June 30, 2010
Dr. Berthold Schwarz gave high marks to The Tujunga Canyon Contacts in his review of the book, which appeared in the April 2010 issue of The Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies. The book, he writes, “centers upon the experiences of two young women abductees whose UFO encounters began in 1953 in their Tujunga Canyon, California, cabin; and these were followed by repeated, related events involving three additional women, all of whom were interviewed and studied over many years by Ann Druffel and, later, also with Scott Rogo… [These two authors] ask all the questions that are usually thought of — and many more. They do not eschew the several, often taboo, areas. For example, psychopathological factors as well as various and sometimes omitted, or unintentionally minimized, medical data are discussed. These scholars have done their homework… There are no minced words… The authors are to be commended for presenting their data in a highly readable, responsible narrative. They tactfully interweave the often disparate lives of the five women in proper chronology, which subdues an otherwise nearly unfathomable, circuitous complexity: the type of situation that scares away many other investigators… This sensitively written documentation probes the deeper recesses of the mind, and human-UFO experiences… Great Work!”
January 31, 2009
In recent months, reviews of some of our books have appeared in Paranormal Magazine, a beautiful, glossy newsstand monthly edited by Richard Holland. First up is their review of Worlds Before Our Own by Brad Steiger: “Steiger’s book delves into the dim and distant past to examine evidence damned by archeological and paleontological orthodoxy. Could Homo sapiens have existed on the Earth far longer than currently believed?…The suggestion is not as fantastical as it might first appear…[Steiger] does not intend this evidence to be conclusive, merely to raise the question about our origins and to fire the imagination regarding the possibility of a millions of years-old lost civilization. He succeeds admirably on both counts.”
Next is their review of Brad Steiger’s Otherworldly Affaires: “Demon lovers have been a feature of folklore since the Middle Ages at least but such phenomena are still reported today. Steiger turns his considerable resources onto the subject of sex and the supernatural in this welcome reprint of Haunted Lovers first published in 1971 but now rather hard to find… Sex and romance are powerful forces in the human psyche so it’s no wonder that they should have a strong influence on supernatural experience. Many of the accounts in Steiger’s fascinating book are doubtless the result of psychosis or wish fulfillment, but many more provide unnervingly convincing evidence of beings from beyond who are keen to get closer than comfortable.”
And lastly is their review of The Tujunga Canyon Contacts by Ann Druffel and Scott Rogo: “Whatever your attitude towards the alien abduction scenario (literal truth or hypnosis hooey?), The Tujunga Canyon Contacts is a seminal must-read for anyone interested in the subject…The particular value of this book is that alien abductions were still new on the scene when [Ann Druffel and Scott Rogo] carried out their research, which means the experiencers would not have been contaminated by all the abduction scenarios that have since become so familiar…”
July 29, 2008
The Tujunga Canyon Contacts tells the true stories of five young women “abductees” who lived in and near Tujunga Canyon, northeast of Los Angeles, and who were all linked by more or less intimate personal relationships. The abductions and related events, which took place over a period of more than two decades, were first investigated by UFO researcher Ann Druffel for five full years, and later by Druffel and parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo together. Many of the abduction details first revealed in the Tujunga Canyon case have been confirmed in the hundreds of cases that followed it. First published during the peak of the 20th century’s UFO abduction epidemic, The Tujunga Canyon Contacts shows an openness of mind about what abductions could be that would be largely absent from abduction works that followed it. This edition of the classic work contains the two new chapters prepared for the updated version of the book. During this updating of the story, Druffel first realized that abduction scenarios can be fended off by strong-willed, confident experiencers, since three of the five young women intuitively discovered, and used, various “resistance techniques” to fend off, and eventually end, the harrowing attacks.