UFO hunters Book two Book two /

William J. Birnes

Book - 2015

"Using eyewitness accounts and information from footage never before seen on television, author William Birnes takes readers on the hunt for the real truth about flying saucers: what they are and why they're here"--Amazon.com.

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New York, NY : Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates Book 2015.
First edition
Item Description
Companion to the popular History television series.
Physical Description
366 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
William J. Birnes (author)
  • "A funny thing"
  • "The real Roswell"
  • "Invasion Illinois" : the Tinley Park lights
  • "Giant triangles"
  • "Arizona lights"
  • "Alien crashes"
  • "Nazi UFOs"
  • The lost UFO files of Professor James E. McDonald
  • "UFO surveillance" : Brookhaven, Lawrence Livermore, and the John Ford Affair
  • "The Greys Conspiracy" : the Starchild and the late Lloyd Pye
  • "Underground alien bases" : Dulce
  • Our revels now are ended.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Birnes, consulting producer and host of History's popular TV series UFO Hunters, presents his second companion book, after UFO Hunters: Book One, to the show that spanned three seasons between 2008 and 2009. This latest work echoes the format of the first, featuring chapters on various episodes, this time from Seasons 2 and 3. Each chapter covers the UFO event that was documented in the episode while offering additional information and behind-the-scenes insights. This rather long work would have benefited from photos to break up the text and to add more personality to the narrative. While the author's experiences are interesting, when he examines what he refers to as "debunkers," and seemingly tries to apply scientific methods to the UFO sightings covered, his conclusion is always that the sighting is extraterrestrial in nature. VERDICT For fans of the series UFO Hunters and those with a strong interest in ufology. Purchase only if there was patron interest in the first book.—Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L. [Page 119]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

The History Channel's popular series UFO Hunters first aired from 2008 to 2009. Each of its three seasons will now belatedly get an official companion volume, perhaps to drum up interest in further television shows. Birnes (Aliens in America) was a host of the series as well as a consulting producer. In each chapter here he chronicles the phenomenon behind an episode in the first season of the series and includes some additional behind-the-scenes information. Birnes is by now a well-known UFOlogist, but he is not an objective observer of the phenomenon. He is a true believer in almost all UFO lore. Most of the TV episodes—and thus most of this book—examine famous old UFO sightings that have been covered in dozens of other books and documentaries. There is nothing new here, either from a scientific standpoint or from the believer's angle, and no updates from the research for the series several years ago. VERDICT UFO believers and die-hard fans of the series may consider this a must-read. Perhaps some enthusiasts will want to read it while watching the DVDs. May be popular in public libraries.—Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L. [Page 109]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

The official companion to the eponymous hit History Channel TV series, this book is a fun and fascinating peek behind the scenes of the short-lived show, and into the world of real-life UFO hunters. Each chapter focuses on a different episode, covering the sighting in question, background information, the making of the segment, and Birnes's own thoughts on the finished episode and the case itself. The book also provides a thorough and informative history of UFOlogy in the United States. Convincing arguments for and against the existence of UFOs are entertained, but a skeptical current runs throughout. Fans will especially relish anecdotes about the making of the show: Birnes (The Day After Roswell) describes, for instance, facing intense resistance from folks living near supposed crash sites; the crew was even shot at during the filming of the first episode. The author's attention to detail and dedication to covering every angle makes this a must-have for devotees of the program, and it's engrossing enough to lure newcomers into the weird world of UFOs. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents additional information about investigations into famous UFO cases throughout the world and discusses documentary evidence and case details about unexplained claims and UFO sightings.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A second companion to the hit History Channel reality series draws on eyewitness accounts and previously unaired footage to profile investigations into allegations of UFO encounters, including one involving the discovery of a suspicious 1,000-year-old skull in northern Mexico. TV tie-in.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A young girl digs up a thousand-year-old humanoid skull from a cave in northern Mexico. But the skull contains no human DNA.An amateur videographer taking footage of lights over Mount Shasta, California, captures a giant floating triangle on tape. It's not a plane. It's not a helicopter. What is it?These questions and more are answered in UFO Hunters Book Two. Using eyewitness accounts and information from footage never before seen on television, author William Birnes takes readers on the hunt for the real truth about flying saucers, what they are, and why they're here. This is the second companion to the popular HISTORY series and should delight fans in every way.