313 pages, Price $12.50
Kevin Handle has authored several
books on UFOs including UFO Crash at Roswell with the help of Donald
Schmitt. Handle is a captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. His latest
book is a series of articles on various sightings and events in UFO
history. Project Moondust was a USAF project designed "to locate,
recover and deliver foreign space vehicles." Randle has traced it to at
least the year 1953, possibly earlier. Some skeptics have said Project
Moondust was established to recover downed Soviet Union space debris,
but since the Russians didn't launch the first Sputnik space capsule
till 1957, what was Project Moondust recovering before 1957? UFOs?
Ashville, Ohio native Clifford Stone is mentioned in the book for his
research into Project Moondust.
Other chapters are on the 1980 Bentwaters, England alleged UFO landing,
the 1980 Cash-Landrum sighting in Texas and the 1989 Belgium UFO
sightings. Randle writes in a no nonsense manner. He criticizes both
naive true believers and hard-core skeptics for sloppy investigations.
The truth is often difficult to discern and at times Randle admits on
many cases we simply don't have enough evidence to come to a definitive
Skeptics say that scientists never see UFOs. Well, Randle proves them
wrong. In August 1949 Clyde Tombaugh, the famous astronomer who
discovered the planet Pluto saw from his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico
a clearly defined UFO. Here was an excellent eyewitness. Tombaugh did
not rule out the extraterrestrial origins of what he had seen.
Another chapter is rather frightening. It (Chapter 9) is on "Flying
Saucers and Disappearing Airplanes." One case was in 1953 when an
American F-98 jet vanished over Lake Superior while pursuing a UFO.
There are other cases mentioned. Brigader General Archer Exon told
Randle of a case from the 1950's of four jets chasing a UFO over
Tennessee or Kentucky when the jets simply disappeared. This was over
land which makes it more mysterious than when a plane vanishes over the
There is also a chapter on the Ghost Rockets of Sweden from 1946 which
General Jimmy Doolittle investigated. That case is still unsolved.