Colin Wilson wrote, as I'm sure long time AOP blog readers will remember, probably the best book looking at poltergeist phenomena titled...Poltergeist.
I have admired his work because he is not a "jump on board the latest subject" person. He does a lot of research and is quite knowledgeable on a number of subjects so you always get a well balanced book. When I saw a book I was a little stumped: "Colin Wilson wrote a book looking at alien abductions??"
firstly, this is not a new book. The edition I have is dated 1999. The blurb reads:
" Alien Dawn describes Colin Wilson's attempt to make sense of a vast body of documented research involving strange and unexplained phenomena, including poltergeists, lake monsters, ancient folklore, time slips, out-of-body experiences, mystical awareness, and psychic travel to other worlds. The result is a vast, complex jigsaw puzzle of encyclopedic dimensions -- the most comprehensive bird's-eye view of the subject ever undertaken, with conclusions that are sure to startle the reader."
This book is in the stack I have to read through but I scanned through it and just hoped that when Wilson concluded that alien abductions were all a modern myth or psychological aberration he did so with more credibility than others have.
I read the last lines of the book:
"And this, I suspect, is the beginning of the change that the UFOs are working on."
I read it again. Then again. I'm looking at it right now and all 380+ pages are going to be read quicker than they were. How -or "did"- Wilson reach this conclusion? What data -cases was he studying? To me this is going to have to be a sooner-rather-than-later read.
I can't wait.