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Scientific UFOlogy : how the application of scientific methodology can analyze, illuminate, and prove the reality of UFOs
Randle, Kevin D., 1949-
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New York : Avon Books, [1999]

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vi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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TL789 .R3239 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Over the last fifty years, there has been a consistent attempt to withhold solid information about alien visitation from the general public. Never has this controversial issue received the objective review it demands and deserves -- until now. For the first time, Captain Kevin D. Randle -- a former Air Force intelligence officer, the foremost expert on the Roswell incident and one of the most respected names in UFO research -- examines the physical evidence supporting the existence of these visitors from beyond our solar system. Ignoring biased government documents and sensationalized media accounts, Randle mounts the first serious, independent analysis of UFO phenomena in this hard-hitting investigative report. Bringing methods of scientific methodology to his research, the author scrutinizes eyewitness reports, photographs, video footage, radar images, landing traces, and unidentifiable crashed vehicles. Captain Randle shows how strict adherence to scientific principles can provide proof that alien spacecraft are indeed here on Earth -- as are their occupants. Skillfully researched and detailed, "Scientific Ufology" provides for the first time accurate and riveting answers to questions about alien life and UFOs that have puzzled mankind for decades.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Coauthor with Dennis Schmitt of UFO Crash at Roswell and The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell, Randle is a big name in the study of UFOs. Here, the retired air force captain issues a plea for scientific rigor. Laying out a sound method for UFO research is important, he writes, because government-sponsored projects have a history of bias, creating a need for neutral studies. Randle's criteria for what constitutes a sighting worthy of investigation include eyewitness testimony (preferably by multiple witnesses in different locations) photographic evidence and written documentation (most valuable if recorded immediately or within a very short time of the event). Randle then recounts 15 cases of sightings that he contends meet his criteria. These studies comprise the bulk of the book as Randle provides painstaking critiques of the investigations conducted in each case, poking holes in the findings of government officials and commissions. Randle takes pains to appear disinterested: "There is no evidence that conclusively proves that UFOs represent alien visitation," he writes in the book's final chapter. "There is, however, a great deal of evidence that is suggestive of that conclusion." Randle is an expert at bringing the language of science to the topic of UFOs. The problem is that methodology is dry stuff to begin with, and Randle, almost as if he thought a little color would diminish his credibility, makes no attempt to liven things up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved