New Saucerian Press proudly presents “Visitors From the Void – William Cooper’s Extreme Book of Flying Saucer Skullduggery” – one of the last books edited by the iconic ufologist, publisher, and bestselling author, Gray Barker, whose writing influenced the plotlines of shows like Star Trek, Futurama, The X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Outer Limits, The Jetsons, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone.
Shuttling between his Manhattan publishing office and his secluded cabin deep in the hills of his home state of West Virginia, the prolific Barker single-handedly kept public interest focused on UFOs during it leanest years, and introduced many themes still discussed and investigated by today’s paranormal and conspiracy researchers: the Roswell UFO Crash, Men in Black, Ancient Aliens, Nazi UFOs, the Philadelphia Experiment, the Flatwoods Monster, Mothman, MJ-12, secret underground bases, little green men, and the Maury Island Incident.
“Visitors From the Void” and its sister books “Flying Saucer Fire and Fury,” “Serpents of Fire,” “Saucers of Fear,” “Saucers of Fire,” “Bigfoot Shootout,” “Forget About Flying Saucers,” and “Time-Traveling Through Swamp Gas” were assembled by Barker shortly before his death, using material culled from deteriorating copies of his notoriously speculative newsletters and gossipy syndicated column – for years the most widely read national column on UFOs, Forteana, and “weird science.”
This updated edition of “Visitors From the Void” was guest-curated by Barker’s friend, the late William Cooper (author of “Behold A Pale Horse”), and features reports from Barker’s Saucerian field investigators, who – in true newsletter style – shed urgent, much-needed light on riddles such as: UFO abductions, missing time, manmade saucers, “alien” babies, the Hollow Earth, government collusion with ETs, ESP, brainwashing, and surveillance.
The list of correspondents chosen by Cooper for inclusion in this book reads like a “Who’s Who?” of ufological history: Jacques Vallee, Vincent H. Gaddis, Major Donald E. Keyhoe, Valiant Thor, Ivan T. Sanderson, Otto O. Binder, Joseph F. Goodavage, Brad Steiger, Charles Bowen, Renato Vesco, Don Ecker, Ingo Swann, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Birnes, Karen Mutton, Ed Conroy, David Graham, Lobsang Rampa, and Eugenia Macer-Story.