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We have just released the ebook edition of one of our biggest and best books, UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry by Michael Swords, Robert Powell, et al. It’s available from Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, and more.

We have also released the ebook edition of our newest book, More Encounters with Star People: Urban American Indians Tell Their Stories by Ardy Sixkiller Clark.

And available for the first time this month as laminated hardcover editions are Return to Magonia: Investigating UFOs in History by Chris Aubeck and Martin Shough from Amazon or Barnes & Noble; and A Manifestation of Monsters: Examining The (Un)usual Suspects by Karl Shuker, also from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. These hardcover editions will only be available for a limited time, so get yours now.

moreenounctersProfessor Ardy Sixkiller Clarke’s new book, More Encounters with Star People: Urban American Indians Tell Their Stories, is an eagerly awaited follow-up to her bestselling first book, Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians. But unlike the first book, this one features the stories of American Indians who live off the reservation. And unlike almost all other books of UFO sightings, Clarke experience of interviewing the witness becomes part of the story. In the process she becomes part UFO investigator, part journalist, part therapist, and part friend. The result is an authenticity that is unequaled in the UFO literature. Don’t miss it!

Anatomy of a Bestseller

September 13, 2013

If there is one reason Ardy Clarke’s Encounters With Star People has turned out to be a bestseller, it’s probably because of the unique point of view the author offers on the phenomenon. And that’s because no one other than the author “can lay claim to the particular constellation of contacts, skills, and knowledge that make possible Encounters With Star People. Indian communities tend to be closed to outsiders, but over more than two decades, Clarke’s cross-tribal ties and sympathetic personality led her to a thousand informants willing to relate their sometimes highly strange UFO experiences,” states Jerome Clark in his review of the book in Fortean Times, which he concludes by saying: “Whatever you make of these accounts, you’re likely to enjoy this unusual book…” Not surprisingly, Peter Rogerson at Magonia views the book as “an interesting example of cultural assimilation…” but  admits that “some of these stories may be based on anomalistic personal experiences…” We’ll let Micah Hanks, who straddles these two points of view in his review the book for Mysterious Universe, have the last word: “It is very interesting to see a thorough study of American Indian tales as they relate to the stories of Star People and related phenomenon, but not entirely having to do with the conventional notions of “Native American mythology” associated with legends that may, in truth, only bear some relation to UFOs today (keeping in mind, all the while, that many modern tribes still maintain the view that present day UFO phenomenon actually is a manifestation or, perhaps, even a continuation of known visitations that occurred in the ancient past). Whether the mythos surrounding UFOs necessarily plays into a more complex, modern counterpart involving actual visitation by extraterrestrials is anyone’s guess; but the stories Clarke relates in her Encounters With Star People nonetheless inspire a lot of questions about the present day phenomenon. It is a field of study which, if anything, remains rife amidst the Native cultures in modern day America, and certainly points to some pervasive element underlying our legends and folklore that could, at very least, have some strange physical counterpart.”

We are pleased to announce the publication of a book that presents a new chapter in contemporary UFO history. The author, Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, is an American Indian researcher and a professor emeritus at Montana State University. For more than 20 years, Clarke has been collecting stories from the indigenous people of the Americas and Oceania. Her new book, Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians, focuses on the intimate narratives of contact between American Indians and the Star People who are often viewed as ancestors. Heretofore, much of the literature about American Indians and the Star People gave voice to medicine men or visionaries who often predicted warnings of an apocalypse from the Star People. In contrast, this book relates the experiences of ordinary American Indian people from all walks of life and across generations. These individuals have never told their stories to other researchers, nor were they interested in fame or drawing attention to themselves. As an American Indian herself, Clarke had access to and the trust of the people she interviewed. Perhaps the most unique feature of these accounts is that the experiencers view the Star People differently than mainstream society, and therefore the UFO and alien encounters they recount are not terrifying in most cases, but ones of wonder, communication, and hope. Read this book and you will never look at the UFO phenomenon in the same way again.