Ministry of Defence Releases Final ‘X Files’ Containing the Truth About Britain’s Secret UFO Investigations
by Jasper Hamill June 4, 2019 (metro.co.uk)
• Over the past 11 years, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has declassified 60,000 pages exposing the secrets of a government investigation into unexplained UFO sightings over the UK. In April, the last pair of files were published and made available to the public at the British National Archives.
• The latest files to be released do not contain a smoking gun which proves the existence of aliens. But they reveal fascinating aspects of investigators’ attempt to understand the phenomenon. They expose bitter arguments between a conservative MoD division that imposed a policy of secrecy with UFOs and the more open-minded Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS), resulting in a total breakdown of communications.
• Said Nick Pope, former MoD UFO investigator, “The (released documents) show how a ‘skeptic versus believer’ debate was raging at the MoD, with a total breakdown in relations.” The policy division was overly-concerned about what the media and the public might think, while the DIS wanted to conduct more in-depth research and investigation into the phenomenon.
• In America, details of a secret research program called AATIP showed that the US government has studied sightings of advanced aircraft and ‘exotic technologies’ including wormholes, antigravity, invisibility cloaking, warp drives and high energy laser weapons. Investigators have even explored the health ‘consequences’ of close encounters.
• Pope says, “The recent release of the final British government UFO files couldn’t have come at a better time. Interest in UFOs is at an all-time high.” “The US Navy in particular is trying to de-stigmatize the issue so that Navy pilots who encounter these mystery objects will make an official report, instead of staying silent, as most do at present.”
Over the past 11 years, the MoD has declassified 60,000 pages exposing the secrets of a government investigation into unexplained sightings over the UK. In April, the last pair of files were published and made available to the public at the National Archives in Kew, where they must be viewed in person because they have not yet been digitised. The latest files to be released do not contain a smoking gun which proves the existence of aliens, but they reveal fascinating aspects of investigators’ attempt to understand the phenomenon. They expose bitter arguments between a division that set the policy on UFOs and the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) resulting in a total breakdown of communications. The team which set policy on UFOs was shown to be cautious and worried about what the public might think of a probe into unexplained aircraft spotted in the skies, whilst the DIS was more open-minded and called for further investigation into the mystery.
Nick Pope, a former MoD UFO investigator, has been studying the files and said they also demonstrate the UK’s influence on the US, where ‘bombshell revelations about the US Navy’s encounters with UFOs have moved this subject out of the fringe and into the mainstream’. He told Metro: ‘These last two files are particularly fascinating and I can understand why sensitivities over their contents may have delayed their release. ‘They show how a sceptic versus believer debate was raging at the MoD, with a total breakdown in relations between the division that set the policy on UFOs and the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS), who provided the lead division with scientific and technical intelligence.
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