Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Codename Angel - Prologue


Codename Angel 
By
Jason Chapman

Copyright 2016. No part of this text can be copied and reproduced without permission of the author.


Prologue
Mr & Mrs Jones

Ripley – North Yorkshire – 11:56pm
Friday 27th June 1952
The clear night sky shimmered overhead as the car drove slowly along the deserted country road.
Brian Jones glanced up and marvelled at the stars that filled the crystal clear sky. The surrounding landscape consisted of gentle slopes that gave an impressive view of the Milky Way from horizon to horizon. Jones hummed to the voice of Vera Lynn that drifted out of the radio.
He had just received a telephone call from his mother in Knaresborough who had sounded very distressed. Jones' father, a World War One veteran had taken a bad fall down the stairs and had not been able to get up.
Edith Jones sat beside her husband. She was in no mood for Vera Lynn. She reached forward and turned the radio control knob until it clicked off. ‘This is the fourth time in less than two weeks your mother has asked for help. I’m getting fed up Brian why can’t Mr Quince next door deal with it.’
Jones reached forward and turned the radio back on. ‘Do you mind I was listening to that.’ He took a deep breath. ‘Sweetheart, you know how mum is she won’t knock on his door this time of night.’
‘Oh no but she decides to pull us out of bloody bed.’ Edith looked down and gently massaged her stomach. ‘She does know I’m seven months pregnant doesn’t she.’
‘Don’t be like this Edith you know how dad is with his injury.’
‘Too bloody right I do. I seem to remember Doctor Jordon telling him to use the spare room downstairs instead of risking another fall. And you’ve been going on about converting it into a bedroom for ages.’
‘Look I promise I will sort that room out this weekend so mum and dad can use it as a downstairs bedroom.’ Jones’ offered.
‘When this baby is born Brian we will have to move to Leeds. Dad promised you a job as clerk at the factory.’
‘Don’t keep going on about that you know I’m happy where I am. Mr Adams needs me and Sir Ingles has promised to give me a wage increase. This time next year I’ll be earning ten shillings a week.’
‘I don’t care Brian we have to move for the baby’s sake. We can’t live in the middle of nowhere forever.’
‘But what about mum and dad I can’t just abandon them.’
‘For god’s sake Brian we’re not moving to the other side of the world.' Edith rolled her eyes. 'It’s only twenty miles away. We’ll take the baby up there every other weekend.’
A car approached on the opposite side of the road. Jones squinted at the headlights as it sped by. ‘Ok, I know I promised you we’d move. I’ll speak with Mr Adams tomorrow but I know he will try and convince me to stay.’
‘I just said I don’t care Brian. Besides it’s more money at the factory than what Sir Ingles has offered and we’ll be able to put a deposit on that house.’
‘Courtesy of your dad.’
Jones scoffed. ‘We’ll end up owing him for the rest of our lives.’
Edith glared at her husband unimpressed by his tone. ‘No we won’t, three hundred and fifty pounds is quite reasonable; dad says we can repay him slowly.’
The car radio started to crackle replacing Vera Lynn with static. Jones reached forward to tune in the radio station. A long stretch of road lay ahead, climbing a gentle slope ending in a bend at the top of a hill.
‘It’ll be so much better for the baby, and they have some modern shops now in Leeds. We can go shopping every Saturday.’ Edith sounded excited at the prospect of moving to a bustling city. ‘Within three years you could be earning double what you’re being paid now. And you know there’s a job for life at the steel works. Those types of places will never shut down. You said last week that Mr Adams is retiring next year so there’s no point in keeping you on.’
