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UK UFO files have finally been released


Posted on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 | Comment icon 15 comments

What lies within the pages of the newly released files ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
The National Archives has published a collection of 15 Ministry of Defence files on the subject of UFOs.
The documents, which had been withheld for years, have finally been made public and although they are not available to view online, they can be read by visiting the National Archives in Kew.

"15 files from the MoD on the subject of UFOs have been released," said a press officer. "We release files on a weekly basis and have already highlighted previous releases on this subject."

Former MoD UFO investigator Nick Pope believes that the files should prove interesting.

"These files will give people a revealing insight into this bizarre and intriguing aspect of Ministry of Defence business," he said. "I think these files perfectly capture the wonder and fascination of the UFO mystery and show how MoD officials - myself included - struggled to make sense of one of the great mysteries of the modern era."

"Sadly, there's no 'smoking gun' in these files that will prove we've been visited by extraterrestrials, but there are plenty of intriguing UFO reports, as well as policy papers explaining how the MoD handled this subject."

"Whether people are believers, sceptics, or somewhere in between, these files should delight and fascinate. I hope people find them interesting and entertaining."

Source: Gazette Live | Comments (15)

Tags: UFO, UK

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer on 24 June, 2017, 22:23
Did you expect anything else?
Comment icon #7 Posted by quiXilver on 25 June, 2017, 0:32
yup.  I'm always open to the possibility. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by Trenix on 25 June, 2017, 5:09
Far more believable that UFOs are just military aircrafts that are not known to the public. Everyone nowadays has a phone with a camera, yet UFO cases dropped significantly during the smartphone era, then once again increased as drones began being used to surveille us. That just explains it all really. I'd like to believe in aliens, I one time did believe in them, but such a thing would be revealed by now. Not just a story here or there.
Comment icon #9 Posted by taniwha on 25 June, 2017, 5:42
Interesting thoughts, but remember, as our technologies close in on reality, so too does alien technology evolve.
Comment icon #10 Posted by ExoPaul on 27 June, 2017, 18:04
Our local paper is reporting one of these Xfiles documents here: http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-spotted-hovering-above-skegness-141393 It relates to an unknown series of lights floating for 7 hours off the coastline. The interesting thing is not what was seen but the government's reaction and how a government minister requested to know why the RAF was stood down when military radar picked up the sightings on radar, rather than scramble to intercept. Especially as the airbase they scramble from is located 30 miles or less from the sightings location.  The classified docum... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by qxcontinuum on 27 June, 2017, 23:49
let me guess;  1) drunk citizen  2) under influence 3) LCD  4) drunk citizen 5) paranormal investigator  6) farmer having had a few beers 7) she will agree to provide more details only if aired by Natinal TV 8) drunk  9) bored cop  10) anal probed 
Comment icon #12 Posted by Merc14 on 28 June, 2017, 2:58
Good job QX, once again, with zero knowledge of the subject, you have passed judgment, posted it and made an **** of yourself....again.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Finity on 30 June, 2017, 19:37
The MOD doesn't even have a department that responds to reports any more. The official stance is they don't care unless there is a credible threat. Not surprising seeing as the MOD is badly understaffed these days and the civil service part (which would have been the ones doing these investigations) is a dying breed. Some interesting stuff locked away in storage though. We once found some books and military documents going back 300 years in a building we were clearing out 
Comment icon #14 Posted by qxcontinuum on 13 July, 2017, 2:23
well when you talk about ufo's and stuff, it can't be otherwise!
Comment icon #15 Posted by badeskov on 13 July, 2017, 7:07
https://www.google.com/amp/www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/expert-answer-mysterious-ufo-spotted-179130.amp same newspaper. Pretty obvious the the RAF is not going to scramble if sightings do not match radar returns. Besides that, despite the signal processing power in modern radars, there is still something called CFAR (Constant False Alarm Rate), which basically tells you that RADARs are by no means infallible. But radar operators are pretty good, when experienced, at recognizing the tell tale signs.  Cheers, Badeskov


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