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Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind: Suspicious Deaths, Mysterious Murders, and Bizarre Disappearances in UFO History

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Everyone has heard of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But what about close encounters of the fatal kind? The field of UFOs is rife with unsettling examples of suspicious deaths. Accounts of accidents that might not have been accidents after all, abound. Researchers and witnesses have vanished, never to be seen again. Conveniently timed heart attacks are reported. Out-o ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published June 23rd 2014 by New Page Books
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Rob Kristoffersen
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
A new Nick Redfern book is always a treat, whether he's going on a monster hunt, unraveling what happened at Roswell, or spreading spooky tales of the men in black, you're always in for a treat with each subsequent volume he adds to an already exhaustive back catalog.

Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind is a sort of cautionary tale about those that get too close to the truth... and end up dead. The cover is kind of misleading, as nothing like that really happens. Considering Thomas F. Mantell was
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Kelly Cundiff
Redfern, N. (2014). Close encounters of the fatal kind: suspicious deaths, mysterious murders, and bizarre disappearances in ufo history. Pompton Plains, NJ:Career Press Inc

Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff

Reference Type: Biographical Reference

Call Number: 001.942

ISBN 13: 978-1601633118

Content/Scope: This book covers different accounts of unexplained deaths and disappearances and their connection with supernatural activity and UFOs.

Accuracy/Authority: The book provides bibliographic references to many
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Crystal Smith-Connelly
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
My brother gave me Nick Redfern's Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind: Suspicious Deaths, Mysterious Murders, and Bizarre Disappearances in UFO History for Christmas last year, and I'm glad he did because it's one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. I've been interested in aliens/UFOs since childhood, and I've read a lot of books on the subject, so of course this one was right up my alley. Here are a few interesting things the book covers:

-Joao Prestes Filho, who basically melted in fro
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Chris Scherer
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Redfern, N. (2014). Close encounters of the fatal kind: suspicious deaths, mysterious murders, and bizarre disappearances in ufo history. Pompton Plains, NJ:Career Press Inc.

Citation by: Chris Scherer

Type of Reference: Biographical Reference

Call Number: 01.9

Content/Scope: It is an account of UFO encounters that have been documented and verified for their accuracy. This can be used as resource for explaining supernatural events throughout history,

Accuracy/Authority: The author claims to have chec
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Jim Green
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book grabs you and holds you

I learned a lot that I had not heard before. The operative word or words are, "Not heard before". This does not mean that these things are true. For that matter doesn't mean they are not true. Some things sounded extraordinary where they are difficult to believe. I feel compelled to sight specific examples then explain my thoughts but I don't want to ruin the book for those who have not read it yet. Better for each person to draw there own conclusions. I will say
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Matthew Kresal
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
British author Nick Redfern presents an intriguing list of often suspicious deaths with connections to the UFO phenomenon. There's the usual suspects including connections to Murray Island or Roswell and the deaths of various researchers as well as some not so usual ones where there are tantalizing hints of a UFO connection such as the deaths of a number of people in the UK connected to Ronald Reagan's SDI program in the 1980s. Other times, Redfern seems to go off on tangents trying to connect d ...more
Kyle Philson
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kyle Philson-Host of Expanded Perspectives Podcast
-Free review copy provided by Warwick

I have read numerous books concerning UFO's and I have read numerous books by Nick Redfern. This by far is one of my favorites. I have never read anything that depicts all of the strange and unusual deaths surrounding UFO's. From bizarre suicides to peoples flesh being melted off, this books highlights the sinister side of both those who actually encounter UFO's to those trying to keep the phenomenon a secret.
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John Kilgallon
I like Nick Redfern's books, especially this one. Well documented for sources in the notes and bibliography.

My favorite case in Ufology is the Thomas Mantell incident. This ANG pilot died when his F-51 crashed after climbing to intercept an unknown.

Also of note was the number of UFOlogists and persons involved with incidents that died on June 24th. (Not all the same year, but the same calendar day) Redfern point out that this is the date of Ken Arnold's sighting in 1947 of the "Flying saucers"
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Bmj2k
Nov 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting. The links between the various people profiled are sometimes tenuous and sometimes unclear, and this book would have benefitted from a less conversational writing style, but an overall good book.
Adrienne Amborski
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Makes me wonder.....
Lisa Hagan
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am biased, I think Nick is a terrific researcher and I love his books. Even the scary ones.
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Nick Redfern is a British best-selling author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist who has been an active advocate of official disclosure, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously-classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on UFOs dating from the Second World War from the Public Record Office.

He has has appeared on a variety of television programmes in the
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