An exposé of the greatest secret on earth – the military and intelligence reports that prove UFOs exist.
UFOs remain a key military and intelligence problem – one demanding unprecedented security and deception. Access to information is on a strictly ‘need to know’ basis. In 1960, former CIA director Admiral Hillenkoetter confirmed that, ‘Behind the scenes, highranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.’ The same is still true today.
Timothy Good, bestselling author and one of the world’s most respected authorities on alien phenomena, has drawn together years of in-depth worldwide research to put forward a case that is impossible to dismiss. Need to Know is a compelling exposé of top-secret documents, interviews with key witnesses and discussions with military and intelligence specialists, pilots, politicians and scientists. It is full of revelations, including the alarmingly high number of aircraft crashes following military attacks on UFOs; the disappearance of hundreds of military and civilian aircraft during UFO encounters; and the amazing information provided by a surgeon who operated on an alien captured by the Brazilian army in 1996. Complete with a foreword from Bill Gunston OBE, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and one of the world’s foremost aviation historians, Need to Know proves that UFOs are a real and current problem facing governments worldwide. The evidence presented is clear, balanced – and irrefutable.
'UFOS ARE AS REAL AS THE AIRPLANES THAT FLY
OVER YOUR HEAD . . . THE CLASSIFICATION WAS,
FROM THE OUTSET, ABOVE TOP SECRET, SO THE VAST
MAJORITY OF U.S. OFFICIALS AND POLITICIANS, LET
ALONE A MERE ALLIED MINISTER OF DEFENCE, WERE
NEVER IN THE LOOP . . . THE TIME HAS COME TO LIFT
THE VEIL OF SECRECY AND LET THE TRUTH EMERGE
SO THERE CAN BE A REAL AND INFORMED DEBATE
ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEMS
FACING OUR PLANET TODAY'
Paul Hellyer, former Canadian Minister of
Defence (1963–7) in a speech at the University
of Toronto, 25 September 2005
Need to Know is now published in an updated paperback edition by Pan, price £8.99, and by Pegasus Books, price $16.95.
Personally signed books
Personally signed paperback copies of Timothy Good's last two books - Unearthly Disclosure and Need to Know - are available for sale on ebay.co.uk
Earth: An Alien Enterprise - The Shocking Truth Behind the Greatest Cover-Up in Human History [Hardcover] List Price $27.95 Published by Pegasus Books (New York) in November 2013
A shocking new exposé of extraterrestrial visitations (and cover-ups) by distinguished authority Timothy Good
This fascinating new volume tells the story of contact between aliens and humans from all across the globe, dating back to 1932, including meetings with military personnel and American presidents such as Eisenhower and Kennedy.
For the first time, a former member of MI6 reveals her conversation with Neil Armstrong at a NASA conference, when he confirmed that there were “other” spacecraft on the Moon when Apollo 11 landed in 1969. Armstrong also confirmed that the CIA was behind the cover-up.
In a further admission in December 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev revealed that “the president of Russia is given a special top secret folder [that] in its entirety contains information about aliens who have visited our planet. Along with this, the president is given a report of the Special Service that exercises control over aliens in our country. I will not tell you how many of them are among us because it may cause panic.”
Examples of national press comments following the Ministry of Defence’s release on 5 August 2010 of its sixth batch of files on UFOs (1995-2003), mostly relating to reports from, and correspondence with, members of the public
The Times (Leading Articles)
“There is no evidence that Earth has ever been visited by spacecraft from other worlds, but reports of UFO sightings do form a pattern. They manifest the boundlessness of human credulity . . .”
“So, flying Saucers – what’s the truth, Churchill asked”,
by Jack Malvern, The Times “The files show how UFO reports by the public were taken seriously by the MoD during the Cold War. A copy of minutes from a Joint Intelligence Committee meeting in May 1959 state that Air Vice-Marshal William MacDonald discussed the issue at the highest level. He reported that UFOs had been spotted by official and unofficial sources at a rate of one a week. He disclosed that a sample of 16 reports in early 1957 showed that ten had been identified . . . but six were not.”
