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AN ABDUCTION REVELATION
The Comeback Kid Returns
Thomas L. Hay
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Title: AN ABDUCTION REVELATIONAn Abduction Revelation is a story that will have you wondering if it is reality or fiction. Think Total Recall blended with Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Author: Thomas L. Hay
Publisher: Balboa Press
Author: Thomas L. Hay
Publisher: Balboa Press
Who are the abductors? Where do they come from? Where are they hiding? Do they even exist?
The answers are revealed in an intriguing adventure spiked with mystery, a dash of romance, a teaspoon of heartbreak, exhilarating plot twists, and a cup of revelations that might shock and torment your reality.
Join the ‘Comeback Kid’ on his incredible journey as he unravels the secrets behind his abductions and comes face to face with his abductors.
(from back of book)
WHO ARE THE ABDUCTORS?
WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
WHERE ARE THEY HIDING?
DO THEY EVEN EXIST?
It turned out my first wife had been right all along. After our divorce, she had claimed that her spirit persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast, and abstain from sexual activity. This melted the memory blocks implanted by the aliens, unveiled her subconscious, and exposed traumatic and terrifying occurrences. She also claimed that I had been abducted - not once, but twice.
I would search the world over, seeking the truth, only to discover the answers buried within my own subconscious.
An Abduction Revelation is an intriguing and entertaining adventure based on some true life experiences of the Author. It is a journey filled with suspense, revelations, romance, and heartbreaks that will mystify your soul.
Most of my life I had an inspiration to write a novel. Unfortunately, I never found the time or subject to fulfill that dream. After retiring from a thirty-nine year career with TWA/American Airlines, time was no longer an excuse. The subject became my obstacle. To get me motivated, my wife suggested I write my memoirs. "You have had an interesting and complicated life," she commented. "It would make for an intriguing story."
The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, I am the only person to know all my memories. When I pass, they will turn to dust and evaporate with me. Writing them down would mean that I could live forever. An added bonus would be that my descendants will have a history book to learn where their orneriness came from.
I started writing in a big notebook. After fifty pages with arrows pointing every which direction and notes scribbled everywhere, I had a complete mess on my hands. Again, my wife came to the rescue. "Why don't you get a computer?" Duh! Brilliant idea, honey! But then the computer and I had issues. Lots of issues! Until we finally came to an agreement that I take a class and learn a little more about it. We still had issues, but they can usually be resolved. It still took me two years to complete the memoir. Behold: The Comeback Kid, The Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay was published in November 2011.
The process was both an invigorating whirlwind of self-enlightenment and an intense emotional trip. To jog my memory I used song titles. A song would remind me of a person, a place, or a time in my life. Example: "Heartbreak Hotel," when my first wife informed me that she wanted a divorce. When I looked at my life, I recognized that it was but a series of events, much like an assorted box of chocolates, never knowing what would come next. I choose the title 'The Comeback Kid" because of the many peaks and valleys I had during my life's journey. Somehow I had always found a way to comeback from the valleys.
After publishing my memoirs, it occurred to me that I could have mysterious phenomena buried within my subconscious. Shortly after our divorce, my first wife had claimed that we had been abducted by aliens during our short marriage. She divorced me because her spirit had persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast, and abstain from sexual activity. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens and exposed traumatic experiences that had been buried within her subconscious. I didn't believe her. Would you? Like most people who claimed to be abductees, I assumed she had a fertile imagination or maybe had a few loose marbles.
However, after writing my memoirs, I became tormented to investigate the probability of her claim. Since I could stand to lose a few pounds and age had diminished by sex drive, I adopted her ascetic lifestyle for awhile. O-M-G... You will not believe what I discovered! I had to rewrite my memoirs. Behold: An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns was published in October 2012, by Balboa Press, a Div. of Hay House.
Who are the abductors? Where did they come from? Where were they hiding? Did they even exist? The answers to all those questions and many more were revealed when my memory blocks melted. What I discovered will startle and torment your reality.
Determining the book genre gave me a headache. Is it a memoir or is it a science fiction story? I let the reader decide whether it is reality, a dream, a hallucination, or a fermentation of imagination. If imaginations, were they hidden memories? I don't try to convince the reader one way or the other. I let them determine what they want to believe. However, I did remind them what Albert Einstein once said about the mysterious: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed and he is a stranger unto himself."
Both books are written in a rollicked conversational style that puts the reader sitting next to me as I tell my story. I used many idioms that we all use in our everyday discussions. Example: "What in Sam Hill?" Everyone knows what it means, but what of the origin? Curiosity can 'kill the cat' and thanks to the Internet, those funny little phases became 'clear as a bell'. I added an appendix in the second book to explain their origin. It was quite interesting how some came to be. You may be interested to see my website blog (thomaslhay.com) on 'Idioms'.
Both books stand alone. The second book is not a sequel. The original memoir was written with the memory blocks instilled, while the revised memoir was written after the memory blocks were melted. Although there are some repetitiveness during the first few chapters, thereafter, the revised story takes a completely different direction. Buckle up, because you are in for one wild ride!
WARNING: Your life may never be the same again.
Thomas L. Hay, Author
Right off, I've never been a real SciFi lover. I like a little reality or possibility of reality in my reading. But I went ahead and found I enjoyed the descriptions the author gave. It gives the reader a sense that you can picture the people and the places. As the pages are turned, I kept getting the feeling, is this fact or fiction. I just wasn't sure. I know that it has a basis from true happenings in the author's life but I was just skeptical. I have to say, the book wasn't an easy read just for the mere fact I'm not into SciFi. I decided to open my mind to the possibility of alien abductions. Now Hay isn't supposed to be your average guy. He was supposedly abducted by aliens and they imposed changes on him. After years in the Navy, Hay's last cruise was life changing. An attack by aliens, but the word never supposedly got reported. The author did a good job of mixing some supposed fact and fiction together. Some parts to me are a bunch of hooey but there are other parts that you could see happening. I have questions about the alien abductions. I guess with an open mind, there could be other worlds with some sort of beings on them. These beings may be interested in our world, our lives. For myself, I don't believe in aliens abductions. I think the world has a way to go before we can say for certain, Yes, this person was probably abducted by aliens. We need a lot more information. I felt the author kept trying to impress on the reader that this actually happened to him. He repeated it several times. I'm from Missouri also and I wanted to relate to the author and his supposed experiences but the book just left me wondering. Was this at all possible or is this a figment of the author's imagination. I do believe this book would be perfect for that SciFi die hard. I'm just not that person, but the author did put a little question in my mind. Pick up a copy and read for yourself. Do it with an open mind and decide for yourself. Was the author abducted by aliens? Everyone has their own imagination and their own opinions.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Thomas L. Hay and PUYB and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 3 STARS.
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