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Secret UFO Files To Be Released By The British Government (Again)

Secret UFO Files To Be Released By The British Government (Again)

     50 years of collected UFO data and activity held by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) is being published after the June election next month. The secret dossier will reveal 18 documents held back after the information needed to be re-examined by the MoD.
By Lulu Morris
www.nationalgeographic.com.au
5-24-17

Withholding this classified information classified information has reignited claims of a government cover-up of possible alien sightings.

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MOD to release UK’s top secret UFO ‘X-Files’

MOD to release UK's top secret UFO 'X-Files'

By Jon Austin
www.express.co.uk
7-2-15

     The major boost for alien hunters can be exclusively revealed by Express.co.uk on World UFO Day, which campaigners are using to call for the release of all such records globally.

UFO researchers, backed by House of Lords peer, have been fighting for the release of 18 top secret Ministry of Defence (MoD) files about UFO sightings from more than 30 years ago.

The Government faced claims of a cover-up from conspiracy theorists when their release was stalled at the end of 2013.

Some investigators claim the files could provide key evidence of extra-terrestrial life visiting the UK and of specific information about famous controversial sightings such as the Rendlesham Forest incident – a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights and the alleged landing of one or more craft in Suffolk in late December 1980.

Lord Black of Brentwood, who asked the Government for an update through a Parliamentary question, was assured yesterday – the day before World UFO day – the files would be released by the MoD to the National Archives by March next year. . . .

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MoD Discovers 18 New UFO Files (Pt 2)

Ministry of Defence, Britain: You Can’t Have It Both Ways
Part II
Hide and Seek

Paul Dean By Paul Dean
ufos-documenting-the-evidence.blogspot.com
11-1-14

“The official line from the Ministry of Defence is: ‘Yes, this happened. No, we don’t know what it is, but we say that it is of no defence significance.’ How can it possibly be of no defence significance when your best jet is left for standing by a UFO? And, again, how can it be of no defence significance when your air defence region is routinely penetrated by structured craft?”

–Nick Pope, former Intelligence Officer, Secretariat AS 2a, Air Staff, Ministry Defence, United Kingdom

      Statements by Defence and Intelligence officials, such as the little gem above, could (at a stretch) be taken with a grain of salt, if: 1.) they were not so common, and 2.) if it were not for the fact that they are so well supported by the contents of once classified government files and findings.

In my last blog post I discussed the fact that Britain’s MoD had, in August this year, “discovered” another eighteen UFO-related files hitherto unknown to anyone outside the Royal Air Force or Defence Intelligence Staff. This, despite assuring the public in 2013 that the “entirety” of Britain’s military and intelligence community UFO files had been examined and released. Of course, only through pressure from researcher Andy Russell did this enlightenment come fourth; the MoD were certainly not going to admit anything untoward on their own. This constant game of UFO-file-hide-and-seek has gone on in Britain and the USA for so long now that it is certainly the rule, not the exception.

So, the eighteen new files themselves are nine months away (if there is none of the usual shenanigans) from being made public, albeit with what I suspect will be a great deal of redaction. But what can we postulate is contained within them in the here-and-now? I have had a close look at the filing codes and file titles of these eighteen files and some of them are quite interesting indeed. The list itself:

1. DAIRDEF/111/6/4 C31 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LOW FLYING UFOS

2. D/DAIRDEF/111/6/4 C3I AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LOW FLYING UFOS

3. D/DAIRDEF/111/6/4 CSI AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL LOW FLYING UFOS

4. D/DDOPS(GE)/10/8 ADMIN + GENERAL UFOS

5. D/DAO1/13 ADGE UFO REPORTS

6. D/DAO1/13 ADGE UFO REPORTS

7. D/DAO1/13 ADGE UFO REPORTS

8. D/DAO1/13 ADGE UFO REPORT

9. D/DAO1/13 ADGE UFO REPORTS

10. D/IPR2X/2/4/1 FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOI) COPYRIGHT ISSUES CONCERNING INTERNET PUBLICATION REPORTS OF UFO SIGHTINGS

