Sunday, August 12, 2007

The UFO Hunter's Handbook




Last year for Christmas my wife, Cathy, bought me The UFO Hunter's Handbook as a stocking stuffer. What an excellent find, everything you'd want to know about searching for a UFO in one handbook, and it's small enough to carry discretely in your pocket because you just never know when you might need it.

Our family is made up of two camps, there is my daughter Lindsay and I who believe in aliens, then there is my oldest daughter Amanda and Cathy who think we are alien, I mean aliens. My youngest daughter and I both have the paranormal gene, we both believe in UFO's and ghosts and like watching the same kind of horror and UFO shows, I remember one particular show we were watching, it was about aliens building the pyramids, at one point during the show we turned to each other and we knew, we knew it was true, aliens did build the pyramids, but more importantly, we needed more popcorn.

Anyways back to the book. There is some wild and wacky stuff in this book but there is also some useful pointers as well, for example, I took a picture of one of the chapters called "What To Do If You See a UFO", it states, " take careful enough notes," as you can see they lost something in the translation from the original Arabic scrolls, but they get the point across take lots of notes, for example, did it zoom or did it hover. They say that after going through your notes you may figure out that what you saw was actually a weather balloon or shooting star which would make it an "IFO "or "Identified Flying Object", which is what your not looking for. One of the crazy sections Is called "Up Close And Personal", where it has drawings of green aliens, I mean really, I think I know what an alien looks like, and they're not all green. Another crazy chapter is "Are You-Or Is Someone You Know-An Alien?", I think I would know if I was an alien, but it did bring up one point that made me think, One of the signs that you may be an alien is "Do you sometimes feel as though no one really understands you?" Oh well at least I don't have scaly skin, which was another sign. The book then gets into how you should defend yourself, basically, if your in front of an alien , just say NO, be forceful and stern, if that doesn't work, get a cat, apparently aliens are afraid of cats. The last chapter deals with reporting the incident, they make a point of telling you not to go to the tabloids, and gives the reader the "National UFO Reporting Center" phone number as well as the "Mutual UFO Network" number. The back cover of the handbook doubles as your official UFO hunter's ID card. Over all a good read and something any self respecting UFO hunter should have.

22 comments:

Uri Kalish said...

No LGM for You! Come Back 1000 Years!

Bob Johnson said...

uri kalish, thanks for your comment and link! very informative as usual, your title made me think of Seinfeld's soup nazi. I don't want to think of a universe where we are all alone, just not as colorful or exciting. There are billions and billions of galaxies, and billions and billions of stars in each of those galaxies. I also know about the Drake Equation and the fact that life probably couldn't exsist on the 220 exoplanets we have discovered to date. But it always comes back to me, why is all that stuff out there, just for wallpaper?

self taught artist said...

thanks for you comment on my blog, your humor is excellent...I came by to check your blog out and laughed out loud. You write great and I have to say this isn't your every day run of the mill blog. I'll be back!

Bob Johnson said...

Thankyou very much Paula.

Rose said...

You never know... this book may come in handy Bob.

Kristin said...

What a great blog! Rose led me here because apparently you also "bought her a cup of coffee." And what an awesome book -- I want one!! This blog totally takes me back to my astrophysics days in college. And thank you, thank you for your post on the Moon/Mars e-mail hoax. I can't tell you how many people forwarded that to me and it drove me crazy.
Best,
Kristin
http://ppdsurvivor.blogspot.com

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

I belived in UFOs once but everytime we though we found something, it happened to be rockets or something Russians would fire to patrol the border - but then how much do you know when you are 10 years old. Lots of wierd stuff was happening in 80's in Europe, and we happened to live close to Russian border. I still think we are not alone, but I also think that the aliens do not look like human's or even close - its our imagination that created the alines. The ghosts are another story, scare of them like hell...beside my blobbing this is good blog Bob. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Rose , this book has already come in handy, it been a source of a lot of conversation.
Kristin, glad you like the blog, I think you can get the book on ebay, I mean the copy of the original Arabic Scrolls.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, I think its interesting you use to live close to the Russian border in the 80's

Ric Vil Hori said...

Im curious whether you folks have tried this, but I did in my place some years ago and I had seen it, not too rarely.

On a clear night go outside and look at the starry skies in a way that you could stare at it without having to get stiff neck, like lying on a couch, or in the roof. Give and take about 10 -15 minutes and you will definitely see them. Not shooting stars or satellites, but "UFO's" (unless you do further research and discover that not all of them are from outerspace, but rather Earth bound).

I saw some flying stuffs that go fast they act like sniffing ants. On some occasions they traveled from south to north in my area (south of Philippines).

Bob Johnson said...

ric vil hori, I have seen a few things over the years doing my astronomy that I know aren't satellites, or meteors, I guess thats one of the reasons I believe in UFOs

Bryan Younger said...

I think I watched the same show about the pyramids being built by aliens.

Bob Johnson said...

Yea, it was a good one , but haven't seen it since.

Ginro said...

I'm undecided where aliens are concerned...that is, aliens from another planet.

On another subject entirely, did you see much of the meteor shower the other night? Unfortunately where I live it was too cloudy for me to see anything.

Bob Johnson said...

Yes I saw a lot of meteors, the best part is we have another shower comming up Sept 1st which I am just about to blog about.

Zawadi said...

I believe in UFO's I just don't know if I would want to be around If one landed. Not all of the stories of these Aliens seem so nice.

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Zawadi, get a cat!

Aura said...

Very cool Bob! I want one :) What a great gift.

Bob Johnson said...

yep, I've had a lot of people wondering where I got it from.

morinn said...

we are all aliens! :D

Bob Johnson said...

ain't that the truth!

Zach said...

HAHAHA YOU PEOPLE ARE SO HILARIOUSLY STUPID!