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Incident at Devil's Den

A True Story
Narrated by: Terry J. Lovelace
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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I'm a 64-year-old retired lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General with an unusual story to tell. Every word of it is true. It happened in a state park known as Devil's Den. For fear of losing my job and damaging my reputation in the legal community, I never spoke about the incident. If it hadn't happened to me, I'd be skeptical too. 

In 1977, I was an active duty NCO in the USAF. A friend and I planned a two-night camping trip to explore the wilderness. Hoping to photograph eagles we sought a remote area on high ground. We drove deep into the forest until we came to a high plateau. It was the perfect location. We had forest to our back and a large open meadow in front of us. The view was amazing. We made camp and settled in for an evening around the campfire. 

Late in the evening I noticed the forest sounds of crickets and tree frogs we'd heard just an hour earlier had all stopped. The silence unnerved me but my friend Toby assured me our laughter and chatter had quieted them and they'd soon return. I still felt unsettled. Looking to the west Toby asked, Where those lights there before? I turned to look. There on the horizon sat a perfect triangle of three very bright stars. We studied them for a few minutes and were speculating what they might be...when they suddenly moved. They rotated once as if on an axis and began a slow ascent into the night sky. 

The three points of light remained equidistant to one another, gaining altitude and speed. The lights on each point of the triangle grew brighter too, as the triangle expanded. The area inside the triangle was solid black, much darker than the surrounding night sky. As it moved past stars they would blink out for a moment and then blink back on once it had passed. I recall the uneasiness I felt a half-hour earlier was gone. I asked my friend, Hey, Tobe...are you afraid? He didn't reply. This triangle was soon over our heads. I recall thinking that Toby had been wrong; the night sounds never returned....

©2018 terry j. lovelace (P)2018 terry j. lovelace

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  • Fran Smith
  • 07-07-2018

great retelling

I couldn't put it down. I have never been more grateful for headphones. The fact that Terry read it himself made it that much more impactful. A must read.

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  • Lesha Roberts
  • 05-07-2018

Captivating

Captivating and Intriguing. Concerning and yet Thought Provoking at the same time.
How can this be?

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  • Reggie
  • 31-08-2018

The Scariest 3 Words in Audiobooks: Read by Author

I don't believe that extraterrestrials are visiting Earth and interacting with its inhabitants, but want to. I want someone to make that compelling case that addresses all the other possible sources of the phenomena they witness, rendering them debunked, leaving only one option: spacemen.

Starting off your narrative with nighttime visitations, by alien monkeymen, to the bedroom of an 8-year-old who experiences chronic nightmares, does not the foundation of a credible case make. I understand Lovelace wanting to tell this chronological story linearly, but this 8-year-old kid, no matter that Lovelace continues to believe his experiences to be rooted in objective reality into adulthood, is not credible.

That said, I could have stuck through this book, and even enjoyed it, with different narrator and/or a higher quality production.

When audiobooks are recorded, all kinds of extraneous mouth noises, room sounds and breath intakes are edited out. Those sounds can be distracting and drive listeners crazy, especially when listening to said recordings with earphone. These sounds are left fully intact, in Lovelace's reading. Again, as a single annoying element, the production value would would not be a deal-breaker, but combined with a story that screams out obvious alternate explanations and Lovelace's performance of dialogue supposedly said by his younger self, is all too much. I respect that Lovelace is writing a book for a broad audience, the inclusion of re-created dialogue within a book of non-fiction is always a little dicey, but especially in a context where the author is attempting to convince the reader of someone unbelievable. I think that was a poor choice. It reads like fiction. All the implicit queues in the format are telling us readers, this IS fiction.

Lovelace is not a performer. His voice is high pitched and gravelly. His replication of this dubious dialogue is pretty painful.

This book might work just fine for reading, and it might work fine with another reader, but this production represents a confluence of elements that do NOT work. I think that part of my (probably obvious) irritation is that I think it COULD work well as an audiobook, but audiobooks are an art form like anything else. There are really talented people who could turn this audiobook into something fun and exciting.

That's unlikely to happen.

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  • Daniel Martin
  • 08-12-2018

Breathtaking facts you can't unknow.