11. 2GP(BP)/88772/10/ISTAR UFO REPORTS

12. M9/18 Defence Policy Issues UFOs

13. D/DS8/75/2/1 UFO Reports Correspondence

14. D/DI55/108/15 UFO Policy 1971-96

15. D/DI55/108/15 UFO Policy 1996-2000

16. D/DI55/108/15 UAP Policy June-Dec 2000

17. D/DI55/108/15 UAP Policy Dec 2000-March 2004

18. D/DI55/108/15 UAP Policy March 2004

The first thing that stands out here is that the file titles are unlike almost any of the previously released S4 (Air), S6 (Air), DS8 and AS 2a Air Staff files, which have titles like “DEFE-24-2019-1”. Five of the files contain the “DI55” which means the creating agency was the ultra-secretive DI55 unit, one of about 80 small cells within Defence Science and Technical Intelligence (DSTI), one of the larger branches of the Defence Intelligence Staff. Most readers will know that DI55, of course, has been found to be very much active in the collecting, collating and investigation of UFO reports and other materials (radar imaging, statistical data, etc) for decades, despite blunt denials throughout the 1980’s. So one shouldn’t be surprised that their little posse has been outed.. again.

Being more specific, what actually “jumped out” in these eighteen new files, however, was the term “ADGE”, with the term “UFO REPORTS” coming straight after. Air Defence Ground Environment (ADGE) is a top echelon term used to describe, in a round about way, the physical and, to a lesser extent, non-physical make-up of an entire “Air Defence Region” (ADR) or regional “Recognized Air Picture” (RAP). Sometimes called a “system of systems” ADGE can be considered an integrated and multi-layered web of ground-based long range radar networks, coupled with airborne early warning systems and even civilian Air Traffic Control networks. The term is most commonly used in the written doctrine of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) operations and directives. One cannot be forgiven for pondering the possibility that these files, which, lets face it, contain the terms “ADGE” and “UFO Reports” in the same title, contain cases where UFO events have seemingly come up in the UK’s Air Defence Region (UKADR), or, maybe, have occurred across Europe and somehow involved the MoD. I may be wrong of course, but lets not forget 1989 and 1990 when Belgium’s Air Force infamously scrambled pairs of F-16A’s combat aircraft, on three occasions no less, to chase down and visually identify extraordinary unknown intruders which appeared first on the huge NATO ADGE radar network on the ground, then on the vertical scan radar displays of the F-16A’s as they we vectored in to the targets by nervous Belgium Combat Operations officers on the ground. As we all know, three weeks later Belgium’s Air Force admitted in a press conference (headed by Major General Wilfried De Brouwer himself) that the unknown(s) ran rings around the F16’s, and the rest is history.

The next thing that jumps out in the file titling of these eighteen new finds is the term “ISTAR”. The actual file title is “2GP(BP)/88772/10/ISTAR UFO REPORTS”. “ISTAR” stands for “Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance” and is a war-fighting and wide-area battle-management concept that oversees, if you like, the linking of real-time intelligence (signals intelligence, telemetry data, etc) with overhead surveillance and reconnaissance, to produce a usable battle picture for war-fighters in the far flung operations arena. Once again, once must wonder why the term “ISTAR” and “UFO REPORTS” come up in the same title. Another file, “M9/18 Defence Policy Issues UFOs”, hints to me that hitherto unacknowledged opinions or concepts (relating solely to the UFO matter) were laid out by intelligence of defence staff of an equally hitherto unacknowledged agency within the MoD, namely “M9” or “M9/18”. A simple internet search is yet to yield results, but my bet would be that this agency, if the file title is indeed referring to an agency, is a long-gone, absorbed, merged or cannibalized cell formally operating at one of the usual old MoD UFO suspects: the DIS floors of the Metropole Building in London, or RAF Provost Marshall or RAF Special Investigation Branch at Rudlow Manor.

Whatever the contents of these files, the same tired old story is playing out again. Our continuing to have to play this game of hide-and-seek insults the intelligence of UFO researchers and government officials alike, whether they be military, intelligence, agency, or otherwise. In regards to the MoD specifically, I often go back to an extraordinary admission contained within the MoD’s Defence Intelligence Staff’s “Project Condign”, or, for the proper title, “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region, Scientific & Technical Memorandum – No. 55/2/00”. Released, albeit with the usual redactions, on May 15th, 2006, the publication, compiled in 2000 and originally classified SECRET UK EYES ONLY, states, as many of you will know, on page four of the Executive Summary:

“The phenomenon presents itself as having exceptional capabilities. That unidentified aerial phenomenon exists is indisputable. It is credited with the ability to hover, land, take off, accelerate to exceptional velocities and vanish. They can reportedly alter their direction of flight suddenly and clearly, characteristics well beyond those of any known aircraft or missile, either manned or unmanned.”

