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'UFO death riddle' cop was hounded by 'government agent'

By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2021 · Comment icon 8 comments

What did Godfrey encounter that day in Todmorden ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
When British policeman Alan Godfrey encountered a UFO 41 years ago, it would change his life forever.
At around 5am on November 28th, 1980, Todmorden constable Alan Godfrey had been nearing the end of his shift and had been investigating reports of cattle on the estate when he witnessed a large diamond-shaped object hovering above the road just ahead of him.

Estimating the unidentified craft to be approximately 20ft high and 14ft across, he attempted to radio for assistance but found to his horror that his equipment was no longer functioning.

Before he knew it, the object had disappeared and he found himself 30 yards down the road having experienced a period of around 25 minutes of missing time that he could not account for.

It is what followed the encounter, however, that would cement Godfrey's place in the UFO history books.

Around six months later, he was tasked with investigating the death of a missing man - Zigmund Adamski - whose body had been found in a Todmorden coal yard.

It wasn't long before the media had linked the man's death with Godfrey's UFO encounter and the rest, as they say, is history. Godfrey quickly became a household name and has since spent several decades talking and writing about his experiences.
During a recent interview, he recalled that the case had attracted the attention of senior officers and a mysterious individual who he believed was some sort of government agent.

"I was ordered under the Official Secrets Act not to disclose anything to the media... about Adamski or my own encounter," he said.

The stress of the whole thing ultimately ended his career with the police.

"It wrecked me. It completely changed me," he said. "I ended up drinking a bottle of whisky every single day. I was nearly an alcoholic. It drove me to despair."

To this day, he blames much of this on being silenced by the government.

"They've released all the UFO files from the MoD. They've never released mine," he said.

Source: Examiner Live | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
This is what the UFO looked like.   
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nnicolette 2 years ago
Official secrecy act?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nnicolette 2 years ago
That ufo and alien sure do look about the same as the one i saw hmm... My memory isn't the best but i think there was only one row of rectangular windows though and the eyes were separated with more of a pit thing in the middle where the nose would be, but this picture definitely caught my eye.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Phantom309 2 years ago
To this day, he blames much of this on being silenced by the government. "They've released all the UFO files from the MoD. They've never released mine," he said.   And no doubt his was not the only one held back........I think there is no government opacity on this topic.  
Comment icon #5 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 2 years ago
UM, how so? There is a huge hole in this reporting.  Here is the reason, from the original source:  
Comment icon #6 Posted by mesuma 2 years ago
Loads of weird things about this case that obviously haven't been entioned here as well as other officers witnessing the craft elsewhere that evening. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Dejarma 2 years ago
This is what the UFO allegedly looked like- it's just a story
Comment icon #8 Posted by ExoPaul 2 years ago
Official Secrets Act is what people usually have to sign to keep government secrets.  Usually it is signed before, so not sure how it works post-fact. My father had to sign it through his past employment and has a file kept on him, but don't get excited, it wasn't anything alien and far less exciting.    From what I have seen, it was linked because of Godfrey.  Adamski died 6 months before his encounter, and Godfrey was reported by media to have said that Adamski was either kidnapped and murdered, or abducted by aliens.  Then 6 months later he claimed to be abducted by aliens and the two ... [More]

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