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Messages: The World's Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story

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We are not alone. And Stan Romanek can prove it.

Romanek's gripping tale-augmented by video footage, photographs, and physical evidence-is the world's most documented extraterrestrial contact case.

In print for the first time, Romanek relives his personal experiences, from his first sighting of a UFO to terrifying alien abductions. Romanek tells how he captured an extraterre
Paperback, 259 pages
Published May 8th 2009 by Llewellyn Publications (first published May 1st 2009)
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Mar 18, 2010 Natali rated it liked it
Stan Romanek has an amazing story. Even if you only believe 50 percent of what he relates in this book, it is still impressive. I happen to believe about 80 percent.

Romanek is an "Average Joe," who just happens to be heavily connected to and stalked by aliens. There is definitely something to his story and his message. That said, I wish this book were different in two ways. First off, the writing is remedial and often just silly. If it had been written with more authority and gravitas, it would
Where are the documents, Stan?

The subtitle of the book says yours is the most documented ET case. Throughout the book you brag about how much documentation there is to back your case. At several points you mention break-ins into your home in which computers are trashed or document files stolen, but luckily you had documents hidden at some undisclosed location for safekeeping in case of this very event. Yet, the nature of these documents are never revealed, and copies of them are not produced or
Mar 28, 2010 Keith rated it it was ok
I declare BS!

While its a fairly quick read and a moderately interesting topic, the mundane nature of this book really tired me out quickly. I've always been a fan of books about potential ghosts, goblins, and aliens. This is a watered down version of Whitley Streiber's Communion, and less entertaining.

That being said, I would recommend it for a quick fluff read. It's a summer guilty-pleasure, but nothing more.

This is the gentleman who was on CNN and Larry King Live a few years ago claiming to
Feb 15, 2010 Clayton rated it really liked it
If ever there was a UFO book that is ready-made for a movie, this is it. Stan Romanek's story is jaw dropping. Stalked by aliens since he was a little kid, chased by flying craft no less than 50 times, routinely abducted in the middle of the night, implants removed from his leg, family and friends bearing witness to many of the events, balls of light appearing throughout his house, government agents tapping his phones, and that's only half of Romanek's unbelievable life story. This book is a hig ...more
Natalie Corrigan
May 03, 2013 Natalie Corrigan rated it really liked it
Proceed with this book with an open mind. Whether or not what happened to Stan was authentic, I feel, is up to each individual reader. Being a believer in (and an experiencer of) many facets of the paranormal, I had a few places where I struggled with believing Stan and his claims. In some places, his accounts really sound like fiction, and many of his experiences can be easily recreated. It's all about faith... what YOU are willing to believe. Regardless of which way you sway, it is clear he is ...more
May 28, 2013 Parri rated it really liked it
Before reading this book, I was already a believer that there is intelligent life out there, beyond Earth. With the vast number of stars and planets out there, I've always felt that the likelihood of life on other planets is more than highly possible. So know that I read this book with an open mind. I have to say, I thought it was fascinating. The amount of physical evidence that Romanek has collected is impressive. He's captured extraterrestrial life on digital snapshots and video, and at least ...more
Laura Crean
Apr 24, 2014 Laura Crean rated it it was amazing
Got Stan's new book on the morning 7th January 2014 and finished it before I went to bed - A really great read, I was gripped with this personal story right from page one and the scientific and academic testimonials for some of the experiences Dan has recorded were well documented and relevant. I would recommend this book to anybody who is interested in Stan's story or the UFO phenomenon, if you read one book on the subject - read this one - because what is more important than messages from othe ...more
Owen Spencer
May 13, 2011 Owen Spencer rated it really liked it
Messages tells the story of Stan Romanek, a man plagued by UFOs and alien activities. It's a true story. What sets this tale apart from others is the impressive amount of physical evidence associated with it. Stan has pictures, video, numerous eye-witnesses, and other compelling evidence to back up his incredible story. If you find it hard to believe in UFOs and aliens, you should read this. Although none of the evidence will convert confirmed skeptics, those with open minds will be amazed by wh ...more
Katiera Morningstar
Feb 29, 2012 Katiera Morningstar rated it it was amazing
Whether or not what Stan Romanek is telling the truth, this is an incredible book and I could not put it down. Some of the pictures seem fake and I think "where's all of this footage he's talking about?" I could not find anything on the internet aside from the popular footage of the little alien standing outside his window, but part of me wants so much to believe in what he is saying. Either way, his story is just plain fascinating and is now one of my favorites.
Sep 20, 2010 Audra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: own
This book was very intriguing. I had a hard time putting it down. I found that I was skipping ahead just to see the pictures and the diagrams. Any UFOlogist should read this book. I would love to witness a hypnotic regression with Stan Romanek! Whether or not you believe in UFOs you should read this book. It makes you do a lot of thinking.
Bonny Hut
May 07, 2016 Bonny Hut rated it really liked it
I don't think that Stan is an excellent writer. However, this book is not about Stan's writing skills, it is a raw, humble account of one man's extraordinary experiences. His use of language is simple and straight forward, making it a book that is easy to read. The level of unusual and fantastic content may make it difficult for some readers to believe.... but it is an intriguing and fascinating story. Hopefully this book will encourage the reader to investigate other authors who claim to have h ...more
Christopher Roth
Mar 04, 2014 Christopher Roth rated it really liked it
A lot of great material here, very compellingly written. I'm looking for the sequel ...