“Flying Cups and Saucers”, by Damian Thompson, The Daily Telegraph, (Comment & Features) “U.F.O. Three letters that produce a creeping feeling of unease in normally rational people . . . In this country, members of the UFO community are rather like members of the Church of England: they love the feel of the subculture – the conspiracy theories, the films, the TV series, the video games, the merchandise – without subscribing to the implausible doctrines. They leave that to Americans, where UFO conventions are packed with believers in ‘grays’ (little grey aliens with wraparound eyes) and fabulously sophisticated spaceships. Even born-again Christians are in on the act, arguing that grays are a portent of the Antichrist.
“Which isn’t to say, however, that the new files won’t be pored over obsessively by British enthusiasts [and] discussed at one of the UFO community’s regular pub gatherings around the country. This is a big day for Ufologists. Some of them may even put on a clean T-shirt to celebrate.”
“Churchill feared panic over UFOs”, by Andrew Hough
& Peter Hutchinson, The Daily Telegraph
“Winston Churchill was accused of a cover-up of an encounter between an RAF aircraft in the Second World War because he feared a ‘panic’ and a loss of faith in religion, according to newly released secret files.
“The Prime Minister allegedly banned reporting of the incident off the English coast for 50 years. He was said to have issued the order during a meeting with General Eisenhower, the US commander of Allied Forces, in America during the latter part of the war . . .
“The allegations involving Churchill were made by the grandson of one of his personal bodyguards, who wrote to the Ministry of Defence in 1999 . . . According to the papers, a reconnaissance aircraft was returning from a mission when it was overshadowed by a metallic UFO near the coast of England, possibly over Cumbria. Its crew photographed the object, which they said ‘hovered noiselessly’ near the aircraft.
“The letter writer, a physicist from Leicester whose details are redacted in the documents, claimed that his grandfather, an RAF officer, overheard Churchill talking to Eisenhower about the incident . . . During the meeting, a weapons expert dismissed suggestions that the object was a missile because the event was ‘totally beyond any imagined capabilities of the time’. . .
“The bodyguard was said to have been ‘greatly affected by his experience’ and told few people, the physicist was told by his mother . . . The MoD said there was no evidence to support the claims as [generally] all ‘UFO files before 1967 were destroyed after five years’ due to insufficient public interest . . .”
“Scrambling to keep track in Britain’s skies”,
by Alan Travis, Home Editor, The Guardian “RAF fighters were scrambled 200 times a year to intercept unidentified targets on the radar of Britain’s air defence systems during the cold war right up until 1991, according to the latest batch of UFO files released by the National Archives today.
“In the majority of these cases the mystery flying object penetrating Britain’s defences turned out to be Soviet long-range reconnaissance or anti-submarine aircraft. According to a background note in an MoD file the last RAF fighter jet to be scrambled to investigate such a UFO took off in September 1991 in the immediate aftermath of the break-up of the Soviet Union . . .”
“Link to the Stars” by Margaret-Ellen Fry
This new book is a history of British UFO sightings, written by a leading Welsh investigator whose interest in the subject was sparked by her encounter in July 1955 with a flying saucer which suddenly appeared above a car she and two others were in and landed right in front of them, in Bexleyheath, Kent. Simultaneously – though she was not aware of it at the time – another similar craft landed nearby. There were over 100 witnesses.
In his foreword, the late Desmond Leslie, co-author with George Adamski of “Flying Saucers Have Landed” and a former World War II fighter pilot and relative of Sir Winston Churchill, writes: “Since her first contact with a landed UFO, in the middle of a respectable suburban avenue on a peaceful Sunday morning, she has had over 40 sightings, inspiring her to research many little or previously unknown cases, which make up much of her fascinating book . . . Since flying saucers burst on us there have been many books; mostly rehashing, or downright plagiarising, earlier works. Mrs Fry’s book is not only highly detailed and lavishly illustrated, it has also a welcome quality of freshness and, better still, something new to say. I couldn’t put it down.”
