Thursday, April 28, 2016

New book alert - "Selected by Extraterrestrials - Tompkins

Hi all,

Another recent book is "Selected by Extraterrestrials: My Life in the Top Secret World of UFOs; Think Tanks and Nordic Secretaries." The author is William Mills Tompkins, and the book was published last year by Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston, SC. The ISBN is 978-1-51521 -7466.

This book is said to be the autobiography of an individual who worked for US Naval Intelligence, before he took up long term employment  with the Douglas Aircraft Company. It covers the time period from his childhood to the late 1960's, and further volumes are to follow.

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What is the core of the book about?

"After extensive studies in 1953, Advanced Design concluded that UFOs were actually interplanetary spacecraft, piloted by extremely advanced extraterrestrial beings." (p.19).

Concerning a female employee of the company, "Was she, in some way, related to aliens?" A number of the engineering section thought that was exactly what she was." (p.88).

Tompkins relating thoughts of his boss " Several of us feel that certain extraterrestrials for whatever reason were influencing these people telepathically to develop the capability to  move off this planet." (p.103).

"Back in 1953, some unbelievable space studies came out of the Douglas Think Tank, stating that not only were top government heads aware of the alien involvement in human affairs, but that the old Soviet union was aware of it too. With Alien help, the Soviets were bent on getting to the Moon first, in order to establish missile bases there and threaten and control the entire planet." (p.169).

"The real mission to the Moon is to build a 2,000 man Naval base on the Moon. People just don't seem to understand this. " (p.238).

"It took several years for us to accept that the star girls really were aliens...It was many years before I realized that my secretary was a Nordic alien." (p.247).

"From an aerospace concept engineer's perspective, I can say without reservation that you, reading this volume, will live much longer and happier than previous generations. Our Navy spacecraft carriers will first explore our Milky Way Galaxy, then the galaxies in our universe and on into parallel universes." (p.250).

"At that time, we in the Tank had a large number of alien species documented in out files." (p.271).

Where do the authors ideas arise from?

The author's beliefs about an extraterrestrial presence at the Douglas Aircraft Company and other locations, appears to derive from "vision" or "flashes" he experienced from time to time.

"I had flash images of the beach..." (p.1).

"In the back of my mind, I started to wonder if our government was having problems with some really bad aliens." (p.2).

"I didn't read it, it just popped into my head." (p.36).

"I just got a flash..." (p.63).

"Jim, it just comes as a picture in my head." (p.73).

"'s not really my concept; the aliens stuck it into my head. (p.102).

"He never got into remote viewing, like I did, however." (p274).

There are numerous other references in the book, all along the lines of the quotes above.

My comments

There is much to dislike about this book:

* Sentences are quite often missing words, so they do not make sense

* Sentences are sometimes so constructed, that it is not possible to understand what the author means by them

* Various parts of his account, are repeated over and over again on consecutive pages

* The author focuses much attention on the sexual attractiveness of women working in secretarial positions, in repetitive detail, which better belongs in a soft-porn novel

* The author fails to provide an effective timeline for his various accounts. So much so, that the reader often doesn't know which year is being referred to in a particular account.

As editor, Robert M Wood states in the Preface, there is little doubt that Tompkins did indeed work at the Douglas Aircraft Company. There are plenty of checkable facts about his employment given, which ring true. However, beyond that, it is simply a wild ride through the author's mind, which reads more like a b grade novel than an autobiography.

All in all, an unsatisfactory book. It is long on the author's opinions; short on actual facts when it comes to his central theme that aliens were manipulating their work; and ultimately short on believability.

1 comment:

  1. Wood has apologised to Jacques Vallee on Amazon for quotes falsely attributed to the ufologist.


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