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Germany forced to release secret UFO files


Posted on Saturday, 11 July, 2015 | Comment icon 43 comments

The release was ordered after a long court battle. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jason Rogers
The German government has lost the right to keep its research on the UFO phenomenon from the public.
Germany had long fought to keep details of its UFO investigations a secret and had blatantly denied several times that there had ever been any government interest in the topic.

More recently however researcher Robert Fleischer discovered that there had been extensive investigations in to the phenomenon and that evidence of this was being actively covered up.

Events soon came to a head when blogger Frank Reitemeyer took the government to court over the issue and requested that its UFO research be made available to the public.

In 2011 he secured his first victory when the Berlin Administrative Court ruled that the public had the right to view the documents and now after a long struggle the German Supreme Administrative Court in Leipzig has ordered the Bundestag to make its UFO files available for anyone to view.

It isn't clear exactly when the release will happen but the move has been hailed as a major victory, not only for UFO enthusiasts but also for the freedom of information in general.

"Sometimes governments hide information like this to protect operational procedures or protect non-UFO related secrets, like the capabilities of early warning systems or the names and details of witnesses," said UFO researcher and author Nigel Watson.

What exactly the documents will reveal once they are released however remains to be seen.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (43)

Tags: UFO, Germany

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #34 Posted by Leo Krupe on 14 July, 2015, 21:05
See, Furby is, as you say, evidence of the Stygian Depths rather then Aliens. Stygian Depths....I like that. Mention Dante to most people, and they'll ask how you liked "Gremlins". (100 points to the person who can tell me where that line came from....and no, I didn't make it up.)
Comment icon #35 Posted by badeskov on 14 July, 2015, 21:05
See, Furby is, as you say, evidence of the Stygian Depths rather then Aliens. Only a person with a daughter having not one, but two of those would understand. How can anyone design something without an on-off button? Seriously. Somebody had a field day designing that. Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #36 Posted by Hammerclaw on 14 July, 2015, 21:14
I don't blame them for being embarrassed that they spent official government time and money on investigating UFO sightings. In West Germany, during the Cold War, U.F.O. meant Unidentified Flying Object, nothing more, nothing less, and as such warranted investigation. They were watching out for Kremlins.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Anomalocaris on 14 July, 2015, 21:39
In West Germany, during the Cold War, U.F.O. meant Unidentified Flying Object, nothing more, nothing less, and as such warranted investigation. They were watching out for Kremlins. Many people ridiculed this kind of research, even when these come from government agencies. They were trying to identify unidentified aerial objects, which were flying without authorization or identificacions, right through the airspace of Germany. I think with that motivation is more than enough.
Comment icon #38 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 18 July, 2015, 17:19
N when they open the file its all about foreign plane trespass. Haha just kidding of cos am hoping for alien goodies am an alien believer too..
Comment icon #39 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 18 July, 2015, 17:24
Stygian Depths....I like that. Mention Dante to most people, and they'll ask how you liked "Gremlins". (100 points to the person who can tell me where that line came from....and no, I didn't make it up.)
Comment icon #40 Posted by Leo Krupe on 18 July, 2015, 19:20
Give that man a cigar! Or the vice of his choice!
Comment icon #41 Posted by Iron_Lotus on 18 July, 2015, 20:28
Give that man a cigar! Or the vice of his choice! 1 fine cohiba please and thank you
Comment icon #42 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 18 July, 2015, 21:17
Al Sharpton?
Comment icon #43 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 19 July, 2015, 18:20
It's hard for anyone who's read it to avoid the conclusion that the USAF's "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects" (AKA "The Congdon Report") was a coverup. But what it covered up, in my opinion, was that the Air Force thought the whole UFO thing was nonsense (Blue Book was run by a lieutenant, for God's sake!) and was determined to get shed of any further responsibility for it. I don't imagine that any of the people or institutions involved in producing it would welcome the release of documents proving they conspired to create a fradulent product. Something similar, knowledge that a... [More]


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