Tuesday, 25 December 2007

British UFO Files Declassified

The UK Ministry of Defence has released hundreds of formerly "Secret-UK Eyes Only" files relating to UFO sightings in Britain. This is good news, but we mustn't think that this is going to be full Disclosure. We may get full Disclosure one day, and that this is a step towards it, but on its own it will be merely interesting, not Earth-shattering. The MoD has declassified UFO reports before under the Freedom-of-Information Act, but it contained a few sightings reports and close encounters by RAF aircraft, nothing more. The govt can keep something classified for as long as they like if it is in the "interests of national security".

You can download all the files declassified to date from here as PDF docs:http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Fr...006InTheUk.htm (source: http://www.nickpope.net/ )

They include the files from both waves of release. As you can see there are hundreds of reports. Barely a week has gone by in the last decade without someone reporting a UFO. They're a bit consice; just the date, town, county and a one-sentence description, but it's still worth a browse. See how many you can find from your home town or district! This is just the tip of the iceberg I'm sure, because how many people see them and don't report them? Me for one. As regular HPANWO-readers will know, I've had two sightings myself and I've told none of the authorities at all, only amateur UFOlogists.

Here's a page that gives more information on the matter: http://www.uk-ufo.org/condign/di55docs.html