Reflections of a UFO Investigator by Kevin Randle

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MacCabee, B. (1). Reflections of a UFO Investigator by Kevin Randle. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 26(2). Retrieved from


This book was a “fun read” since it provided new (to me) details of the life and investigations of a man who has been investigating UFOs longer than I have, even though he is younger. Although this is not an autobiography, he presents enough of the key events in his life so that one can see how his thinking about the UFO phenomenon developed as the years went on. Of particular importance in this book are the cases he discusses and his present opinions of them. He devotes a considerable amount of space to what may be his longest and most important investigation, that of the “Roswell Incident” (whatever may have crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, in June or July 1947). Although I have not been a Roswell investigator, I have followed the story as it developed starting in 1979. Kevin became interested in Roswell about ten years later and subsequently, with Don Schmidt, carried out an investigation that was largely independent of the investigation already carried out by Stan Friedman, Bill Moore, and others. Kevin and Don had published two Roswell books in the early 1990s, so I was pleased to see presented in this book an overall review of what has been discovered since then, as well as rebuttals of the arguments put forth by the skeptics. Information in this book shows why his opinion still is that, at the very least, it was not a Mogul (or any type of) balloon and could have been some sort of “ET” craft. (This had been my opinion since 1980 when I first learned of the testimony by Jesse Marcel, the Roswell base security officer who handled the material found at the crash site.)

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