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Fifty Shades of Greys?!
Post by Swamprat on May 6th, 2017, 7:09pm
Do not ask me to comment on the title choice for this book....
Author searches for truth in 'Fifty Shades of Greys'
By Tim Clodfelter, Winston-Salem Journal
May 4, 2017
The truth is out there, and Raymond Szymanski is searching for it.
Szymanski is the author of “Fifty Shades of Greys,” a book about his search for evidence of alien encounters. He will be speaking this afternoon at a panel for the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina at the Courtyard Winston-Salem at Hanes Mall.
The book, published last year, examines several prominent cases in UFO lore, including the belief that “Hangar 18” at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was once used to store evidence of extraterrestrials.
“I worked 38 years and nine months at Wright-Patterson,” said Szymanski, a retired engineer who worked with computer software for weapons systems among other duties at the base, having started there in 1973. He may not have seen definitive proof of aliens during his time there, but he saw and heard enough to spark a lasting interest in the subject.
Several years ago, even before he retired, he began researching various UFO sightings and alleged abduction cases, traveling to sites, interviewing witnesses, and doing first-person field research. “I’ve come up with, I think, some compelling theories based on what I’ve found,” he said.
Lakita Adams, the state director of MUFON-NC, said that she appreciates Szymanski’s approach to his investigations. “This is a subject filled with speculation and disinformation,” she said. “As an investigator who pursues evidence and data, I appreciate Ray’s approach of following the facts.”
His book’s title is a tongue-in-cheek play on “Fifty Shades of Grey” — for the uninitiated, “greys” are a commonly reported type of aliens (think bald heads, grey skin and spindly bodies).
“It’s an accounting of my quest for the truth about extraterrestrial visitation,” Szymanski said, “but I wanted to write it in a manner that might be more open to people.” So he added “a vein of humor,” both to the title and to the book overall, sharing misadventures he had along the way during his research as well as more serious findings.
He speaks about twice a month to groups of UFO enthusiasts, having recently finished a five-city tour. He is about to take a break from tours and interviews to work on two more books. One will focus on the stories people have shared with him at his appearances, and the other — which he describes “my third and final; I think a trilogy will be good” — has more of his field research.
Szymanski says he believes he has “solved the mystery of Hangar 18,” but he is saving that revelation for another day.
“It took a couple of years and divine intervention,” he said, “but I believe I’ve nailed it.”