Nick Redfern was born in 1964 and is the author of three best-selling books on the UFO subject: A Covert Agenda: The British Government’s UFO Top Secrets Exposed (Simon & Schuster, 1997); The FBI Files: The FBI’s UFO Top Secrets Exposed (Simon & Schuster, 1998); and Cosmic Crashes: The Incredible Story Of The UFOs That Fell To Earth (Simon & Schuster, 1999). His books were serialized in the British Sunday newspaper, The People.
Nick’s interest in UFOs dates back to the late 1970s and stems from an incident that his father was involved in while serving on radar with the Royal Air Force in the 1950s. After leaving school in 1981, Nick joined a rock music and fashion magazine, Zero, and was trained in many areas of journalism, writing, magazine production, and photography. He began writing on the UFO subject in a freelance capacity in the mid 1980s.
Currently Nick writes for numerous magazines and journals, including Graham Birdsall’s best-selling news-stand publications UFO Magazine and The Unopened Files. He has also written for Military Illustrated; X-Factor; Alien Encounters; the London Express newspaper; has his own news feature on UFOs, mysteries, the paranormal and conspiracy theories that is published in four British newspapers; and has acted as a consultant to the London Daily Mail and People newspapers.
Nick Redfern writes a monthly column on UFOs for the website Destination Space. He also co-writes a bi-weekly column for the website UFO City. In addition, Nick has a monthly, 3-hour link-up with the Jeff Rense Sightings radio show in the USA to discuss the latest UFO news from the U.K.
He has appeared on a wide variety of television programmes in the U.K. and abroad and is in constant demand on the lecture circuit both in his home country and overseas. Nick’s books are available in the U.K., the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Poland and will shortly available in a number of other countries including Russia and Portugal.
Cosmic Crashes (Nicholas Redfern, Simon & Schuuster, £16.99). In his latest book, Nick Redfern focuses his attention on what could arguably be called British Roswell’s: accounts pertaining to crashed UFO incidents in Britain. Contained in the book is information on: (a) the crash of a Foo Fighter and the recovery of alien bodies in the UK during the Second World War; (b) the crash-landing of a UFO at a military base in England in the early 1960s and a formerly-classified file on the case; (c) the crash of a small, triangular-shaped UFO in the mid 1960s, its retrieval from a forest by military personnel and the interrogation of civilian witnesses to the incident; (d) the crash and recovery of a UFO and alien bodies from a mountain in Wales in January 1974; (e) secret locations where UFO debris and alien bodies are believed to have been taken; (f) official and unofficial files on crash-retrievals and more.
The F.B.I. Files: The FBI’s UFO Top Secrets Exposed (Nicholas Redfern, Simon & Schuster, 1998, 1st printing, 354 pages, hardcover, £17). This is Redfern’s second book and he does a masterful job weaving a story with FOIA released FBI documents and other sources. He has chapters about the Eisenhower Briefing Document and Majestic, both important to our pending book. The book is very similar to ours, except that ours has dramatically more arresting evidence of military and covert action, and emphasizes the authentication work. The F.B.I. Files was released in the U.S. in November 1999.
A Covert Agenda (Nicholas Redfern, Simon & Schuuster, £16.99). This was Nick Redfern’s first book on UFOs and it deals with his investigation of the British Government’s UFO studies undertaken from the late 1940s to the present day. Redfern primarily uses official Royal Air Force and Ministry of Defense documents made available via the government’s Thirty Year Ruling to demonstrate the way in which the UFO subject has been monitored at an official level. In the book he reveals how huge UFOs have been tracked on radar in Britain’s airspace; close encounters between UFOs and military pilots; warnings made to Britain’s military not to talk about UFOs outside of official channels; the secret UFO investigations undertaken at a strategic military base – RAF Rudloe Manor; the Rendlesham Forest incident of December 1980; and covert monitoring of UFO activity by the RAF’s Provost and Security Services. The book also contain a chapter on crashed UFO incidents in the UK.