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Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of Ufo Abductions [Kindle Edition]

David M. Jacobs
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From Kirkus Reviews

Next time you glance at your watch and find a few minutes missing, better rush to your local hypnotist--you, too, might have been unwittingly kidnapped by a UFO. So Jacobs seems to suggest, estimating that over a million Americans have been abducted in recent years. ``We have been invaded,'' he proclaims, warning that ``the aliens have powers and technology greatly in advance of ours.'' Odd words, coming from a professor of history at Temple Univ., and a sign of the extreme oddity of the phenomenon, which Jacobs explores through extensive structural analysis. Each stage of a typical abduction, including the most sensational--the sexual encounters and reproductive experiments found in nearly all cases--are scrutinized through firsthand transcripts of hypnotic-regression interviews with more than 60 victims. The conclusion? That aliens are impregnating earth women in order to create quasi-human ``hybrids'' for some unknown purpose. The mind reels, but the sober, obviously terrified abductees make a strong case for the veracity of their experience. Jacobs's own presentation is a mixed blessing: His scholarship is punctilious, but he reveals the zeal of the converted in his debunking, after slight analysis, of all earth-bound explanations for UFO abductions (hysterical contagion, psychogenic fugue states, temporal-lobe dysfunction, and the like). By bringing solid scholarship to the pioneering efforts of Bud Hopkins and the hot prose of Whitley Strieber, this marks the next stage in UFO abduction research--and is just as likely to fly off the supermarket bookracks. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Kurzbeschreibung

In Secret Life, Professor David M. Jacobs of Temple University takes us into the private world of those abducted by aliens, letting them describe in their own words what it is like to be abducted. Based on interviews with sixty individuals and more than 300 independently corroborated accounts, Secret Life presents the most complete and accurate picture of alien abductions ever compiled. Dr. Jacobs takes the reader on a minute-by-minute journey through a typical abduction experience and describes in detail the bizarre physical, mental and reproductive procedures that abductees claim have been administered by small alien beings. Jacobs draws from these interviews a profoundly unsettling reason behind the abductions: aliens are conducting a complex reproductive experiment involving the conception, gestation. or incubation of human and alien hybrid beings.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1916 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 336 Seiten
  • Verlag: Touchstone; Auflage: Reprint (16. April 1993)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B001HQHC7U
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (4 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #448.802 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Balanced, comprehensive, intense. 19. Juli 1998
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I managed to read it in four days, and I couldn't put it down.
Jacobs is unbiased and balanced in his summary of what is happening, and his presentation of an abduction scenario is beatifully done.
Secret Life is in a sense better than Jacobs latest book, The Threat. Every American should read this book, and then make their own conclusions on what is happening. Secret Life gives an excellent overview of the abduction phenomena.
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I loved this book! It's good to see someone approach the subject of abductions analytically. After having read so many overly emotional, or new-age type books on the subject, it's nice to read something that just says, "Hey, this is what I've found again and again, in numerous investigations. This is how it seems to happen. AND this is what we may be able to expect next, based on what we've seen so far." He also wrote The Threat-
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This is THE abduction book to read. 10. Juni 2000
Von Reticuli
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There is no other book which so properly recounts reliable eyewitness testimony of this nature. Even Hopkins' "Intruders" doesn't quite reach this level. Mack's "Abduction" has too many new-age laced accounts. The conclusions and theories of Strieber's "Communion" *are* new-ageism, which he appears to now regret. This is the one to get if you wish to hear accounts of level-headed abductees who, I can guarantee, aren't going to turn around and say they made it all up, as happened in the case of Mack's.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen GREAT BOOK 18. Juni 1998
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THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD. IT WAS THE BEST BOOK I EVER READ
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5.0 von 5 Sternen This is THE abduction book to read. 10. Juni 2000
Von Reticuli - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
There is no other book which so properly recounts reliable eyewitness testimony of this nature. Even Hopkins' "Intruders" doesn't quite reach this level. Mack's "Abduction" has too many new-age laced accounts. The conclusions and theories of Strieber's "Communion" *are* new-ageism, which he appears to now regret. This is the one to get if you wish to hear accounts of level-headed abductees who, I can guarantee, aren't going to turn around and say they made it all up, as happened in the case of Mack's.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Clear And Systematic Presentation 21. September 2005
Von M. Packo - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This is one of the very few truly essential UFO abduction studies.

Dr. Jacobs' research was methodical, his reasoning is

uncluttered by any sort of cant or intellectual bias,

his presentation direct and concise. Studious without being

dull; quietly, thoughtfully provocative.