Jones ignored his wife and kept turning the dial on the radio but the static grew louder. ‘Bloody radio I was enjoying that station.’ All of a sudden the road ahead became pitch black as the car headlights blinked out. He pushed the brake pedal and the car came to a gentle halt. The engine spluttered and then died. ‘I don’t bloody believe this!’ He shouted clenching his fist and hitting the steering wheel.
‘I thought Frank gave this car a service last week.’ Edith complained.
‘He did.’ Jones seethed. ‘I gave him two bloody shillings.’ He turned the key in the ignition but nothing happened. ‘You wait till I see him tomorrow.’ He tried the ignition again but still the car wouldn’t start.
‘Well we can’t sit here all night long.’ Edith pointed out.
Jones produced a box of matches and got out of the car.
Edith looked out of the window into the star filled sky. With no headlights the night sky seemed to glisten. A shooting star streaked across the heavens. ‘It’s a shame there’s no moon or I’d consider walking, it’s quite warm.’
‘I don’t think so not in your condition.’ Jones answered staring at the engine. Although there was no breeze the flame from the match emitted almost no light. He stepped back shaking his head. ‘I can’t find the problem. It’s like the car has died.’ He glanced up the road considering Edith’s suggestion. A bright light appeared around the bend at the top of the hill following the road. ‘It’s ok love there’s another car coming. They’ll be able to take you to mum and dads.’ Jones stepped out into the middle of the road waving his arms in the air. The light kept coming and showed no sign of stopping. He also noted that it was moving fast perhaps a little too fast for a car, a motorbike maybe. But this couldn’t be a motorbike either. Whatever was approaching made no sound. The light showed no sign that it had seen Jones who moved to the side of the road. The light then started to grow in size becoming more intense.
‘Brian get in the car!’ Edith called out glaring at the oncoming light.
Jones put his hand over his eyes to block out some of the glare of the approaching light. ‘Just a second sweetheart.’
‘Brian come on!’ Edith called out again with more urgency. A familiar fear she was unable to explain began to grow from within.
The light was now a few hundred yards away. It lifted off the road before starting to slow.
‘Brian please get back in the car, I’m scared!’ Edith’s fear peaked as she stared at the approaching object.
The object was now twice the width of the country road. It moved slowly over the car bathing a wide area in a soft blue light.
Jones stood rooted to the spot looking upwards at the intense light. A low pitched humming noise filled the air. Jones could sense the hairs on his arms tingling from a static discharge.
‘Brian please!’ Edith started to cry. ‘Get in the car!’
There was a sudden intense flash of brilliant white light and then instantaneously the road plunged into blackness again. Jones rubbed his eyes, his car suddenly jumped to life. The headlights came back on. The static on the radio cleared and Vera Lynn played.
Jones took several seconds to process what he had just witnessed before running back to the car and getting in. ‘Did you see that love that was bloody amazing....’ He looked at the empty passenger seat and then out of the window. ‘Edith!’ He called out.
Jones climbed back out of the car. ‘Edith sweetheart stop mucking around.’ He walked to the front of the car and peered down the road. ‘Edith where are you? Look I’m sorry ok.’ Jones looked up into the clear sky. A tiny point of light moved across the star filled heavens then in an instant it accelerated away.
Jones screamed at the top of his voice. ‘EDITH!’

