Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception

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"[A] bracing finale to Vallee's 'Alien Contact trilogy'...A forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study."
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In REVELATIONS, Dr.Vallee, the inspiration for the character played by Francois Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, analyzes the full gamut of sensational UFO "incidents" From the alleged history of saucer "crashes" and the retrieval of aliens by the U.S. government to reports of a subterranean community of hostile humanoids in the American Southwest, this is part scientific detective sotry, part experiement in truth seeking, REVELATIONS and is an astonishing document that is certain to provoke controversy.
The two earlier books in Dr. Vallee's Alien Contact trilogy are DIMENSIONS and CONFRONTATIONS.

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I first met Dr. Vallee while arranging the publicity tour for his previous book Confrontations. Even though I had seen "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and knew that he was Spielberg's chief technical advisor on the film as well as the real-life model for the scientist played by Francois Truffant, I wasn't sure what to expect. After all, many people in the UFO community are, shall we say, extremely zealous. I was very impressed by his thoughtful manner and clearheaded analyses. Dr. Vallee is widely recognized and honored as the premier investigating scientist and UFO researcher. I also had the pleasure of arranging the publicity tour for Revelations, the concluding volume in Dr. Vallee's Alien Contact Trilogy. In this book, Dr. Vallee explores the various UFO hoaxes and media manipulation that have misled researchers. His painstaking investigation of industrial and governmental coverups leads to some astonishing and, at times, controversial conclusions. Vallee's thesis is that the fast-growing belief in alien contact is causing too many cases to be accepted as real that are not -- and conversely, too many actual ones go overlooked or misreported. Revelations comes in response to those oversights. It is both an experiment in truth-seeking and a scientific detective story.

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Bracing finale to Vallee's ``Alien Contact trilogy'' (Dimensions, 1988; Confrontations, 1990), as the ufologist brings some famous UFO cases down to earth--and into the mud. In Dimensions, Vallee presented his theory that UFOs are probably not spacecraft but manifestations of a consciousness- controlling ``technology'' from ``dimensions beyond spacetime''; in Confrontations, he bolstered that theory with examples from his own casebook. Here, deftly blending theory and memoir, he attempts to clear ufololgy of ``the weeds and the vines of human fantasy and...the poisonous flowers of unbalanced minds.'' That is, to Vallee, cases from the infamous Roswell incident (spacecraft and aliens purportedly captured by the US Army in 1947) to the popular legend of Area 51 (aliens working tentacle-in-hand with US officials beneath the Nevada desert) to the alleged abduction of Franck Fontaine in 1979 (exhaustively researched firsthand by Vallee) to the purported top-secret federal UFO-investigating committee of Howard Blum's Out There (1990) are not only mostly nonsense, but--here's the rub--``complex hoaxes that have been carefully engineered for our benefit.'' But by whom, and why? By federal disinformation agents, and possibly as ``psychological warfare experiments'' or ``as a cover for something else''--i.e., experimental spy/warcraft or real ``flying discs.'' Vallee offers little hard evidence to back those conjectures, but he does unglove the heavy hand of military intelligence in many cases, while at the same time exposing the absurdity of others, including Budd Hopkins's best-selling alien-rape reports. So what's left? A host of genuinely mysterious cases, e.g., the 1989 Soviet Union sightings, and the spirit of rigorous scientific inquiry that Vallee urges they be subjected to. Except for Vallee's wobbly conclusions, a forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study that, for all its good sense, will likely add up to only a cry in the alien-infested ufowilderness. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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