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Incident at Devil's Den

By: Terry Lovelace Esq.
Narrated by: Terry J. Lovelace
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I'm a 64-year-old retired lawyer and former Assistant Attorney General with an unusual story to tell. Every word of it is true. It happened in a state park known as Devil's Den. For fear of losing my job and damaging my reputation in the legal community, I never spoke about the incident. If it hadn't happened to me, I'd be skeptical too. 

In 1977, I was an active duty NCO in the USAF. A friend and I planned a two-night camping trip to explore the wilderness. Hoping to photograph eagles we sought a remote area on high ground. We drove deep into the forest until we came to a high plateau. It was the perfect location. We had forest to our back and a large open meadow in front of us. The view was amazing. We made camp and settled in for an evening around the campfire. 

Late in the evening I noticed the forest sounds of crickets and tree frogs we'd heard just an hour earlier had all stopped. The silence unnerved me but my friend Toby assured me our laughter and chatter had quieted them and they'd soon return. I still felt unsettled. Looking to the west Toby asked, Where those lights there before? I turned to look. There on the horizon sat a perfect triangle of three very bright stars. We studied them for a few minutes and were speculating what they might be...when they suddenly moved. They rotated once as if on an axis and began a slow ascent into the night sky. 

The three points of light remained equidistant to one another, gaining altitude and speed. The lights on each point of the triangle grew brighter too, as the triangle expanded. The area inside the triangle was solid black, much darker than the surrounding night sky. As it moved past stars they would blink out for a moment and then blink back on once it had passed. I recall the uneasiness I felt a half-hour earlier was gone. I asked my friend, Hey, Tobe...are you afraid? He didn't reply. This triangle was soon over our heads. I recall thinking that Toby had been wrong; the night sounds never returned....

©2018 terry j. lovelace (P)2018 terry j. lovelace

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Personal narration is relevant for this gem.

I have purchased a number of books on the subject of UFO’s and alien abduction over the last 30 years but this one is one of the best. I saw the reviews were high before I bought it and jumped in. I wasn’t disappointed.

The reviews of this book struggle under Performance as the author chose to narrate it himself. At first this choice seemed a poor one as the author does not have a smooth narrative voice, however once the story began to unfold it was clear that the story was very personal to him, and this made the revelations in the book more touching and frightening. Sharing this story with the author seemed very intimate once the book concluded and thus my 5 star rating.

This book is not a retelling of the same old abduction story. While some aspects are indeed commonalities of alien abduction, as I would expect from an actual lifelong abductee, there is a lot in this book that was new to me and may be to you as well. What is extraordinarily gripping is the author’s account of how the military handled his case. The author, an Air Force Veteran, lays out elements that are very disturbing, that only someone in the military could experience, yet tells stories that sheds light on the phenomena for all. I found this book to be very frightening and enlightening. I’m saddened that the most disturbing chapters of this book detailed how the military knows more than they say, and their utter lack of decency toward a fellow human.

As a discerning reader and often disappointed buyer, I would recommend this book to anyone on the planet. If UFO’s, Abduction and the military’s interest in the phenomena interest you, this man’s humble memoir is for you.

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Enjoyed it

The writer narrates, and he is articulate and temperate. However, I would like to warn you, if you have decent hearing and mouth noises bother you, keep your volume down. The narrator is chewing gum or has an oral issue that creates a lot of irritating sounds at certain chapters.

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The Scariest 3 Words in Audiobooks: Read by Author

I don't believe that extraterrestrials are visiting Earth and interacting with its inhabitants, but want to. I want someone to make that compelling case that addresses all the other possible sources of the phenomena they witness, rendering them debunked, leaving only one option: spacemen.

Starting off your narrative with nighttime visitations, by alien monkeymen, to the bedroom of an 8-year-old who experiences chronic nightmares, does not the foundation of a credible case make. I understand Lovelace wanting to tell this chronological story linearly, but this 8-year-old kid, no matter that Lovelace continues to believe his experiences to be rooted in objective reality into adulthood, is not credible.

