A Book of the Month selection like no other, C.D.B. Bryan's "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FOURTH KIND: Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at M.I.T." takes the no-nonsense journalist approach to expose some of the startling similarities and conformities in the abductees accounts, as well as the inconsistencies that plague this often incendiary topic. The individual tales of the abductees run the gamut from the terrifying to the eerily comical, but the author maintains his integrity while exploring the controversial phenomena, highlighting the people whom he considers to be the most sincere and uncontaminated sources, abductees who have no hidden agenda. Bryan gives us sincere reporting, covers all the hypotheses - which run the gamut from breeding programs to interdimensions - and asks, "What the hell if it's true?"
C.D.B. Bryan: When I was in the Army, I was in
Intelligence and it was always true that if you wanted to find out what
was going on you went to the bar. My job was not to check these stories
out so much as to assemble the data. I think television is tiresome in their
insisting that we interpret what they're saying is true. I present the anecdotal
data, because there is no hard data, there is no cigarette lighter, no taillight...
Let the reader make up his or her mind!