Book review: Somewhere in the skies

I recently had the pleasure of previewing a copy of a second-edition release of a book by author, podcaster and playwright Ryan Sprage titled Somewhere in the Skies. This book was originally released a few years ago, but Ryan has updated it appropriately given the growing body of news related to this subject of UFOs and the increasing public interest in this material. The subject at hand, as indicated by the title, is the frequently astounding sights that have been seen in our skies, particularly around military exercises and installations, which are attributed to UAPs or Unidentified Aerospace Phenomenon.

But it’s not only the military and subject matter experts who experience such events. There are many ordinary people from around the world who have reported experiences that are remarkably similar to the data collected by our military officials, civilian pilots and law enforcement officers over the years. This is what makes Somewhere in the Skies a bit different from most of the mainstream media coverage of the UFO/UAP topic that you’ve become familiar with of late. The author delves into some of the more commonly known tales, such as the encounter reported by military pilots and more. But he goes far beyond those well-trod stories. Sprague has taken a journey to meet the people who have been left behind in this discussion. He relates personal tales from regular citizens who have had experiences that are often remarkably similar to the stories now being told on CNN, Fox News, and in the pages of outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post. But their stories were never told in such expansive forums because they lacked the “muscle” of their official positions. And yet they ring true to this day.

In this updated edition of the book, Sprague adds many details, including an entirely new chapter covering events that happened in 2017 and beyond, all of which seem to place new pieces into the jigsaw puzzle of the UFO/UAP phenomenon. And beyond the obviously necessary data of times, dates, descriptions of encounters and other details, Ryan offers a first-person perspective as detailed by the very real human beings who found their lives forever changed by what they experienced and the reactions they encountered upon telling their stories.

The original book was always on my list as a good reference for anyone looking to dive into this subject. This revised edition is even more highly recommended for those coming into the topic because of all the recent news regarding the puzzling phenomena being observed in our skies.

You can also check out Ryan Spragues weekly podcast here.