I Am Caesar by W. Jeffrey Tatum
I can only repeat what other reviewers have written: this book is a gem. Tatum is a rare breed. Not only is this relatively slight book jammed with interesting factoids and penetrating analysis - what were Antony and Cleopatra really like? did Caesar actually cuss out Brutus after the fatal blow? - it is very well written. Tatum has a way of introducing a subject, providing just the necessary context to make it all flow and make sense, never get bogged down in names and terminology (in other words, it's easy to follow who's who and how they're all related), and making it genuinely fun to read. Seriously. The book is peppered with jokes and clever turns of phrase. And the jokes are good,… Read more
Final Events and the Secret Government Group on De&hellip by Nick Redfern
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ufology or demonology?, Jan. 5 2014
This is a fascinating little book. Redfern follows a trail of cloak-and-dagger encounters with shady intelligence officials claiming to have been members of a Top Secret group studying UFOs. While the existence of this "Collins Elite" -- created in the '40s -- cannot be fully established, the information they fed to Redfern is interesting, to say the least, and very close to the truth, in my opinion. The twist only comes near the end of the book, which I believe is the lie mixed in with the truth that characterizes good disinformation. Redfern knows the game, and repeatedly mentions the fact that he was and is aware that these 'spooks' could have been feeding him such disinformation. So… Read more

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