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An Alien Who's Who

by Martin S. Kottmeyer

Trade Paperback, 276 Pages, 14 Illustrations

$17.95, ISBN: 1933665246

Genre(s): UFOs

SETI is still searching for the existence of aliens.

We already have their names.

Ashtar, Xyclon, Teletron, Sananda, Umaruru - so many names, so many aliens. Who can keep track of them all?

Thankfully, you don't have to. An Alien Who's Who has done it for you, collecting together nearly a thousand names of real extraterrestrials encountered by earthlings since flying saucers began taking over the planet. We've sifted through the writings of hundreds of UFO contactees, ufologists, and experiencers to bring to you not only their names, but also their views on God, Earth's future, eternity, politics, and how we should run our lives. Like 'em or not, we strongly advise you: Don't leave Earth without it!

“Why should we even take any of this seriously? Charles Fort had the perfect reply: ‘If there is a universal mind, must it be sane?’” – from the foreword by Greg Bishop

About the Author:

Martin S. Kottmeyer has over the past quarter century been a prolific student of the historical, cultural, and psychological facets of UFO culture. His bibliography runs to more than 150 items, mostly articles for magazines that include The Anomalist, Archaeus, Magonia, The MUFON Journal, The REALL News (newsletter of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land), UFO Magazine, and The Wild Places. Ron Story’s 2001 Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters collects a number of his longer studies and the Fundacion Anomalia published his prize-winning essay “Trance-Mutations” as half of a 2001 Spanish language book. Another essay by him appeared in Encounters at Indian Head: The Betty and Barney Hill Abduction Revisited, edited by Karl Pflock and Peter Brookesmith, and published by Anomalist Books. Read his latest article: "Worst Dressed Grays List."

Sample entries...

Alpha La Zulu
alt. Alpha La Zoo Loo
f. 2.5 light years beyond Alpha Centauri
c. Harry Joe Turner
      He questioned Turner about his name, his truck’s transmission, and other things Turner can’t recall very well. Its face was numberless, distinct from the faces of other entities in his contact that had a series of numbers on them. It had a pale complexion and the skin was cold like it was dead. It was thought this might indicate bionic body parts. Their world was racked by a nuclear holocaust, but they were still so advanced we look like a bunch of walkin’ idiots in comparison.
s. Fred Whiting, “The Harry Joe Turner Case,” Frontiers of Science, 2:3, March/April 1980, pp. 32-8; Allan Hendry, “Abducted! 4 Startling Stories of 1979,”Frontiers of Science, July/August 1980, pp. 29-30, 31.

Princess Moon Owl
f. Ceres
c. Jaye Paro
      Six foot tall Negroid with large glassy eyes and a feather costume. Seven oongots old (350 years). She had difficulty breathing and exhibited gasping and
wheezing. She also had body odor like rotten eggs. Delivered on a radio interview show a hilarious 30-minute monologue about life on the planet Ceres in the asteroid belt. Familiar with all UFO buffs in the New York area, dismissing some as phonies, others as praiseworthy. Gave silly predictions. She later got publicity by handing out money.
s. John Keel, The Mothman Prophecies, Signet, 1976, pp. 175-6.

f. Centurus, second planet of Alpha Centaurus,
member of the Universal Confederation
c. Richard Miller, Thelma Terrell
     Astrophysicist. A rather distinguished young man resembling Clark Gable. He is into astrological symbolism. Believes in Atlanteans and Lemurians.
Missionary. He says ten million of their craft are being used as a jerry-rigged force field to protect us all from a concentration of cosmic radiation. He indicates the UFO movement is now on a higher level, so the attention-getting of the 1950s is now past. Spiritual contacts are a thousand times more effective in enfolding understanding.
s. Ruth Montgomery, Aliens Among Us, Fawcett
Crest, 1985, p. 53.


Foreword by Greg Bishop 

Introduction: Explanations and Warnings 


Who’s Who A to Z 

Alien Who’s Where 

When Venusians Were Cool 

Appendix I: Shhhhuuuuurrrrr… 

Appendix II: Cinematic and SciFi Aliens: A Sampler of Names

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What they're saying:

"Directory to a plethora of alleged alien personalities who have been recorded since the beginning of UFO literature, with noteworthy additional aliens appearing in sources outside of the UFO field, such as Aleister Crowley.  The concept of the book is in itself something serious to contemplate--for in addition to the apparent fact that no two UFOs, like snowflakes, are ever exactly alike, neither are any two aliens--at least not any among the hundreds of names in this directory.  And these are very, very disturbing aspects of UFO study, given the immense problems of A) surviving long enough as a planetary society to achieve the perfection of interstellar travel without previously extinguishing itself, and then B) actually reaching civilized destinations in interstellar space.  Can so many different beings, from so many different civilizations, actually be exploring in Earth's environment in so many different kinds of ships?  It boggles the mind to speculate that even ONE offworld culture might have beat all of the odds against exactly that...A book of extreme importance!" — Bob Girard, Arcturus Books

"Kottmeyer has done something that few authors seldom do: he leaves his own views and beliefs at the door, and instead provides the reader with entertaining – and otherwise very hard to find – summaries on alleged other-worldly entities that have supposedly been manifesting before select members of the Human Race for decades. Kottmeyer relates their bizarre, unverifiable and at times completely false tales, prophecies and warnings. And, in a roundabout way, he amply demonstrates that for all the attempts to legitimise Ufology as a serious science, it is still a subject that is packed with odd and unusual characters with weird names and even weirder motivations…An Alien Who’s Who is vital reading for anyone and everyone that wants to learn more about some of the strange, other-worldly beings said to have visited our planet and whose exploits, without Kottmeyer, would otherwise be lost to the fog of time...Martin Kottmeyer’s book is damned good fun and highly informative.” — Nick Redfern, AlienWorlds.

"The UFO saga has spawned what must be the most bizarre Who’s Who in history. We have the prolific watcher and commentator on the historical, cultural, and psychological facets of UFO culture, Martin Kottmeyer to thank for [this book]… a welcome contribution.”  — Bill Chalker, The Ufologist Magazine

"...useful for those who want more exotic names for their children, puppies or pop groups (try Sharri and the Shannondoans)." — Peter Rogerson, Magonia


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