That said, I could have stuck through this book, and even enjoyed it, with different narrator and/or a higher quality production.

When audiobooks are recorded, all kinds of extraneous mouth noises, room sounds and breath intakes are edited out. Those sounds can be distracting and drive listeners crazy, especially when listening to said recordings with earphone. These sounds are left fully intact, in Lovelace's reading. Again, as a single annoying element, the production value would would not be a deal-breaker, but combined with a story that screams out obvious alternate explanations and Lovelace's performance of dialogue supposedly said by his younger self, is all too much. I respect that Lovelace is writing a book for a broad audience, the inclusion of re-created dialogue within a book of non-fiction is always a little dicey, but especially in a context where the author is attempting to convince the reader of someone unbelievable. I think that was a poor choice. It reads like fiction. All the implicit queues in the format are telling us readers, this IS fiction.

Lovelace is not a performer. His voice is high pitched and gravelly. His replication of this dubious dialogue is pretty painful.

This book might work just fine for reading, and it might work fine with another reader, but this production represents a confluence of elements that do NOT work. I think that part of my (probably obvious) irritation is that I think it COULD work well as an audiobook, but audiobooks are an art form like anything else. There are really talented people who could turn this audiobook into something fun and exciting.

That's unlikely to happen.

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Ah! Narrated by Author... beware of 'mouth sounds'

Good story. Gets better as the book goes on and quite informative. The decision to narrate own book on the other hand... this is the time to 'call a friend'. I listened at 1.25 speed to make narration passable. Once in a while the dry mouth sounds would make me cringe and I had to make myself focus on something else. Still worth listening to - just a fair warning :)

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Breathtaking facts you can't unknow.

I thought I was well informed, but not so. Talented writer and narrator tells all.

Now, I need to get a paperback, so I can see the pictures, and share with others.

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I rarely give a book five stars

But this one earned it as it was riveting and interesting to the core. You won't regret it if you purchase this book.

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AMAZING

This is an amazing book. The author is a credible source with an amazing story to tell. While there is much BS in the field of ufology, this book is not in that camp. If you at are hesitant to buy this book, I implore you to get it. You won’t be disappointed by the story told here. Lastly, I loved that the author himself narrated the book, making it feel like you’re there with him as he recounts his tale. This is a must read!

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Amazing story and telling

While listening to this I felt I was sitting across from Terry while he told me his own story, in his own words. I was riveted and listened to the whole book in one sitting. I first heard Terry's story during his interview on the Astonishing Legends podcast, and then did some more research and discovered this book. If this topic is interesting to you, or if you have a feeling that you have some personal experiences of your own, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I for one am so glad that a professional reader did not try to interpret this. I loved hearing the emotion in Terry's voice, and the organic, very real way he tells his own story. I trust and believe Terry all the more hearing him recount his experiences himself.

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Good to the end

If you’re unsure wether there may be intelligent life in the cosmos, this book will help open your eyes to what happens to some people around the world. I’m not saying you have to believe the story, but I’m not sure why the author would make it up. Also, he has the proof that something has happened within his body to corroborate his story. Author is the narrator but it’s a pleasant tone and I was able to listen easily to the whole story. Very good book, information, and narration. Check it out.

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Captivating

Captivating and Intriguing. Concerning and yet Thought Provoking at the same time.
How can this be?

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  • S. Morris
  • 02-19-21

Disturbingly Believable

After my somewhat ambivalent reception of Timothy Good's Earth: An Alien Enterprise, I had a look at-the list of other books recommended to me and thought Incident at Devil's Den looked interesting. Looking at the very positive reviews, I decided to purchase it using one of my credits and I have to say that I found this book hard to put down.

Now, the whole alien abduction story is one I am familiar with, having read numerous accounts from many people over the years. however, this personal telling of this story from Terry Lovelace, imbues this subject matter with a chilling sense of reality I've not encountered thus far. His telling of his story, actually narrating himself, lends real credibility to this field of study in a way I've not come across before.

