Over the years, rumors have surfaced to the effect that certain UFO-themed novels may have actually been based on reality, with the stories specifically having been based on genuine, insider information. There is, for example, Bernard Newman’s 1948 sci-fi novel, The Flying Saucer. Newman had an “interesting” background in government and wrote a story of UFO crashes: one in New Mexico, a second in Russia, and the third in the U.K. We soon learn, however, that the UFOs are actually the ingenious constructions of a secret group of scientists from right here on Earth. Their plan is to create a bogus extraterrestrial threat which is designed to unite the world.
Then there is Ralph Noyes’ novel of 1986, A Secret Property. There is no doubt at all that it takes its inspiration from the U.K.’s infamous UFO affair at Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England in December 1980. Noyes’ novel is an intriguing and entertaining one. The fact that in decades now long gone Noyes investigated UFO reports for the British Air Ministry – and later for the revamped Ministry of Defense – has led some UFO researchers to suspect that Noyes’ book may have been a thinly-veiled version of the top secret truth. Now, let’s turn our attention to the theme of today’s article: a 1980 novel titled The Ogden Enigma.