Thursday, October 09, 2008

Review: "Alien Abductions: Creating a Modern Phenomenon" by Terry Matheson

Unlike many would-be debunkers, Matheson's book reveals an astute familiarity with the principal texts (John Fuller's "The Interrupted Journey," Raymond Fowler's books on Betty Andreasson, etc.) Matheson raises valid points about the way popular authors present strange memes to an astonished (if often credulous) readership. In so doing, he sounds a scholarly alarm that writers of the paranormal ignore at their peril.

(This piece originally appeared here at Posthuman Blues.)

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