I’ve known Margaret since 1974. We’ve investigated a number of cases together and I can vouch for her honesty and dedication to the subject. “Link to the Stars” has my full recommendation.
For a signed copy of “Link to the Stars”, please send a cheque or postal order to the value of £14, which includes postage & packing (UK only), made out to “WFIU Secretary”, and mail to:- WFIU, 5 The Broadway, Abergele, Conwy, Wales, LL22 7DD.
COLONEL CHARLES HALT (RET) AND THE RENDLESHAM FOREST UFO INCIDENT
For the last 19 months I have been writing a feature length film script in collaboration with Colonel Charles Halt (Ret) based on the events that occurred during the Christmas period 1980 at the United States Air Force twin base complex of RAF BENTWATERS and WOODBRIDGE where he served as the Deputy Base Commander.
Our collaboration began in December 2007 after a chance meeting while working on a documentary programme about those events that have become collectively known as ‘the Rendlesham Forest incident’ and regarded by many as the most important UFO case since the Roswell incident in 1947.
The resultant script contains the most accurate timeline yet produced and Colonel Halt fully endorses its content that is based on his personal involvement in the proceedings, the known events involving other witnesses and on his genuine belief that several of the military witnesses were the victims of psychological manipulation after their respective sightings.
The script will leave no-one in doubt as to the merits of those events that occurred over several nights in December 1980.Colonel Halt wishes to make the following statement,
“I wish to make it perfectly clear that the UFOs I saw were structured machines moving under intelligent control and operating beyond the realm of anything I have ever seen before or since. I believe the objects that I saw at close quarter were extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the United States and England were and have been complicit in trying to subvert the significance of what occurred at Rendlesham by use of well practiced methods of disinformation.
I believe Gary’s script will lift a veil of secrecy about what really happened at Rendlesham, events that were and still are of tremendous defense significance to the United Kingdom and indeed the rest of the world.”
The Colonel and I invite interested film parties to contact us for further information. GARY HESELTINE
26TH JUNE 2009
Aliens HAVE landed!
Alien mystery expert Timothy Good makes the bold claim that evidence for the existence of UFOs is indisputable.His latest book puts forward a strong case, backed by official documents and eye-witness accounts from ... Read more
So what's in the classified stash?
Here’s an e-mail rejoinder for those advocating the U.S. government re-enter the UFO investigation biz. It comes from veteran British sleuth and author Timothy Good: “It needs to be pointed out that the USAF has never ceased its research effort — albeit clandestinely.”
Good’s reminder comes a few weeks after an international panel of high-level pilots and aviation experts presented dramatic evidence at a Washington press conference for the potentially dangerous aspects of UFOs. Event organizers at the Coalition for the Freedom of Information (http://www.freedomofinfo.org/national_press.htm) are trying to figure out which agency might best manage this sort of research project.
The feds abandoned their official UFO study with the Air Force’s termination of Project Blue Book in 1969. But Good, whose latest book “Need to Know: UFOs, the Military, and Intelligence” reached the States in October, stresses that classified data collection never ended.
Thirty-eight years ago, as Deputy Director of Development for the USAF, Brig. Gen. C.H. Bolender penned a smoking-gun memo that stated what Blue Book critics had suspected all along. Key phrase: “Reports of unidentified flying objects which could affect national security are made in accordance with JANAP 146 or Air Force Manual 55-11, and are not part of the Blue Book System.”
Good is equally suspicious of the ostensibly transparent UFO reporting system in the United Kingdom. Although its Ministry of Defence cites “no evidence which substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena,” Good’s book presents evidence to the contrary.
Especially intriguing is a 1993 MoD memo from its Head of Air Staff to his Assistant Chief of Air staff concerning a triangular UFO buzzing into restricted RAF air space:
“Many of the reports refer to the object being very large, flying low and making a low humming sound. My staff have spoken to a number of the military and police witnesses, many of whom commented that the object was unlike anything they had ever seen before ... In summary, there would seem to be some evidence on this occasion that an unidentified object (or objects) of unknown origin was operating over the U.K.”