No, Terry's narration isn't slick, like a professional narrators would be and there are several misread words and some unremoved retakes. However, this also adds to the sense of grass roots realism here. His telling is honest and the lack of polish to the presentation only adds to the authenticity of his account in my view.

If the story he has to tell is true, and I have no reason to doubt it, then there is disturbing things going on and have been doing so for decades.

If you do not believe in such things, then I'd recommend you listen to this book and see if you reevaluate your beliefs. If not, then as one reviewer put it, it's a ripping yarn if nothing else.

I found Incident at Devil's Den compelling, gripping and believably honest. Either Terry Lovelace is a superb liar, or there is cause to be concerned. You decide.


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  • LJLC
  • 06-29-18

Very "readable"

I just kept listening.... You may believe it, you may not, but this story is still intriguing and captivating.
It's one of those books I felt disappointed to complete. The narrator/author is excellent at conveying a story which creates an immersive experience.

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  • Mr C.
  • 03-02-21

Extremely compelling.

I will eat my hat if this isn't true. I think it demonstrates as with so many other abduction experiences how little we know about how things really work, the relationships between gravity, time, light and dimensions will one day become clear, humankind will look back on these times as archaic and savage. Terry has done an excellent job at writing and narrating this book.

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  • Tom-Rune Kaurin
  • 03-07-19

Trustworthy and moving

This is probably the best retelling of an alien abduction story I have ever heard. Terry's writing was fantastic and I was absolutely captivated. It felt so alive.
And the fact that Terry narrated the book himself also made it very trustworthy and moving.

I think these kind of stories are very important. And I think it's important that someone dares to share them with the public.
There's a lot going on..
So thank you Terry for being so brave.

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  • Robbybanana
  • 02-13-19

Interesting and compelling!

A really great book, I couldn’t wait to get into my car of a morning to listen to the next couple of chapters. The story was gripping right from the start, and unlike a lot of books of this type it was also credible. I liked that the book was narrated by the author, it gave it extra gravitas believability.

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  • Bruce R. Fenton
  • 10-03-18

Very compelling account

Heartfelt and gripping witness account of ET phenomenon and military complicity. A must read book.

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  • Joseph Baker
  • 04-01-21

amazing experience

I bought the book, I bought the audiobook. this is one of the most credible ufo abduction stories I have read. and I have read a lot

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  • ms d.
  • 02-23-21

Brilliant book, brilliant author.

Loved it, found it fascinating, would love to know more, can't wait for next book as I'm sure there has to be one.

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  • Danman
  • 01-30-21

Enjoyable listen

I suspect Terry is spinning us quite the Wooly yarn here but it’s good fun and a nice diversion from the more earthly concerns at the moment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-22

Well worth a listen

Very interesting book, Mr Lovelace has a wonderful voice and narrates his book beautifully. I think the fact that he narrates the story adds to the weight of the information given and his sincerity. Highly recommend for anyone interested in this subject. Thank you Mr Lovelace.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

Fascinating story

I am not 100% sure if I believe the story or not, but I found it fascinating none the less.

The book is narrated by the author, who may not have the most "ideal" voice for narration, however I think it worked well as it made it feel more personal and I found it pleasant to listen to, knowing he was speaking from his own experience. A few small gripes with some mouth sounds or a few times where he restarted a sentence, but really it was fine as I'm not too picky.

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  • Rowan Carr
  • 11-25-21

Thankyou

Speak your truth, live your truth ❤️ thankyou appreciate your words, lessons and courage, I’ll take the red pill every time, much honour to you sir.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-21-21

fantastic

absolutely loved it, if you're an experiencer you will find yourself nodding your head as you listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-21

More than expected!

I assumed this book to be solely about 1 particular event. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it to cover a lifetime of experiences from his childhood as well as later on while serving in the military.

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  • Peter
  • 09-02-19

Enjoyed all of it

Finished the book in 1 day. loved it not sure if I believe everything but its a subject i enjoy.
I like to believe in more positive alien contact.