Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Eagle Has Landed
Since this happened, I'm going to get it's "notice of birth" out of the way, so you can see the fact of the matter, and then quit braggin' and get back to work. I scanned some of the following example pages rather quickly so they're not as "pretty" as they might be, but they are here to give you the gist of the Thing. SO: some pages of UFOs and Government.
Author's handprint from scanner [above] included as added bonus.
Mack doesn't look smudged in text --- that's me giving the scanner a bad data-per-inch order.
Clas would be mad at me for poor flattening of his page. He writes better than I do.
Part of Robert's hero effort on the index.
Buy a copy. Patrick deserves to make a little money off this.
Posted by The Professor at 10:12 AM
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Hiya Prof, I pre-ordered a copy yesterday and look forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Let's hope it's successful and well-received.
This is somewhat egotistical, but both Barry Greenwood and I "sat down" with our copies when we got them, and got "caught up" in the story. Despite authoring most of this thing, the actual reading of it "like a book" is much more interesting as an extended tale of what has been a secret adventure between us and the phenomenon. But I shouldn't be commenting on "my own stuff".ReplyDelete
There's a theme in your blog about the importance of archives and how to ensure their information is perpetuated. Much of ufology is founded on transient events witnessed by people whose reports we weigh up in the balance of plausibility, possibility and probability. In that sense, the only way for these claims to exist is through media. More often than not, it's through the written word - video and images take a back seat.
In my opinion, UFO and ufology books become part of an archive for future generations; some fall into obscurity and others become part of a legacy left by significant researchers. The book could become part of your legacy so why not make a few modest comments on why it's come to be something meaningful to you? The same applies to the other contributors.
Collectively, you've all written a book that has the potential to become a 'required reading' textbook.
You should all celebrate it.
Read this and then just went to order mine on Amazon and then came back. :-) It qualifies for free s/h too.ReplyDelete
Most definitely agree with Kandinsky's opinion above!
Don't let the Professor fool you. Who's better to comment on a work than the author! The fact is that the book is Ruppelt's work on steroids. Where Ruppelt had memories and some paperwork with which to tell his story up to the late 1950s, this work has many more years and a great deal more paperwork to discuss. Yet sorting government papers to tell a coherent story is a nightmare with poor reproductions and missing parts. But it is a story that has to be told properly lest parts of it fall through cracks in the foundation of history and becomes twisted or forgotten by later generations, as is already happening.ReplyDelete
Well, my friend, I'm going to let the public get the thing and begin the commentary themselves. I'll chime in after. There will, doubtless, be much to say, as my writing skills were severely taxed by the amount of information and the nearly impossible juggling of many dimensions of this story, all valuable. My writing failures will in no way diminish the power of the simple facts related in the story. They will stand long after everyone decides what a hack I am, corrects the flow of this great narrative, we all die, and future generations at last get to read the unmanipulated truth. This is a GREAT story with a mediocre story-teller... but since no one else would do it, I'll have to do.Delete