Good, who was arrested by military police in 1985 for getting a little too nosey around the RAF’s Provost and Security Services headquarters in Wiltshire, applauds the Coalition’s ability to provoke decent coverage for its initiative last month.
“But it remains to be seen,” he writes, “if there will be a lasting effect.”
Because, unfortunately, that's largely up to the American MSM.
From Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 10th January 2008:
Everything old is old again
Um, about those forthcoming MoD revelations touted this week in the London press — they're, um, a little stale.
Veteran British UFO researcher Timothy Good points out that Sunday's story in The Observer — which breathlessly detailed a close encounter involving a Vulcan bomber in 1977 — actually came from documents released in 2005. You can find the same story in Good's most recent book, published last year, entitled "Need To Know: UFOs, The Military and Intelligence."
Excerpts from the official Royal Air Force report are on page 306 in the U.S. edition. But four days ago, The Observer announced "Now, 30 years later, the extraordinary encounter is among thousands of previously secret cases contained in the government's 'X-Files' that officials are to release in their entirety."
Furthermore, Good writes in an e-mail, "Have a look at pp. 431-2 and you'll see the MoD document on the extraordinary RAF Shawbury and RAF Cosford incidents in March 1993 - published for the first time in Need to Know. Yet it's constantly cited as one of the secret documents to be released by the MoD this year."
This one involved a UFO that painted air traffic control radar screens, directed a beam of light groundward from an altitude of between 400 and 500 feet, and left some 70 eyewitnesses scratching their heads. "Frankly," wrote the perplexed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, "I can see little that we can do to follow it up."
Great stuff, but you'd hate to think astute media types could get snookered by documents that have been in the public domain for years. Alas ...
Unidentified Flying Threats
New York Times - United States
A healthy skepticism about extraterrestrial space travelers leads people to disregard UFO sightings without a moment’s thought. But in the United States, ... Read more
This fortnight in Room 101, it's the latest in our series of special text interviews. After many years of following his work, I'm finally getting the chance to ask best selling author and UFO researcher Timothy Good
some questions. From Above Top Secret (which many consider the Bible of Ufology) to Unearthly Disclosure and his latest Need to Know, Good has written some excellent books. I'm sure you will all enjoy this interview as much as I did...here we go...
Richard: First things first. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions. I really appreciate it and I'm sure the BoA readers will too.
Your very first book, co-written with Lou Zinsstag, was George Adamski The Untold Story. What most impressed you about Adamski and have your thoughts on him changed much since writing the book?
Timothy Good: Adamski's photographs (and films) impressed me a great deal. Also, his initial encounter near Desert Center, California, in November 1952, was witnessed by six people who signed affidavits testifying to the fact. I knew two of those people, and they weren't lying. His famous photos, taken with a plate camera attached to a telescope, have been authenticated by a number of qualified people. As for his films, the last and best one - showing a craft similar to the one he photographed in 1952 - was taken at Silver Spring, Maryland, in February 1965, witnessed by my friend Madeleine Rodeffer and three US government employees. The 8mm colour film was authenticated by Bill Sherwood, an optical physicist and a senior project development engineer for the Eastman-Kodak company in Rochester, NY. In May 1998 I was invited to the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office in the Pentagon, which at that time handled the unmanned spy planes programme. The director, Major Kenneth Israel, implied to me that the film was genuine. Unfortunately, copies of the film (sometimes shown in documentaries) are unconvincing, being darker and more contrasty than the original film. Individual frames light-enhanced by Sherwood show much more detail.
As for Adamski's claim that the aliens he met were from all the planets in the solar system - Venus and Mars in particular - this has understandably given rise to much ridicule. Most likely, this was a smoke screen to protect their actual origin. However, I don't discount the possibility that alien bases exist on the other planets in our system. Indeed, I think it quite likely that Venus and Mars, and several moons of Saturn and Jupiter, for example, qualify in this respect. Any adverse temperatures and pressures can be dealt with by means of advanced technology. And they most definitely have had bases on Earth for a very long time.
