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Mirage men : an adventure into paranoia, espionage, psychological warfare, and UFO's / Mark Pilkington.

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  • ISBN: 9781602398009 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1602398003 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Description: 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub.,

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction TL 789.3 P55 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 001.942/Pilkington (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction TL 789.3 .P55 2010 (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 001.942 PIL (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 001.942 Pilkington (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Herman Graf book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Into the fringe -- The coming of the saucers -- UFO 101 -- Lift-off -- Conference of the birds -- Washington verses the flying saucers -- Pioneers of space -- Among the Ufologists -- Rick -- Beef, bugs, ad the alien underground -- Over the edge -- Seeing is believing -- Bad information -- Flying saucers are real! -- The secret weapon -- A matter of policy -- Down to earth -- Weapons of mass deception.
Summary: "Seeking the truth about UFOs in America, Mark Pilkington and his friend John Lundberg uncover a sixty-year-old stranger than any conspiracy thriller. Through the fascinating account of their quest, Pilkington reveals the long history of UFOria and its parallels in little-known tales from the murky worlds of espionage, psychological warfare, and advanced military technology. Along the way, he discovers that the truth about flying saucers is stranger and more complex than either theufologists or debunkers would have us believe. As he crosses America meeting intelligence agents, disinformation specialists, and UFO hunters, Pilkington is confronted with a dizzying array of ever more outrageous claims and counterclaims. As a result, he begins to suspect that, instead of covering up stories of crashed flying saucers, alien contacts, and secret underground bases, the U.S. intelligence agencies have actually been promoting them all along"--Cover, p. 2.
Subject: Unidentified flying objects > Sightings and encounters.
Unidentified flying objects > Sightings and encounters > United States.
Unidentified flying objects > Sightings and encounters > Government policy > United States.
Official secrets > United States.
Intelligence service > United States.