Description : How and when does there come to be an "anthropology of the alien?” This set of essays, written for the eighth J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Fantasy and Science Fiction, is concerned with the significance of that question. "[Anthropology] is the science that must designate the alien if it is to redefine a place for itself in the universe,” according to the Introduction. The idea of the alien is not new. In the Renaissance, Montaigne’s purpose in describing an alien encounter was excorporation--mankind was the "savage” because the artificial devices of nature controlled him. Shakespeare’s version of the alien encounter was incorporation; his character of Caliban is brought to the artificial, political world of man and incorporated into the body politic "The essays in this volume . . . show, in their general orientation, that the tribe of Shakespeare still, in literary studies at least, outnumbers that of Montaigne.” These essays show the interrelation of the excorporating possibilities to the internal soundings of the alien encounter within the human mind and form. This book is divided into three parts: "Searchings: The Quest for the Alien” includes "The Aliens in Our Mind,” by Larry Niven; "Effing the Ineffable,” by Gregory Benford; "Border Patrols,” by Michael Beehler; "Alien Aliens,” by Pascal Ducommun; and "Metamorphoses of the Dragon,” by George E. Slusser. "Sightings: The Aliens among Us” includes "Discriminating among Friends,” by John Huntington; "Sex, Superman, Sociobiology,” by Joseph D. Miller; "Cowboys and Telepaths,” by Eric S. Rabkin; "Robots,” by Noel Perrin; "Aliens in the Supermarket,” by George R. Guffey; and "Aliens 'R’ U.S.,” by Zoe Sofia. "Soundings: Man as the Alien” includes "H. G. Wells’ Familiar Aliens,” by John R. Reed; "Inspiration and Possession,” by Clayton Koelb; "Cybernauts in Cyberspace,” by David Porush; "The Human Alien,” by Leighton Brett Cooke; "From Astarte to Barbie,” by Frank McConnell; and "An Indication of Monsters;” by Colin Greenland.
Description : Drawing on the latest worldwide research, this comprehensive study includes rare case stories of UFO sightings from credible individuals, and is filled with photographic evidence. Over 200 illustrations.
Description : Examines the question of abductions of human beings by extraterrestrials in unidentified flying objects by retelling in graphic novel form the story of Betty and Barney Hill, the first documented report.
Description : Discusses alien sightings, contacts, abductions, crop circles, physical evidence for aliens and UFOs, and the ancient history of UFOs
Description : In industry, production problems cost money. Inferior product is a waste of production time and raw materials. Hence industry has developed a number of tools to aid rapid troubleshooting and improve data analysis. In this book I shall be using such techniques for the first time to investigate the unexplained phenomena of UFO sightings, alleged alien abductions, animal mutilations and crop circle formation. Essentially the overall characteristics of the phenomena will be determined using appropriate statistical techniques and then an established problem-solving technique will be used to ascertain the most likely explanations for each effect. This is a radically different approach to the case-by-case methodology traditionally used in studies of these phenomena.What are the best explanations that we obtain when we apply techniques used to analyse the Apollo XIII problems to unexplained phenomena? What is the probability that aliens really are to blame?
Description : "Covers UFOs, aliens, and alien abductions, including specific examples and skeptical arguments against the belief in aliens"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Describes numerous encounters with unidentified flying objects and their crews and suggests possible origins of these interstellar visitors.
Description : This is the true story of over thirty years of UFO and alien contact. I became involved because I was going to prove that UFOs did not exist. This started me on my long journey of finding out what the truth is.But, then I had contact with the aliens and once it began, I balked and questioned everything that they were trying to tell me. It did not take me long to realize I had to live a dual existence as I struggled to keep from looking like a nut case. For me, this is a frustrating journey and yet rewarding. I knew the road would be difficult and that there would be ridicule, but I keep steadily moving forward.Included in the book are discussions with the aliens. Some of the topics covered are: 1. UFOs and the aliens who are piloting them 2. Where the aliens come from 3. How long the aliens have been visiting Earth and why they are here 4.There are two factions of aliens here at this time 5. Why some of the aliens are abducting 6. The aliens take on our Bible, Jesus and The Creator of all 7. The coming earth changes and what it means 8. What the aliens have said about meditation, addictions, love, marriage, reincarnation and the soul.