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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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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
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
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
Laura Crean
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
Christopher Roth
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
Natalie Corrigan
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
Parri Sontag
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
Camilo Urán
It is an interesting read. There are many people arguing that they have been in contact with extra-terrestrial entities. Stan Romanek calls his story "the world's most documented contact story" but he doesn't seem to provide that documentation anywhere. He mentions videos he has shot but they don't seem to be available even in his website.

And then you have stuff like videos of him faking objects falling when he's actually flicking them:
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
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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
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
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
Owen Spencer
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
Dodie Reed
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
Katiera Morningstar
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.
Ashley Brooke
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.
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.
Sep 20, 2010 Audra rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
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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.
Lyn Lewis
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.
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
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.
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.
One of my students is very interested in extra-terrestrial stories and recommending it very often. Looking forward to read it.
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
Wow. What a fascinating story. Mankind can save ourselves and evolve.
Drew Schmidt
Interesting yet I have a bit of a hard time believing this is completely true.
a must read for everyone
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