Secret UFO Probes Hidden from UK Government Department
Article by Berny Torre November 23, 2020 (dailystar.co.uk)
• Dr. David Clarke of Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire, England took the time to read a 400-page study into 10,000 UFO sightings investigated from 1997 to 2000 by a department of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) known as the ‘Defence Intelligence Staff’. The investigations concluded that UFOs had an “indisputable” observable presence but there was no evidence to suggest they were “hostile or under any type of control”.
• Clarke noted that “[t]he (UFO reporting system) system was extremely complicated. [T]here was at various times two or three different departments of the British Ministry of Defence who were involved in investigating UFOs or responding to the public.” Any UFO incidents that were deemed to have some kind of military significance were passed along to the Defence Intelligence Staff, or ‘DI55’, to investigate.
• Military officials often kept their UFO findings secret from civil servants over fears the information would be leaked, said Clarke. DI55 investigators tasked with hunting ETs “didn’t trust” civil servants briefing ministers with their data.
• Clarke told UFO Podcast’s Martin Willis that although the famed UFO hunter, Nick Pope, often refers to his days in the 1990 working at the UFO desk in the Ministry of Defence, he was just one of dozens of different people who did that task and he didn’t actually investigate anything. “He just received reports and filed them. He was a civil servant.” said Clarke. “He might run a few checks with a local radar station but that’s as far as time allowed.”
• “I’ve interviewed most of the people who worked on this subject in DI55 at that time,” added Clarke. “They tell me, ‘well Nick Pope didn’t have any involvement in this, we did the (UFO) investigations, we didn’t share information with them because we didn’t trust them’. “(Pope) was a civilian who was briefing ministers. He was doing PR work.”
Britain’s secret UFO investigators kept their findings hidden from the Government, an academic has claimed.
Dr David Clarke, of Sheffield Hallam University, said the Ministry of Defence team tasked with hunting ETs “didn’t trust” civil servants briefing ministers with their data.
The lecturer and investigative journalist uncovered the Defence Intelligence Staff’s 400-page study into 10,000 UFO sightings in 2005.
He has now said its military officials often kept their findings secret from civil servants over fears the information would be leaked.
Dr Clarke added former Government UFO investigators who have gone public over the findings such as Nick Pope “didn’t investigate anything”.
He told the UFO Podcast with Martin Willis: “There was a UFO desk where he was an incumbent for three years but he was just one of dozens of different people who did that task and he didn’t actually investigate anything.
“He just received reports and filed them. He was a civil servant, there was a body that investigated cases and it was known as the Defence Intelligence Staff, DI55, and they were the people who were tasked to investigate UFO incidents that were deemed to have some kind of military significance.”
The UFO investigator added: “The system was extremely complicated and there was at various times two or three different departments of the British Ministry of Defence who were involved in investigating UFOs or responding to the public.
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