UFO Conjectures

Friday, October 05, 2012

The Other Side of Truth and the Many Sides of Paul Kimball


For Paul Kimball it’s not the destination but the journey.

And his new book, pictured here, is a travelogue of his journey, through life and its fringes:


The 234 page book is a glorious pastiche of things personal (about Paul) and things paranormal and transcendental, including the elements of culture.

Paul takes readers through his excursions into the unknown or mysterious, inviting his audience to share in his rather intimate adventures, with art, music, film, friends, and those odd aspects of life, including ghosts, UFOs, reincarnation, synchronicity, obtuse religious sects, et cetera.

If you want an insight to the mind of this film-maker, potential book publisher, play director, bon vivant, and popular member of the UFO community, this is a book you’ll enjoy, immensely.

Paul recounts the extraordinary bout with Cosmic Consciousness that occurred for or to Reverend Henry Alline in 1775.

The event threads its way through Paul’s book, but is told as a paranormal-like revelation rather than the kind of thing that Richard Bucke enumerated in his book about revelatory instances that some great men had.

Paul tells about his encounters with “ghosts” or apparitions that could be called ghosts.

The book invites readers to see life as an investigation of all things; an investigation that encompasses Mac Tonnies’ hypothesis of cryptoterrestrials – Paul provides paean to his friend Tonnies – and  the work of other close pals who frequent the halls of ufology and the paranormal altogether: Greg Bishop and Nick Redfern among them.

But the gist of the book can be said to keep an open mind about everything, and I mean everything.

Synopses of books, music, and profound thought infuse the book with erudite gems. The footnotes, themselves, are fraught with enough material to keep the curious intellectual engrossed.

The Bibliography is a cornucopia of reading material that will gladden the heart of the truth-seeker.

(There’s even a pastiche about Paul’s favorite UFO event – the 1957 RB-47 incident. The episode is outlined beginning on Page 185. It, along, with other UFO sightings provide a taste of that mystery, but do not overwhelm the content or meaning of the book.)

I can’t do justice to the contents of this book; it is fecund with information and insight that readers will savor and have to think seriously about.

That Paul is well-read is obvious. That he’s a musician is overt too. His adoration of beautiful women is blatant. And his life has been and continues to be a journey of thought, fun, and a search for truth, which remains elusive and many-sided for him….and for us all.

(Wonderful photographs and art works supplement the writing.)

Published by Redstar Books,
 a division of Redstar Films Limited
2541 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3K 4N3