Fact: In 1945, the
U.S. military recovered an alien spacecraft.
Fact: The United
States shot down several flying disks in the late 1940s, a period marked by an
unprecedented wave of unexplained aircraft crashes.
The facts have
continued only to mount over the past six decades in the classified files of
military and intelligence agencies worldwide. Pilots the world over have
reported incidents with UFOs that have often been accompanied by electrical interference
and communications difficulties. UFOs have prompted more secrecy and
security-and deception-than any other concern ever on the part of military
specialists and intelligence chiefs around the world.
authority on the controversial subject of UFOs, and an indefatigable
researcher, Timothy Good in this revelatory book tells us what we need to know.
Table of Contents
Introduction - 1
Part One: 1930-49
1. Dawn of an Era - 11
2. Second World War - 17
3. Ghost Rockets - 35
4. Conflict -53
5. Roswell - 67
6. A State of Seige - 99
7. Aztec - 117
Part Two: 1950-9
8. Magic -127
9. Naval Intelligence - 135
10. Fighter Command - 147
11. Upsurge - 159
12. Washington Watershed - 171
13. Inimical Forces - 183
14. Special Powers - 205
15. "UFO's - Serious Business"
16. Global Developments - 231
Part Three 1960-2006
17. Blackout - 243
18. A Positive Threat - 263
19. Encounters at Sea - 279
20. A Global Phenomenon - 295
21. Intrusions at USAF Bases - 321
22. Exempt from Disclosure - 333
23. Intrusions and Incursions in the USSR -
24. The Brazilian Theatre - 367
25. Open Skies - 379
26. Conflict Traffic - 399
27. Star Wars - 417
Index - 433
Excerpt from the introduction
In December 2004, a retired Chilean Air
Force general, Ricardo Bermudez, announced the foundation of a degree course on
"anomalous aerial phenomena," which he would direct, to be held at
the University of Chile. With a faculty of specialists including Klaus von
Storch, Chile's first astronaut, the academic programme was declared 'a
necessity for these times' and a counter to media sensationalism on the
subject. "Ufologists" would be excluded. "Something is happening
in our world," said Bermudez. "We don't know what it is, but the fact
is that it can no longer go unnoticed by governments and the scientific
It is largely owing to a prevailing
sensationalist or debunking attitude of many national newspapers and scientic
journals that scientists are reluctant to openly acknowledge their interest.
This is less the case in China. In Beyond Top Secert, I devoted a chapter to
encounters reported by military and civilian pilots and other credible
observers in that country, and discussed how the subject is treated more
seriously in the academic community. In 1992 the China UFO Research
Association, which is affiliated to the China Association for Science and
Technology, had 3,600 full members as well as 40,000 research associates. Most
of China's UFO researchers are scientists and engineers, and many UFO groups
require both a college degree and published research for membership. "In
the US, scholars investigating this are under pressure and have been
derided," explained Sun Shili, a former foreign ministry official and head
of the Beijing UFO Research Society, in 2000. "But in China, the academic
discussion its quite free, so in this area American academics are quite
Not all scientists, however - including
those in China - are free to discuss their UFO research, since many work for
the military/intelligence community and hold high security clearances. Terry
Hansen, a science journalist who is the author of The Missing Times, an erudite
study of American media complicity in the UFO cover-up, previously believed
that the resistance displayed by establishment science towards examining UFO
data could be explained mainly by 'an innate tendency of scientists to reject
surprising discoveries.' Later, Hansen concluded that such resistance has more
to do with federal policies, as we shall learn in the final chapter.
In 1950, a Top Secret Canadian government
memorandum revealed that, "The matter is the most highly classified
subject in the United States Government, rating higher than the H-bomb."
And as Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, a former CIA director, noted in 1960,
"Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned
about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are
led to believe the unknown flyng objects are nonsense."
Worldwide research, interviewing key witnesses and discussing the subject with astronauts, military and intelligence specialists, pilots, politicians and scientists, has established Timothy Good as a leading authority on UFOs and the alien presence - the most highly classified subject on Earth.
He became interested in the subject in 1955, when his passion for aviation and space led him to read a book by Major Donald Keyhoe describing UFO sightings by qualified observers such as military and civilian pilots. In 1961, after reading a book by Captain Edward Ruppelt, a U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, he began to conduct his own research. Since then, he has amassed a wealth of evidence, including several thousand declassified intelligence documents.
Timothy Good has lectured at universities, schools, and at many organizations, including the Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Naval Air Reserve Branch, the House of Lords All-Party UFO Study Group, and the Oxford and Cambridge Union societies. In January 1989, following the dissolution of the Soviet empire, he became the first UFO researcher from the West to be interviewed on Russian television. He was invited for discussions at the Pentagon in 1998, and at the headquarters of the French Air Force in 2002. He has also acted as consultant for several U.S. Congress investigations. He is known to millions through his numerous television appearances and has co-produced several documentaries on the subject.
Timothy Good's first book, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up(1987) became an instant bestseller, and is regarded widely as the definitive work on the subject, together with the fully revised and updated book replacing it,Beyond Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat (1996), which remained for five weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Alien Liaison: The Ultimate Secret (1991) spent thirteen weeks on the same bestseller list. Alien Base: Earth's Encounters with Extraterrestrials (1998) went to No.4 on the Guardian bestseller list. His book, Unearthly Disclosure: Conflicting Interests in the Control of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (2000) was serialized in the Daily Mail. He has also edited a number of books on the subject, including the bestselling Alien Update (1993). Four of these books have a foreword by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Hill-Norton, former Chief of the Defence Staff and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence (2006/2007) is now published in paperback in the U.K., U.S and Canada. Good’s latest work - EARTH: An Alien Enterprise – is due for publication by Pegasus Books (New York) in November 2013.
Born in London, Timothy Good completed his formal education at The King's School, Canterbury. As a violinist he gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where he won prizes for solo, chamber and orchestral playing. His professional career began in 1963 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He played for fourteen years with the London Symphony Orchestra, and has freelanced with the English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mantovani Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, among others. Composers he has played for include Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky and William Walton. He has also freelanced as a session player for television dramas, commercials, feature films, and recordings with pop musicians. Among those he has recorded for are Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, George Harrison, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and U2.