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 Post subject: Firestorm by Ann Druffel
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:05 am 
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Hands down one of the very best Ufology history books I have ever read. Detailing the life of James E. McDonald and the "McDonald Years" of Ufology (1966 to 1971). Not for the light reader (it clocks in at over 500 pages), but an absolute must read for any true student of UFO history.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:12 am 
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I have been planning on picking up a copy. Must do so now.

BTW, did you catch UFO Hunters last week? They were highlighting McDonald's research and had Ann Druffel on.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:24 pm 
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No, I didn't see that. I will set my DVR, do you happen to know the subtitle for that episode?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:56 am 
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The episode was titled Lost UFO Files.

The most amazing thing about it is seeing how large the McDonald collection at the University of Arizona is. Just shelve after shelve of huge file boxes.

I think someone should scan it all and put it online so everyone can benefit from his research. They seem to have it locked away and only allow in people with special permission.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:47 am 
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Great UfO Hunters episode. The clear and sharp polaroid photos of the UFO was finally proved as being real.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:36 pm 
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I read this book a few years ago and was amazed. I am in total awe of McDonald. The guy was tireless and his work is the best example of a scientist,using science as a tool to get results.

The best thing about McDonald was he refused to stray into Pathological science, the way many scientifically qualified skeptics do. Hynek refused to rock the boat because of his need for money, and in my opinion should have joined McDonald. The book left me feeling that the answer to the UFO question was only a few more James McDonald research years away.

He was the finest example of a scientist, following the evidence and forming a conclusion that explained all aspects of a UFO sighting, not cherry picking data like the skeptical world. I think the government knew of his potential and military connections so took steps to ensure he did not suceed.

Fantastic book, one of my favorites.
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