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A Casebook of Alien Contact

by Jacques Vallee

Trade Paperback, 320 Pages

$19.95, ISBN: 1933665289

Genre(s): UFOs

In Dimensions, the first volume of his Alien Contact Trilogy, Dr. Jacques Vallee reexamines the historical record that led to the modern UFO phenomenon and to the belief in alien contact. He then tackles the enigma of abduction reports, which come from various times and various countries, as well as the psychic and spiritual components of the contact experience. In the last portion of the book, he notes the factors that inhibit research into the phenomenon – the triple coverup and political motivations – and concludes that the extraterrestrial theory is simply not strange enough to explain the facts.

About the Author:

Dr. Jacques Vallee was born in France, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Sorbonne and a Master of Science in astrophysics from the University of Lille. He began his professional life as an astronomer at the Paris Observatory in 1961. While on the staff of the French Space Committee, he witnessed the destruction of the tracking tapes of unknown objects orbiting the earth, initiating a lifelong interest in the UFO phenomenon. Vallee arrived in the U.S. in 1962, worked in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin, and wrote two highly respected scientific examinations arguing for the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) of UFO origins. In 1967, he received a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, where he became a close associate of J. Allen Hynek, then scientific consultant for the U.S. Air Force on Project Blue Book. Eventually concluding that the ETH was too narrow to encompass the burgeoning UFO data, he conducted his own extensive global research, resulting in the “Alien Contact Trilogy.” Dr. Vallee is presently a venture capitalist living in San Francisco. His website is

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Did you know that Jacques Vallee's Dimensions is an expanded version of his seminal mythological analysis Passport to Magonia?

Don't miss the other two volumes in the Alien Contact Trilogy: Confrontations and Revelations.

Listen to Tim Binnall's interview of Jaqcues Vallee here.



A laminated hardback edition of this book will be availalbe for a limited time. Get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Other Anomalist Books by Jacques Vallee:

Forbidden Science 1: A Passion for Discovery, The Journals of Jacques Vallee 1957-1969

Forbidden Science 2: California Hermetica, The Journals of Jacques Vallee 1970-1979

Forbidden Science 3: On the Trail of Hidden Truths, The Journals of Jacques Vallee 1980-1989

Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact

Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception

The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race


Introduction: Closed Minds, Open Questions  ix 

Part One: The Alien Chronicles   1 

 1 Ancient Encounters   5 

 2 Winged Disks and Crispy Pancakes   31 

 3 The Secret Commonwealth   75 

Part Two: Another Reality   111 

 4  The Emotional Component: Cosmic Seduction   115 

 5  The Celestial Component: Signs in Heaven   151 

 6  The Psychic Component: Metalogic   169 

 7  The Spiritual Component: A Morphology of Miracles   195 

Part Three: A Challenge to Research   219 

 8  Fighting the Triple Coverup   223 

 9  The Case Against Extraterrestrials   225 

10  The Control System   271 

Conclusions: Exploring Other Dimensions   283 

 Index   293

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What they're saying:

Dimensions is “probably the most penetrating and comprehensive assessment of the UFO experience, bar none… Dimensions sums up both Vallee’s work since [the 1960s] and UFO research in general, establishing new standards against which all further ufological work must be measured.” — John White, New Realities 

“Provocative…Intensively researched, thoughtful...Watch the skies – and read this book.” — Kirkus Reviews

"Masterful and ground-breaking." — Whitley Strieber

"A remarkable account of the phenomenon's maddening multidimensionality...After Jacques Vallee, you will never again think the same way about UFOs." — Utne Reader


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