I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that Adamski held a US Government Ordnance Department card, which gave him access to US military bases and other restricted areas. He liaised with many high-ranking military personnel, including Lord Mountbatten and Lord Dowding on one occasion, and even - in 1963 - with President Kennedy.
Richard: I understand that you may have had what might be called a "contactee experience" yourself, what do you think happened?
Timothy Good: Yes, in fact I've had several encounters with beings I believe were from elswhere. The first occurred at a diner near the Arizona/California border in November 1963 while I was on tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It would take me too long to go into all the details, but it involved an unusual young woman who - in the presence of three of my colleagues - responded very positively, but non-verbally, to my telepathic question as to whether she was from elsewhere. Just after we left the diner in our convoy of three coaches, I was astonished to see a road sign for Desert Center - I'd no idea we were anywhere near there. Quite a coincidence!
The second encounter took place in the lobby of a hotel in the middle of New York in February 1967, between a rehearsal and concert with the London Symphony Orchestra. About half-an-hour after I'd transmitted a telepathic request for definitive proof that some aliens were living among us, an immaculately suited man walked into the lobby then sat beside me. Following my telepathic request to indicate by means of a certain sign if he was the person I was looking for, he did so immediately. Neither of us spoke. It was a cathartic experience for me.
Richard: One of your books is called Alien Base. What do you think of the possibility that Earth could have already been covertly colonised by extraterrestrials or, alternatively, that another intelligent species could have evolved here long before mankind?
Timothy Good: I'm convinced that Earth was colonized by ETs millennia ago, and that we humans are a hybridized species. Apparently, hybridization started at the time of Homo erectus. There are many different species of extraterrestrials. The abductions in more recent times seem to involve the use of humans for hybridization purposes. But for whose benefit? In the 1990's I spent a lot of time investigating cases in Puerto Rico and it's clear to me that the animal mutilations and abductions are related to the abduction phenomenon. For example, I interviewed a family who encountered bug-eyed creatures that had developed some human characteristics - specifically wispy traces of hair on their heads. Are they trying to adapt to our planet, and if so, why?
Richard: Over 20 years ago now, in Above Top Secret, you were the first researcher to make public the controversial MJ-12 documents. What are your current thoughts on the documents and MJ-12?
Timothy Good: As I have stated repeatedly in my books subsequent to Above Top Secret, the MJ-12 papers are forgeries. The purpose, in my view, was to smoke out some of the real MJ-12 members or those who were knowledgeable about the organization. The ruse worked. Several former military and intelligence personnel - e.g. Dr Eric Walker, a British-born scientist - have confirmed that MJ-12 existed (see Need to Know).
Richard: It is commonly believed in Ufology that the UFO cover-up began in early July 1947 after the famous Roswell Incident. So, when I read your latest book, Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence, I was intrigued to learn of a possible 1933 UFO crash recovery in Milan, Italy. The possible existence of a top-secret group - Gabinetto RS/33 - allegedly set up after the supposed 1933 crash, to deal with "unknown aircraft" was also very interesting. How likely do you think it is that a UFO did crash and that an Italian MJ-12 like group was set up in 1933?
Timothy Good: The UFO cover-up seems to have begun in 1933 with the top-secret RS/33 group. Other governments – that of Sweden in particular – also became concerned about intrusions of strange flying machines that year. Unfortunately we don't have an actual description of the type of unknown aircraft which came down in Italy. I think it possible that a UFO did crash, but I have no definitive information on that particular case. However, the RS/33 documents – which include descriptions of unexplained craft seen by pilots in 1936 - are evidently genuine.
Richard: What do you think of a possible link between Gabinetto RS/33 and flying saucers allegedly built by the Nazis during WWII? Perhaps you might have some thoughts on the Nazi "Bell" device discussed in Nick Cook's The Hunt for Zero Point.
