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Contact Has Begun

Excerpt from Chapter 6

Phillip Krapf's first book:
The Contact Has Begun:
The True Story of a Journalist's Encounter with Alien Beings

Hay House, 1998 / Origin Press, 2004
ISBN 1-57983-014-3


Abridged Audio Version
Two tapes, read by Tom Plant


In this first of two books, retired veteran mainstrain journalist Phillip H. Krapf gives a stunning account of his initial on-board contact in 1997 with alien beings called the Verdants. After his abduction to the Verdant craft, the author is briefed on the plans of this extremely advanced race to invite humankind into the "Intergalactic Federation of Sovereign Planets." This amazing yet true story narrates how the author agrees to become the official chronicler of the Verdant/human contact mission, a vast and heretofore secret project that also includes hundreds of other human "ambassadors" who have also been recruited for specialized roles. "The Contact Has Begun" reveals a vast amount of unprecedented information about an extremely advanced extraterrestrial civilization whose benign plans for planet Earth are later derailed by the events of September 11, 2001--as narrated in Mr. Krapf's sequel "The Challenge of Contact," also available from Origin Press.

Phillip Krapf

The author, Phillip H. Krapf worked for 25 years as an editor on the Metro copy desk at the Los Angeles Times. During that time, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize as a member of the Metro team that covered the L.A. riots of 1992. Before his retirement in 1993, Krapf had spent a total of 30 years in the newspaper business, starting out as a cub reporter and eventually becoming the managing editor of a suburban newspaper in the San Fernando Valley, before moving on to the L.A. Times. He has remained active in retirement as a freelance writer, and lives with his wife in Southern California.

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