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WHO OR WHAT WERE THEY? Alan Godfrey Released October 2017 ISBN 978 - 1 - 78808 - 15 7
Purchase details: This book is available from the author, Alan Godfrey on ebay books from 16 October 2017 price £12.50
REVIEW BY CHRIS EVERS, The Outer Limits Magazine posted on British Ufology forum 23 October 2017
WHO OR WHAT WERE THEY? 320 pp illustrated
Published 16 October 2017
Available from (see ebay link above)
Reviewed By Chris Evers
Former Police Constable, Alan Godfrey’s first attempt at documenting, the truth about his own encounter and his
period of missing time is presented in this softback publication. Not only does it tell us of his own extremely close
encounter, it also relates how the Zigmund Adamski death, on a Todmorden coal heap, less than six months
earlier, became forever linked to Alan and his encounter.
Jenny Randles acting as a ghost writer along with Alan have produced a well balanced and gripping publication
that gives a deep insight in to Alan’s experience, not only of the UFO encounter but also about the way he was
treated by those in authority after he went public. From being told to do press conferences, by his superiors to the
’Men from the Ministry’ and how they were trying to have him removed from his West Yorkshire Police Force
occupation, all surreptitiously, yet plainly in view.
The first chapters take us through his early life and enrolment in to the West Yorkshire Police force and to his
detachment to his home town of “Tod” as he calls it. This of course being Todmorden. Alan certainly comes over as
a very likable chap, one who was clearly respected by the locals and his colleagues. It also describes a serious
injury he received while on duty, one which several months after his encounter the force tried to use to get him
removed from his position of local beat bobby.
Alan also informs us of some new information regarding his sighting, in naming others who also witnessed the
craft as it left the scene on Burnley Road. He tells us about his period of missing time. His hypnotherapy sessions
and the immediate aftermath of such attempts at coming to the truth of his experience.
Alan also tells us of is involvement with others such as Jenny Randles, The Todmorden UFO Society, and many
others in positions of authority, who all had an interest in getting to the truth not just about his experience but
many others. He also points out that the local area was something of an hot spot for sightings and that some of
his colleagues also experienced sightings of high strangeness.
He also discusses some of the claims made by others regarding his sighting for example one of those is that he
witnessed the transportation of a modular unit as seen in the image below. Clearly Alan would have been used to
such items being transported in and around Todmorden it being his local address and place he had lived most of
So, he in my opinion, would have recognised this and why would it appear to be over 20ft in the air above a wet
road which had, as it was later discovered by Alan and a work colleague, an area of dry ground in the centre of the
road the same shape as Alans unusual sighting?
Alans encounter is honest and in my opinion he did indeed experience something strange, something that clearly
left an impact on his life, something that at a point pushed him over the edge to drink, which he freely admits in
this publication. But with the support of his wife and colleagues, thankfully, he overcame this, setback.
We at OLM (Outer Limits Magazine) are also very happy to announce Alan shall be speaking at our conference here
in Hull, in the UK at the start of September, 2018.
Ticket prices shall be announced VERY SOON.
This publication is worth buying, reading and keeping with your UFO library.
SO BUY IT, and be INFORMED!!
For further details of the Outer Limits conference check the Alan Godfrey blog page above - prices and other
details will be added there when available - Jenny Randles