1952.0919 Topcliffe sighting

 

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Topcliffe sighting
On 19 September 1952 there were reports of an object seen near RAF Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England, reportedly chasing a RAF Meteor jet piloted by Flight Lieutenant John W Kilburn during Operation Mainbrace.

This incident is Case 81 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 34 of the books covered by that article.

 

 

Sections below

1. Web Resources

2. Book References

3. Other material

 

Web Resources

There is a rapid turnover of UFO material on the Internet. Many links to material on UFO websites quickly become out of date. Therefore, instead of giving many links to specific webpages I have instead included below a search box which can be used to search various leading UFO websites at the same time. You can then click on tabs at the top of the search results to list only results from forums, only results from websites I have labelled as "skeptical" etc. I have included tabs for a couple of specific websites that I find particularly useful, including the valuable archives of the UFO UpDates email discussion List. The relevant websites are all listed in the discussion of the "UFO Searchillion" search engine in Section 2.4 of the "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" and continues to evolve...

The relevant search box is one of the two main tools on this website which are intended to help reduce the amount of reinvention of the wheel within UFOlogy. The other main tool is the collection of tables of references to discussion of UFO incidents, personalities and other matters in various books. Those tables can be sorted by author, length and date. I hope these tools are useful.

 

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Book References

The table below includes references to relevant discussions in UFO/SETI books noted by Isaac Koi during a review of approximately 963 UFO/SETI books during the period 2003-2006 (with a few later additions). The table can be sorted by author, date and length of discussion by clicking on the relevant word in the top line of the table.

Many of the tables of references on this website are considerably longer than the references to books found on most other UFO websites. Indeed, some are probably the longest that have been collated in relation to some events and personalities. Together with the "UFO Searchillion" search box, I hope that these tables are found to be a useful contribution to UFOlogy.

For discussion of the Topcliffe incident see the following:

 

Year

Discussion by:

 

No. of Pages

1967

Binder, Otto in his “What we really know about Flying Saucers” (1967) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 42 (in Chapter 3) of the Fawcett paperback edition.

1

2003

Clark, Jerome in his “Strange Skies: Pilot Encounters with UFOs” (2003) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 119-120 (in Chapter 6) of the Citadel softcover edition.

2

1992

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: 1st edition: Volume 2 – Emergence of a Phenomenon” (1992) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 130 (in an entry entitled “Daylight Discs, 1947-1959”) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

1

1998

Clark, Jerome in his “The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon from the Beginning - 2nd edition” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) in Volume 1:A-K at page 321 (in an entry entitled “Daylight Discs”) of the Omnigraphics hardback edition.

1

2002

Clarke, David and Roberts, Andy in their “Out Of The Shadows” (2002) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 107-108, 113 (in Chapter 6) of the Piatkus hardback edition.

3

1990

Clarke, David and Roberts, Andy in their “Phantoms of the Sky: UFOs – A Modern Myth?” (1990) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 114-115 (in Chapter 6) of the Hale hardback edition.

2

2009

Clarke, David in his “The UFO Files : The Inside Story of Real-Life Sightings” (2009) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 47-48, 49 (in Chapter 2) of the National Archives softcover edition.

3

1966

Cramp, Leonard G in his “Piece for a Jig-Saw” (1966) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 30-31 (in Chapter 2) of the Somerton hardback edition.

2

1954

Cramp, Leonard G in his “Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer” (1954) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 33-35 (in Chapter 2) of the Werner Laurie hardback edition.

3

1987

Good, Timothy in his “Above Top Secret” (1987) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 28-31 (in Chapter 1), with the image of a relevant contemporaneous document at page 446 (in the Appendix), of the Sidgwick & Jackson hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Guild Publishing hardback edition and the Grafton paperback edition).

5

1996

Good, Timothy in his “Beyond Top Secret” (1996) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 5-6 (in Chapter 1), with the image of a relevant contemporaneous document at page 446 (in Chapter 1), of the Sidgwick & Jackson hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Pan paperback edition).

3

2006

Good, Timothy in his “Need To Know : UFOs, the Military and Intelligence” (2006) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 152-153 (in Chapter 10) of the Sidgwick & Jackson hardback edition.

2

2000

Hall, Michael David and Connors, Wendy Ann in their “Captain Edward J Ruppelt : Summer of the Saucers - 1952” (2000) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 194 (in Chapter 7) of the Rose Press softcover edition.

1

1999

Hall, Michael David in his “UFOs : A Century of Sightings” (1999) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 202 (in Chapter 4) of the Galde Press softcover edition.

1

2001

Hall, Richard in “The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters” (2001) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 397 (in an entry entitled “Operation Mainbrace sightings”) of the New American Library softcover edition, at page 388 of the pdf edition (with the same page numbering in the Microsoft Word edition).

