somewhere in the skies: a human approach to the ufo phenomenon

​In this updated and expanded edition, Ryan Sprague revisits many, and introduces brand new stories of those who have seen extraordinary things in our skies and how these incredible events have changed them. While reports of UFOs and close encounters are littered with dates, times, and descriptions, they rarely focus on the people who’ve had the experience. Could both the positive and negative implications, whether subtle or revelatory, further our knowledge of what these phenomena represent?

Through detailed testimony from credible witnesses and insight from those in the psychological, academic, and scientific fields, Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to the UFO Phenomenon weaves together a story of stories, attempting to get to the heart of these mysteries one experience at a time.

Sprague has looked at UFO reports from the human angle, explaining the impact these events have had on witnesses. This is an often overlooked dimension of the phenomenon and I thank him for addressing it.”

​- Leslie Kean, Author of the New York Times bestseller, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

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Reviews

“Sprague has a way of telling stories – with a style to his narratives that might remind readers of the cool, suave confidence of cigarette-smoking Rod Serling of Twilight Zone and Night Gallery fame. Somewhere in the Skies is a well-written, well thought-out, good read by a competent writer at the top of his game.”

– Joseph Flammer, MUFON

“Sprague’s ability to tell a story is addicting, and it brings us full circle to where many of us began when it comes to being interested in the UFO question; some whiskey and a conversation… Sprague’s work points us down a very familiar path; the fundamental aspects of the UFO question do not occur somewhere in the sky, but rather within humanity itself.”

– MJ Banias, TERRA OBSCURA

​”The theme of UFO sightings as a transformative experience runs deep in this work, with witnesses most often reporting their sightings as life-changing events. And at its heart this is where the book really shines—in that liminal space between experience and belief, fact and feeling.”

– Tobias Wayland, THE SINGULAR FORTEAN SOCIETY

 Sprague’s work is based on the reality of the phenomena and not on the media narratives that circulate about it. His work opens this world to us, in accessible and non-politicized language.​ He embodies the strategy of one of the best researchers of the phenomena: Dr. Jacques Vallee.”

 Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka, OPENMINDS.TV

​”For the civilian UFO witness issue to be destigmatized, we need progressive thinking and open transparency through books such as this. Somewhere in the Skies tells you the qualitative, humanistic experience of the individual. It tells you their own personal truth as they experienced it. Whether you can accept it or not is your problem.

– Andreas Stahl, THE UNIDENTIFIED

“Ryan offers a first-person perspective as detailed by the very real human beings who found their lives forever changed by what they experienced and the reactions they encountered upon telling their stories.”
– Jazz Shaw, HOT AIR