In 1947, the modern era of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) began with the sighting of strange objects in Washington state. But reports of these mysterious objects date back thousands of years. Are we alone in the universe—or is there really something out there observing us?

  • Publisher: Reference Point Press
  • Series: Extraterrestrial Life
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Age Level: 10-18
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Thorough and interesting. Speculative in nature, the book poses common questions about aliens and attempts to provide answers by drawing information from the fields of entertainment, science, and philosophy. Some chapters, like those focusing on alien encounters, are downright creepy. Sidebars provide fun facts or insight into specific events or organizations. Extensive back matter makes this book great for report writers and those truly interested in the possibility of alien life. (School Library Journal)