This article reads like a spy novel. MI5,CIA,NSA, SA intel, the Soviets.
And of course our James Van Greunen. Long article but gives some insights during that time period.
Also notice the threats, sounds familiar. James learned from a pro.
While most of the media attention around Azadehdel's trial in 1989
centred on his activities with rare orchids, it was naturally left to
The Sun to uncover the unique angle to the story: the secret behind
Henry's secret life. Tipped off by rival researchers, who generously
donated their pieces of silver to a well-known environmental group,
the newspaper revealed how Azadehdel had negotiated the sale of
stolen classified documents with a young South African Air Force
Signs of anxiety among the journalists were understandable as Henry announced that the documents were said to include details of the shoot-down and
retrieval of an extraterrestrial flying disc in the
Kalahari desert: "This is the most important revelation in Britain
for the last 40 years," he told them.
Others were less convinced. Among the least likely of Henry's
enemies' were Timothy Good, author of Beyond Top Secret, and Graham
Birdsall, editor of UFO magazine. While both may have been inclined
to accept the saucer story, they were rightly sceptical of the
intelligence officer's credentials, particularly after discovering he
was barely out of his teens and had recently left a trail of debts
while foraging through American UFO bookshops.
Henry's influence regarding the so-called 'Kalahari incident' remains
embedded in UFO folklore. With the circulation of bogus alien
photographs, a lively trade in anonymous letters, spurious
allegations and threat-laden telephone messages, the chapter serves as a warning to those looking for answer in the latest Roswell debacle.
Around that time, Tony Dodd -- a former police sergeant, now Director
of Investigations with Quest, a Leeds-based UFO group -- reported
being tailed around his home town of Grassington and across Europe as
he travelled the lecture circuit. At one of his conferences, Dodd met
an "intelligence source -- American ufologist Wendelle Stevens -- and
became convinced that the Paris branch of the South African Security
Service had been contracted to liquidate the former policeman and his
Armenian co-investigator. Generally speaking, rule one for some
ufologists is 'a little persecution lends much cachet to one's work'.
As they voiced the concerns of an increasingly sceptical UFO
community, Good and Birdsall began to receive a stream of angry
correspondence, not all anonymous but mostly litigious in tone. One,
signed simply 'J. Brown', warned Good of his imminent exposure as a
CIA informant with alleged connection to a shadowy group known as the
Aviary. Others were more explicit, offering to curb legal action in
return for Good's public apology: "I have seeked the protection of
the law where these type of faul language and insults are involved,"
wrote Azadehdel greyly. "I have employed both firms (of solicitors) to do
their best," concluded the letter. "Since finance is absolutely no
objection on my part, to see this case through as professionally as
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