UK Government Bans Release of Secret UFO Dossier Leaving Experts Furious
Article by Paul Sims October 9, 2020 (thesun.co.uk)
• In 1990, two Perthshire, Scotland hikers watched the 100ft “diamond-shaped metallic craft” hovering over the village of Calvine in the Scottish Highlands for ten minutes before it shot up vertically out of sight. They also said that they saw military jets fly a series of low-level passes. And they took six photos to prove it. UFO investigator Nick Pope helped colorize the image (seen above).
• The photographs were turned over to British Ministry of Defence officials. Pursuant to the “30-year rule”, these photos were to be declassified and made public on January 1, 2021. But the Ministry of Defence has announced that the release of the photos will be blocked until 2072 – without explanation. The MoD released a redacted version of the file, which includes a blurred photocopy of the original UFO image.
• Former MoD UFO investigator, Nick Pope stated: “Despite an extensive investigation, we never found a definitive explanation for what was seen at Calvine”, said to be one of the most intriguing of all the UFO mysteries. “By the time the world gets to see the file, the two witnesses will be dead. It is crazy. What are the authorities trying to hide?” The redacted file also omitted the names and contact details of the hikers.
• A Freedom of Information Act complaint lodged against the National Archives for withholding the documents is now under investigation by the ‘Information Commissioner’s Office’, a UK information watchdog. The National Archives and the MoD refused to comment.
UFO experts hit out when it emerged a dossier into Britain’s most significant sighting is to be kept secret for another 50 years.
The file is said to contain astonishing colour photographs of a 100ft craft hovering over the village of Calvine in the Scottish Highlands in 1990.
A 30-year rule meant it was due to be declassified on January 1 — but the Ministry of Defence has now blocked release until 2072 without explanation.
Photographs were taken by two Perthshire hikers who watched the “diamond-shaped metallic craft” for ten minutes before it shot up vertically out of sight.
They also claimed to see military jets fly a series of low-level passes.
Evidence collected and held on to by officials included the hikers’ six colour snaps.
A redacted version of the file has been released, including just a blurred photocopied image.
UFO investigator Nick Pope helped colourise the image, seen above.
Last night, Mr Pope said: “Despite an extensive investigation, we never found a definitive explanation for what was seen at Calvine.”
A UFO hunter added: “This is all so frustrating. The Calvine Incident is one of the most intriguing of all the UFO mysteries from that period.
“Under the 30-year rule, the file should have been released on January 1 2021, but if the ministry get their way it won’t be released until January 1 2072 — an 82-year closure.
“By the time the world gets to see the file, the two witnesses will be dead. It is crazy. What are the authorities trying to hide?”
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