Paul George Vecchiet

Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Paul George Vecchiet

Born in Italy, Paul arrived in the United States at the age of three. The family settled in Chicago for a couple years, then moved to the southwest suburb of Hickory Hills. After graduating public high school, he was admitted to the University of Illinois, Chicago for architecture. He earned a professional degree in 1981. Afterwards, he applied and was accepted to United States Air Force Officer Training School where graduation resulted in a commission as a second lieutenant. He stayed in the Air Force until he was granted an honorable discharge in 1995. After sixteen years of working in a few private firms, he applied to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 2012. Paul is a design manager for projects associated with bases in the Middle East. His first, novel, The Disclosure Paradox, was self-published 30 October 2019. It enjoys high ratings on Amazon and Goodreads with approximately 400 copies in circulation. He lives in rural West Virginia where his wife, adopted grandson, and two older rescue mutts work and play on six acres of woods, high grass, and wild flowers.


What Doesn't Kill Her

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Katrina is unique: her psychic powers allow her to recognize energy waves with her mind. But her ability comes with a price, and she must treat the symptoms arising from using it. While writing a letter to her daughter, Emma, as an apology for the stress Katrina put her through, she gets a call from her estranged father. He requests her to visit him in Washington DC. During the visit, her disciplined father opens up as he takes her to Arlington National Cemetery where he reveals two secrets. One is about her late brother, who passed from a rare brain cancer, and the other reveals why she has the ability. Her father details the events that happened to him as a young private where he was assigned to help recover the remains of a UFO crash near Corona, New Mexico. Events related to the assignment would have a great impact on him, and later, his family.

Book Bubbles from What Doesn't Kill Her

Insight: The Self-healing brain.

The human brain is more magnificent than we could imagine. I applied first hand knowledge of this in the story. When my grandson, Lennon was born, there were complications and signs of seizures. The doctors were concerned there would be brain damage, so they placed him in a cooling protocol to slow or delay brain development to prevent any damage. While his body was somewhat dormant for two weeks, his brain healed and it appeared that it made him better. Lennon is seven now, and you can have an adult conversation with him on anything.

Living without options

Katrina challenges her father, former Navy intelligence officer, about the town they live in. Many people have no choice about where they live, even if they live in a place that threatens their health and safety. Many towns in the country are like that for other more common reasons like corporate dumping, water pipes, and fracking.

An intimidating analyst

I have never been to the office of a psychiatrist, and I’m sure there are good doctors that want to make the patients comfortable. Dr. Richards was not like that. He thrived on being in control, making his patients feel like specimens. It was part of his sadistic character.

Surveillance by location

People that happen to live in towns adjoining sensitive military installations should not have to be targeted by their own government as test specimens, but they are. When it comes to a classified mission, civilians are expendable.

Cold departure

There are stories about people feeling a coldness when in the presence of a spirit, or during the passing of another human. This phenomenon also appears in the last scene of 'Sixth Sense' where Malcom discovers his existence while visiting Anna, who is asleep in a chair. The appearance of this in my book is not to borrow from 'Sixth Sense'; this kind of thing happens and is real.

Out of her body and in another body

What do you think would happen to Katrina if the body traveled in would die? What would happen to her? What would happen to her own physical body? The hypothesis is that her spirit would remain trapped in the wrong physical body, and her physical existence would cease.

The Method

This paragraph sets up the story on how Katrina was targeted and the methods used to torture her. The actions by the Soviets prompted the emergence of psychotronics in the [public realm through the establishment of the US Psychotronic Association in 1975.

Ground Zero for Experiments

The woman that Katrina is based on has divulged that towns near bases with classified facilities were petri dishes for experiments involving bio-electromagnetics. Katrina's mother knew the incidences of mental illness and rare cancers were much higher than normal. It would be interesting to research that kind of data for other towns around unique military installations.

an exceptional abduction

Conversations with victims of alien abductions indicate some common side effects and physical changes. People have claimed loss of time, emotional trauma, strange illnesses to include tumors or cancer, phobias, and night terrors. Most, if not all have some sort of implant, or mark on the skin, usually in the shape of triangle. Katrina exhibited none of those signs, making her abduction unique.

Individuality is progressive.

Katrina was forced into her identity in response to her father's anti-social behavior. Kids got cues from their parents on Katrina and her family. She took this perceived weakness and turned into a strength, bolstering her strangeness to the point of making kids uncomfortable. Our individuality is a natural asset. In addition, a society rich with individuals offers a better chance for cultural evolution than one that rewards mindless conformity.

Fear of the Unknowns

Why, after all the evidence, all the testimony from credible sources, does the general public have a problem accepting the facts related to UFOs and ETs? Could it be that they have a fear based on negative portrayals of aliens? Could it be that the existence of ETs disrupts fundamental beliefs of life? Could it be the existence of an advanced and more intelligent race goes against the premise that humans are God's greatest creation? Yes to all. This is what is preventing the truth to be embraced. It continues to hinder a much needed spiritual evolution. But then again, perhaps some knowledge is best concealed.

The Burden of Keeping a Secret

Every family has a secret that is kept for various reasons. Some families hide births out of wedlock. Some hide more troubling secrets. As time passes, the secret remains with the holder. It festers metaphorically, or like in the story, literally, causing physical illness. Some people take a secret with them as they pass. Others, like Edwin, pass it on as a confession in the hopes that it will help themselves heal, or to mend a broken relationship.


My first visit to Arlington National Cemetery was not long after I moved to WV. I was struck by the topography; it was an exercise to walk the entire site. One of the many monuments I looked for, and found, was the one I describe in this passage. Every American should make the trip to this place. When I was there, two separate funerary details were in progress. The gun volleys echoed throughout the otherwise quiet cemetery.

How it all began

It is amazing how one small encounter could eventually have an immense impact on so many people . This is a common theme in my novels. Others have a greater impact on our own lives than we do. In this case, the impact was not only on one individual: it was his family, others, and those that were impacted by his family.

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