CHAPMANVILLE - It has been said that the state of West Virginia has a long prominent history of unexplained happenings and bizarre sightings of unidentified flying objects. Among these have been high profile incidents such as the famed Braxton County Monster occurrence, the legendary Mothman sightings and the infamous Men in Black investigators that have garnered international attention to the Appalachian Mountains.
Now a new book examines a number of fresh UFO sightings and phenomena. Woodland Press has announced a new book, entitled, Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena, will soon be released on November 16th.
The book, authored by Mingo County resident and UFO enthusiast Kyle Lovern, documents sixteen fresh UFO accounts that have taken place in rural West Virginia.
"Over the last few years, the author has interviewed 16 citizens who have experienced strange UFO incidents and other encounters," said Keith Davis, a spokesperson for the independent book publishing firm. "Lovern's in-depth interviews are sometimes eerie and peculiar, and the interviewees offer a great number of details about the unexplained."
Inside the literary project, there are UFO and extraterrestrial accounts from Logan, Wayne, Mingo, Putnam, Kanawha and other counties.
There is also an exclusive interview with internationally known physicist and UFOlogist Stanton Friedman. Friedman, often seen on Larry King Live and on UFO Hunters, first received his degrees in physics from the University of Chicago, in 1955 and 1956, and embarked on a fascinating journey that has since impacted conventional wisdom and history. He spent fourteen years as a respected nuclear physicist for several of the world's most significant firms.
Since the late 1960s, Friedman's career took on even broader dimensions. He has since taught and lectured at more than seven hundred colleges and universities on a particular topic: "Flying Saucers ARE Real!" As the preeminent researcher and theorist of UFO cases, Friedman has published more than eighty UFO-related scientific papers. Due to his exhaustive research, and society's growing interest in the subject, he's appeared on many radio and television programs.
He remains the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident.
Upon release, Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena, will be available at The Logan Banner front lobby, at Logan Regional Medical Center Giftshop, Aracoma Drug and at stores throughout West Virginia-and at www.amazon.com