I thought I was well informed, but not so. Talented writer and narrator tells all.

Now, I need to get a paperback, so I can see the pictures, and share with others.

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  • Barb
  • 08-02-2019

Amazing Account

I first became aware of Mr. Lovelace while watching Earthfiles on YouTube Jan 30th. Linda Moulten Howell peaked my curiosity and I downloaded this audible that night.
I have to admit that part of my decision to act so quickly was that Mr. Lovelace would be the reading this book. I am thankful for hearing the accounting as the voice moderation was authentic, I believe.
I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking answers and insight into the UFO phenomenon.

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  • Lani Cook
  • 04-02-2019

Thank you for being so honest and brave....

Incredible life work to piece together a “DARK SECRETIVE, DANGEROUS Encounters with Alien forces working in conjunction with USA Government and possibly other world Governments” widely unknown to mankind. Thank you for being Honest, forthright, BRAVE, EMPOWERED and and succinct like many others in your situation would not be able to pen their experiences as you have. I appreciate your level of INTEGRITY to live a life that is TRUE to who you are in retelling your life’s experiences with extraterrestrial beings and exposing their existence and Co-existence with mankind for decades. Thank you!!!!

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  • Diana
  • 04-02-2019

Story up to and around and after UFO abduction

A hole in the middle of the story is what actually happened to people in the UFO. I understand that this is stuff of his nightmares, and maybe I don't really want to know - not in detail. But, what was done to the people? Details about the boot laces are interesting, but . . . what happened inside the UFO?

The dehydration seemed to indicate something. At first I thought it meant a long time away, but then that wasn't the case?

I heard about this book on Linda Moulton-Howes weekly Wednesday night Youtube program and she showed the x-rays, so that helped in visualizing what was being discussed in the audiobook.

In one way, I really hate how some authors take a real experience and then put it in the fiction section because they have to add in details like conversation, which aren't going to be 100 percent accurate. Then, in another way, I also hate seeing conversations related in non-fiction books because they aren't 100 percent accurate unless they are transcriptions. So, this non-fiction book was an excellent listen because the story unfolded nicely - partly due to the conversations included. Yet, I was mindful that this was a story, his version, and wondered what the version of the story would be from his friend.

His friend sounded like a wonderful bright intelligent person. Actually, both men came across this way.

A fascinating tale.

The narration by the author is understandable - sometimes if you want to get something done and want to do it economically, then sometimes you have to do it yourself. Such audiobooks make me have appreciation for professional narrators and those who have quality equipment and know how to use it. But, if I had to choose between never hearing this story or insisting on professional narration, in this case I would chose to listen to the author narrate his own book.

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  • Olofsven
  • 02-02-2019

Remarkable

this has been the most legitimate, and astounding account of an alien abduction and government knowledge I have ever read!

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  • Dorota
  • 26-01-2019

Ah! Narrated by Author... beware of 'mouth sounds'

Good story. Gets better as the book goes on and quite informative. The decision to narrate own book on the other hand... this is the time to 'call a friend'. I listened at 1.25 speed to make narration passable. Once in a while the dry mouth sounds would make me cringe and I had to make myself focus on something else. Still worth listening to - just a fair warning :)

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  • JohnnyBgood
  • 18-01-2019

Couldn't stop listening...and I'm still so thirsty

I have never liked grape soda but while approaching a service station during that chapter I was momentarily compelled to find Grapeade.

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  • LJLC
  • 29-06-2018

Very "readable"

I just kept listening.... You may believe it, you may not, but this story is still intriguing and captivating.
It's one of those books I felt disappointed to complete. The narrator/author is excellent at conveying a story which creates an immersive experience.

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  • Bruce R. Fenton
  • 03-10-2018

Very compelling account

Heartfelt and gripping witness account of ET phenomenon and military complicity. A must read book.

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  • Robbybanana
  • 13-02-2019

Interesting and compelling!

A really great book, I couldn’t wait to get into my car of a morning to listen to the next couple of chapters. The story was gripping right from the start, and unlike a lot of books of this type it was also credible. I liked that the book was narrated by the author, it gave it extra gravitas believability.