The site devoted to the upcoming book -- A.D. After Disclosure -- has been steadily growing in traffic and, from time-to-time, explosively so. With so many new readers over there, co-author Richard Dolan and I decided to let our "early adopters" recommend some of their favorite material based on the number of page views our posts have received. This comes down to a Baker's Dozen for us -- 13 posts, some of heavier weight than others but all of them, by virtue of our readers so far, worth recommending to those who are joining the conversation in progress. So, for my, shall we say "broader spectrum" readers over here at For What It's Worth, here's the sampling.
- What If UFO Secrecy Ended Tomorrow? This is far and away are most widely read post -- it's the entire word-for-word "Introduction" to the upcoming A.D. After Disclosure book. It lays out the mission of the book in detail but, beyond that, it even breaks down what readers can expect in each of the ten individual chapters. If you're thinking about buying a copy, this is a good way to see what you're getting ahead of time.
- If This Isn't a National Security Issue, Then What Is? Written by Richard Dolan to coincide with the news conference held in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club on September 27, 2010. If you want the basic case for UFO interference with the world's nuclear missile sites, this is the primer you need to read.
- Shame on Evan Davis and the BBC British news "presenter" Evan Davis managed recently to write a column that was so over-the-top in its arrogance and bias toward UFO research, that it merited special attention and analysis. In fact, we put more thought into our deconstruction of his flimsy reporting than he obviously did to his work in the first place.
- 60 Years On -- The McMinnville Photos The two photos taken by the Trents in 1950 have stood the test of time and hard-nosed scrutiny. We summarize the story behind the story of the photos but also use it to show a faux-Time magazine cover that the case would have merited if the national media gave UFO reporting anything approximating the coverage it deserves.
- The 1947 Twining Memo Anniversary It was 63 years ago that a high ranking United States Air Force General, Nathan Twining, said -- in writing -- that UFOs were the real deal and that people who were seeing them were not crazy or liars but were reporting a real phenomenon. You can read about it, and the even read the memo itself here.
- "The Event" Probably Isn't THE Event There's been a lot of talk about NBC's new series, "The Event," and whether or not it has an extraterrestrial explanation. While the jury is still out on that, it does seem that even if there is a connection, it will not be dealing with Disclosure in the real, practical way that it will eventually happen, something that gets pointed out in this piece about what true Disclosure really means.
- Art Imitating Life: JFK and Disclosure Colonel Phillip Corso is famous (or infamous) in UFOlogy for his book, The Day After Roswell, where he claimed to have helped implement key reverse engineering with the Roswell wreckage. Open Minds unearthed an interview from before Corso's death where he also said that President Kennedy and his brother Bobby Kennedy also knew, something that formed the backbone of the 1990s NBC drama series, Dark Skies.
- Mad Men with Aliens Coming to DVD Dark Skies, like Mad Men, was set mostly in the early 1960s, with all the same great costumes, cars and sets. Now, after 13 years of non-stop attempts to get the 20 hours of episodes released so they could be seen outside the hit-and-miss NBC program-and-pre-empt strategy, it has finally happened. This post contains the details on the January 18, 2011 release, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of President John Kennedy, the time period that begins the series pilot.
- Small Steps and Giant Leaps Where were you on July 20, 1969? Everyone who was alive then has their own set of "Moonwalk Memories" that brings the time to vivid life. Here is one about fathers and sons, being fired for the first time, and the importance of history. We urge you to read it, and leave your own story in the comments section.
- Our Majestic 12 (Documents) Here are a dozen documents that takes UFOs very seriously, several of which you may be unaware of, many of which were brought to light and clarified through the Freedom of Information Act. From the Twining Memo to the Teheran Encounter to the Rendlesham Forest incident, if you read this post, you will know more about the subject that 99% of the people you are likely to meet in your daily life. Impress them with your command of the facts.
- Testing Reactions to Disclosure This is the story of Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka, one of the astronauts who died in the 1986 Challenger crash, and how he claimed to have been exposed to a "test" of UFO Disclosure while being stationed at McClellan Air Force Base in the 1970s.
- What Value Do UFO Photos Have? We talk about them all the time, there are thousands of them out there, and yet -- in our reader poll -- photos were considered the absolute least likely "trigger event" to force Disclosure.
- Edgar Mitchell Says "Prepare for the Inevitable" Apollo 14 lunar pilot Edgar Mitchell has generously recommended this book and when you see the kind of interest his comments generated, you can see what kind of high esteem he is held by people in the know.
I understand (and my wife constantly reminds me!) that not everyone shares the same compulsive fascination as I do with this subject matter. Still, if it's true (and I think it is), then you'd have to agree that knowing a bit more about it is a good thing. That's a fine place to start.
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