Timothy Good: Roberto Pinotti, who co-authored a book with Alfredo Lissoni on the case, believes that the alleged retrieval led to some German "reverse engineering". I don't know if that’s true. And as I said, we don't have (or at least, I don’t have) an actual description of the craft involved. As for the "Nazi hypothesis", one of the world's leading aviation historians, Bill Gunston, who wrote the foreword to Need to Know, believes there is no serious evidence that the Germans actually produced any highly advanced flying discs, though he concedes that they were beginning to work on conventionally propelled craft with circular aerofoils. Re "the Bell", it definitely existed and a great deal of information can be found in both Nick Cook's book and Igor Witkowski's superb Truth About the Wunderwaffe , but there seems no evidence that its use was related to flying machines of any sort. As Witkowski concludes on the final page: "There is no evidence that the Germans mastered the production of 'flying saucers' with a revolutionary propulsion. One may on the other hand prove that they were attempting to use analogous bell-shaped objects as a weapon."
Richard: One of my favourite cases is the Berwyn Mountain Incident or "Welsh Roswell." What do you think may have happened in the Berwyn Mountains in 1974? And what do you think of the possibility of an MJ-UK group?
Timothy Good: I never investigated this case personally, so I keep an open mind. As to the possibility of a "MJ-UK", probably an equivalent team was set up, but I have no specifics. The top-secret "Flying Saucer Working Party" (1950-51) would qualify in many respects. Whatever the case, the UK is subservient to the US regarding these matters.
Richard: What are your thoughts on the recent UFO activity in the UK, particularly the police helicopter sighting near RAF St Athan, a military base outside Cardiff? Interestingly, when I asked Nick Pope about the sightings he said: "Some sightings have clearly been caused by Chinese lanterns, but the MoD appear to be using this as an excuse not to investigate."
Timothy Good: I've yet to see a detailed official report, so I can't comment. Chinese lanterns (or "UFO balloons") have been responsible for nearly all the UFO sightings reported this year - and to a lesser extent, last year. They are a damned nuisance - particularly for us researchers.
Richard: Given that your latest book is called Need To Know, how much do you think US Presidents and British Prime Ministers are allowed to know about UFOs? Also how much do you think big corporations might know?
Timothy Good: A number of US presidents have been briefed on aspects of the alien problem. They were told as much as they needed to know. However, Eisenhower and Kennedy, for example (and perhaps a few others) also had direct contact with extraterrestrials. The most knowledgeable president, in my opinion, is George H. Walker Bush. As for the present incumbent of the White House, a friend of mine asked him what he knew about the UFO situation. “Ask Cheney,” came the terse reply. I doubt that many British prime ministers have been told much. I think that Margaret Thatcher, thanks to her rapport with Reagan, learned a few things. As far as big corporations are concerned, I’m told that there is indeed a degree of corporate involvement.
Richard: In Alien Contact you interviewed Bob Lazar about his alleged experiences at S-4, a supposed ultra top-secret facility near Area-51/Groom Lake where, according to Lazar, alien technology is being studied and reverse engineered. How much of Lazar's story do you think might be true? And do you still think reverse engineering could be going on at Area-51?
Timothy Good: Lazar claimed to be a nuclear physicist. He isn't. However, he is a talented engineer and launches his own rockets and drives and maintains a jet-powered car (or used to). Definitely something odd seems to have happened to him, but I remain dubious about some of his claims. Perhaps he was exposed to S-4 (which does, or did, exist) in case he came up with some original ideas. Or it could have been an experiment to test public reaction, knowing that he would tell the media. I just don't know. It's important to bear in mind that Lazar was drugged on several occasions by the security personnel at S-4. I have no idea what’s going on there now.
Richard: Ben Rich, the second director of the famous Lockheed's Skunk Works and sometimes called the "father of stealth," once made the incredible comment that: "We now have the technology to take ET home." In light of this, how successful do you think any reverse engineering efforts may have been? And what are your thoughts on the idea of a secret space program?
