Deliberate Deception
A Case of Disinformation
in the UFO Research Community

By Peter Robbins

Reviewed by Global ET Research


It is rare to have the opportunity to read such quality material regarding the UFO phenomenon, especially involving one of the most important UFO-ET cases in history. To have it made available online and for free is a wonderful bonus. Kudos to the editors of Phenomena Magazine Brian Allan and Steve Mera, as well as the herculean efforts of the author Peter Robbins, for the opportunity to do just that in Deliberate Deception: A Case of Disinformation in the UFO Research Community.

Peter Robbins, an investigative writer, author and lecturer, is best known for his and his co-author Larry Warren’s seminal groundbreaking research into the extraordinary events that occurred in 1980 at a joint UK-US military installation over a three day period beginning Christmas Eve. Their research culminated in a British best seller, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation.

In May of 2014, seventeen years after the publication of Left At East Gate, Robbins found himself in the precarious position of having to set the record straight regarding a new accounting of the events published recently by Nick Pope, Jim Penniston and John Burroughs in their new book, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest.

Before we dig deeper, we want our readers to know that Peter Robbins and Nick Pope have had an amicable relationship for many years. Global ET Research likes Nick Pope – we really do. He’s energetically been getting the word out about UFOs and a possible ET connection for several years. He’s someone a lot of people admire. He speaks authoritatively and has a commanding television presence – he’s like – well – everywhere there’s UFO news! What’s not to like?

Deliberate Deception is not a book Peter Robbins thought he would ever have to write, and is it is certainly not a book he wanted to write. In fact, he took absolutely no pleasure in writing Deliberate Deception and he makes this very clear. The Nick Pope-Burroughs-Penniston book, Encounter in Rendlesham Forest is apparently affecting people in similar ways, and it is not dissimilar from Phenomena Magazine editor’s feelings.

At first glance, one might wonder if this is more ufological infighting or another conspiracy book. Deliberate Deception is far from either of these notions. In fact, Deliberate Deception will probably be remembered for its ability to explain, in very precise terms, how military and intelligence personnel create and perpetuate PsyOps, i.e., psychological operations; in this instance involving one of the most well known cases in ufological history. So important is the Rendlesham Forest incident, it is often referred to as “Britain’s Roswell.”

People who have an interest in this subject are aware of Nick Pope’s background, but if you are not, you should know that Nick Pope is a former intelligence officer for Britain’s Ministry of Defence who holds his sworn security oath sacred. His co-authors are two former military servicemen named Jim Penniston (a sergeant at the time of the event) and John Burroughs (an airman first class at the time of the event). Their account of the Rendlesham Forest incident was published in 2014 in a book titled Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident. The contents of their book were also subject to security clearances by both the United States and British Governments and it is most likely due to this type of vetting, i.e., redacting, that this version of the case is seen by some as unique.

Continue Reading Part II: Explosive New Information and MILAB Tactics.


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Peter Robbins and Larry Warren, 1994
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Nick Pope, Kensington, 2002

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