The Presidents and UFOs by Larry Holcombe (3 out of 5)
Since the 1940’s, there have been reported sightings, unconfirmed cover-ups, debunked myths, and some even accusing the government of covering things up, as far as UFOs and extraterrestrial life. The US government, not other governments. Other governments are, and have been, steadily opening up their closed files on these matters, and that’s a good portion of what Holcombe’s book is based upon. The United States continues to keep documents sealed and lips closed, but books like this are quickly building that pressure bubble to where it’s about to burst, and eventually, sometime (probably long after most of us are gone), the truth will come out. The truth is out there. Holcombe does a real good job of trying to connect the dots with what he has from those documents, eyewitness stories, interviews, and some leaked documents that have been authenticated. The book starts with the Roosevelt administration and goes all the way up to our current, President Obama.
There are many stories in this collection that are well documented through the years. There are some revelations that are new; but a lot of it is retread. Still, to someone who is fascinated by extraterrestrial life (and not just because I’ve dated it!), this is a nice, quick read. Holcombe doesn’t get bogged down by wordy jargon, nor does he make it into a top-secret conspiracy theory. He lays out the evidence, president by president, and makes it all into an easily presentable dossier. The only problem with this is that a lot of our missing pieces are being held by the United States government, who are not budging on this ongoing investigation anytime soon. If someone is just getting started with being interested in what role our Presidents have played, well, this is a good start. If you’ve read some heavy duty stuff, this will seem like a nice, light snack before the main feast. But again, the main feast is not to be served anytime soon. Holcombe does a good job of publishing those previously released documents and presenting a case that this concealed information should come to light. Holcombe knows his stuff; he’s been studying UFOs for over 50 years. Sadly, I think this book will only scratch the surface of what is being kept from public view and I don’t think it will make a big enough ruckus on the surface and lead to things being blasted wide open. Not sure if that was part of his intentions for writing this, or to educate those who aren’t aware of the far-reaching scope that the Presidential administration has had on this issue. Well, wonder no more. Holcombe has done a good job laying it all out for you to see. You just have to open this book with an open mind, and sit yourself down for some fascinating history.