We haven’t heard much from our fellow blogger Mike McClelland (no relation to Clark) since his book was published, but we did recently stumble across this interesting review of The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee. It appeared in a Portuguese-language web site mysteriously called, FBI Controle CIA, which translates to FBI Controls (or Monitors) CIA. At least, we think that’s what it means. Fortunately, for multi-lingual deprived English speakers, the review is conveniently in English.
Curiously, the review begins with the reviewer quoting himself from a blurb he wrote for the book cover. Well, we suspect right away that this will be a sympathetic discussion of the book, and the reviewer will probably not be attacked by a crazed owl for his effort.
Here is what he says:
“I get a strong sense that Mike was guided to write this by the UFO intelligence and I think the reader will get that. This is the first time I have seen this level of both a book and its author being inextricably linked to the phenomenon itself since Strieber and Communion. Communion was clearly more than just a book; I believe the phenomenon intended it to be written, published, and read on a large scale. I think Mike’s book is another example of this.”
We haven’t read the book yet, but we’re sure the 400-page tome covers the topic well and in great depth. We know Mike has had his share of strange owl-alien encounters, which puts him in the middle of the complex story. We’ve written about his experiences here on the blog and in Aliens in the Backyard.
When it comes to connecting animals to aliens, the standard link – if you can call it that – is cattle mutilations, aka mutes. Mike’s advantage in the animal-alien realm is that, unlike the mutes, a topic that has produced at least a dozen or so books over the years, his book seems to have a corner on the owl-alien market. It probably will also be better accepted by the UFO enthusiasts/researchers who have tried to distance themselves from the disturbing idea that aliens come here to carve up cattle eyeballs, tongues and anuses.
Good luck, Mike! A few days after I wrote this post, we received an e-mail from Mike inquiring about the mysterious process of producing, distributing and selling audio editions of books. That made my first sentence in the post inaccurate, but it also created a synchronicity of sorts. In other words, he responded to my initial comment before he saw it.