Silent Invasion
August 27th, 2018 by diane92345

In 1952 rural America, private eye Dick Mallet sees a strange light in the sky while looking for a missing person, Fanny Hobbs. The police find his car crashed into a pole and Dick nowhere to be found. Matt Sinkage, a reporter with a personal interest in UFOs, investigates Dick’s disappearance. Matt also thinks his neighbor, Mr. Kalashnikov, is a Russian spy. Silent Invasion 28is set in the fifties after all.

Written in 1986-87, the Silent Invasion’s plot seems dated with an obvious 80s paranoid perspective. I really tried to like the story. Unfortunately, I found it boring and slow-moving. Usually the artwork will keep me reading but I didn’t like that much either. I agree with the introduction that it takes a bit of time to get use to the “big foot” black and white art. I also didn’t connect with any of the characters. My issues may be related to just reading the fantastic Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, which is set in the same period. I would suggest reading that not this unless you’re in the mood for some 80s nostalgia. 2 stars.

Thanks to the publisher,, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.

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Otherworldly Encounters
July 7th, 2018 by diane92345

Otherworldly Encounters gives voluminous antidotal evidence of aliens among us.

From mysterious flying objects to face-to-face encounters with aliens, this book has it all. Focusing on the author’s experience as the Maine State Director of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network, it reports claims from 1645-2017. The book has a few photos but frequently references online sources. It also mentions Hanger 1 on the History Channel produced by MUFON.

Otherworldly Encounters definitely will make the reader think. It is a good compilation of short UFO accounts that can be researched further online.

Bottom line: I assume that our government is hiding many things from its citizens. There has to be a reason that every president’s hair goes white almost immediately after taking office regardless of their age. Look at Obama! Is it aliens? Is it stealth weaponry? Is it time travelers from our future after nuclear winter has enlarged their eyes and made their skin gray? Are Hollywood movies, like Men in Black and Close Encounters, made intentionally to confuse the actual sightings that are reported with fiction? Probably many, if not all, are true. You owe it to yourself to read this book if you believe in the possibility of even one being true. Just to see the overwhelmingly similarity of the accounts. 4 stars!

Thanks to Llewellyn Publications and NetGalley for an advanced copy.

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