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New William Shatner book will be based on alien abduction researcher’s thesis

More details have emerged about William Shatner’s upcoming alien abduction novel.

William Shatner on Larry King Now. (Credit: Ora TV)
William Shatner on Larry King Now. (Credit: Ora TV)

In April, we published an article about Shatner’s recent appearance on Larry King Now in which he was asked by King about a book he is working on about UFOs and alien abduction. King referred to the project as a “sci-fi novel,” and Shatner mentioned that the project had something to do with the work of alien abduction researcher John Mack. But it wasn’t clear if this book is a fiction or non-fiction project.

That question was answered in a Thursday, May 15 interview by the Dallas Observer.

John Mack
John Mack (Credit: Family of Dr. Mack/John E. Mack Institute)

The Dallas Observer explained:

He said the UFO book came from the work of a once-tenured Harvard professor and psychiatrist named John E. Mack who concluded after interviewing more than 200 subjects who claimed that they were abducted by aliens that they were telling the truth. Mack died as a result of a hit and run accident before he could complete his work, but he finished a thesis on the subject, and Shatner thought it would be worth turning into a book.

Shatner added, “He died 10 years ago leaving this thesis and given all that we know and what we’ve discovered just through observation, there are strange, mysterious things at work in the universe that we can’t even imagine, and UFOs may be part of that.”

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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