I just finished reading this and I must say that it is a page turner, and for me, a classic Ufology study. Jenny Randles balances a healthy scepticism with some interesting ideas.
What I took away from this book is that our minds have an intimate connection to our environment and sometimes the two become one to create unusual events. We have a very limited view as to what constitutes reality, and this is a great loss. Our ancestors had a far richer life because they embraced that which the senses deny. In a way we are ourselves unidentified objects moving through an existence that scientists and philosophers still cannot explain. Why put limits upon our understanding of what we are; surely more than economic and political cyphers?
Jenny Randles explains that some events recorded in the Pennine mystery are plainly mistaken every day events, stars and planets, flares and gliding aircraft conserving fuel. Other events cannot be explained. These are the ones that involve people witnessing extraordinary phenomena that they know are real but seem incredible and even denied by others present. Nowadays we have research into DMT and other chemicals that break down the blocks that censor our connection to the universe. We can understand that unusual events happen to people but offer no proof that can be measured and held, do indeed have merit.
Our minds like to play and interact with reality (whatever that is...), sometimes in the most the most bizarre, horrifying and often amusing ways. We should not be afraid, however, but master our fear. We can do this by investigating the highways and byways of the strange; the best reason of all for reading books such as The Pennine UFO Mystery.
By the way, what can be more odd than hidden dimensions discussed at length by so many physicists. Funnily enough, they do not discuss what and who inhabits these spaces. Do they assume them to be empty?
I should put Jenny Randles Pennine mystery and what she calls the "Oz Factor" alongside Rupert Sheldrake's ideas concerning morphic fields, John Keel and his "tricksters" and the Fortean Times magazine books "It Happened to Me" as being of great interest to people interested in UFO's and related phenomena.