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UFOs in Wartime: What They Didn't Want You To Know

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Although often written off as myths, UFOs are found in Renaissance Art, on ancient coins, etched on cave walls-and even reported in the Bible. Even more surprising is when they are documented most: in times of war. These sightings are made by high ranking officials, soldiers, and newsreporters. Why do these sightings spike so drastically during wartime? Could it be mistake ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Berkley
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May 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Contrary to the rating here I am not unsympathetic to the idea of UFOs. I merely desire a harder set of evidence than I have seen. There are a lot of individual sightings in this book, and for the limited space here I cannot debunk them all. There is one in particular then that I will concentrate on because I've heard variations of it before and I think it is almost too fantastic to be believed.
On page 149 Mack Maloney introduces Private Francis Wall's encounter with a UFO during the Korean War
Bill Bowne
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
There are several 'classic' UFO reports that can be used as litmus tests for an author's credibility. Amongst those are the Mantell Incident and the Maury Island Mystery. By the 1960's, it was evident that the Maury Island Mystery was actually a hoax, created by the 'witnesses' in hopes of making money. Yet Maloney passes it off as being unsolved.

Likewise, the Mantell Incident. Several other witnesses, that day, reported seeing the same object -- including through a telescope -- and confirmed it
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Read. Lots of great military related esp pilot UFO stories.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Cliché time: there is nothing new under the sun, especially where it concerns UFO research. Mack Maloney’s (pseudonym I believe) “UFOS in Wartime- What they didn’t Want you to Know”, is well written and fun. Nonetheless the question needs to be asked, did it really need to be written at all?

I enjoyed the book despite my harsh criticism. It is a wonderful cataloguing of mysterious aerial phenomenon from the turn of the 20th century focusing on the major conflicts such as the foo fighter incidents
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I liked this book very much, and was surprised, because I had a preconceived idea it was going to be boring. I don't know why I assumed that; probably because I'm not a military or aviation buff. But I literally read this book in one day; I couldn't put it down. There were familiar cases as well as ones I had never heard of. The latter was interesting of course, but the former was as well. Even though the familiar cases were not new ones to me, what Maloney brought to these cases was new. And th ...more
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Although this is one of my favorite topics and I read everything I can get my hands on, it was really interesting to read about the subject from the viewpoint of military people, as well as professional pilots. It also seems strange how even after reporting sightings to the appropriate people< they get hushed up, or told to forget about it. It makes one wonder just what is it that these people are seeing, and why doesn't anyone want to talk about it? What are Foo Figh ...more
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This book provided good UPO stories and I learned a lot about UFO's and their history in modern times. I found that this book needed to be read in parts, because if you do read it in one big chunk, some of the stories become monotonous.
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Mack Maloney is the author of numerous fiction series, including Wingman, ChopperOps, Starhawk, and Pirate Hunters, as well as UFOs in Wartime – What They Didn’t Want You to Know. A native Bostonian, Maloney received a bachelor of science degree in journalism at Suffolk University and a master of arts degree in film at Emerson College. He is the host of a national radio show, Mack Maloney’s Milita ...more

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