Britain Releases UFO Files

Here’s a neat story about last week’s British National Archives release of thousands of pages of UFO files from the 1980s and ’90s.  You can view the files here.  

As MSNBC reports, the release included the complete file on the Rendlesham Forest Incident, a series of UFO sightings which occurred in late 1980 and considered by some to be Britain’s equivalent to the infamous Roswell, New Mexico, event of 8 July 1947.  Among the witnesses of a “strange glowing object” in the Rendlesham Forest near Ipswich were several U.S. servicemen, and elevated radiation levels were said to have subsequently been recorded at the site.

Greensboro Public Library has books on UFOs, of course — though it’s sometimes a topic that we have trouble keeping in stock.  On the Roswell Incident, for example, we’ve got:  The Roswell Dig Diaries, ed. by Mike McAvennie; Roswell:  Final Declassification (DVD); Roswell:  Inconvenient Facts and the Will to Believe by Karl T. Pflock; The Roswell Report:  Case Closed by James McAndrew; The Day After Roswell by Philip J. Corso with William J. Birnes; The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell by Kevin D. Randle & Donald R. Schmitt; and The Roswell UFO Crash:  What They Don’t Want You to Know by Kal K. Korff. 

Our more general works on UFOs in include:  The UFO Phenomenon:  Fact, Fantasy and Disinformation by John Michael Greer (on order); Flying Saucers and Science:  A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs:  Interstellar Travel, Crashes, and Government Cover-ups by Stanton T. Friedman; UFOs and Aliens by Preston Dennett; Connecting the Dots:  Making Sense of the UFO Phenomenon by Paola Leopizzi Harris; The Mothman Prophecies by John A. Keel; Shockingly Close to the Truth:  Confessions of a Grave-robbing Ufologist by James W. Moseley and Karl T. Pflock; Need to Know:  UFOs, The Military, and Intelligence by Timothy Good; Cosmic Test Tube:  Extraterrestrial Contact, Theories & Evidence by Randall Fitzgerald; and Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind:  Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at M.I.T. by C.D.B. Bryan.

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