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UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record (Unabridged)

by Leslie Kean

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An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, sending F-16s to attempt a closer look. Hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports about the incident, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed. Here at home, a retired chief of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a 30-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar. Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time. They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last 10 years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data files, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. With the support of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects - metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics - actually exist.

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Detractors have probably not read or listened to this book...

Kean's book is a monumentally great, thoroughly researched wake up call. A previous comment on this audiobook states that Kean (paraphrasing) "goes over and over the same three stories" and that the book is a bore. The reviewer missed the point.

This book is not meant to be the usual titilating, sensationalized regurgitation on the UFO phenomenon that saturates the landscape. Instead, Leslie Kean has written an exhaustively documented expose on what might be the most important 'hidden-in-plain-sight' subject in the world. If the accounts in the book are accurate (and besides the rather stupid argument that "the accounts can't possibly be true because UFOs can't possibly be true", we have no reason to believe the respectable and impeccable witnesses are either lying or insane), then whatever explanation lies at the heart of what they report is explosive to our current understanding of the world.

Intelligent people are interested in this topic, but fear the knee-jerk derision brought on by a pop culture who can barely pull their noses out of their Fruit Loops to engage the world around them intelligently has led to a decades long silence on the topic. A recent study revealed that people with higher than average intelligence are in fact *more* likely to accept the reality of UFOs as a real phenomenon.

Kean states very clearly: we don't know what this phenomena is, and she emphatically avoids labeling UFOs as aliens or anything else. Our first step towards understanding whats going on is to *admit* something's going on. If you're reading this, odds are high that someone you know has seen something extraordinary they can't explain but remain silent about for fear of ridicule.

Get this audiobook.

Very good points, worth the read.

Well researched and argued.


This was the biggest waste of time I have ever suffered thru. There were probably 3 hypothetical "sightings" that the author went back to over and over and over. I would not recommend this book to anyone anywhere. FYI, this is the 1st comment of any kind I have ever posted anywhere. However the book was so boring I had to try and save unsuspecting souls some money.

Leslie Kean, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Heather Henderson
  • Published: 2011
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Provider: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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