Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us
by Jim Marrs
Harper Collins Publisher, 1997,
434 pages, Price $14.95
Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us by Jim
Marrs, Harper Collins Publisher, 1997, 434 pages. Available in
both hardback and paperback.
Jim Marrs is an investigative journalist whose previous book Crossfire
on the Kennedy assasination was a source for Oliver Stone's film "JFK."
Alien Agenda is a good popular overview of the subject of UFOs.
Most topics in ufology are covered in the book. The Stevenson
close encounter near Circleville, Ohio on February 1, 1948 is mentioned
in chapter four. There are some things in the book I wouldn't have
included. I found the chapter on the Moon too speculative and
based on rumors not fact but that's my opinion. Also there are some
minor errors. For example on page 95, Mac Brazel is described as the
"owner" of the Roswell crash site. Not true. Brazel discovered the
Roswell debris on the ranch where he was a lowly farm hand, he didn't
own much of anything let alone a ranch. However its an easy mistake to
make. Aside from that. Alien Agenda is an enjoyable book. There are
photographs in it but most of them are of personalities in the history
of UFOs. There are no UFO photographs in the book except for one which
the author states may very well be a temperature inversion.