If the name “Brian Leathley-Andrew,” doesn’t ring a bell, that’s not surprising. He lives in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, and has tried to stay out of the public eye for 50 years. Why? Because in 1968, Brian Leathley-Andrew believed he was not just in the public eye … he was in the eye of sinister forces that wanted him to stop investigating and publicizing UFO sightings through his organization, the Unidentified Flying Object Information Bureau. In fact, they succeeded by terrifying him into retirement.
“Suddenly, I noticed a man standing by the next door garage. Nobody had been there before. His face was glowing orange. As I watched, the face changed to that of an old man before my eyes. Then he turned and walked away. You could not describe the first face in normal terms. It had eyes, nose and mouth in the proper places – but not of the shape that we associate with the human figure.”
That quote is from The Coventry Telegraph on December 3, 1968, under the headline, “Worried UFO Man Gives Up.” In an interview this week in Birminghammail.co.uk, Leathley-Andrew recounts the flurry of UFO activity in the Birmingham area in 1968 which prompted him to open the Unidentified Flying Object Information Bureau. According to the interview, The Coventry Telegraph carried these headlines, often with comments from Leathley-Andrew.