Aside from the mathematical formulas, most of what is described here has--and here I'm thinking of Martin Cannon's work--"milab" written all over it. There's almost nothing here that points, on the face of it, to an extraterrestrial origin, and there is at least a component of military or covert-ops harassment of some kind, and perhaps that's all there is to the whole thing, with a UFO theme imposed on it in
May 30, 2014 Kris rated it liked it
I had initially stumbled on a lecture being given by this author on you tube. I found the subject matter fascinating and unlike other books in this genre, the author has a lot of documentation to back up his experiences. The book covered most of the ground that the lecture covered but if you have an interest in UFOs, extra-terrestrial life and what might be out there, this book is worth a look.
Jun 18, 2013 Zeb added it
Shelves: beyond
There seems to be an answer in this book to a question asked by Edward Ahspole, author of "The UFO Phenomena". The question is: "Why would Alien intelligence make contact with us, if all they tell us is stuff we already knew?" (Ashpole about other abductee accounts) Well, the stuff Stan scribbles down in his trance state (alien inspired) is not all known already; physics where humans are just beginning to tap into things! ... I decidedly do not think this is a "good Halloween read" - but rather ...more
Apr 13, 2011 Robert rated it liked it
Shelves: aliens
As far as aliens, like Fox Mulder on the old X-Files show, I want to believe, and I feel that it would be interesting if evidence came forward that there was something out there. This is an interesting tale of an unexplained phenomena and I feel that anyone interested in the supposed phenomena of alien abduction will find this to be a good book. And that is what makes this great, is that it is unexplained. A mystery, like other odd phenomena, that should be explored further. This book is laid ou ...more
Dale Stonehouse
Jul 17, 2012 Dale Stonehouse rated it it was ok
While urging people to be more open-minded about aliens, UFOs and abduction experiences, the author thoroughly demonstrates how much difficulty he has following his own advice. Most irritating is a seemingly rigid adherence to knowledge of what is possible and/or impossible, according to earth education. That is the short list of my disappointment with this account. Having said that, I am always grateful to those who have the guts to go public with an experience that so many have had, including ...more
Dodie Reed
Jul 06, 2012 Dodie Reed rated it really liked it
This is the story of an abductee and his trials and tribulations with both the "ETs" and with various illusive government, private corporation, military (he doesn't know which) entities which have harassed him since the early 90's. The abductions may have been going on since his childhood but he
is not sure. He has been able to accumulate many pieces of evidence some of which has been stolen by intruders, some of which are very professional and others that are very unprofessional.

I highly recomm
Ashley Brooke
Jun 27, 2009 Ashley Brooke rated it really liked it
This is the first book on this topic I've picked up in a long time, and I'm glad I did! It's easy to follow and not written like a textbook, which is a problem I found in some other titles of this nature. Stan's experiences, whether you believe or not, and the writing style, make this a quick and interesting read!

I only hope that more books on this topic will come out and be as fun to read as this one.
Aug 23, 2009 Phil rated it it was ok
A strange jaunt into Romanek's experiences, whether those experiences are based on reality or non-ordinary states of consciouness is to be determined. His claim that he has video footage of his experiences (other than the "peeking alien head through the window") is yet to be seen and each day that goes by without him producing the "goods" further discredit's him.
Lyn Lewis
Jun 29, 2013 Lyn Lewis rated it it was amazing
Good read. Feel sorry for the man and his family. Fancy waking up andbyour hub is nowhere to be found! Or waking up finding a little 4 ft grey standing over you! Dear lord the fear that would grip you!. Reading the next one now Answers.
Sep 01, 2013 Trailhoundz rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely horrifying. The photos alone will ensure I sleep with the lights on for the next several months. Readable, intriguing, freaky. If the author has a sequel to this I would (will) definitely read it!
Kim Higgs
Dec 06, 2011 Kim Higgs rated it liked it
This was interesting, and while at times I was like there is no way this guy made this up - other times I had no doubt that he did. I think it's a mixture of true and made up information that this guy put together.
Apr 26, 2014 Alex rated it did not like it
Shelves: home-library
I didn't believe entirely his story, but I think something really happened to him. The MIB description is off, they seem to be not professional at all.
Aug 08, 2011 Gökberk rated it did not like it
One of my students is very interested in extra-terrestrial stories and recommending it very often. Looking forward to read it.
Feb 04, 2012 Lindsey rated it it was amazing
Great book for those that believe in the Alien Abduction experience. Includes lots of evidence.
Romanek's experiences are interesting, if seemingly farfetched. A good read for Halloween.
Karan Bailey
Apr 10, 2011 Karan Bailey rated it really liked it
Wow. What a fascinating story. Mankind can save ourselves and evolve.
Drew Schmidt
Mar 11, 2011 Drew Schmidt rated it liked it
Interesting yet I have a bit of a hard time believing this is completely true.
May 15, 2010 Brent rated it really liked it
May 20, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
a must read for everyone
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