Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mac on Body Snatchers

Mac Tonnies comments on my Body Snatchers in the Desert book:

"The events at Roswell in the summer of 1947 -- dawn of the modern era of UFO sightings -- constitute a daunting mystery that has come to adopt the trappings of myth. While some evidence suggests a nonhuman presence in the New Mexico desert, alternative hypotheses abound. Nick Redfern's Body Snatchers in the Desert, a disturbing book that re-examines the case in light of the military secrecy prevalent at the time of the crash, posits that the supposed 'alien' bodies were in fact those of unwitting Japanese test subjects who perished in an aerospace mishap. Although subjected to much criticism (mostly from within the UFO community), Redfern's hypothesis has yet to evaporate. Even if it ultimately fails to explain the eponymous 'Roswell incident,' it might lead to a broadened understanding of the military's role in the American Southwest at the beginning of the Cold War."

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