Above Top Secret:
The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up
by Timothy Good
Quill/Wm. Morrow, 1988, 8th imprint
592pp, includes Appendix, Notes, Index
Appendix includes facsimile documents and illustrations
2 b&w photo inserts
Trade Paperback edition
A Review by Gene Stewart
Fat book. It’s a compendium, presented in chronological order, of systematic cover-up by military and government officials in Britain, around the world, and stateside of UFO sightings, details, evidence, and even crash recoveries.
Immediately some will turn away, if the title of this review alone did not repel them. Their loss. This is a fascinating, seemingly endless series of demonstrations, proofs, and glimpses of how a policy to downplay and deny UFO sightings has led, perversely, to public belief in and acceptance of UFOs as extraterrestrial space craft, as well as feeding the warranted deep distrust of official sources that pervades our society.
Denying the reality of what ever those things are is a policy based on fear of admitting the various militaries and their governments have no control whatsoever of their sovereign airspace. Denial does nothing to keep these things off radar, both airborne and ground-based, nor does it prevent UFOs from near-hits on airliners, sometimes collisions, and other dire physical effects.
Turning a blind eye on the documented sightings involving not only ground observers but also ground and air radars and pilots, all seeing a solid something they cannot explain doing things no craft or material we know can withstand is willful ignorance, the position of a child pulling bedcovers over its head to “protect” it from the shadowy intruder.
Timothy Good begins in pre-WW II era first with the ghost rockets, then with Foo Fighters and other sightings, moving forward toward present times in all categories. He also covers historical sightings such as those in Renaissance Art and even carved on cave walls, as well as delving into DIA, CIA, and NASA. He hits on collisions, discusses landings, and the physical effects ranging from radiation to burns to deaths.
In his chapter Down To Earth he presents accounts of, and documentation for, fallen debris and crashed discs and in Above Top Secret, the titular chapter, he sums things by demonstrating the probably reality of the Majestic-12 group as well as classifications that are indeed above top secret, with need-to-know and read-only applications.
Compartmentalization and disinformation are the twin keys to keeping lids on and eyes off.
This book may not convince you but if it fails it means you refuse to grasp the preponderance of evidence concept in order to cling to comforting false certainties. Timothy Good is a solid reporter who digs deep and presents things clearly and concisely. The reason this book is so fat is simply that there is so much concisely to report.
A forward was provided by Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Hill-Norton, G.C.B. This was not a lightweight recommendation of Good’s book. It was an informed, open-minded endorsement by an old soldier who knew some things did not make sense. Fascinating enigma, he called UFOs, remaining open to what ever conclusion the evidence might warrant.
Opening one’s mind to these possibilities, realizing the most rational conclusion is, alas, the extraterrestrial hypothesis, leaves one stranded in doubt. It’s not a state most can stand for long, and so the denials and cover-ups go on.
Meanwhile, what is really happening? Don’t look. You might see something you’re not prepared to allow into your thinking. Worse, you might find your way through the doubt to a degree of certainty, unpalatable thought it is, that intruders from elsewhere are indeed here among us, and there is nothing we can do about it.
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