Well, I had hoped to have had this book done by the end of Summer and on the shelves by beginning of Autumn just in time for Halloween. I grew up near the legendary Sleepy Hollow and I figured it would be cool to have a somewhat scary book for you all to read. We have so much fun in Autumn in NY State because the woods are so spooky looking and sitting around a bar-b-que at night with your friends and family telling ghost stories is an historic past time.
This book was only about my experiences with the UFO phenomena in the Hudson Valley where I grew up, however it’s grown and grown and just within the past few months new information I had waited for for 20 years popped up and it has to be added to the book. Somethings are actually so startling that they change the dynamic of the direction of the novel and answers many questions that would have been left in an unfair cliffhanger fashion, so the delay won’t be too long, just a few more weeks. I’m waiting and double checking sources and of course I have to be very careful regarding names of people who might be offended.
UFOlogy has it’s dangers. Mostly from other UFOlogists who have bugs up their keister’s when they feel like someone is stepping on their toes. One wonders whom the real enemy is sometimes. I feel so lucky and fortunate however to have gotten to meet and chat with some of the long time legendary UFOlogists and many of the new folks on the block. It’s really been an adventure of epic proportions and I don’t think most people would have lasted this long as I have had it not been for such inventive sci-fi fantasy such as “Star Trek”, “Lost in Space”, and many of the other venues.
Growing up in the 60′s and 70′s helped as well as new cultures were being recognized and we learned how to accept others of different shapes, colors, and sizes.
See, that’s the one thing we humans have over every other animal, the capacity for friendship that transcends every boundary nature can toss at us. We make pets and friends with creatures that by their own nature are predatory to us or are hideous in appearance. I’ve met marine biologists who have pet squids and octopi. I’ve met people who cuddle up to alligators and crocodiles. I’ve friends who have the most hideous creatures as pets that love them and share space and food and resources.
We are very unusual and that one capacity is something we should admire about ourselves. Unfortunately our penchant for love is often counterbalanced by our penchant for fury and cruelty. We’ll sometimes murder tens of millions of us based on the most insipid ideologies and rumors. We fail to see the abundance of the universe about us and at the first sign of real or imagined loss we’ll unleash the worst of us into leadership and sheer mayhem ensues on a planetary scale.
Basically we’re nuts and we need to step up to the plate, recognize and nuture and celebrate the good in us that shines through when we’re sane.
Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox here but the experiences I’ve had are so astounding that I’ve never seen the need to fear running out of energy when we’re just 93 million miles from a star and the majority of the core of this planet is molten energy too. For us to say we have an energy crisis we should be saying we have a “too stupid to figure out stuff” crisis.
Just visit a pet store one day. Notice how torturous it is not to adopt a pet and bring it home.
Maybe someone else in the universe feels the same way except the pet to bring home is us.
“The UFO Mafia” will probably make you laugh more than give you chills, however there are some chills in this book that might be a bit too much for some people. I didn’t hold back, I just told it as it is, was, and will be.