Stories of UFOs and Strange Phenomena – Written by Paul Lee
Bookmans has excellent UFO and strange phenomena sections many of you peruse those titles. We have books by famed authors like Whitley Streiber, Zecharia Sitchin and Erick Von Dankin on topics ranging from alien contact, abductions by aliens and historical encounters with extraterrestrials (ETs).
Interest in UFOs and sightings of ETs has grown around the world. Every week, people report thousands of UFO sightings (also known as extraterrestrial vehicles or ETVs), extraterrestrial encounters and reports of alien abductions. Arizonans have some of the best vantage points in country for viewing UFOs. Flagstaff and Tucson in particular have almost no light pollution in our wide-open skies, which provides amazing views and enables people to see stars and UFOs.
In 2001, Flagstaff became the world’s first International Dark Sky City and was recognized for this by the International Dark Sky Association. Our streetlights have a limited output of light as do the buildings in and around Flagstaff. Admittedly, even with our dark skies, there haven’t been many reports of UFOs. Then again, the phenomenon isn’t common anywhere.
The most famous UFO incident in Arizona occurred on November 5, 1975 in Snowflake, a couple of hours east of Flagstaff. Travis Walton claims to have been abducted by aliens, experimented on by Greys (the most commonly sighted alien race) and returned to Snowflake days later. Walton was part of a a seven-man crew of loggers who said they saw Walton taken away by a beam of light from a disc-shaped UFO.
In 1978, Walton published a book about his abduction experience called The Walton Experience, of which we had a signed copy for a time. In the book, Walton vividly recounts his horrific experience at the hands of the Greys. Hollywood came knocking at Travis’ door and made the schlocky movie Fire In The Sky based on his book.
Walton’s experience is just one of Arizona’s high profile unexplained phenomena. Many of us remember the Phoenix Lights that happened on March 13, 1997. From Prescott through Phoenix and down to Sonora, Mexico a large V-shaped object with five bright lights, reportedly the size of a few football fields, moved almost silently across the sky. To get the full scope of out-of-this-world happenings in Arizona and around the globe, visit the UFO and Unexplained Phenomena sections at your local Bookmans.
It’s no wonder our UFO and strange phenomena sections do well. We consistently receive new books on the subject. Our customers visiting the section range from teenagers to seniors and come from many different cultures. In spite of what some non-believers think, most people who believe in UFOs and ETs are sane!
As the newsman Scotty says at the exciting finale of The Thing, “Tell the world. Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.”
* Bookmans is your store to explore. If you would like a copy of The Walton Experience or any other specific title on unexplained phenomena, give your nearest Bookmans a call. We are happy to check our orange shelves for you, but we are even more happy when you come visit in person.
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