The 37th Parallel

The 37th Parallel

The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway

Book - 2016
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"This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy. Like "Agent Mulder" of The X-Files, computer programmer and sheriff's deputy Zukowski is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado. He would take the family with him on weekend trips to look for evidence of aliens. But this innocent hobby takes on a sinister urgency when Zukowski learns of mutilated livestock, and sees the bodies of dead horses and cattle--whose exsanguination is inexplicable by any known human or animal means. Along an expanse of land stretching across the southern borders of Utah, Colorado, and Kansas, Zukowski discovers multiple bizarre incidences of mutilations, and suddenly realizes that they cluster around the 37th Parallel or "UFO Highway." So begins an extraordinary and fascinating journey from El Paso and Rush, Colorado, to a mysterious space studies company and MUFON, from Roswell and Area 51 to the Pentagon and beyond; to underground secret military caverns and Indian sacred sites; beneath strange, unexplained lights in the sky and into corporations that obstruct and try to take over investigations. Inspiring and terrifying, this true story will keep you up at night, staring at the sky, and wondering if we really are alone ... and what could happen next"--
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2016.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501135521
Branch Call Number: 001.942 Mezrich 09/2016
Characteristics: 260 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Thirty-seventh parallel


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Mar 06, 2019

Suspense builds as a man's hobby turns into an obsession, and he gets closer to discovering the truth behind UFO sightings and cattle mutilations. Unfortunately, this book does not deliver on any of the suspense that is built. One of the big reveals, that all the investigated activity is occurring along the 37th parallel, is given away by the title of the book. The book also ends unresolved, the cliffhanger leaving the reader feeling unsatisfied.

Dec 31, 2018

I found this book rather boring. Between his telling of impromptu family vacations,
Everything else is available at your local library.

Feb 17, 2018

Easy read, even though it jumps from year to year at random. What you already believe you know about UFO's is what you will take away from this. The book is incredibly boring with no conclusions, little to no evidence etc... I had to force myself to finish it.

Sep 14, 2017

A rather subjective work, written like a novel from the perspective of one UFOlogist. An interesting subject (this particular UFO hunter) but the author is not detached enough from him to be objective.

Apr 04, 2017


Dec 04, 2016

Found the book very well written (as most work by Mezrich), but agree with previous review the last page is completely frustrating.

Sep 23, 2016

Do not waste your time. This book is poorly written and no big reveal. You finally get to the end where Chuck has a personal experience and they black out every other word so you don't know what he saw. Such a disappointment.


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