Rotherham, Yorkshire, England
|Died||19 January 2008 (aged 60–61)
Georgina Bruni (1947 – 19 January 2008) was a British-born businesswoman and a UFO researcher best known for her book on the Rendlesham Forest incident, You Can’t Tell the People. She worked as a celebrity events organizer and as the founder and Editor in Chief of the online magazine Hot Gossip.
Born as Linda Naylor, Bruni trained as a private investigator and subsequently became an investigative journalist in the 1980s. She specialized in the researching and reporting on cults and the paranormal. According to an obituary by fellow UFO researcher Nick Pope, “[s]he travelled extensively and at various times lived in Jersey, Italy, Hong Kong and America, before settling in London in 1992.” She died from cancer on 19 January 2008.[unreliable source?] Her final residence was in Knightsbridge, London.
You Can’t Tell the People
Bruni wrote one book called You Can’t Tell the People, The book was a study of Britain’s most famous UFO case, the Rendlesham Forest incident of December 1980. It was published in hardback bySidgwick & Jackson in November 2000, and in paperback by Pan Macmillan in November 2001. The title comes from a quotation Bruni claims to have been spoken by Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister at the time of the events in 1980: “UFOs! You must get your facts right and you can’t tell the people”.
- “Pandora”. The Independent. November 16, 2000.
Strange goings-on at the Ministry of Defence, where security was even tighter than usual on Tuesday night for a gathering on the subject of UFOs. It’s true. A very high class of punters graced the Henry VIII Wine Cellar in the chilling Whitehall edifice for the launch of a book on the subject by the socialite authoress Georgina Bruni, entitled You Can’t Tell the People.[dead link]
- Bruni, Georgina (February 2006). “Spotlight by Georgina Bruni”. Hot Gossip. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
- Obituary – Georgina Bruni, Nick Pope
- “In Memoriam / Georgina Bruni”. February 2008.
- Blacker, Terence (December 9, 2002). “Watch out for close encounters”. The Independent.
More significantly, Ms Bruni claims to have raised the Rendlesham question with Baroness Thatcher a few years later, and was told: “You must have the facts and you can’t tell the people.”
- “Pandora”. The Independent. December 13, 2000.
Focus was also due to take her pic with MoD employee and UFO researcher Nick Pope, but all cameras were banned from the launch. The reason, it seems, was a memo circulated by the Directorate of Air Staff. “Under no circumstances whatsoever must Nick Pope or Georgina Bruni be dressed up as Mulder and Scully from the popular TV series,” it said.[dead link]
- “Parliamentary record of Lord Hill-Nortons questions in the house”.
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