In Confrontations, the second volume of a trilogy, Dr. Jacques Vallee personally investigates forty astonishing UFO cases from around the world. Jacques Vallee – Confrontations – A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact by mufonnexus in Types > Books – Non-fiction, high, and free. Confrontations A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact. by Jacques Vallee. Trade Paperback, Pages, 21 Illustrations. $, ISBN: Genre(s).
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Confrontations by Jacques F. From the dean of ufologists, an jacquss casebook of his own UFO investigations. Here, he expands on that theory by reference to the cases he’s explored during the past three decades, c From the dean of ufologists, an instructive casebook of his own UFO confrintations.
Here, he expands on that theory by reference to the cases he’s explored during the past three decades, concluding that “UFOs represent a technology capable of harmful actions”–hence this book’s provocative title rather than Whitley Strieber’s more pacific Communion or Transformation.
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Confrontations: A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact by Jacques F. Vallée
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 31, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: Confrontationswritten inwas one of his last books on the subject. Originally, Vallee, along with just about everyone else, viewed UFOs as extraterrestrial. However, as the years rolled by, and the data rolled in, Vallee came to believe that the answer was more complex, and that the phenomena was homegrown same planet at least, but then things start getting fuzzyand arguably as old as history itself see, for example, Ezekiel on the river Chebar.
Getting a good quote from Vallee can be a bit difficult, since, as a scientist, his prose can be dry and data oriented.
Instead it appears to be inter-dimensional and to manipulate physical realities outside of our own space-time continuum. Some of his reasons for straying off the UFO reservation are, I believe, available on this website. So why is this particular book disturbing? Well, the focus is at least in part on harm — and even death, being inflicted upon humans in their encounters with UFOs.
On one level, this sounds absurd Anyone wondered why there are so many different shapes for UFOs? And yet absurdity seems to come with the turf, which is an important point with Vallee. I ran across a blogger who put it in a more understandable and digestible way: It suggests that UFOs are a multidimensional phenomena bending time and spacethat they interact with human consciousness on an intimate level, and that they can potentially be summoned. Far more frightening is the possibility that whatever it is, it observed, drew upon, or manipulated my consciousness, my dreams, and my perceptions leading up to the sighting.
Wrap your mind around that. Where does it all lead? This is not tabloid stuff, but carefully worded and structured. An excellent book dealing with the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenoa. Chapter 15 Ground Truth should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in this fascinating subject.
I’m re-evaluating my own thoughts on the phenomenon of UFOS in comparison to those that developed after my original interest in the subject that began in The two books that I’ve read by Jacques Vallee Dimensions and now Confrontations have contributed to this. When a book makes you re-evaluate and ask questi An excellent book dealing with the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenoa.
When a book makes you re-evaluate and ask questions and seek out more research material, then it well deserves five stars. Vallee’s ‘Alien Trilogy’ as well as some of his other classic works are now back in print.
I advise interested readers to seek them out whilst confronntations are still available. Original first editions in very good condition are hard to come by cheaply so the new reprints are well worth the money.
Apr 09, Owlseyes rated it really jwcques it Shelves: And alien action; and alien nation. Vallee studied astronomy, became a scientific programmer and an investigator in projects for the US department of Defense. The author travelled himself to the site. Two men Miguel and Manuel-members of an occult society? Morro do Vintem, Niteroi, Brazil; with strange instructions on a piece of paper Several possibilities are discussed: A book by Bezerra de Menezes spiritist was associated with the case and a nearby UFO sighting too the “effervescent spheres”,large oval-shaped object.
The book serves for Vallee to explain why he was absent on UFO studies in the period ; mainly due to the methodology being followed so far peers not being honest and by the intrusion of other variables: So, he acknowledges that in encounters with UFO people tend to group in two areas: The author presented the facts: Provided that some issues are put in their right place: Consequently, Vallee takes a sample of events: A very good introduction to the matter.