Timothy Good: In addition to having reverse-engineered some recovered alien vehicles, I believe that we’ve been given highly advanced technology – including spacecraft - by certain allied extraterrestrials. As Ben Rich stated at the University of California School of Engineering in 1993: “We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects . . . and it would take an Act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity.”
Richard: One of the most interesting chapters in Alien Contact is called "Cosmic Journey." What was Cosmic Journey and what do you think about it now?
Timothy Good: The 1989 Cosmic Journey Project, supported by the US government, NASA and Rockwell International, was a proposal for an international touring presentation of space-related materials, such as a mock-up of the space shuttle, and even 6,000 square feet of UFO-related material. I was invited to become the official consultant on UFO research. The main portion of the show, I learned, would be the future of space and the technical advances predicted over the next 100 years. To my everlasting regret, I was unable to make the private meeting with the organizers in Florida, and recommended former NASA engineer Bob Oechsler to fill the position. The rest is history (see Alien Liaison/Alien Contact). Suffice it to say that Bob learned a great deal and claimed to have had some extraordinary experiences while working on the project – which eventually was cancelled.
Richard: What are your plans for the future? Are you working on anything or have any new cases grabbed your attention recently?
Timothy Good: I’m always working on new cases. I have no plans for a new book, however - I’ve yet to sort all my files relating to the last one, which took several years of intensive work. There’s also the question of money. Unearthly Disclosure (2000), for example, cost me around £35,000 – flights, local transport (including hired planes), hotels, researchers, translators, on-site interpreters, a forensic specialist, and so on. As for (relatively) recent cases that have grabbed my attention, the mile-wide craft of unknown origin seen by multiple witnesses in January this year over Stephenville, Texas, impressed me, as did the radar-confirmed sighting by two airline pilots and passengers of two apparently mile-wide craft over the Channel Islands in April last year.
Richard: Thanks again, I look forward to your future books, interviews and lectures.
Richard Thomas, BoA UK Correspondent and Columnist.
From: Sarasota Herald-Tribune Blog- 17th June 2009:
A mile-high opportunity
By Billy Cox
Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 10:11 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 10:11 a.m.
De Void is on an e-mail list soliciting support for a ballot initiative in Denver called the Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission (EAC). If it gathers 4,000 signatures by the Aug. 4 deadline, city residents will be asked in November to approve the first municipal outreach program to ET in the United States. And frankly, this puts De Void in a bind.
Among other things, the full text of the petition asserts that “Evidence of extraterrestrial beings has been known by United States presidents since President Franklin Roosevelt,” and that the government has deliberately withheld knowledge of ET-related “advanced clean energy, transportation and other technologies.”
That’s a stretch, but a quibble next to its other provisions. If approved, the non-salaried, seven-person EAC panel would include an “expert” PhD in social sciences or psychology who has “consulted at least 100 people about their alleged close encounters.” Plus an MD/published author and an “expert” on UFOs. And a UFO/ET “expert” of unspecified pedigree who has written a book or published three related articles in “scholarly journals.” As well as – gulp – somebody with a “certificate or diploma” in any Exopolitics outfit registered as a 501(c)3.
No doubt you’re asking yourself: Why must they be Exopolitics-certified? Why can’t they have an Ambassador to the Universe degree from Steven Greer’s Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence for $995 (De Void 2/26/09)? Are there two schools of competing thought, like Milton Friedman v. John Maynard Keynes?
Your second question: So how can I get my degree in Exopolitics? Answer: Just Google the sucker and something like the Exopolitics Institute in Hawaii will pop up. Among other things, you’ll be learning how to “promote peaceful cooperation with extraterrestrials that evidence suggests are aligned with the advancement of global peace, human empowerment, and human sovereignty.”
Five-course tuition for an Exopolitics Certificate runs $1,875, a Galactic Diplomacy Certicate goes for $1,500, and $2,625 will get you an Exopolitics Diploma. The Web site offers “early bird specials” so if you pay early they’ll knock a couple of hundred bucks off the top. But even at full price you won’t find these sorts of bargains at your local junior college.
