Timothy Good has conducted worldwide research,
interviewed key witnesses and discussed the subject
with astronauts, military and intelligence specialists,
pilots, politicians and scientists, and established himself
as a leading authority on government involvement with
extraterrestrial related phenomena – the most highly
classified subject on Earth. He is easily one of the most
prolific researchers and authors in the field.
He 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 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 documents.
Timothy Good has lectured at universities, schools and many organizations, including IBM, 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 of 1989 following the dissolution of the Soviet empire, he
became the first extraterrestrial related phenomena researcher from the West to be interviewed on
Russian television. In May of 1998 he was invited to the Pentagon to discuss the issue at the Defense
Airborne Reconnaissance Office. He has acted as associate producer for a number of television
documentaries on the subject and is known to millions around the world through numerous television and
His first book, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987) became an
instant bestseller and is regarded widely as a definitive work on the subject, together with the fully
revised and updated book replacing it, Beyond Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat
(Sidgwick & Jackson, 199), which remained for five weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Alien
Liaison: The Ultimate Secret (Century, 1991) spent thirteen weeks on the same bestseller list. Alien
Base: Earth’s Encounters with Extraterrestrials (Century, 1998) went to No. 4 on the Guardian bestseller
list. His latest book, Unearthly Disclosure: Conflicting Interests in the Control of the Extraterrestrial
Intelligence (Century, 2000) was serialized in the Daily Mail. He has also edited a number of books on
the subject, including the bestselling Alien Update (Arrow, 1993). Most 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.
Born in London in 1942, Timothy Good completed his formal education at the King’s School, Canterbury.
He is an accomplished violinist and 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 Philharmonic Orchestra.