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MoD 'deleted UFO files' after completing report


Posted on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 | Comment icon 9 comments

The MoD dismissed the significance of UFOs. Image Credit: US Air Force / Kevin Robertson
Declassified documents from the British Ministry of Defense have revealed details of a 1997 UFO study.
At the time, interest in the UFO phenomenon had reached fever-pitch, thus creating something of a headache for intelligence staff who were being inundated with information requests on a regular basis.

In an effort to put an end to this, a definitive study in to the subject of UFOs was arranged to determine once and for all whether there was any merit to the plethora of sighting reports they were receiving.

According to recently declassified documents obtained from the MoD by researcher David Clarke however, the study was far from objective. Its main goal, it turns out, was not to investigate the phenomenon but to absolve the Ministry of Defence of that responsibility.

To this end, officials concluded that most UFO sightings were the result of 'unexplained plasma formations' in the planet's atmosphere.

The report, which was completed in 2000, conclusively dismissed the significance of UFOs and provided the ideal excuse for the MoD to no longer accept any further reports of UFO sightings.

To top it all off, the files and database on which the report was based were then destroyed.

"They always say that the public gets the wrong idea about UFOs, but they've actually encouraged that themselves by destroying the files," said Clarke.

"They've actually encouraged conspiracy theorists through their own paranoia."

Source: The Guardian | Comments (9)

Tags: MoD, UFO

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by NicoletteS on 8 May, 2018, 21:39
You know why? It IS a matter of national security. The problem is that the objects witnessed are generally extra dimensional craft rather than extraterrestrial. Hiding the phenomena is a matter of national security because if people were to understand the phenomena and learn of the science taking place and the technology being used they would have capabilities that would invalidate any type of governing, tracking, or controlling citizens. This is why the lid is kept on it, the less we learn the more clueless the public is about the nature if reality and the technologies that can be implicated ... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Black Monk on 9 May, 2018, 9:36
Nick Pope worked for the MoD between 1991 and 1994 researching UFO sightings. He started off a skeptic but, after looking at hundreds of sightings, became a believer that alien craft are visitng Earth. He does not share the MoD's view that conventional explanations could be found for all UFO sightings.
Comment icon #3 Posted by L.A.T.1961 on 9 May, 2018, 14:28
There is more detail on this story at the Dr David Clarke site. Link bellow. Extract - The Condign report, named after the code-word used by the MoD that means ‘a severe and well deserved punishment’ This study, based upon analysis of a computer database of UFO reports, was commissioned in 1996 and classified Secret with the caveat UK Eyes Only. The DIS used the acronym UAP –unidentified aerial phenomena – to avoid the popular connotation that objects or craft of extraterrestrial origin had been observed or tracked by the military. Before 2006 the MoD was keen to conceal any reference to the e... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dejarma on 9 May, 2018, 14:51
well not so well because you know
Comment icon #5 Posted by Merc14 on 9 May, 2018, 18:56
Of course not, your premise is indefensible so no debate to be had.  
Comment icon #6 Posted by preacherman76 on 9 May, 2018, 23:46
The world would be a lot more simple if only that were true merc. 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Erno86 on 10 May, 2018, 13:30
No doubt --- imho --- that the British Ministry of Defense knows about the extreme threat that these plasma shrouded foo fighters possess. So they just quietly shoved the enigma under the rug, meanwhile...providing junk news to the public, in hopes that they can swallow the lies hook, line and sinker.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Occams Razor on 15 May, 2018, 6:52
As I understand it Nick Pope was just the guy that manned the desk at the MOD that dealt with UFO reports... he just filed them. Since leaving the MOD he has exaggerated his responsibilities in this regard. If DI55 etc have spent considerable time, effort and money over many years investigating UFO sightings without finding any tangible evidence for unidentified structured vehicles flying around in UK airspace it's perfectly understandable that the government would pull the plug on the funding for it.
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 15 May, 2018, 7:03
Look, it's really simple. Some of the "redaction" is due to classified radar station locations. That's it! Really simple.


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