New book “Phenomena”, an excellent study on America’s UFO Culture – – haunting photographs of America’s UFO believers

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – –  John Lear, dozing off)

by Zio Baritaux, January 13, 2017:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/haunting-photographs-of-americas-ufo-believers

(QUOTE):

For their new book, Phenomena, Copenhagen-based photographers Sara Galbiati, Peter Helles Eriksen, and Tobias Selnaes Markussen traveled to the epicenter of extraterrestrial encounters: the Southwestern United States.

Their route took them to peculiar places such as Area 51 and Rachel, NV, Sedona, AZ, and Roswell, NM, where they met and interviewed UFO witnesses and believers in the unexplained.

“I was abducted by aliens two times 25 years ago,” said one man in the book, who asked not to be named.

“The first time, they put an implant behind my ear; six months later, they took the implant out.”

Other believers featured in the book include Charlie Hall, who says he lived with tall, white aliens for two years; John Lear, a former CIA pilot turned conspiracy theorist; and Miesha Johnston, who claims she has given birth to 13 alien-human hybrid children in space.

Though their subjects’ stories are bizarre, the photographers present the people in the book with care.

Their beliefs are not questioned, and their portraits are gentle.

“For years, believers of extraterrestrial life have been subjects of ridicule, and with our project, we wanted to give these people the benefit of the doubt,” explains Peter.

“What if they are right?”

In addition to the stories and portraits, the exquisite cloth-bound book — designed by Ironflag Studio and published by André Frère Éditions — includes mellow, dream-like images of UFO attractions and evidence (such as a suitcase holding pieces of metal found at the Roswell crash site in 1947).

“But it is not propaganda for or against,” Sara clarifies.

“It’s an examination of the need for human faith.

And through extensive research, and collected data, we have strived to create an understanding of the modern human’s eternal search for purpose in life.”

SEE MANY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS HERE:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/haunting-photographs-of-americas-ufo-believers

Out of more than 30 people interviewed for this book, I was the only one who was not categorized as a total “believer“:

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT)

The description of myself in the book simply states:  Norio Hayakawa calls himself an ‘unorthodox ufologist and activist’.  He’s had a lifelong fascination with UFOs, and he’s the director of a group called the Civilian Intelligence Network.”

(Which is just fine with me….LOL).

HERE IS A QUICK LOOK AT THE BOOK:

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

Facebook = http://www.facebook.com/fernandon.hayakawa

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