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The Facts behind the story


The Angel Chronicles
The Facts Behind the story


 Codename Angel The Angel Conspiracy and The Angel Prophecy are the first three books in an ongoing series of science fiction novels chronicling over seventy years of UFO encounters and government cover ups.

Set in a fictional world the story features both fictional and historical characters. Although most of the story line is set around a Cambridge Professor other players do interact with the main character including wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill.


                                                                              

Synopsis for Codename Angel

A mysterious Kidnapping!
A close encounter at an RAF base in the north of England.
Strange objects seen in the skies over Great Britain.
A mysterious stranger with the ability to see the future.
A tense standoff between American and Russian Warships in the North Sea

When Cambridge physicist Professor Ralph Frederick as called to the office of war time Prime Minister Winston Churchill he is given an unusual assignment.

Frederick is tasked with investigating UFO sightings up and down the United Kingdom and told to report back to a top secret group Codename, 'Angel'

Frederick is drawn into a clandestine world of CIA and KGB agents who are desperate to find out what the British Government know about UFOs.

Set in the 1950s Codename Angel is a blend of Cold war intrigue and a government conspiracy that has spand over half a century.




Main Characters.
Professor Ralph Frederick - Cambridge University scientific advisor to the Prime Minister.
Sir Malcolm Chambers - The War office
Air Marshall Ian Morgan - Director of Intelligence Air Ministry, head of the Royal Air Force
Professor Alan Good - Cambridge University
Professor Richard Wilks - Astronomer Royal, The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Sir Morris Stanford - British Intelligence head of MI6
Dr Arthur Lloyd - Oxford University former royal physician.
Sir Harold Bates- former scientific advisor to Lord Chamberlin
Lord Admiral Anthony Berkshire – First Sealord. The Royal Navy
Professor Norman Canning - Bletchley Park
 Research Background.

Although the books are fictional they do have their roots in historical events and documents which have surfaced over the years. It has long been established that the British government has run secret operations regarding UFOs. Former ministry of defence UFO researcher Nick Pope has often come forward and spoken about an on-going cover up on the part of the British government.

 Where it all started.

The idea for the Angel Chronicles was conceived from a memo that Winston Churchill wrote. On the 28th July 1952. In this memo Churchill stated:

'What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth? Let me have a report at your convenience.'
(The memo is available at the public records office in the UK)
The memo was written to Lord Cherwell who was one of Churchill’s trusted scientific advisors. Lord Cherwell name was Frederick Alexander Lindemann. The main Character in The Angel series is Ralph Frederick.

Churchill’s memo is believed to have been written shortly after a UFO event occurred in America known as the Washington UFO flap where a number of unidentified targets were picked up over Washington DC in the summer of 1952.

At the time the Americans were running an ongoing investigation into UFOs known as Project Blue Book. On the British side the Government was running a group known as the Flying Saucer Working party. Nothing was known about The Flying Saucer working Party until Dr David Clarke uncovered documents relating to the group while conducting research in the 90s. Since then the Ministry of Defence have released thousands of declassified documents relating to UFOs in the 20th Century including the famous Rendlesham Forest UFO incident of 1980.

 

 





 UFOs in the 1950s.
Many UFOs sightings occurred in the 1950s. The new Cold War raged between the USA and USSR. Both sides poured billions into developing more powerful atomic bombs. Because of the paranoia that was rife UFOs were very much in the public eye. President Harry Truman himself was known to have given a statement about UFOs.



Because so much secrecy surrounded the Soviet Union very little was known regarding any classified information regarding UFOs. Even today there is still very little information regarding UFOs in Russia.

Here's what a Belgium General had to say about the UFO phenomenon.


An Interview with Former head of the British Ministry of defence concerning UFOs



 The Royal Connection
In 1997 former Royal Equerry and former head of the Royal Air Force Sir Peter Horsley published a book titled Sounds from Another Room. In his book Horsley recounts his time as Royal Equerry to His Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Horsley claims that during the 1950s Prince Philip showed an interested in the UFO phenomenon and instructed Horsley to go out an investigate UFO sightings, write reports and submit them back to Buckingham Palace.



Horsley also goes on to claim that in November 1954 he encountered a character known as Mr Janus in Smith Street London. Horsley states that Janus appeared to have the remarkable ability to read his mind. They talked for a few hours about the topic of UFO and mankind’s place in the universe. Many UFO researchers have claimed that Mr Janus was an extraterrestrial who was studying humanity.

Another member of the Royal Household who had a vested interest in UFOs was Lord Luis Mountbatten. He mentioned them in an autobiography, stating that UFOs may have been from Saturn or Jupiter. It’s is the conclusion of this author that both Horsley and Mountbatten may have had contact with famous UFO contactee George Adamski who co-wrote a book with Sir Desmond Leslie who happened to be the second cousin of Winston Churchill.

 The Angel Committee and the Angel Conspiracy blends science fiction and cold war history and feeds off the popular culture which has sprung up around the UFO phenomenon over the last seventy years.

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The Kate Valentine UFO Show,
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The Paranormal & UFO radio netwrok.
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