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Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception

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"[A] bracing finale to Vallee's 'Alien Contact trilogy'...A forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study."
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In REVELATIONS, Dr.Vallee, the inspiration for the character played by Francois Truffaut in Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, analyzes the full gamut of sensational UFO "incidents" From the alleged history of saucer "crashes" and
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Hardcover, 273 pages
Published September 24th 1991 by Ballantine Books (first published 1991)
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Corey
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. Intriguingly argued. I'll pick up the other two books in Vallee's trilogy if I can find them.
Nicholas
Apr 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
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People who know Jacque Vallee's work in the field of Unidentified Fly Objects are already aware of the paradigm shifting thought he brought to a generally stale and tired area of study. One of the first researchers (and despite what people say, he is a researcher: he has actually left his seat to follow leads, interview witnesses, and take samples, something few in this field ever bother to do) to eschew the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis which reigns the field (if it can be called as such), and su ...more
Erik Graff
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ufologists
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Shelves: sciences
This volume caps Vallee's summary trilogy about his decades of UFO research with the conclusion that the phenomenon represents some kind of control mechanism. This conclusion is not neat. While he gives much evidence that agencies of the government of the USA have been involved in employing the phenomenon, he also leaves open the possibility of other, even more occult, agencies at work.

I have not done the kind of hands-on research that Jacques Vallee has conducted, nor have I had the kinds of ex
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Art
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like the author, I find the subject of UFOs fascinating. Also, like the author, I’m skeptical that UFOs are spacecraft flown by ETs. Although the IDH hypothesis is even wilder, the interdimensional hypothesis seems to be the more likely answer to the puzzling phenomena. In this third book of a trilogy, the author continues investigating UFO sightings. Trying to get at the truth is often rather frustrating. The “Truth” is often just beyond one’s grasp. Getting in the way are the true believers of ...more
Gregory
Mar 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By far the best UFO book I have ever seen. In fact, it's the only good one I've seen, and I can't wait to read the other 2 in the trilogy. This book is essential for anyone interested in the UFO phenomenon.
Richard Botelho
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent look at the UFO phenomenon without the standard Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. Jacques Vallee is one of the great thinkers of our time. An incredibly courageous man.
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Excerpted from wikipedia: Jacques Fabrice Vallée (born September 24, 1939 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France) is a venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California.
In mainstream science, Vallée is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International in creating ARP
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