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No Return
The Gerry Irwin Story, UFO Abduction or Covert Operation?

by David Booher, Foreword by Jacques Vallee

Trade Paperback, 242 Pages

$15.95, ISBN: 9781938398841

Genre(s): UFOs

On a lonesome road in Utah, a young soldier returning from leave speeds through the desert night. Suddenly the sky lights up as a blazing object streaks across the highway and crashes nearby. Stunned, the soldier stops and decides to investigate. Little does he know, but his life will never be the same again.             

This is the true story of a man named Gerry Irwin. Following a mysterious experience in Utah in 1959, inexplicable blackouts and bizarre behavior threatened to derail his promising Army career. Then one day he suddenly deserted his Army post in Texas and disappeared without a trace. No one knows what became of him—until now.

What happened to Gerry Irwin? Was he abducted by aliens, in what would amount to the first known case of this phenomenon on American soil? Or was he a pawn in a covert intelligence operation? And how does his story really end? A new investigation launched in 2013 attempts to answer these and other questions, revealing along the way the ordeal of a man whose mind was ravaged by a confrontation with the unknown.

About the Author:

David Booher has been fascinated by the unexplained for much of his life. He lives in southern Wisconsin. 

David Booher appears in "The Curious Case of Gerry Irwin" on "Alien Abductions w/ Abby Hornacek" streaming on Fox Nation. 

Micah Hanks discusses the case ion his podcast: Vanishing Act: The Disappearance of Gerry Irwin

Foreword by Jacques Vallee.


Chapter 1: A Detour on the Road to Bliss

Chapter 2: A Blast from the Past

Chapter 3: A Salmon Runs Through It


Chapter 5: The Crucible of the Unknown

Chapter 6: Atom Bombs and Space Brothers

Chapter 7: Alien Abduction and APRO

Chapter 8: Two Locations

Chapter 9: No Return

Chapter 10: The United States v. Gerry Irwin

Chapter 11: Amnesia from Space?

Chapter 12: A Saucerful of Spies

Chapter 13: The Jung-Lorenzen Letters—Converging Clues

Chapter 14: Moving On

Chapter 15: Abduction Revisited





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What they're saying:

“What a terrific job of research. I get many books to read but not many grab me like this one did. It is a marvelously constructed story that comes to a shocking, sobering, and enlightening conclusion.” — Whitley Strieber, author of Communion 

"David Booher proved to be the right person for the job, a resourceful and tenacious investigator driven by curiosity rather than a preconceived agenda...A review can do feeble justice to his painstaking research...The writing is engaging and lucid, the thinking clear and rational, with no beating the drum for a pet theory...No Return is an exemplary case investigation and a model for careful argumentation amid abundant and sometimes contradictory evidence."  — Thomas E. Bullard, Journal of Scientific Exploration

"This book is a model of a competent UFO close encounter investigation. The military details and the potential relationship with MKUltra are fascinating.  Was Gerry Irwin abducted? We don't know, but that would certainly explain the many confusing details.  A very good read.” — Ron Westrum, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University

"A very detailed investigation of a long-forgotten and neglected mysterious event which may shed light on UFO close encounters, but it is just as much the exploration of one man’s journey into the mists of memory and mind." — Mark Rodeghier, Center for UFO Studies

" absorbing, unbiased and genuinely fascinating story. It’s Booher’s own, personal search for the truth of a young man whose life was forever changed on a dark night back in the fifties. You should read this book." --Nick Redfern, author of On the Trail of the Saucer Spies

"It caught my attention and dragged me in... It's such a fascinating story...Booher is a meticulous researcher." -- Benjamin Grundy, Mysterious Universe

"No Return is admirable Work, clearing up—to the limited extent possible—a curious case from the early UFO age, among the first to hint that even higher strangeness was lurking just over the horizon." — Jerome Clark, Fortean Times

"No Return is an excellent insight into a genuine mystery, which may have been the earliest publicised account in the United States of an alien abduction.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it took me on an informative and intelligent exploration of an event that had long intrigued me but which had received little attention. David Booher’s efforts certainly revealed the benefits of a detailed focus on one story combined with persistence." Bill Chalker, The Oz Files


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