Timothy Good

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Timothy Good (born 28 July 1942)[1] is a British author on UFOs.[2][3][4][5] His books include Above Top Secret: The Worldwide U.F.O. Cover-up (1987),[6] Alien Liaison (1991) and Beyond Top Secret (1996), all published by Sidgwick & Jackson. Good has made many television and documentary appearances. Critics challenged the reliability of his writings. Good was born in London.[7] He has also had a career as a violinist.[8]


Good is a British author about UFOs.[9][10][11] In 1987 it was reported in The Observer that he was "Britain's leading UFO researcher".[12]

From his 1987 book Above Top Secret: The Worldwide U.F.O. Cover-up, he was involved in the initial publication of the purported Majestic 12 documents; later, according to skeptic Phil Klass, Good questioned the authenticity of at least some of the documents.[13][14] In 2007, the CIA cited Above Top Secret as one of the sources contributing to "the idea that CIA has secretly concealed its research into UFOs".[15]

In 2012 Good was interviewed on the BBC's Frank Skinner's Opinionated show.[16]

In May 2019, Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 credited Good's books with "opening his eyes" into UFOs, leading to DeLonge's development of To The Stars.[17][18]


Martin Bridgstock, in a review of Above Top Secret: The Worldwide U.F.O. Cover-up for The Skeptic in 1989, identified two of the book's central ideas; that "Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) do exist, and are spacecraft from other worlds" and "there is a worldwide cover-up about UFOs, with security agencies seeking to suppress the evidence". Bridgstock concluded that the book:[19]

is not a clear, rigorous survey of the evidence for UFOs. It is a polemical volume, which seems to be devoted to making the case for UFOs, and a cover-up, seems as convincing as possible. However, inspection of the theses put forward in the book, and checking of a few cases with other sources, seem to show that the book is not reliable and its conclusion cannot be trusted.

Personal life[edit]

Good was born in Islington, London.[1]


  • George Adamski: The Untold Story. With Lou Zinsstag. Beckenham: Ceti, 1983. ISBN 978-0950841403. With a foreword by Marcia Falkender, Baroness Falkender.
  • Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987. ISBN 978-0283994968.[15][20][21][22][23][24] With a foreword by Lord Hill-Norton, GCB.[25]
  • Alien Liaison. London: Century, 1991. ISBN 978-0712621946.
  • Alien Update. Edited by Good. Arrow, 1993. ISBN 978-0099257615.
  • Beyond Top Secret. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1996. ISBN 978-0283062452.[26] With a foreword by Peter Hill-Norton.
  • Alien Base. Century, 1998. ISBN 978-0712678124.
  • Unearthly Disclosure. Century, 2000. ISBN 9780712684651. With a foreword by Peter Hill-Norton.
  • Need to Know. Sidgwick & Jackson, 2006. ISBN 978-0330442961.[2]
  • Earth: an Alien Enterprise. Pegasus, 2013. ISBN 978-1605986388.


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  2. ^ a b "It's true... UFOs really do exist out there". Irish Independent. 2 September 2007.
  3. ^ BBC. "UFO over Brierley Hill". BBC.
  4. ^ BBC. "Update: UFO filmed over Oldbury". BBC.
  5. ^ "BBC Radio Leeds - One On One, Timothy Good". BBC.
  6. ^ "UFO Research Guide". Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 22 May 2019.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Timothy Good - UFO Authority". Timothy Good. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  8. ^ Corporation, Australian Broadcasting (18 February 2011). "Timothy Good believes in UFOs, and Graeme Base illustrates children's literature". ABC Online.
  9. ^ "The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 31, 1987 · Page 9". The Salina Journal. 31 May 1987. p. 9. Retrieved 3 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on May 31, 1987 · Page 2". The Pantagraph. 31 May 1987. p. 2. Retrieved 3 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on August 6, 1988 · 42". The Ottawa Citizen. 6 August 1988. p. 42. Retrieved 3 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "The Observer from London, Greater London, England on May 31, 1987 · 3". The Observer. 31 May 1987. p. 3. Retrieved 3 June 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ Klass, Phil (November 1999). "Mechanical Flaw In Typewriter Used To Prepare One Of Tim Cooper's "New MJ-12 Documents" Matches Anomaly In Cooper's Typewriter" (PDF). Skeptics UFO Newsletter. No. 60. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  14. ^ Klass, Phil (Spring 2003). "Short Shrift" (PDF). Skeptics UFO Newsletter. No. 75. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  15. ^ a b Gerald K. Haines (4 April 2007). "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90". Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Eisenhower Met With ETs Says Ex-Government Consultant". Huffington Post. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  17. ^ Jessica Napoli (June 2019). "Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge talks his quest to prove aliens exist". Fox News.
  18. ^ Tom DeLonge (30 May 2019). "TOM DELONGE: AMERICA HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING UFOS FOR YEARS. TIME FOR THE REST OF US TO CATCH UP". Newsweek. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  19. ^ Bridgstock, Martin (1989). "Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Conspiracy by Timothy Good (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987) - a review and some further thoughts" (PDF). The Skeptic. Australian Skeptics. 9 (1): 36–38. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  20. ^ Broad, William J. (16 June 1987). "'Urge to Investigate and Believe' Sparks New Interest in U.f.o.'s". The New York Times.
  21. ^ Delmont, Jim (21 August 1988). "Author Proves Some Points, But Seems a Bit 'Gullible' (book review)". Omaha World-Herald.
  22. ^ McMillan, Robert (4 August 1990). "Stimulating study of 'the worldwide UFO cover-up". Ottawa Citizen.
  23. ^ Shiflett, Dave (30 October 1989). "Bookshelf: UFOs: Invasion of the Mind-Snatchers (book review)". Wall Street Journal.
  24. ^ Barry, Steve (31 October 1996). "AUTHOR TRIES TO PROVE THAT UFOS AREN'T MERE FLIGHTS OF FANCY (book review)". Columbus Dispatch.
  25. ^ "Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill Norton". The Times. 19 May 2004.
  26. ^ "Review : UFO at 12 o'clock". New Scientist. 22 June 1996.

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