1

1980

Hall, Richard in “The Encyclopedia of UFOs” (1980) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 255 (in an entry entitled “Operation Mainbrace sightings”) of the NEL hardback edition.

1

2001

Hall, Richard in “The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters” (2001) (edited by Ronald Story) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 480 (in an entry entitled “Operation Mainbrace sightings”) of the Robinson softcover edition.

1

1953

Keyhoe, Donald E in his “Flying Saucers from Outer Space” (1953) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 209 (in Chapter 12) of the Henry Holt hardback edition, page 207 of the Tandem paperback edition.

1

1956

Michel, Aime in his “The Truth about Flying Saucers” (1956) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 122-124 (in Part 2, Chapter 3) of the Robert Hale hardback edition, at pages 136-138 of the Pyramid paperback edition.

3

1977

Michel, Aime in Jean-Claude Bourret’s “The Crack in the Universe” (1977) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 244 (in Part 4) of the Neville Spearman hardback edition.

1

1964

NICAP in its “The UFO Evidence” (1964) (edited by Richard Hall) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 122 (in Section 10) of the privately published paperbound edition, with the same page numbering in the 1997 Barnes & Noble paperbound reprint. Available free online at: http://www.nicap.org/ufoe/section_10.htm

1

1966

Olsen, Thomas M in his “The Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports” (1966) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 3_18 - 3_19 (in Chapter 3) of the UFOIRC spiral-bound edition.

2

1996

Pope, Nick in his “Open Skies, Closed Minds” (1996) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 157-158 (in Chapter 9) of the Simon and Schuster hardback edition, with the same page numbering in the Pocket Books paperback edition.

2

1998

Randle, Kevin D in his “Project Moon Dust” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 61-63 (in Chapter 2), 71 (in Chapter 3) of the Avon softcover edition.

3

1994

Randles, Jenny and Hough, Peter in their “The Complete Book of UFOs” (1994) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 155 (in Chapter 12) of the Piatkus softcover edition.

1

1998

Randles, Jenny in her “Something in the Air” (1998) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 47-48 (in Chapter 4) of the Hale hardback edition.

2

1990

Randles, Jenny in Jerome Clark’s “The UFO Encyclopedia: 1st edition: Volume 1 – UFOs in the 1980s” (1990) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 28 (in an entry entitled “British Ufology”) of the Apogee hardback edition.

1

1991

Redfern, Nicholas in “The UFO Report 1992” (1991) (edited by Timothy Good) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 40-42, 43 (in Chapter 3) of the Sidgwick & Jackson softcover edition.

4

1997

Redfern, Nicholas in his “A Covert Agenda” (1997) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 27-30 (in Chapter 3) of the Simon & Schuster hardback edition.

4

1994

Ritchie, David in his “UFO : The Definitive Guide” (1994) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 208 (in an entry entitled “Topcliffe incident, United Kingdom”) of the MJF hardback edition.

1

1956

Ruppelt, Edward J in his “The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” (1956) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 196 (in Chapter 14) of the original 17 chapter Doubleday hardback edition, at page 258 of the Gollancz hardback edition, at pages 257-258 of the Ace paperback edition, at page 196 of the 1959 revised Doubleday 20 chapter hardback edition, at page 139 of the reprinted Source Books softcover edition. The first of these editions (i.e. the original 17 chapter hardback edition) has the same page numbering as the version available free online at:

http://www.nicap.org/rufo/contents2.htm

1

1979

Shuttlewood, Arthur in his “UFO Magic in Motion” (1979) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 151-152 (in Chapter 7) of the Sphere paperback edition.

2

2003

Sparks, Brad in version 1.7 of his “Comprehensive Catalog of 1,500 Project BLUE BOOK UFO Unknowns” (2003) as Case Number 650 on page 95 of the PDF edition (with the same page numbering in the Microsoft Word edition). Both editions are available online, respectively at the following links:

http://www.cufos.org/BB_Unknowns_1_7.pdf

http://www.nicap.org/bluebook/CufosBBUnknowns.doc

1

1991

Spencer, John in his “The UFO Encyclopedia” (1991) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 175 (in an entry entitled “Kilburn, Flight Lieutenant John”) of the Guild hardback edition (with the same page numbering in the Avon softcover edition) at pages 201-202 of the Headline paperback edition.

1

1954

Wilkins, Harold in his “Flying Saucers on the Moon” (1954) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at page 151 (in Chapter 7) of the Peter Owen hardback edition, at page 144 of the Ace paperback edition published under the title “Flying Saucers on the Attack”.

1

1955

Wilkins, Harold in his “Flying Saucers Uncensored” (1955) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK) at pages 135-136 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled “Mystery of the Martian ‘Death Ceiling’ ”) of Pyramid paperback edition.

2

 

Other Material

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