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Open Skies, Closed Minds


An overview of the UFO mystery, written by the man who used to run the British Government’s UFO project.

This is a true insider’s account of the phenomenon, and lifts the lid not just on classic cases like Roswell and the Rendlesham Forest incident, but on less well known cases too.

This groundbreaking and highly controversial book highlights cases from the US, the UK, and the rest of the world, and Nick draws on his first-hand government experience to reveal what the authorities really know and think about UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles and animal mutilations.

Open Skies Closed Minds was featured on Newsnight, serialised in the Daily Mail and reached number three in the hardback non-fiction list, staying in the top ten for ten weeks.


"Pope's is the first book on UFOs from someone with inside knowledge and access to Top Secret material."

Sunday Times

‘If you have the slightest interest in unidentified flying objects, you owe it to yourself to read what Nick Pope has to say.’

The Independent

‘A provocative book, written in a reasoned, dispassionate manner.’

Review of Books

“A civil servant who entered his new post with an open mind, unlike many of his predecessors.  Nick Pope made it easier for people to feel it was ok to speak about these things and he also helped to open the subject of the many mysteries of our planet.”

Pat Wardle - Reviewer

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