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The K-Files

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For this week’s K-Files, I thought it’d be a nice change of pace to switch gears from news commentary to a paranormal book review. Yes, I read them from time to time, and most recently I’ve had the pleasure to finally read investigative journalist Jim Marrs’ Alien Agenda.  

I think highly of Jim Marrs, being quite interested in and entertained by his Coast to Coast AM and Binnall of America interviews. And with the promise of “the most entertaining and complete overview of flying saucers” printed on its cover, I had some pretty high expectations for Alien Agenda.  

Sure enough, this book truly can be judged by its cover. Alien Agenda ranks probably not just in the top 10 of paranormal-related books I have read, but also across my entire reading history. 

Throughout Alien Agenda, Marrs points out one major, underlining conflict in the field of Ufology and in the investigation of the flying saucer phenomena: perception influenced by mindset. As he attempts to show, for those with the mindset that UFOs are real, there is more than enough proof as to their existence. For those with a more skeptic mindset, however, I think he also shows just how thin and unreliable many encounter stories can be. 

I think in this way, no matter how you feel about the subject, you will be able to find something that will support your view but also things that will challenge it, too. Though that’s not to say that Marrs tried to make a be-all, objective look at UFOs—far from it. Marrs definitely believes UFOs are real, here and being piloted by alien intelligences, boldly stating so in the opening lines of the book.  

Alien Agenda starts off by detailing some of the more known and widely accepted UFO accounts. Foo-Fighters, MJ-12, Roswell, and the like all get great coverage with Marrs’ journalistic talent. Most interesting to me was a section on the Nazi saucer program. I’ve been fascinated with Hitler’s secret weapon programs for a while now, and much of what is presented was news to me. Taking a bit of a break from pure UFO sightings, Marrs details how the higher-ups in the Nazi regime may have infiltrated international business in the wake of Germany’s defeat. This more parapolitical aspect (more akin to his other book Rule by Secrecy) pops up several times throughout Alien Agenda.  

I really enjoyed his handling of Roswell, as well. I’ve heard the story of the supposed crash there countless times, but Marrs was able to break it down in a very easy to understand account of the events that made it seem fresh. Instead of bogging down in interviews, sightings, etc., he presents more or less a bulleted list of the finer points of the case.  

Then things get a bit…strange.

Instead of relying on witness accounts and secret government reports, Marrs finishes things off with more of a spiritual tone. He goes on to present some of the more bizarre aspects of the field, including missing time, abduction, mutilations, crop circles and even goes so far as to write about remote viewing and inter-dimensional travel. I didn’t much expect the whole remote viewing part, but it made for an interesting read as I was never aware the military’s RV program looked so intently into the UFO phenomena.  

The cattle mutilation and crop circle sections were good, relying heavily on the reporting of one Linda Moulton Howe—a cheery personality Coast to Coast fans know far too well. 

Despite this kind of anticlimax of the metaphysical and parapolitical contrasting with the original, more just-the-facts approach, what you get is one of the more complete and effective summaries of the Ufological field—suitable for beginners and veterans, alike. If you’re reading this, I will assume you have an interest in the paranormal. And if you haven’t yet experienced the works of Jim Marrs, I highly recommend you put him near the top of your to-read list.

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Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Until then, tootles.

~Khyron, 2006.


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