One of my secret guilty pleasures is occasionally watching the show Ancient Aliens. It’s probably because of that guy with weird hair. I am also a big fan of ghost stuff, Bigfoot, the Mystery Spot, and all other types of “unexplained” phenomena. You will be happy to know that my family of engineers/scientists mock me constantly about this.
Anyway, this is one of those books that puts forth the idea that flying saucers have been around and were part of some of the major Biblical miracles: parting the Red Sea, the Resurrection, angels, etc. This is considered a seminal work in the UFO reading world. My particular copy was well used and checked out often. (This book came from a college library). You can read the entire book in pdf form here. This kind of material is popular and fun for a public library and worth collecting.
As a public librarian, I have had a few patrons over the years that have told me the stacks were haunted, or that they really were sure they saw a ghost in their house. (I also love this stuff for my reluctant young readers.) In Michigan, we have had our fair share of Bigfoot sightings, haunted places and Detroit’s own demon Nain Rouge. Naturally, we should have a collection that reflects this interest. I also like telling Holly that I intend to haunt her after I’m dead.
Beam me up!
Submitter: My local library has a whole shelf of dusty old books on UFOs and aliens. There must have been a serious need for the collection as all of these books are from the 1960’s and 70’s. Now they seem to languish on the shelf. I think newer books on this topic might spur interest in the older titles, but all they have are these older ones. Are they worth keeping?
Holly: Nope. A few, sure, and really “important” or well-known old ones if there is a flying saucer “problem” in your town. (Roswell, NM can keep all the flying saucer books they want!) Everyone else needs to identify their flying saucer and alien collection goals and collect accordingly.
*See below for two bonus books from Submitter!
The Psychic Sasquatch and their UFO Connection
I am a sucker for books like this on bigfoot, ufos, the Bermuda Triangle and all the other stuff that hangs out in the 000’s. I have been known to settle in and watch Finding Bigfoot on the Animal Planet. Evidently, Michigan is a top Bigfoot hangout. (Even today, as I was writing this, Bigfoot has been sighted and he is looking for pizza.) This particular book asserts that Bigfoot has the ability to communicate telepathically with people. The author details his own experiences and documents other similar sightings. Conclusion: we shouldn’t fear the sasquatch (but make sure he has some pizza!)