No dramatization was necessary in these accounts;

no New Age meanderings intrude.

Historical and cultural and social context

is always explored objectively.

An absolute requirement for anyone at all curious about the abduction phenomenon.

Likewise, a must-read for anyone considering delving into Dr. Jacobs'

even more provocative, intellectually rigorous

and carefully presented sequel to this book:

The Threat.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen best summary on UFO's 26. April 2003
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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While some books center around a person or group of individuals from a specific area, this one concerns a variety of people and experiences. It provides a summary of various stages of abduction, and is easy to read. If I could only have one book in my UFO library, this would be it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Cautious, credible, literate, readable: the best of the bunch 30. November 2009
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Review updated December 2014.

Most people who have studied the bizarre and improbable phenomenon of alien abduction say that if you only ever read one book on this subject, then it should be 'Secret Life.' Having just read SL for the third time in ten years, I concur.

Dr. David Jacobs is a recently-retired (in 2011) Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia where he ran courses on 20th century American history. As a tenured academic historian, he's trained in the gathering and rigorous analysis of data to form cautious but credible hypotheses about historical events. His first book 'The UFO Controversy in America' (pub. 1975) was his doctoral thesis slightly extended for mass publication, a classic if conservative examination of the evidence for the reality of UFOs and the official political/military response to the phenomenon in the USA, described by the late Arthur C Clarke as "...one of the few books ever published on the subject which is worth reading".

In 'Secret Life' Dr. Jacobs brings his considerable academic and forensic skills as a historian to the alien abduction phenomenon. His conclusions as described here were formed after five years' continuous investigation and work with about 150 people who had suffered the experience. Most want complete anonymity and are anything but happy about what happened to them. The title precisely sums up in two words what these people have to deal with: a secret life they can't or have no wish to discuss in public.

The resulting book is a meticulously documented, startling and convincing hypothesis about the reality of the alien abduction phenomenon which Dr. Jacobs came to with some reluctance. He describes the reported process of abduction, the idiosyncratic details repeated through many abductee accounts and the impersonal and work-like attitudes of the abductors. One factor new to me when I first read this book was the common intergenerational aspect of the abductions and that the children of abductees are invariably abducted, as are their children and so on. The abductors seem primarily interested in the human muscular-skeleton system, the brain and neurology of abductees, and most of all in harvesting human genetic material for the production of `hybrid' offspring. They express no interest in human society or cultural, artistic & political life. The program is secretive and global in scale; the technology deployed well in advance of any available to us, but not completely infallible and occasional mistakes are made (like returning people to the outside of locked houses, or wearing their clothes inside out, or in some cases to their automobiles driving on the wrong carriageway against oncoming traffic).

This was truly ground-breaking stuff in the early 1990s and remains essential reading to anyone who wants to understand the issue uncontaminated either by woolly-headed new-age fantasies ("they're here to help us/save the planetary environment/stop war") or ideologically driven debunkerism ("they can't get here from there/it's all sleep paralysis/repressed child abuse" etc). Dr. Jacobs by contrast knows his subject thoroughly and sticks to the facts, however uncomfortable they might be. He began as an out-and-out skeptic - as well he might - and ended reluctantly convinced that Something Really Is Going On.

As you might expect from a University Professor of some academic standing, the book is written in a highly literate style with a coherent and logical narrative. It's a surprisingly easy and engrossing read, due to the straightforward description of the subject by an author who understands what he is talking about and uses plenty of evidence to back it up. The approach is as logical, grounded and cautious as are the conclusions shocking and revolutionary.

Dr. Jacobs has frequently invited anyone to please refute his data, as he would prefer the conclusions he has been reluctantly led to, to be proven not true. So far, no-one has.

Challenge: read the book with an open mind then try to refute the data. But you'll need to study the subject matter in depth and do the work for real, as has the author. Armchair cynicism is not going to cut it, and is certainly not going to stop thousands of otherwise normal, often highly functional citizens all over the world continuing to report this phenomenon happening to them and forced to live a 'secret life'.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Balanced, comprehensive, intense. 19. Juli 1998
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I managed to read it in four days, and I couldn't put it down.
Jacobs is unbiased and balanced in his summary of what is happening, and his presentation of an abduction scenario is beatifully done.
Secret Life is in a sense better than Jacobs latest book, The Threat. Every American should read this book, and then make their own conclusions on what is happening. Secret Life gives an excellent overview of the abduction phenomena.
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