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Publisher's Summary

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 takes 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.
©2016 Ben Mezrich (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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4 out of 5 stars
By Vanessa on 11-23-16

Don't listen to the negative reviews!

What made the experience of listening to The 37th Parallel the most enjoyable?

Inside perspective without too much unnecessary drama.

What did you like best about this story?

The balance of Naive American stories come-to-life by non-native ranchers and citizens. And the list of longitude/latitudes of incidents.

Which scene was your favorite?

Chapter 19. Hands down chapter 19. Rarely does this type of book touch on Native American Skin Walkers. Specifically Ute and Nez Perce.

If you could give The 37th Parallel a new subtitle, what would it be?

A calaboration of scientifically researched experiences along North America's UFO Highway

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to re-read, and listen again on my next road trip through these areas of rural NM, CO, AZ!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Daniel on 09-12-16

I thought it was a study or documentary

Bought it expecting a study or documentary instead I got a novelised account of the life of someone that felt 99% fiction. Not at all what I expected or hoped for.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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