It's a book of short stories by Richard Thieme. I saw a recording of an interesting talk he gave at DefCon. So I read this collection, which turned out to be largely about UFO sightings and the paranoia that follows. These stories are tragedies. I hadn't really considered before whether I wanted to see a UFO. Now I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't; this book convinced me that my life afterwards would be nothing but misery.