This book has 18 chapters that deal with the history of UFOs and those that have been contactees and also the critics. These beginnings of the contactees and the governments part in down playing the whole enigma.
From there he goes into his first sightings and investigations and what makes one a good investigator of this "out of world enigma."
Some of his first encounters with the UFOs were with family members and his fascinations with the whole out of worldly experiences. He helped set up the criteria of a great investigator and started out as an investigator with NICAP. He also goes into the other group's history as well. APRO, as well as some other fringe groups that had other agendas. But as a scientist and as a former USAF Security Service member he had some inside idea of what they did. He brought that to the table as a highly trained USAF insider.
Ray Fowler was a meticulous investigator. Nothing got past him. If it was not done right it was not done at all. His concentrated and intense investigations were some of the best in the whole UFO field. You can follow his first works and how he evolved into one of the best UFO investigators in the whole world!
When you read this book you will understand why.
The Beverly Mass sightings, the wild goose chases, the "Haunted witnesses" the experienced witnesses and the pressure from the Government and their attempts to follow him and get information from his sources. Read about the 4 dead bodies of aliens that Wright-Patterson had. Walk with Ray Fowler as he researched and help set up the criteria for investigating UFOs for MUFON.