One of the most interesting nonfiction books I’ve recorded recently is Leslie Kean’s UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record.

 Nut-job stuff, right?  Not at all.  Kean is a well-published investigative journalist who almost unwillingly got drawn into a fascination with this subject after a French colleague sent her a confidential French government report. 

 There’s nary a conspiracy theory or flying saucer in the whole book.  Instead, it consists of testimonials by commercial airline pilots, four-star generals, fighter pilots, and government officials (like, a former White House chief of staff, a NASA senior research scientist, and the former Deputy Chief of the Belgian Air Force) about their encounters with UFOs.  

 My husband is skeptical about everything – and he’s part Norwegian, which means he’s stubbornly skeptical.  But it’s even made him reconsider his opinions.


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