In these posts, I will provide a list of books I think anyone interested in the paranormal would benefit from reading. Each list will be arranged by topic and will be accompanied by some notes of my own. Enjoy!
- Bennett, Jeffrey. Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.
- Friedman, Stanton T. Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs. Franklin Lakes: Career Press, 2008.
- Fuller, John G. The Interrupted Journey. New York: Berkley Medallion Books, 1966, 1974.
- Steiger, Brad, et al. Philadelphia Experiment and Other UFO Conspiracies. Inner Light, 1990.
- Von Däniken, Erich. Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past. New York: Bantam Books, 1970, 1973.
I grew up reading those old paperbacks like The Interrupted Journey filled with stories of regression hypnosis and alien abductions. The possibility that we weren’t alone in the universe fascinated me. Never the less, my interest in the subject declined over the years, and I had no idea just how many books there were on UFOs until I looked on Amazon.com for some ideas to round out the list above.
UFO research is probably the most legitimately scientific of the ‘paranormal’ fields, although aliens seem just as fantastical as ghosts. Sightings of UFOs are still all over the news, and TV shows like UFO Hunters keeps the interest alive. In our bibliography this month I’ve tried to list some books to get anyone started on the road to UFO study. You’ll find a few brand new books and a few classics, but all promise to be interesting.