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BOOK REVIEW: Incident at Devils Den by Terry Lovelace, Esq. (independent) 2018

A week after receiving my new copy of Terry Lovelace’s gripping and utterly compelling new book, Incident at Devils Den, I was in Jonesboro, Arkansas and reading a copy of the Sunday edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

In it, culture writer Philip Martin was talking about the third season of True Detective, which had been filmed in Northwest Arkansas. What I did not know, until reading Martin’s article, was that the initial incident – the death of a child – takes place at Devil’s Den State Park (the apostrophe in “Devil’s” is the actual way it is represented on maps and by the Arkansas State Parks folks). I wrote about my synchromystic thoughts on all of that here.

Anyway, I was stunned. I had not quite cracked open Lovelace’s book, but upon returning to Oklahoma City, I would do just that. (As a side note, that trip from Jonesboro back to Oklahoma City had a number of weird, synchromystic events take place … but I digress …).

I guess what I am getting at is that Lovelace’s book – which shocked me to the core, to be frank – came at a time when the puzzle pieces I have been putting together for my own book, The Stilwell Enigma, were clicking together at an increasingly rapid rate.

As Lovelace explains, his book highlights a key experience in his life, one that took place in the warm months of 1977, when he was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in western Missouri. Two years earlier, a black triangle-shaped UFO had appeared over a nuclear missile silo – witnessed by Lovelace and a number of other Air Force personnel – and it had made a distinct impression.

But this was not the first time Lovelace had had a UFO encounter. In 1966, as a young man in St. Louis, Missouri, Lovelace had witnessed a brushed-aluminum-appearing disc-shaped flying saucer directly overhead, near his house. Three years earlier, Lovelace had been plagued at night, in his bedroom, by masked-faced “monkeymen” begging him to play with them (not unlike the spooky Grady Twins in The Shining). It would be years before Lovelace would make the connection between those two childhood experiences.

I say that because, fastforwarding to 1977, Lovelace, now married, was still stationed at Whiteman AFB and his friend Toby (alternately spelled “Tobe” in the book) insisted that he and Lovelace travel three-plus hours south to Devil’s Den State Park near Fayetteville, Arkansas (not Russellville, Arkansas, which is more than an hour southeast) and enjoy some hiking, camping, photography and camaraderie.

Lovelace suggested campsites a little closer to the base, but Toby was insistent. So, with their wives’ approval, they did go to Devil’s Den, which had been established as a state park in the 1930’s under the eye of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had encouraged Depression-era civilians to use their time to improve spaces across America. Devil’s Den was one of those places – a place Caddo tribe members and other Native Americans tended to avoid, due to its seemingly sinister reputation as a place of darkness. And on the 94th meridian, besides.

The night of their campout that summer evening more than 40 years ago would prove fateful for both Lovelace and Toby. Their lives were altered forever and an experience that led Lovelace down the path of realization – that he was an alien abductee and experiencer. This was further confirmed, years later, when a routine X-ray revealed a small, square-shaped object in his leg, along with a petal-shaped object that, frankly, seemed like a transmitter, or a cattle tag.

And when you read Incident at Devils Den (which could use a few more edits to clean up some misspellings and so-forth), you come away with the sobering thought that Terry Lovelace – a respected attorney, who retired in 2012 as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont – has been tracked since childhood, perhaps since (or before) birth, as he reveals in a recent encounter he had with an alien being in his home.

There is so much more in this book. Information that will make even the most hardened skeptic come away asking questions about the nature of reality, who we are as a species, and what the governments of the world truly know about the alien presence on our planet. A must read!

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