research, interviewing key witnesses and discussing the
subject with astronauts, military and intelligence specialists,
pilots, politicians and scientists, has established Timothy
Good as a leading authority on
UFOs and the alien presence - the most highly classified
subject on Earth.
became interested in the subject in 1955, when his passion
for aviation and space led him to read a book by Major
Donald Keyhoe describing UFO sightings
by qualified observers such as military and civilian pilots.
In 1961, after reading a book by Captain
Edward Ruppelt, a U.S. Air Force intelligence
officer, he began to conduct his own research. Since then,
he has amassed a wealth of evidence, including several
thousand declassified intelligence documents.
Good has lectured at universities, schools, and at many
organizations, including the Institute
of Medical Laboratory Sciences, the Royal
Canadian Military Institute, the Royal
Geographical Society, the Royal
Naval Air Reserve Branch, the House
of Lords All-Party UFO Study Group, and the
Oxford and Cambridge Union societies.
In January 1989, following the dissolution of the Soviet
empire, he became the first UFO researcher from the West
to be interviewed on Russian television. He was invited
for discussions at the Pentagon
in 1998, and at the headquarters of the French Air Force
in 2002. He has also acted as consultant for several U.S.
Congress investigations. He is known to millions through
his numerous television appearances and has co-produced
several documentaries on the subject.
Good's first book, Above Top
Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up (1987) became
an instant bestseller, and is regarded widely as the definitive
work on the subject, together with the fully revised and
updated book replacing it, Beyond
Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat
(1996), which remained for five
weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list.
Alien Liaison: The Ultimate Secret
(1991) spent thirteen weeks on the same bestseller list.
Alien Base: Earth's Encounters
with Extraterrestrials (1998) went to No.4
on the Guardian bestseller list. His book, Unearthly
Disclosure: Conflicting Interests in the Control of Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (2000) was serialized in the Daily
Mail. He has also edited a number of books on the subject,
including the bestselling Alien
Update (1993). Four of these books have a foreword
by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord
Hill-Norton, former Chief of the Defence
Staff and Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. His
latest book is Need to Know:
UFOs, the Military and Intelligence, now published
in paperback in the U.K. (July 2007) and in the U.S. and
Canada (September 2007).
in London, Timothy Good completed
his formal education at The King's School,
Canterbury. As a violinist,
he gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music,
where he won prizes for solo,
chamber and orchestral playing. His professional
career began in 1963 with the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra. He played for fourteen
years with the London
Symphony Orchestra, and has freelanced
with the English
Chamber Orchestra, London
Philharmonic Orchestra, Mantovani
Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra, among
others. Composers he has played for include Leonard Bernstein,
Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky and William Walton.
He has also freelanced as a session player for television
dramas, commercials, feature films, and recordings with
pop musicians. Among those he has recorded for are Phil
Collins, Depeche Mode, George Harrison, Elton John, Paul
McCartney, Rod Stewart, and U2.