THE WATCHERS: The Secret Design Behind UFO Abduction by Raymond E. Fowler

THE WATCHERS: The Secret Design Behind UFO Abduction

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Third installment in the UFO-abduction adventures of Betty Andreasson Luca, all penned by veteran UFO investigator Fowler. Whitely Strieber of Communion fame contributes an enthusiastic foreword. In The Andreasson Affair (1979), Fowler revealed how, during hair-raising hypnotic regression sessions, Massachusetts housewife Betty Andreasson learned of her abduction in January of 1967 by three-foot-high humanoids. In The Andreasson Affair, Phase Two (1982), Andreasson disclosed a lifelong pattern of UFO contacts--seven over 31 years, culminating in the big 1967 abduction--that involved weird medical experiments and quasi-mystical experiences. Here, Fowler resumes the story, detailing further contacts between Betty (now remarried and renamed Luca) and the aliens, and providing a whopper of an explanation for all UFO phenomena. It seems that aliens have been tampering with human evolution since time immemorial, using human females as surrogate wombs to bear hybrid human-alien children ""because of genetic deficiencies in female aliens,"" and that this is all part of a ""long-term genetic program"" prompted by mankind's impending sterility. Readers' eyes may pop, but Fowler's steady, sober approach gives these wild explanations respectability, if not plausibility. Most dizzying of all, perhaps, are Fowler's unexpected revelations about his own UFO experiences, which involve mysterious scars and a pattern of UFO encounters and abductions going back three generations. As Fowler himself says, this falls into ""the category of ultrahigh strangeness."" Compelling reading, and about as convincing as Strieber's saucer-eyed best-sellers.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1990
Publisher: Bantam