It didn't start with The X-Files. Since at least the nineteenth century, human beings all over the world have held the conviction that interaction with extraterrestrials, angels, fairy-folk, other-dimensional intelligences, hollow-earth inhabitants, and a whole range of fantastic beings is not only possible - but frequent. Arising both from the paranormal and imaginative experiences of individuals and from mass belief in unearthly entities and realms, these beings are said to play an unseen role in humanity's history and future.
Extraordinary Encounters: An Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrials and Otherworldly Beings
is the first-ever illustrated A-to-Z encyclopedia to explore these fascinating modern-day beliefs, personalities, beings, and events. An amazing amalgam of folk religion, folk science, pop culture, and fantasy, this offbeat encyclopedia will intrigue, excite, and scare the wits out of readers of all ages.
Among the beings you'll meet in its pages:
Abraham, a collection of highly evolved entities that speak in one voice
Metranon, the divine interface between God and the Outer Worlds (and sometime Old Testament angel)
The Planetary Council, whose members include Jove, Merlin, Quetzalcoatl, and Lao-Tzu
The Elohim, the Arising Sun's Interplanetary Class taught by the Archangel Michael
Ramtha, spiritual celebrity of the 1980s and teacher of Shirley MacLaine
Jerome Clark is an award-winning author of books on anomalous phenomena and social movements. Clark has appeared on a number of television programs and has lectured across the United States and in Mexico, Australia, and England.