Fans of the paranormal, UFOs, and the extraordinary will want to hear Bainbridge Island author Michael Brein and his coauthor Rosemary Ellen Guiley from Connecticut when they visit the store Thursday, July 12, at 6:30pm.
They will talk about two of their books: The Road to Strange: Travel Tales of the Paranormal and Beyond, and The Road to Strange: UFOs, Aliens and High Strangeness.
Travel Tales of the Paranormal opens the door to the unknown. When you pack your bags for travel and adventure, you might get more than you expected – a side trip into a phantom world where mysterious things happen. This collection of 44 page-turning original, true stories tells of travelers around the world who are suddenly faced with ghosts, paranormal phenomena, unusual synchronicities, time slips, magic, visions, past-life connections, premonitions, mystical experiences, mysterious figures, and more. Each story has an expert, insightful commentary. Read about: A blood-soaked man who wanders the streets of Paris • An angry dead woman who destroys a house • Mystical experiences beyond time at sacred sites • A gas-pumping ghost in the desert. And much more!
In their second book, the authors ask, are aliens among us? Take a trip straight into the heart of one of humanity’s biggest mysteries: the alien presence on Earth! Here are more than 40 true eyewitness accounts, many never-before published, that describe in detail personal encounters with alien beings and their craft. The stories come from all over the world and from witnesses in all walks of life. Every story is analyzed by a commentary that explores our involvement with alien beings – and why. Read about: Astonishing close encounters with craft that defy explanations • Astounding face-to-face experiences with aliens, including abductions • The hybrid human-alien presence on Earth • Men In Black, missing time, time slips and crop circles
“The Road to Strange: UFOs, Aliens and High Strangeness is simply one of the best UFO books I’ve read in years… Michael Brein and Rosemary Ellen Guiley remain highly focused throughout on delivering readers into unvarnished, highly credible, firsthand witness and/or experiencer testimonies. Each one is followed by an appropriately thoughtful, insightful commentary, all of which reflect clear insights throughout.” – Peter Robbins, author and UFO researcher
"All too often, UFO literature keeps the “experts” in control. Finally, here is a book that lets the witnesses describe their experiences, and more importantly, their feelings and how their lives were affected. This volume represents a promising new direction for paranormal study." – Greg Bishop, radio host and author, It Defies Language!
Michael Brein is an author, lecturer, consultant, travel storyteller, adventurer, and publisher of travel books and guides. He earned his PhD in social psychology, with a specialty in the psychology of all things travel, as well as an MBA at the University of Hawaii. He has had a career for more than 20 years as a college professor in psychology and business, teaching at a variety of universities in Hawaii, as well as an overseas two-year stint teaching for the University of Maryland in Europe. Michael was the first to coin the term “travel psychology.” Through his doctoral studies, work, life experiences, and world travels, he became the world’s first and perhaps only travel psychologist. As “The Travel Psychologist,” he appears in leading newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio programs all over the world, commenting on the psychology of travel.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading figures in the paranormal and metaphysical fields: author, researcher, investigator, and publisher. She has written more than 65 nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including a series of authoritative single-volume encyclopedias. Her works focuses on the how and why people have extraordinary experiences of all kinds: paranormal, spiritual and mystical, contact with the dead, contact with aliens and otherworldly beings, and psychic breakthroughs. Rosemary owns and runs an independent publishing house, Visionary Living, Inc., which publishes paranormal, metaphysical and ufology titles. She also publishes Strange Dimensions, a monthly newsletter and blog. She is Executive Editor of FATE magazine.