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New book reports UFO encounters in Appalachia
A UFO Digest Book Review APPALACHIAN CASE STUDY: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters And Unexplained Phenomena VOL. 2 by Kyle Lovern reviewed by Steve Hammons
Posted: 13:00 December 1, 2009
Eyewitness accounts of UFO sightings and strange encounters in the Appalachian Mountain region provide fascinating reading in a recently-published book by researcher, journalist and author Kyle Lovern.
Volume 2 of Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters & Unexplained Phenomena continues the exploration that Lovern began in the first volume, published in 2008.
Lovern brings a solid journalistic background to this challenging topic and the complex related factors involved.
He is an award-winning journalist from southern West Virginia with a background in newspaper work as an editor, columnist, reporter and photographer, recognized for his writing and photography. He has also worked in radio.
Recently freelancing for the Charleston Daily Mail, one of the state's largest newspapers, Lovern also recently received first and third place awards in the 2008 West Virginia Press Association newspaper contest. As a reporter, he has also covered county and state sporting events. For several years he was a popular newspaper columnist in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
Lovern is a graduate of Southern West Virginia Community College and Bluefield State College. His work has also been featured in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia magazine, Goldenseal magazine of West Virginia traditional life and Marshall Magazine (Marshall University).
While Volume 1 of Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters & Unexplained Phenomena focused entirely on incidents in his home state of West Virginia, Lovern's new book also goes outside that state's borders to examine cases related to the Appalachian region of bordering states such as Virginia and Kentucky.
Lovern brings the objectivity and straightforward writing of an experienced journalist to the topic of unusual phenomena that is so needed in our society today. Like all good journalists, he looks at and tries to document important elements of a journalist's main targets: the "who, what, when, where, why and how."
As with his earlier book, Volume 2 takes readers through the reports by down-to-Earth average people from different walks of life who have experienced something apparently quite interesting.
In addition, insightful quotes from famous public figures introduce each chapter and provide thought-provoking statements linked to UFOs and other unusual phenomena. Lovern uses quotes from astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edgar Mitchell and Gordon Cooper (Armstrong, an Ohio native, currently lives in Cincinnati, near the western Appalachian region).
Fascinating and sometimes cryptic statements by Sen. Barry Goldwater, Gen. Douglas McArthur and long-time FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover also lead readers into each chapter. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon are also quoted.
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