About the Author
Mike Clelland's 2015 book, The Messengers, was met with high praise. In it, he explores the mysterious connection between owls, synchronicities, and UFO abduction. It was his first-hand experiences with these elusive events that have been the foundation for his research. The book is also a personal memoir, and a journey of self-discovery.
Mike is also considered an expert in the skills of ultralight backpacking, and is the author and illustrator of a series of instructional books on advanced outdoor techniques. After 25 years living in the Rockies, he now lives in the Adirondacks. His website is https://mikeclelland.com/
Owls seem to play a shadowy role in the UFO contact experience. They also show up in relation to highly charged events like synchronicities, ancient archetypes, dreams, shamanic initiation, magic, psychedelic hallucination, spiritual transformation, and death. I explore the owl and its connection with these divergent ideas in The Messengers, my first book on UFOs. That book was also my own story of how owls played a role in my life. It was an exploration into the deeply personal questions that arose from my contact experiences.
The process of creation was a journey of transformation, and I was a different person when the book was completed.
I've come to see the entirety of these experiences as both real and unreal. It's as if reality itself is acting as a metaphor, and it's happening for some profound reason. The reason is to wake me up, to make certain that I open my eyes. I'll also say that all these experiences, or maybe the intelligence behind them, have conspired to make me write these books. That's a bold thing to say, but that's how it feels. I have tried to let go and allow the deeper stories to emerge. Like sleeping under the stars on a desert night, this work has been an act of surrendering.
A Disclaimer of Sorts
This site is meant to help promote my books, my podcasts, my illustrations, and my blog. Please forgive any redundancies in the content here. My hope is that anyone who ends up at this site can easily find the specific book or audio they were looking for.
There's also a very similar companion site, titled MESSENGERS, The Books. This is specifically meant to market my books.
If you have any questions, please find me at the contact page on this site.
Owls, Synchronicities, and UFOs
An exhaustive exploration of the mysterious connection between owls and UFOs, in ancient myths and the present-day contact experiences.
This is also an odyssey of self-discovery as the author grapples with his own encounters. What plays out is a story of transformation with the owl at the heart of this journey.
THE FIRST BOOK
A further exploration into the connection between owls and UFOs, both symbolic and literal. This book reads like a collection of short stories, with each chapter telling a deeply personal story. The ancient folklore of the owl is still with us—and it's still changing people's lives.
THE SECOND BOOK
I wrote about the most difficult time of my life as it was happening, and posted it on a blog. I'd been confronted with a chain of strange events that all pointed to one thing, and I was forced to ask myself, "Am I a UFO abductee?"
I started writing ten years ago as an attempt to answer that question.
Praise for The Messengers
It's a wonderful book… because it's a book that advances us in consciousness—it advances us—it takes us from where we were before we started reading it to a new place in terms of understanding the close encounter experience. I can name, just on the fingers of one hand, the number of books that actually do that.
—Whitley Strieber, author of Communion
Peace and strength,