Subscribers will have a chance to chat with British UFO investigator Nick Pope on March 3. Meanwhile, Pope is investigating a newly released set of UK military documents reveal that the British government, concerned that we were about to be attacked by aliens, has been analyzing UFO sightings for many years. Many of these sightings were made by the military.
The almost 500 pages of secret documents, many of them marked “Secret UK Eyes A,” describe over 10,000 UFO sightings in the UK, and were declassified in response to a freedom of information request from journalism professor David Clarke. The declassification revealed that the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of dollars was spend on investigating these sightings.
In the Guardian, James Randerson quotes an unnamed author of one of the papers, who wrote, “The national security implications are considerable. We have many reports of strange objects in the skies and we have never investigated them. I also believe that it is important to appreciate that what is scientific ‘fact’ today may not be true tomorrow?If reports are taken at face value then devices exist that do not use conventional reaction propulsion systems, they have a very wide range of speeds and are stealthy. I suggest that we could use this technology, if it exists?If the sightings are of devices not of the Earth then their purpose needs to be established as a matter of priority?possibilities are: 1. Military reconnaissance. 2. Scientific. 3. Tourism.”
The Guardian reports that “When Project Condign was eventually completed in 2000 it concluded that there was no evidence that [UFOs] were of extraterrestrial origin. But there was a limit to what the author could do, because he was not allowed to interview people who had witnessed [UFO] events or talk to experts.” The article quotes Clark as saying, “The nature of the security classification meant he was unable to discuss the study with scientists who might have been able to advise him on the credibility of the conclusions he reached.”
According to the Guardian, “This explains Project Condign’s baffling conclusion?that UFOs are real, but caused by strange plasmas, which are on the fringes of scientific understanding.” Nick Pope says, “He ended up trying to explain one mystery by reference to another.”
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