A Covert Agenda" by Nick Redfern
published by Simon & Schuster
West Garden Place, Kendal Street, London. W2 2AQ.
Priced at £16.99 hardback.
In years gone by, it was common to see books about UFOs which mainly concerned sightings by members of the public which from time to time also featured some military sightings. These days however, some of the best known authors, (Tim Good, Stanton Friedman and Kent Jeffries) are lifting the lid of what each of their respective governments know about UFOs and bringing it to the public. Hot on the heels of those authors, comes Nick Redfern, with a book, which explodes the myth that the British Government were supposedly not interested in UFO sightings. This book clearly shows that they were (and then some!). After reading this book, you'll feel angry & why? Well, because it becomes abundantly clear that our own government have been lying to us about this important issue for neigh on 50 years.
Nick presents some startling revelations which will simply blow you away. Let's have a look at some of them now. A large Unidentified Flying object was spotted by ground personnel and caught on radar back in 1949 in a military exercise entitled Operation Bulldog . Numerous people who saw this, agreed that this was no conventional aircraft. And mysteriously, the log book, which contained that night's sighting, was quickly replaced by a new one. Some would have you believe that the men from the ministry don't silence witnesses.
Try page 61, for we learn that in Wardle, Lancashire, back in 1957, a UFO was sighted which caused questions to be raised in the House of Commons. It was later uncovered, that a young reporter had a visit from a man from Whitehall who took him into the back room of the newspaper office. He told him if he didn't shut up and stop reporting this incident, he would invoke the Official Secrets Act at him, which would place him under their jurisdiction and prosecution could follow. Obviously, there was more to this UFO sighting than met the eye.
The year 1957 saw a huge increase in UFO sightings around military establishments. Two members of the Territorial Army came across two huge entities in some woods near Balmoral in Scotland. Seconds later, they observed a large disc shaped object which came in their direction, then swooped over their heads and was gone in seconds. The British MoD have always maintained that their records of UFO sightings only go back to 1962, Nick proves that they were evaluating and looking into sightings much earlier than that, and cites numerous cases such as RAF West Freugh in Scotland, Topcliffe and Bempton. Sec (AS) 2a in the MoD, flatly refused to discuss with Nick about A1 (Tech) 5b, who were solely responsible for dealing with UFO sightings that were received not from Joe Public, but from members of the military. Nick also shows that RAF Farnborough in Hampshire, was also involved with the study of UFO sightings (and alleges that it most probably still is!).
In 1967, 362 UFO reports, almost one per day, were received by the MoD. Nick branches out into what the governments of the World know about cattle mutilations, and it would appear that they know quite a lot! A British Roswell, the alleged UFO crash in the Berwyn Mountains in Wales, is also looked at in some depth, and it would appear that something of immense magnitude occurred that night. A quite startling revelation comes on page 125, when we learn that a breach of security at the Marconi factory in Frimley in England back in 1974, was no ordinary intruder. A security guard, whilst patrolling, observed a blue light coming from a room. This factory worked on behalf of the British government on classified radar related defence projects. Realizing that no one should be in the building at this hour, the guard inspected this room and was met by a shocking sight, that of a horrible humanoid figure which was sifting through a filing cabinet. The figure dissolved before his eyes. The blue light was coming from some form of helmet on the entity's head. Apparently, after the guard had explained this incident to his superiors, he was never heard from again.
Nick then goes into UFO flaps, and we learn that back in 1978, the MoD were swamped by 750 reports, one of the highest ever recorded in Great Britain. That same year, according to a source who confided in Tim Good, £11 million in defence funds was appropriated to investigate the UFO phenomenon. And still the MoD deny that they were involved with UFO research, simply incredible. Nick then looks at Triangular shaped UFOs, are they just simply secret aircraft? He states "no", because surely they would not test fly them over populated areas, and sometimes low over rooftops.
One of the most interesting chapters has got to be the Provost and Security service who operate out of RAF Rudloe Manor. The Sky guard radar system plays a major role in investigating complaints of low flying with the UK and did you know, that a number of these systems were captured from Argentinean forces during the Falkland War? This system also plays a major role in detecting UFOs over Britain.
Provost also have (according to a former RAF police source) a covert team called Shark watchers, whose job it is to investigate and monitor, and also infiltrate UFO societies. DI55 a department in Whitehall, also has and still does (it would appear), investigate or at least look into UFO reports, so it's not just Nick Pope's old desk! It would appear that there are many more rooms at the MoD, who are looking into the UFO problem. DI55, has a substantial role to play in the defence of the UK and looking at UFO sightings would certainly be within their remit.
Nick then goes on to explain about the phone tapping of some British UFO researchers, more so, Graham Birdsall and Tony Dodd of Quest International. Nick finishes his book by looking at the possible reasons why an Extraterrestrial civilization would be interested in Planet Earth, and his theories make for interesting reading. He does reckon however, that it would be quite some time before an ET civilization makes it's presence fully felt to the World's people. This book then is a stormer, and if anyone states that the MoD have not been involved with UFO research, please let them see this Book, it will simply blow them away. Nick Redfern has written an extremely important book which must be read by believers and sceptics alike. The lies are now uncovered. Well done Nick!