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Nick Pope shares some interesting facts in Open Skies, Closed Minds

Updated on August 1, 2012

Open Skies, Closed Minds

If you are a fan of UFO theories and little green men then Nick Pope’s Open Skies, Closed Minds is something worth adding to your alien arsenal and library. The book published in 1996 by Simon & Schuster Ltd with foreword by Timothy Good is an account of Pope’s investigation into reports of unidentified flying objects (UFO) while with the British Ministry of Defense (MOD).

The book contains over two hundred pages of cases documented by the author, some pictures and copies of official reports on unexplained incidents. It also examines famous cases like Roswell and the Rendlesham Forest Incident, and also gives possible explanations of the crop circle mysteries. It also points to the possibility of UFO sightings recorded in the Bible.

Pope introduces the first chapter with a chapter from the Book of Ezekiel according to the King James Bible in 1611. In it, the prophet sees visions of the heavens opening and beings like humans but with feet like the soles of calves. But the most compelling evidence comes in the end, in the Appendix.

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The Appendix contains copies of some official memos from the Ministry of Defense and reports on unexplained sightings and a personal minute from the Prime Minister of Britain dated July 28, 1952, requesting a report on the reported sighting of “flying saucers” from the Secretary of State for Air.

The book had me at chapter one with the chapter from the Book of Ezekiel but that was only the appetizer. The whole book contains sweet insight into an official government perspective of UFOs and aliens.

The book is published as the views of Pope. However, he does bring actual evidence to support his theories making this a great resource for ufology and has actually opened my mind to the possibility that the universe could inhibited by other intelligent beings other than human.


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    Bernard Sinai 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

    Anything is possible. I few hundred years ago, people thought the world was flat - now everyone knows its round. :-)

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    Roberta McIlroy 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    very interesting. i always believed in the idea that Earth cannot be the only planet in the universe that is inhabited. it just wouldn't be right to accept that we are the only ones.