Codename Angel, is a historical novel based on true events that occurred in the 1950s during Churchill second term in office.
On the 28th July 1952 Churchill wrote a memo to his one of his chief scientific advisors, Lord Cherwell wanting to know more about flying saucers.
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.
w.c 28th July 1952
Author Jason Chapman came up with the idea for the book when he downloaded Churchill’s memo from the national Archives.
‘I thought it would make an interesting storyline for a novel.’ Jason stated.
‘After I downloaded Churchill’s flying saucer memo I discovered more documents relating to a group which operated in total secrecy during the 1950s. Known as the Flying Saucer Working Party it was made up of both scientific and military personnel.
Their role was to gather information on flying saucers up and down the country.
The 46 year old defence worker from Abergavenny in South Wales published Codename Angel which follows a Cambridge physicist who is part of a top secret group known as The Angel Committee.
Much of the storyline in Codename Angel is taken straight from the Ministry of Defence’s X Files vault.
Many unexplained UFO sightings took place during the 1950s and still remain a total mystery to this
‘My main character doesn’t believe in flying saucers and little green men, until he has a very close encounter with three UFOs at an RAF base in the north of England.’
The lead character, Professor Ralph Frederick is then sucked into a world where he pit has to his wits against some very nasty aliens hell bent on taking over our planet.
‘I have set the book during the Cold War because it is one of the most fascinating periods in history. There is still information on the cold war which is highly classified and UFOs are one of those secrets. Back in the 1950s paranoia was rife, people seeing spies and UFOs almost on a daily basis.’
During his time as a researcher Jason discovered that Winston Churchill wasn’t the only high profile figure to have an interest in UFOs. Price Phillip himself expressed an interest in the subject and used to dispatch royal equerry Peter Horsley to investigate UFOs all over the UK during the mid-1950s.
Horsley wrote an autobiography called Sounds from Another Room in which he described meeting a mysterious stranger in 1954 known only as Mr Janus. Many UFO experts believe that Mr Janus was actually an alien capable of taking human form and walking amongst the population.
Lord Louis Mountbatten also had an interest in flying saucers, and would discuss the matter with high ranking generals.
‘I have always been interested in UFOs and government conspiracies. I am a massive fan of shows like The X Files, Dark Skies and films Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Independence Day and Men in Black.’
There are millions who believe in UFOs worldwide. The phenomena cannot simply be dismissed as swamp gas or weather balloons. Now that we know that our solar system in not unique and there are possibly billions of other planets out there, it’s only a matter of time before discover life beyond planet earth.
Codename Angel is available from Amazon in Paperback and digital format. You can also read an extract on Jason’s Blog