Guaranteed to Rattle Your Thinking about Ghost and the Paranormal!
Agent Rocky Elmore retired from the Border Patrol in June of 2014 out of the Tucson Sector Office. The first 13 years of his 20 year career however were spent on assignment at the Brown Field Station in San Diego California.
It is those years spent at the Brown Field Station - hiking Otay Mountain - that forms the backdrop for his new book "Out on Foot - Nightly Patrols and Ghostly Tales of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent."
Outside of Border Patrol circles, Otay Mountain may best known for claiming the lives of 8 members of Reeba Mcentire's band, during a late night airplane crash in March of 1991. The crash also claimed the lives of the two pilots on board. Reeba and her husband were on a separate plane.
This article is simply to introduce the book to visitors here at Police Helicopter Pilot. This is not a full review of the book.
Also, this is not a flying book. It has virtually nothing to do with helicopters. But it is a very unusual book about Law Enforcement that I believe will have wide appeal on a couple of different fronts.
But first, here is the short blurb I wrote for my Facebook page a week or so ago when the book first came out.
"If you worked with me on the Sheriff’s Department anytime during the past 20 years, you likely had to put up with me telling stories about my cousin, Rocky, the Border Patrol Agent. I remember the stories when Rocky was a rookie agent hiking Otay Mountain. I remember the day the morning news reported that a border patrol agent had fallen to his death during a night time patrol near Otay Mountain.
I knew that Rocky was scheduled to work that night and frantically called his home in Chula Vista to make sure he was OK. The agent who fell to his death was Rocky’s academy mate and his patrol partner in training- Agent Santiago. Rocky had called in sick that night.
Even after hearing many of Rocky’s stories over the years, I was completely blown away when I read this manuscript. Rocky has a very down to earth- matter of fact- but highly engaging way of writing about his experiences. He never asks you to believe in ghost. He just relates his incredible experiences, and those of other agents who confided in him, and leaves it to you to decide.
Once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down, that I promise. Many of the ghost stories do center on the death of Agent Santiago. The only way to describe them is “fascinating” and “stunning.” They will challenge any current beliefs you have on the paranormal.
But ghost stories aside, there may be no other book in existence in the last 30 years that tells the story of the Border Patrol Agent “Out on Foot” more accurately and powerfully than this book. For those of you who fly over Otay Mountain, the details in this book will fascinate you. djk"
I do believe Out on Foot has the potential to capture national attention for two reasons;
- Rocky lays out in gritty detail the life of a Border Patrol Agent working on foot, in some of the most remote and dangerous landscape on the border. With the current state of politics and debate surrounding the border this book will undoubtedly add serious context to the discussion.
- This is likely the first time in history paranormal activity along the border has been documented by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent. Stories about the paranormal already have a huge following. The stories on these pages have never been told before. Stand by!
I think you will hear a lot more about this book in the coming months. Just my prediction. Look forward to a full review coming in the next few weeks.
Out on Foot is available on Amazon for about $16.00