We Are Not Alone: The Extraordinary History of UFOs and Aliens Invading Our Hopes, Fears, and Fantasies (Hardcover)

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We Are Not Alone: The Extraordinary History of UFOs and Aliens Invading Our Hopes, Fears, and Fantasies (Hardcover)


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Do you want to believe? Explore our fascination with UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence through exclusive interviews, archival photos, and strange but true stories from history.

After decades of cover-ups and denials, in a June 2021 report, the US government finally admitted what many people already knew: yes, UFOs are real, and no, we don’t know what (or who) they are. Writer and historian Marc Hartzman separates fact from fiction and provides a comprehensive tour through the skies, including:

  • UFO sightings, from the famous to the obscure 
  • Alien abductions, including the Betty and Barney Hill abduction and the Pascagoula abduction
  • Ancient aliens, from Biblical astronauts to the alien architects behind the pyramids
  • Scientific evidence, including the “Wow!” radio signal and the interstellar ‘Oumuamua object
  • Cover-ups and conspiracies, including the Roswell Incident and Area 51
  • Governmental and military findings, from Project Blue Book to reports of UFOs at nuclear weapons sites

Deeply researched and highly entertaining, We Are Not Alone will inform and entertain anyone who’s ever doubted that we are really alone in the universe.
Marc Hartzman is "one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre" (ABCNews.com) and is the author of several books, including The Big Book of Mars (Quirk, 2020) and Chasing Ghosts (Quirk, 2021). More of his love for the unusual can be found on his site WeirdHistorian.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781683693352
ISBN-10: 1683693353
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
We Are Not Alone is a highly informative new book by Marc Hartzman that covers the UFO/UAP topic from ancient times to the present. It manages to be highly entertaining and easy to read, yet fair, balanced and thorough. Because it manages to be so enjoyable and engaging, while still doing justice to the complex history of the issue, it provides an ideal introduction to the UFO/UAP topic.” —Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence 

“Whether you’re a newcomer to the topic or a seasoned investigator/researcher, everyone will find something of interest in this enjoyable read that serves as an out-of-this-world journey.”—David Marler, Executive Director, National UFO Historical Records Center

"Marc Hartzman's We Are Not Alone is the best book I've seen in decades for a single source account of the entire UFO phenomenon… It's perfect for the UFO curious, but also still valuable for grizzled veterans.”—Paul Hynek, son of Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Miriam Hynek and an entrepreneur, professor, and futurist 

“I recommend this book to anyone interested in our human experience with UFOs, UAPs, aliens, and SETI. It's thoroughly researched, brilliant, and so much fun! A perfectly lighthearted serious book.”—Dr. Pascal Lee, co-founder and chairman of the Mars Institute and planetary scientist at the SETI Institute

"Now that UFO news pervades the media, I'm often asked by friends: How do I make sense of it all?  They want to know how to get up to speed.  Now I can finally say, ‘Just read this book.’  We Are Not Alone is the perfect summary of the most prolific UFO events and key themes of related phenomena.  A fun read packed with illustrations and photos that will strike up an existential conversation anywhere on planet Earth!"—Ben Hansen, UFO researcher and host of UFO Witness 

“An entertaining, informative and even-handed overview of UFOs, alien abductions and the scientific search for extraterrestrial life, that places our fascination with aliens in its social, cultural and historical context.”—Nick Pope, UK Ministry of Defence ‘UFO Desk’ (1991-1994)

“Marc Hartzman did it again—summing up expansive lore in a comprehensive and entertaining way, with loads of anecdotes and illustrations. The truth is in here!”—Axelle Carolyn, filmmaker (American Horror Story, Haunting of Bly Manor)

“If you’re looking for the truth about UFOs and aliens, don’t look to the government, don’t look to the skies, look to the pages of We Are Not Alone. Hartzman’s thoroughly researched and thoroughly enjoyable book should be an essential part of any weird library.”—J.W. Ocker, author of The United States Of Cryptids

“Deeply researched and highly entertaining, We Are Not Alone will inform and enchant anyone who's ever doubted that we are really alone in the universe.”—John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review 

We Are Not Alone is a terrific overview of the UFO mystery, ETs, how they’ve affected us in the past and maybe in the future.”—George Knapp, investigative journalist and host of Coast to Coast AM

“An absolutely astounding read in every possible way. Bottomline, this book you must read in your lifetime."—Daniel Breuer & Jennifer Gregerson, Night Talks Radio