The release of the files was famously delayed last year. Image Credit: US Army
The British government has confirmed that several more UFO documents are still on track to be released.
The secretive files have remained a subject of controversy and debate in recent years due to the fact that their release date has been repeatedly pushed back for no discernible reason.
The documents are of particular interest to UFO investigators as they are believed to include new information about the 1980 Rendlesham Forest UFO case in which several US Air Force personnel witnessed a strange object in the woods near RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk.
There is still light at the end of the tunnel however as last week Defence Minister Earl Howe maintained that the files would be getting released to the National Archives within eight months.
"The latest estimate of when the 18 files will be delivered to the National Archives is before March 2016," he said in response to a query about the issue from Lord Black of Brentwood. "The National Archives will make the necessary judgement about when they release these files to the public."
His statement happened to come just in time for World UFO Day on July 2nd.
"This massive delay will have conspiracy theorists up in arms. It looks like the MoD is stalling," former MoD UFO researcher Nick Pope had previously stated in response to the issue. "The suspicion will be that there's a bombshell in these files and that the Ministry does not know how to handle it."
"I can understand why conspiracy theorists will be angry and suspicious."