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You Can't Tell the People: The Definitive Account of the Rendl: The Definitive Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Mystery Paperback – 9 Nov 2001

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson; 2Rev Ed edition (9 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033039021X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330390217
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At a charity party, investigative writer Georgina Bruni asks Mrs Thatcher what she thinks of UFOs. "UFOs?" says the aging baroness, "You must get your facts right, and you can't tell the people." Hence the title of this new book on the Rendlesham Forest mystery.

One night in December 1980, two USAF patrolmen reported seeing strange lights in Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, between the twin USAF bases at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Three more US servicemen were sent to investigate. They reported seeing "a strange glowing object... metallic in appearance and triangular in shape." The following day more USAF personnel, including the deputy base commander, found three depressions in the ground and later observed strange lights in the sky.

Was this the clearest evidence ever of UFO activity in Britain, or was it just another case of misconception and delusion? Whatever the case, the resulting silence from both the USAF and Britain's Ministry of Defence has led to the Rendlesham incident being labeled "Britain's Roswell". Twenty years later, Georgina Bruni tries to piece together the facts of the story.

Bruni says, despite all probable difficulties in the investigation that, "based on all the evidence, it seems obvious that there is a continuing cover-up to hide the details of the Rendlesham Forest incident." As always with this sort of book, what conclusions you draw tends to depend on what beliefs you arrive at the scene with. Clearly, however, You Can't Tell the People is a terse and rather thorough introduction to this unsolved mystery, and certainly worth reading for anyone with an interest in UFOs and the unusual. --David V Barrett --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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'While twenty years have passed, she brings new light to this story that just won't go away...' Major General Gordon E. Williams, USAF (Retired)

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Format: Hardcover
YOU CAN'T TELL THE PEOPLE There should be a subhead to this book's title: "because they won't believe you." I have just read GEORGINA BRUNI's book that takes its title from BARONESS THATCHER's statement to her "UFO's? You must get your facts right, and you can't tell the people." Dealing with the only UFO sighting in the United Kingdom to be officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), it recounts - in meticulous detail - the remarkable events that took place twenty years ago in Rendlesham Forest, adjacent to the US airbases at Woodbridge in Suffolk.
From the 'grunts' patrolling the security perimeter of the airbase up to the commanding USAF Major General GORDON WILLIAMS and the British Chief of Defence Staff, LORD HILL-NORTON, there are extraordinary confirmations of what has, for years, been always been denied by the MOD as having any "defence significance."
Georgina Bruni, exhibiting the journalistic traits of a cross between a terrier and a rotweiler, has relentlessly pursued witnesses to the events. In many cases she has managed to get them to talk - on the record - for the first time, about what an official Royal Air Force document describes as: "mysterious sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects." Fascinating stuff.
I have more than a passing interest in these events. During my service as an RAF pilot at RAF Oakington, I was base liaison officer with USAF Mildenhall and also flew, on occasion, into USAF Bentwaters and I am therefore familiar with the aerodromes involved in this account. Subsequently, when living in the United States in 1965, I became an active member of NICAP - the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena.
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Format: Hardcover
Having now retired from Ufology I read this book in the hope that somebody could, at last, disentangle the claims and skeptical counterclaims made about the evidence relating to this important "UFO" incident.
Bruni has done an excellent job and provided us with information that allows us to read the various participants testimony, primary source material, and judge for ourselves. Very few UFO books do this...
This is the only book on Ufology to actually make me think again about an incident that I had written off. I suspect that UFO/Paranormal researchers and the public have become confused, largely as a result of claims that a lighthouse was responsible for the events of December 1980.
Of course, the lighthouse was not responsible as anybody who has visited the site (I've been there) can attest.
For the first time we are presented with a full picture of the events, all the current testimony and some new and startling facts about the case...
You Can't Tell The People comes highly recommended by a former Ufologist who left the subject because of the machinations of the skeptics that Georgina Bruni has blown away through her research. The skeptics claim that Rendlesham researchers "need another Roswell" incident when the facts of this British case are entirely different.
I myself have heard tell of the leak of "nuclear particulates" from the Sizewell A facility in late December 1980. There may be a link, we just don't know. There is now little doubt that something of the greatest significance occured.
Buy this book and do your bit for the truth...
Tim Matthews, formerly of the British UFO Studies Centre. Author, UFO Revelation (Blandford, 1999).
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Format: Hardcover
On first seeing the title "You Can't Tell The People" you could be forgiven for thinking that what you are about to read is a full and frank confession from Barroness Thatcher that for years the Governments in both the UK and the USA have been keeping the general public in the dark as to the exhistance and subsequent contact with UFO's and extra terrestrial beings.
However once you start reading the book you suddnely find yourself engrossed in reading about alledged alien contact, secret service agents (MIB's) making large scale threats of personal injury and or even death, secret UK/USA governemt test on all kinds of weird and wonderful technology.
For anyone with and interest in this subject this book is a must.
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I enjoyed this book. A bit repetitive in places as you would expect with so many first hand accounts. If true some aspects go way further than simply ufo such as a civilian checking what is suggested to be alien technology in heavy military storage. If you have an open mind this should get you thinking and if true instead of hiding it away why are we not grasping out with an open hand and benefiting from openness? Some may think this a little naieve but if true this book simply makes the military and politicians cover up look a little well silly. But then again the have all the facts and responsibilities.
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I reread this on my Kindle in March 2016 having had a copy of the paperback some years ago. I read it immediately after reading Left at East Gate so an interesting comparison. The late Ms. Bruni's book is far superior and definitely presents the available "facts" far more effectively. Actually LAEG reads more like a science fiction novel!

Of course, we will never know the truth about what happened over the Christmas period in 1980 given the ongoing embellishments, claims and counter claims of the various participants. All we can say for sure something odd went on in Suffolk in 1980 and the people who claim to be involved do rather well on the UFO circuit.

The Kindle edition includes a number of updates following released papers from the MoD. If you are interested in UFOs and haven't read this yet do get a copy. Do remember though that nearly all of the players in this story have something to gain from keeping the story going.
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