Novella billed as “the book the government doesn’t want you to read!”

by Charles Parrot

At sunset on July 17, 1956, Miles Oman, a farmer in Jasper, Colorado, was getting ready to call it a day. He was walking back to his house when this strange, oval-shaped object in the sky caught his eye. It looked like a spaceship. The object zipped across the sky and was gone. This sighting kicked off one of the most amazing UFO incidents in the history of the world. For approximately two months, the town of Jasper and the surrounding areas experienced one unusual event after another. Scientists rushed in to investigate, reporters rushed in looking for a story, and government officials rushed in to keep it a secret from the world.

R. J. Thomas’ novella, “The Top Secret UFO Project,” (available at Books and Such Mart.com, www.booksandsuchmart.com) is a parody of UFO books, documentaries, and encounters (particularly the Roswell, New Mexico Incident) and is billed as “the book the government doesn’t want you to read!” (Which is spread across the paperback’s front cover.)

The story involves a documentary filmmaker who, in 2003, discovers some top secret government films pertaining to the Jasper Incident of 1956. This inspires him to make a documentary about Jasper’s UFO story, and to discover the truth behind what really happened that mysterious summer in Colorado.

R. J. Thomas is a California-based author and filmmaker. His books include, “The Great Transatlantic Race,” “The Fate of Generations,” “The First Target,” “Not for Evil,” “Along the Coconut Coast,” and “Gain by Violence.” His films include “Man the Guns,” “The Saturday Afternoon Serial,” “Western Flickers,” and “The Good News.”
As an actor, he has worked for Freedom Productions in “Paradise” and “Of A Common Bond.” He is also the creator and narrator of “I Write a Mystery,” a book-on-tape that parodies 1930s radio thrillers.

by R. J. Thomas
Temple Productions
100 pages

CONTACT: R. J. Thomas

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