Secret UK Eyes Only

Project Condign was, of course, commissioned and conducted by DI55, DIS in great secrecy. After decades of MoD denials and downplaying, one is right to ask why the decision was made to commission and conduct a study into UFO’s – or, as Condign terms them, “UAP” or “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”, at such a late stage? And, if there was nothing to hide, why the great sensitivity? Indeed, the MoD insisted, on a number of occasions, both in Parliamentary Answers and statements issued to the media, that they had never, and were not, carried out, or were carrying out, any detail examination of the issue. One wonders just how much more UFO material is kept under lock-and-key within the MoD’s vast structuring. For example, we know that the Royal Navy (RN) has managed to keep a stunningly tight lid on their UFO files, once held with Admiralty Board no less, before being compartmented deeper still in the late 1980’s. Then there was the discovery of UFO investigation conducted at the RAF’s Low Flying Complaints Department in the 1970’s and beyond. Even Ralph Noyes, former Head of Defence Secretariat 8, MoD, who was supposed to be aware of all UFO investigative capacity within the UK’s military and intelligence community during his tour of duty, was astonished to find he was not being kept in the loop with regards to the big picture. One wonders, after the latest files are released, will the MoD once again claim that they have truly declassified all their UFO material? Or will we play another few games of hide-and-seek?

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British MoD Forced to Release More UFO Documents in 2015: The Alleged “Last Remaining Files” Were Declassified Last Year

British MoD Forced to Release More UFO Documents in 2015: The Alleged “Last Remaining Files” Were Declassified Last Year

British MoD Forced to Release More UFO Documents in 2015: The Alleged “Last Remaining Files” Were Declassified Last Year

By Robert Hastings
www.ufohastings.com
10-3-14

     On September 23, 2014, a newspaper story in the UK revealed that the British Ministry of Defence would be releasing 18 more UFO documents next year. This action was precipitated by the filing of a Freedom of Information request by British researcher Andy Russell, one month earlier, in which he asked:

“Whether documents covering the period 1971-76 and 1996-2000 titled ‘UFO policy’ and three other documents covering the periods June-Dec 2000, Dec 2000-Mar 2004 and March 2004 exist, and if so are they still ‘classified’.”

A search turned up the hitherto unacknowledged files, thereby contradicting the MoD’s earlier claim that all of its UFO files had been released to the public.

In June 2013, after it had been announced that the final “tranche” or batch of UFO files had just been declassified, I wrote an article saying that the MoD was almost certainly withholding additional, very sensitive, UFO-related documents. My piece featured comments by former MoD UFO Desk administrator Nick Pope, who agreed with my contention. He wrote:

Careful scrutiny of the released material shows plenty of documents have been redacted or withheld in entirety. And that’s not including several of the more interesting files, documents, films and photographs that the MoD claims have been ‘inadvertently destroyed’ or ‘lost’.

In government, access to classified information is a product of your security clearance and your ‘need to know’. Thus, in a sense, you can never say for sure whether you’re privy to all the information on any particular topic, because even if you’re the ‘Subject Matter Expert’, there may not just be specific things to which you’re denied access, but areas the existence of which you’re not even aware. Think of this in terms of ‘unknown unknowns’. So while I had a Top Secret SCI security clearance for much of my MoD career and certainly believe I saw all the UFO files, I can’t be certain: ‘I don’t know what I don’t know’ is another way that those of us who have dealt with highly-classified material sometimes characterize this situation.

Regarding British UFO debunker Dr. David Clarke—who has slavishly repeated every MoD claim about the supposed lack of credible information on UFOs in its hands, and endorsed those claims as the final word on the subject—Pope said this:

Having done as a government job what he did as a hobby, I can confirm that Clarke has never worked for the MoD or held a security clearance. MoD redacts the files before sending them to the National Archives, so he’s only ever seen the same unclassified material as any other member of the public.

