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The Flying Saucers Are Real

by Donald Keyhoe


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This was one of the first books published about the UFO phenomena. We are fortunate that it ended up in the public domain.

It is a template for much of what would follow: the paranoia, the government disinformation, the inescapable conclusion that the saucers are not of this earth. Keyhoe, with his spare, matter of fact writing style, which also conveys a profound sense of wonder, has to be the prototype for the deadpan Fox Mulder of the X-Files.

On one hand we can see the birth of a key modern mythology. On the other, there is a body of almost naive evidence in this text unpolluted by that very mythology. The case studies are real. The witnesses were highly reliable.

These cases are still unexplained.


  1. Chapter I

  2. Chapter II

  3. Chapter III

  4. Chapter IV

  5. Chapter V

  6. Chapter VI

  7. Chapter VII

  8. Chapter VIII

  1. Chapter IX

  2. Chapter X

  3. Chapter XI

  4. Chapter XII

  5. Chapter XIII

  6. Chapter XIV

  7. Chapter XV

  8. Chapter XVI

  9. Chapter XVII

  10. Chapter XVIII

  11. Chapter XIX

  12. Chapter XX

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