Hundreds of thousands of men, women and small children are brutalized, tortured, programmed, experimented upon, and killed in many of those underground facilities and taken by aliens which often are shared with incredibly malevolent alien beings who literally eat human beings. View all 6 comments. Essential reading for the ufology buff. Fascinating and confrontatins at the same time. It opens an entirely new line of thought and possibility. Feb 23, Sharon Zink rated it really liked it Shelves: This scientist believes that UFOs have definitely been seen and definitely exist.
But he does not think they are from another planet. Instead, he believes they are from a different dimension. Nov 06, Julie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is the first book I have read confrontatios Jacques Vallee. I did like the way he presented evidence and made conclusions in the book. It seemed to me that he is asking for further scientific investigation of ufo sightings to continue to gather empirical evidence that confrontahions be used to track the phenomenon.
I gathered through reading that he doesn’t have much use for a lot of ufo groups that hone in on eye-witnesses, collecting data and evidence using a variety of techniques including hypnosis.
Confrontations: A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact
He stress This is the first book I have read by Jacques Vallee. This material or psychological contamination can influence the witnesses or skew the data pro or con. I did like how Mr. Vallee detailed his new screening process of witnesses that can be vaallee in the field or when calls come in OVNIBASE ; I agree the problem would confrintations the practicality of implementation; basically everyone who would, could or should receive these reports from witnesses would have to have access to the database, and I don’t know how feasible that would be in some of the remote witness locations MR.
Vallee detailed in this book. Overall I think this is a good book for people interested in ufo research and investigation. Vallee says in his book Page vaplee, he offers an alternative to the extraterrestrial hypothesis, where “I propose to regard the UFO phenomenon as a physical manifestation of a form of consciousness that is alien to humans but is able to coexist with us on the earth.
I guess the questions and answers will continue to compile until confrintations get some definitive evidence that can be scrutinized confrontatipns science. The truth is out there. Jan 30, Nicholas rated it liked it Shelves: This book won’t change any set minds of skeptics or believers, but for anyone curious about the strangeness of reported experiences with odd aerial, and, often times, not so aerial, phenomenon, it will make you think.
Jacques Vallee takes a more confrohtations and humanistic approach to the body of experience and I think he makes the argument that the term experience is the best one of the UFO phenomenon, coming at with a vallef approach, even today, asking the important question that neither side This book won’t change any set minds of skeptics or believers, but for anyone curious about the strangeness of reported experiences with odd aerial, and, often times, not so aerial, phenomenon, it will make you think.
Jacques Vallee takes a more biographical and humanistic approach to the body of experience and I think he makes the argument that the term experience is the best one of the UFO phenomenon, coming at with a fresh approach, even today, asking the important question that neither side of the aisle bothers to ask: He gathers his data, in the field, interviewing direct observers, kacques hand sources, vlalee sometimes, as the reader learns, families of the victims, of these encounters.
Along the way, a reader will see reasonable, level headed researcher truly puzzled by an array of confrongations which obfuscates itself in a cloak of elusiveness and absurdity. Vallee asks important questions about its nature, which, while admitting he has no answers, he believes there conffontations true mystery there to jaxques. This book is a part of a series on the subject Vallee has written, including Messengers of Deception and Passport to Magoniaboth of which are thought provoking, while neither really blows the lid off the UFO phenomenon, it will introduce you to several ideas.
This particular book, though, appears to be a journal of the process Vallee uses to garner his data, and a call to arms for the field to adopt a similar procedure, or risk remaining laughable pseudo-science for the foreseeable future.
Jul 16, Art rated it it was amazing. UFO researcher and author Jacques Vallee was partially responsible for my change of thought on the subject. Jacques Vallee argues that the extraterrestrial hypotheses just doesn’t meet the demands of the UFO data collected. Instead, Vallee believes UFOs are primarily paranormal in nature.
The phenomenon manifests itself under different confrontationd in different historical ages and contexts. The phenomenon acts as a sort of valkee mechanism changing mankind’s belief systems. Who or what is behind this phenomenon is open to debate.
Although fascinating, the phenomenon can be dangerous to those who witness it. He gives more information on Dr. X’s famous UFO encounter than I’ve previously read. X’s encounter had some positive effects healed from some physical infirmitieshe had a drastic change in beliefs and personality.