One MoD document referred to him as a ‘UFO spotter’—a disparaging term used to describe somebody with a nerdish and slightly obsessive attitude to the subject…Some people would probably use the term ‘useful idiot’ to describe his parroting the MoD ‘no defense significance’ sound bite, which was designed solely to keep Parliament, the media and the public off our backs.

Pope’s last comment about Clarke received a lot of attention. Regarding the disparaging epithet, one reference website says, “In political jargon, ‘useful idiot’ is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.”1

However, the far more interesting and significant comment by Pope was his revelation about the MoD’s underlying motivation for its claim that UFOs posed no threat to the UK.

Regarding the newly-acknowledged documents, Pope recently said, “This is a huge embarrassment for the MoD and will have UFO enthusiasts up in arms…The 18 files include ones from RAF radar specialists and from the ultra-secretive Defence Intelligence Staff, so there may be some fascinating revelations still to come.”2

Having investigated the December 1980 UFO incidents at RAF Bentwaters at great length, I can confidently assert that two members of the MoD’s Air Staff Secretariat DS8 were present for some of the secret debriefings of U.S. Air Force personnel, relating to the sightings there.
Even though those individuals did not conduct the interrogations, and were merely observers, where are the MoD’s records summarizing what occurred during those witness interviews? Certainly there was nothing about them in the files released thus far.

My own Bentwaters research has focused on the events at the base’s Weapons Storage Area (WSA), during the early hours of December 28, 1980, when a UFO reportedly directed one or more laser-like beams into the bunker complex. At the time, the WSA was America’s largest tactical nuclear weapons depot in Europe, according to my former/retired U.S. Air Force sources.

Then-Lt. Col. Charles Halt, the Deputy Base Commander at the time, has described seeing the UFO and the mysterious beams in the distance—as he was investigating unexplained lights in nearby Rendlesham Forest—while at the same time hearing radio chatter from Air Force Security Police posted at the WSA, who were excitedly reporting the unknown object in the sky and one or more beams apparently falling among the weapons bunkers.

Surely the British Ministry of Defence would be interested in such an event. If so, where are its documents discussing it? Col. Halt first publicly admitted his knowledge of the incident in an Unsolved Mysteries television show that aired in 1991. In other words, the MoD had to have known about the UFO activity at the very sensitive WSA at least as early as that date—if not earlier. Wouldn’t one or more of MoD’s intelligence groups have mentioned Halt’s dramatic public admission in writing? If so, why didn’t those files end up being declassified?

I also have reliable sources who have discussed relatively recent UFO incursions at the Royal Navy’s Faslane base, in Scotland, where the UK’s Trident nuclear missile-carrying submarines are based. If my civilian sources, who live nearby, know about these events, presumably the MoD does as well. At least, hopefully it does. Where are the documents relating to the sightings at the base? They were not among those released thus far, even though the reported incidents occurred in 2011.

In summary, the British Ministry of Defence has apparently not been entirely candid with the citizens of the UK or, at least, was very sloppy in its earlier searches for UFO-related files. The newly-discovered documents strongly suggest that other still-unacknowledged batches of files exist. Hopefully this development will result in a renewed effort on the part of British researchers to press for a truly comprehensive declassification of the entire cache of MoD files.

Anyone wishing to review a few of the nuclear weapons-related UFO documents released by the U.S. government should go to my documents page.

On September 27, 2010, I sponsored the UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C., at which seven U.S. Air Force veterans discussed their involvement in, or knowledge of, classified incidents involving UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites. CNN streamed the event live and the full-length video may be viewed here:

References:

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

2. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/401228/EXCLUSIVE-British-Ministry-Defence-18-more-UFO-files-available

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MoD Discovers 18 New UFO Files (Pt 1)

MoD Discovers 18 New UFO Files

Paul Dean By Paul Dean
The UFO Chronicles
8-28-14

Ministry of Defence, Britain: You Can’t Have It Both Ways

“This is a huge embarrassment for the MoD and will have UFO enthusiasts up in arms. When the government said that all its UFO files had been released, conspiracy theorists didn’t believe everything had been made public and it turns out they were right. The 18 files include ones from RAF radar specialists and from the ultra-secretive Defence Intelligence Staff, so there may be some fascinating revelations still to come”

– Nick Pope, former Intelligence Officer, Secretariat AS 2a, Air Staff, Ministry Defence, United Kingdom

In 2008 Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) famously announced that the entirety of their yet unreleased files which related directly to the UFO matter would be declassified and made public over a number of years. This process was supposedly completed in June, 2013 with the release of the last batch of files to the British National Archives. It was one of the largest reviews of MoD files on such a narrow topic in decades. The public and the press were told that this laborious task effectively concluded the MoD’s holding of classified UFO files.