Bottom line: these guys are talking about establishing a new priesthood. Just what the world needs – more intermediaries. You can see the whole list of required aptitudes at http://www.examiner.com/x-2024-Denver-UFO-Examiner~y2009m5d15-New-launch-for-Extraterrestrial-Affairs-Commission-initiative-in-Denver. Think it’s high drama to watch wisps of smoke streaming from the Sistine Chapel to end the backstage wrangling for a new Pope? Ever seen UFO “experts” jostling for attention? Blowtorch city, man. You’ll need asbestos goggles and cornea replacements for this one.
Maybe that’s why De Void hovers over the keyboards, fingers unable to tap the delete key. What if Denver actually passed this thing. Somebody could make a mint raffling off front-row seats to cultural anthropologists studying the competition among UFO “experts” hoping to speak for planet Earth. It could provide a windfall in the arena of behavioral sciences.
STILL shaken - Roy with his dog. Ref: 8839-06010SH
EXMOUTH man Roy Shaw has exclusively spoken about the moment he came face-to-face with what UFO experts are calling a Close Encounter of the Third Kind, writes Becca Gliddon.
UFO sceptic Mr Shaw, of Withycombe Village Road, is the latest resident to report seeing strange coloured lights - and says he spotted what he can only describe as a spaceship landing in Phear Park. The retired engineer and his dog ran for home when a white 'shimmering' shape began walking towards them
MR SHAW'S drawing of the UFO that he encountered in Phear Park
ROY Shaw does not believe in aliens, ghosts, flying saucers or anything he cannot physically touch or explain.
But recently Mr Shaw, a retired engineer, saw something unusual in Phear Park that frightened him so much, it caused him to run home so fast he twisted his ankle in the process, writes Becca Gliddon.
Mr Shaw described a white, translucent shape, similar to what he has drawn here.
Mr Shaw believes he saw a UFO land in Phear Park and witnessed a 'white shape' come towards him.
The Withycombe Raleigh resident calls the experience 'weird' and is at a loss to explain what he saw.
An Exmouth UFO boffin believes Mr Shaw had a brush with alien life, and calls the 'rare' event a Close Encounter of the Third Kind.
Mr Shaw is worried people will think he is a crank after reading his account of the strange occurrence.
But he is keen to point out that, far from believing in little green men, he remains a sceptic and still cannot give an explanation of what he saw that night.
Mr Shaw said: "The object was round in shape and about 30-feet in diameter and 100-foot long, with blue and red flashing lights on its perimeter, and it appeared to land at the top end of the park by the bowling green.
"My dog started to growl when, what I can only describe as a white shape, came towards us.
"It was about four-feet high and seemed to be translucent, and moved very slowly towards us.
"I was transfixed because it made a droning noise which sounded like 'my my,' over and over again, which I could not understand.
"I didn't know where the sound was coming from but it was coming straight towards me.
"I immediately ran back down through the park."
Mr Shaw said the UFO appeared to hover over the hedge of the bowling green, then flew horizontally from left to right, before immediately shooting off at high speed, back to the left at a 45-degree angle.
He said the UFO appeared from nowhere. He did not see it fly overhead, or land.
Mr Shaw said his normally-placid border collie dog, Sydney, ran away from the object after baring his teeth at the approaching figure.
"I twisted my ankle when I ran like hell," said Mr Shaw. "My dog Syd kept whimpering and kept looking out of the bedroom window towards the park until at least two in the morning.
"I had problems sleeping because I just kept going over in my mind what I had seen.
"I still can't believe what I saw and I am still in a state of shock.
"Syd doesn't like going back up there now. Something put him off.
"Everybody thinks you are crank when you report something like this.
"I am an engineer. I like to touch and feel things. If I can touch it, it exists, but there's no way I can explain this."
Exmouth UFO expert Nigel Wright said: "This is a close encounter of the third kind.
"The definition of a third kind is having encountered an occupant of a UFO in close proximity to the craft itself.