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Selected by Extraterrestrials: My Life in the Top Secret World of UFOs, Think-Tanks and Nordic Secretaries

Narrated by: David Godfrey
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
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Bill Tompkins was embedded in the world of secrecy as a teenager, when the navy took his personal ship models out of a Hollywood department store because they showed the classified locations of the radars and gun emplacements. He was present at the “Battle of LA”, when 1,430 rounds were fired at UFOs, and one of the Nordic craft selected him to be their rep in the evolving aerospace race. This book is a partial autobiography about his life to about 1970 including some of his early work for TRW. Selected by the navy prior to completing high school, he was the courier for secrets learned from navy spies about the Nazis until he was discharged in 1946.

After working at North American Aviation and Northrop, he was hired by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1950, and when they found out about his involvement in classified work, was given a job as a draftsman with a peripheral assignment to work in a “think tank”. It was controlled by the navy personnel who used to work for James Forrestal, who was allegedly assassinated because he was going to publicly reveal what he knew about UFOs. Bill Tompkins was asked to conceive sketches of mile-long naval interplanetary craft designs.

Later, as he became involved with the Apollo launch vehicle, his insight to systems engineering resulted in his offering some critical suggestions personally to Dr. Wehrner von Braun with more reliable checkout with missiles in their vertical position. This story is peppered with very personal interactions with his co-workers and secretaries, some of whom the he believes were Nordic aliens helping the “good guys” here on Earth. He sketches what he personally saw on TV when Armstrong was landing on the moon. Born in May 1923, Bill Tompkins is one of the few survivors of the “big war”, married to the same girl Mary, and was willing to tell his story about what he really did during his aerospace life in the '40s, '50s, and '60s that relate to aliens, NASA, and secrets that now can be told.

©2010 William Mills Tompkins (P)2019 William Mills Tompkins

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  • greg
  • 05-06-19

Game changer if 1% of story is factual!

If only 1% of this story is true, mind-blown. Choppy narrative though. Incredible technology but porny story line.

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  • Mark
  • 27-06-19

Fascinating

It’s hard to discern which parts are literally true. My intuition tells me that there is a healthy dose of true disclosure here - along with enough fiction to provide plausible deniability. I do recommend this book. It was certainly entertaining and the narration was wonderful.

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  • David Ginaitis
  • 11-05-19

No one takes UFOs seriously thanks to you!

Hmm hilarious delusion, 100% fake... why? Well, guess what he’s a super secret agent who can’t prove it, who time travels, sleeps with tons of hot alien women, who are way too willing to mate with him (I don’t care what planet you’re on it’s not that easy), also he’s up on spaceships, he’s meeting aliens, everyone thinks he’s right all of the time, everyone compliments him in effusive ways, and yes everyone thinks he’s the man. Not even passable fiction...

This is why no one takes UFOs seriously, it’s disgraceful. Bring some evidence to the table Tompkins, not just your fantasy adventures to make a buck. I will be returning.

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  • Craig
  • 16-07-19

Madness save your money

This author is off his meds. My advice, don't waste your money as I did. People like this prevent any truth about possible extraterrestrial life ever coming to light. These types of people push the truth out to the fringe. Disappointed.

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  • Jonny Ringworm
  • 04-11-19

Super stud

Ok book, interesting info. Couldn’t get over the im a super stud stuff. Not really believable. Supposedly all these super hot alien lady’s all wanted him and were throwing themselves at him. If it wasn’t for that nonsense it would have been a much better book

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  • johnny
  • 11-10-19

out of this world

outstanding story of a man who really experienced the unthinkable .
I'm going to listen again.

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  • Dwayne
  • 26-09-19

You will want to read it again.

I would love this again. Separate voices might enhance it. Though this reader was GREAT.

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  • ikilya
  • 23-08-19

Total BS. Sold as fact but is TOTAL FICTION

Hoping for factual vs hyper fictional
This dude is the Forrest Gump of our alien fixation
Interesting as fictional weave of stuff we know
Horrible based on fact TOTAL BS lol
And i love this stuff but not when fake is posing as fact

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-19

what a MESS!

no beginning...no middle...no end...just disjointed sentences, and confusion. too bad. I liked an interview with William Tompkins- but this is a disappointment

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  • Javier A.
  • 30-07-19

Hard to take serious with David Godfrey’s voice

This sounds like David Hayter doing a Metal Gear Solid run..
I tried to stick it thru and through, but Jeezes Christ.. I can’t readily take any of this with a serious tone of any kind with Godfrey dramatizing Tompkins’ life story. Acting out like some really cheesy 60’s-70’s flick.. I really rather a straightforward narrative than ooh la la, aliens were fucking me looking fine AF.. like dude.. stick to the main points and tell us about the technologies and cultures of said beings. Like ok, sexing humans is apparently a big thing in Nordic cultures apparently.. I don’t need a play-by-play. Allusions are enough.
Whatever, if you’re looking for more grounded info, look to Dr. Michael Salla
Just not my kinda angle when digesting such sensitive info.

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