What, If Anything, Is Out There?



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About The Book

“A newly released U.S. report on unidentified flying objects says 143 sightings since 2004 remain unexplained. It does not rule out alien activity.–The New York Times, June 25, 2021

Discover what Colonel Abel has uncovered, and what the government might not be telling us, in this gripping new look at the history, and potential future impact, of UFOs and alien contact.

There are few events that would be of more importance, or more startling, than if, in the near future, we found ourselves confronted by another intelligent race with abilities and technology far superior to anything that currently exists on Earth. In What, If Anything, Is Out There? Gene P. Abel, COL (USA Ret.), details historic events that may well have been sightings by our ancestors and begins to explore what these encounters could mean for our security in the future. Drawing upon his years of military experience, Abel offers a unique insider’s perspective as he guides readers through a thoughtful history into the Roswell incident of 1947 and beyond.

In the wake of the Department of Defense acknowledgement that the US Navy has encountered UFOs and the National Security report on unidentified aerial phenomena, What If Anything, Is Out There? is a timely, and much-needed, look at the role of intelligent life in the universe.

About The Author

Gene P. Abel brings a successful and diverse educational and professional background to his first science-fiction novel, Going Back. Mr. Abel’s formal education includes earning a bachelor of science in finance and a master of business administration. His thirty years as a highly successful business executive in both the private and public sectors overlay his thirty years’ service as a commissioned officer in the United States Army and Army Reserve. After graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Penn State, Mr. Abel spent five years on active duty as a regular Army officer and twenty-five years as an Army Reserve officer. He completed the Army War College in 1985 and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on two occasions. He had such diverse assignments as nuclear weapons officer and finance officer. Mr. Abel was nominated for brigadier general and retired from the Army as a colonel.

Product Details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indigo River Publishing (June 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 94 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1950906892
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1950906895
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.24 x 9 inches

A report that asserts the existence of extraterrestrial activity in Earth’s airspace.

Spurred by recent acknowledgments of numerous unidentified aircraft sightings by the U.S. Department of Defense, retired Army veteran Abel wrote this largely referential and thought-provoking text about his captivation with UFOs. He begins by drawing on various sources regarding the Roswell, New Mexico, incident in July 1947, in which debris from a downed aircraft was recovered by a military contingent. Sampling a number of published articles, books, and officially reported incidents, Abel writes with authority on various theories that, for decades, Earth has been repeatedly visited by alien life forms in advanced spacecraft. Chapters on subsequent UFO sightings from military and space-travel personnel chronicle incidents from the 1950s to the current century. The author shares these accounts with exacting detail, telling of the “nine-foot triangle” that witnesses said landed in a forest in eastern England and a wave of sightings at 80 locations across Belgium in 1989. He also notes the establishment of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force in August 2020 and approvingly comments that the U.S. government now “seems to be more forthcoming with sensitive information.”

In a concluding section, drawn wholly from Abel’s own analysis and perspective as a military veteran, he issues cautionary assertions about future alien visitations, which he sees as inevitable, and the courses that the world should take if such theoretical encounters are benevolent or aggressive. Overall, Abel’s direct and dutifully researched narrative will leave both believers and skeptics with much food for thought.

An engaging and sometimes chilling update on UFO-sighting controversies.

-Kirkus Reviews