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Best Books on Aliens, Extraterrestrials, Space Mysteries and Civilisations Beyond Earth – a list for genre lovers


Who doesn’t want to read?

That might not be a good question today! Who doesn’t want to read something about aliens? About life on Mars or other planets within or beyond our solar system? Fiction about aliens may be enchanting, but the impact is seldom long-lasting. What if an expert author tells you about life beyond Earth with persuasive arguments and proof? This is what I bring to you today. Below is a list of some of the best non-fiction books about aliens, extraterrestrials, civilisations beyond Earth, alien technology and much more. Enjoy the books on the list. Do share this article with your friends who love to read.

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The ExtraTerrestrial Almanac by Craig Campobasso – This comprehensive guide condenses a plethora of information, providing detailed illustrations and descriptions of over 80 extraterrestrial races, both benevolent and malevolent. It covers cosmic agendas, technology, belief systems, and abilities, offering a unique perspective on the universe’s diverse inhabitants. (Rating: 4.5/5)

The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos by Jaime Green – A thought-provoking exploration of the search for alien life, this book delves into the scientific and philosophical aspects of extraterrestrial existence. Green’s engaging narrative examines the historical context and future possibilities of discovering life beyond Earth. (Rating: 4.2/5)

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen Hynek – A classic in the field of ufology, Hynek’s book thoroughly examines UFO sightings and encounters. It presents a balanced perspective on the subject, combining scientific analysis with personal anecdotes, making it a valuable resource for both sceptics and believers. (Rating: 4.0/5)

The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso – A controversial account of the US government’s alleged cover-up of extraterrestrial technology, Corso’s book presents a compelling argument for the existence of alien life and the potential implications for humanity. (Rating: 3.8/5)

The Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence on Earth by Jim Marrs – This investigative work examines various UFO sightings, government conspiracies, and alleged contact with extraterrestrial beings. Marrs presents a wealth of evidence, making a solid case for the presence of alien life on Earth. (Rating: 4.1/5)

The Gods of Eden by William Bramley – A unique take on the UFO phenomenon, Bramley’s book explores the idea that extraterrestrial beings have influenced human history for millennia. It combines ancient astronaut theories with critically examining historical events, offering a fresh perspective. (Rating: 3.9/5)

The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis: A New View of the UFO Phenomenon by James R. Moseley – A comprehensive analysis of the UFO phenomenon, Moseley’s book delves into the extraterrestrial hypothesis, examining various cases and theories. It provides a thorough overview of the subject, making it a valuable resource for those interested. (Rating: 4.0/5)

The Keepers: An Alien Message for the Human Race by Jim Sparks – This autobiographical account details Sparks’ alleged encounters with extraterrestrial beings and their messages for humanity. It offers a personal perspective on the UFO phenomenon, providing insights into the potential implications of contact with alien life. (Rating: 3.7/5)

The Watchers: The Secret Design Behind UFO Abduction by Raymond E. Fowler – A thought-provoking examination of the UFO abduction phenomenon, Fowler’s book presents a unique perspective. It combines personal accounts with scientific analysis, offering a fresh perspective. (Rating: 3.8/5)

The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning by Jerome Clark – A comprehensive reference work on the UFO phenomenon, Clark’s book offers a detailed overview. It covers various cases, theories, and historical contexts, making it a valuable resource for those interested. (Rating: 4.2/5)

UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base by James W. Moseley – A comprehensive analysis of the ‘UFO phenomenon’ at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Moseley’s book delves into the extraterrestrial hypothesis, examining various cases and theories. Though the book is old and perhaps dated, it can illuminate the event many still believe is true. (Rating: 4.0/5)

UFOs & Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites by Robert Hastings. Eye-witness accounts aren’t reliable, but with enough eye-witness accounts adding up, they are credible. The book is seriously credible. The problem is this: since the author has interviewed hundreds of people and interviews are inherently qualitative, the result is a book with many pages of people saying similar things. Again, this is great from an evidence-collecting standpoint. Not only are the sources trustworthy individually, but as the adage goes, what they are saying is verified through several people from various backgrounds, many high up in the military, separately adding veracity to what happened. (Rating: 4.1/5)

The Watchers II: Exploring UFO’s and the Near-death Experience by Raymond E. Fowler – Ufology, the study of UFOs and their extraterrestrial occupants, is gaining more acceptance each year, but it is also becoming increasingly strange. Not too long ago, the idea of alien visitors was widely mocked. Today, people from all walks of life are open-mindedly considering the surprising conclusions of Raymond Fowler. His thorough research expands our understanding of extraterrestrials and their motivations for coming to Earth. (Rating: 3.8/5)

Missing Time by Budd Hopkins: Hopkins’ book explores the phenomenon of missing time often reported by UFO abductees. Through detailed case studies, he investigates the psychological and physical impacts of abduction experiences, contributing significantly to the field of abduction research.

Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens by John E. Mack: Pulitzer Prize-winning psychiatrist John E. Mack examines the phenomenon of alien abductions from a clinical perspective. His work focuses on the psychological and transformative aspects of these experiences, providing a unique and authoritative voice in the field.

Passport to Magonia: From Folklores to Flying Saucers by Jacques Vallée: Vallée’s work connects modern UFO sightings with historical folklore, suggesting that the phenomenon might be an enduring part of human experience. This book is known for its scholarly approach and the idea that UFOs may not be extraterrestrial in origin.

The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours ‘Aboard a Flying Saucer’ by John G. Fuller: A detailed account of the first widely publicised alien abduction case involving Betty and Barney Hill in 1961. Fuller’s investigative approach provides a thorough and compelling narrative of the couple’s hypnotic regression sessions and the extraordinary events they reported.


That was the list, folks from the reading community!

Reading books on alien abductions and survivor stories can profoundly impact how these ideas permeate mainstream consciousness. As I delved into these narratives, the firsthand accounts of ordinary people encountering extraordinary phenomena became not just stories but powerful testimonies that challenged my understanding of reality. These books often blend meticulous research with compelling storytelling, making them informative and deeply engaging. They draw readers into a world where the familiar boundaries of what we consider possible are blurred. The thrill of uncovering government cover-ups, the emotional rollercoaster of abductees’ experiences, and the relentless quest for truth by researchers and journalists keep readers hooked from page one. Each book bridges scepticism and belief, inviting readers to question and explore the unknown. In sharing individuals’ detailed and personal experiences, these books offer a sense of connection and empathy, making the abstract and often ridiculed topic of alien abductions relatable and real. For me, the journey through these pages was both an intellectual adventure and an emotional exploration, affirming that, regardless of one’s stance on the existence of extraterrestrial life, the stories themselves are undeniably fascinating and thought-provoking.



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