The UFO Files: The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings

The UFO Files: The Inside Story of Real-life Sightings


By (author) David Clarke

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  • Publisher: The National Archives
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Richmond
  • ISBN 10: 1905615507
  • ISBN 13: 9781905615506
  • Illustrations note: 60 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 333,319

Product description

Original records newly released by the Ministry of Defence and now held at The National Archives in Kew reveal how British Intelligence and the CIA investigated many Cold War sightings, from the Roswell incident of 1947 to ghost aircraft, Radar Angels to the RAF's confidential files. It sheds new light on many famous cases, such as RAF Topcliffe, 1952; the Flying Cross in Devon, 1967; RAF West Freugh, Scotland, 1957; and, the Berwyn Mountains UFO crash and the Phantom Forest incident. Dramatic witness statements and personal interviews - many undertaken by David Clarke himself - combine with rarely seen photographs, drawings and newly available documents to offer a unique guide to our most intriguing mysteries.

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Author information

Dr David Clarke is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. He has a long standing interest in UFOs and other aerial phenomena, and has worked with The National Archives in promoting UFO material recently released by the Ministry of Defence. He is an experienced journalist, contributing to the Yorkshire Post, and other newspapers and magazines including BBC History, as well as acting as researcher and consultant to a range of TV and radio programmes including Radio 4 and BBC2's Timewatch series. He is the author of Angel of Mons (2004).

Table of contents

Introduction - The first Flying Saucers; 1. The Phenomena of the First World War; 2. The 'Flying Saucer' age; 3. UFOs and the Cold War; 4. Close Encounters; 5. Crop Circles and Alien Abductions; 6. Turn of the Century UFOs; Afterword