Unfortunately, we have been misinformed.

On the 25th of August, 2014, researcher Andy Russell submitted an enquiry to the MoD regarding the holding of unreleased UFO files. His stimulus for this action seems to have been a review of the well-known and well-verified claims of retired United States Air Force (USAF) Sgt. John Burroughs regarding the Bentwaters Air Force Base/Rendlesham Forest UFO events of 1980. The enquiry to the MoD was treated as a submission under the British Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and was duly replied to by the FOI desk on the 11th of September, 2014. A web-based image of the reply letter, as mandated, also appeared on the MoD’s FOI responses of the week listings. In this reply letter, with the name of the enquirer redacted (blacked out) a short excerpt of the original letter to the MoD is included. It sums up the request as follows:

“Whether documents covering the period 1971-76 and 1996-2000 titled ‘UFO policy’ and three other documents covering the periods June-Dec 2000, Dec 2000-Mar 2004 and March 2004 exist, and if so are they still ‘classified’.”

The MoD’s 2 page response, with page 1 included below, outlines that a number of files – 18 to be exact – were indeed found within the MoD’s systems; and, as we shall see, they may be rather significant. The MoD’s response also stated that the files will be released to the The National Archives. However, no one at the MoD or the National Archives will be working up a sweat to redact, declassify and open them for public consumption because the time frame for this process is indicated to take around 9 months. As for the actual MoD response in imaged form:

FOIA Reply (1) MoD 9-11-2014

If this isn’t enough to raise the eyebrows of UFO researchers, the second page of the MoD’s response most certainly will. Unlike previously released UFO files – the vast majority of which contain civilian reports, standard internal memoranda, enquiries from the public, etc – that have titles as innocuous as “DEFE-24-2019-1”, these 18 newly “discovered” file titles appear to be much more specific, and, quite possibly contain some of what we cherish: rare, verifiable, undeniable evidence that something pretty noteworthy is being monitored in the skies and investigated by certain specialized agencies within a modern defence establishment. The second page of the MoD’s response is imaged below. One only needs to study some of the acronyms and terminology in the titles, which I will be discussing at length, to realise that there is much we have not been told.

FOIA Reply (2) MoD 9-11-2014

In my yet-to-be posted Part 2 of this particular file fiasco, I will be discussing the files themselves by file-title, and the possible contents of such files. I will also be touching on the extraordinary history of British MoD incompetence, misinformation, and, at times, blatant dishonesty regarding their treatment of the UFO matter.

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UFO Witnesses Exposed To Radition, Suggests UK Defence Intelligence

SECRET UK EYES ONLY

UK Defence Intelligence suggests witnesses may have been exposed to UFO radiation

By Alejandro Rojas
openminds.tv
9-25-14

      A witness to the UK’s most famous UFO sighting says he may be suffering from the effects of radiation, and in a recent press release, points out that a UK Defence Intelligence (DI) report suggests that he may have been exposed to UFO radiation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Air Force says they have lost his service and medical records from that time.

It was reported this week that the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has admitted that they will be releasing more UFO files, despite having said that they had already released all of their UFO files. This current revelation has been due to the efforts of John Burroughs, a military witness to the UK’s most famous UFO sighting.

Burroughs says he has been seeking official answers as to what he might have experienced that night in December, 1980 when he and others witnessed a UFO. At the time, Burroughs was a U.S. Air Force security officer stationed at RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk, which, along with nearby RAF Woodbridge, was on lease to the U.S. Air Force.

Since then he has had health problems and suspects that his UFO experience may have contributed to his condition. He says, “I have specific medical symptoms that are considered by some very knowledgeable people to be a fingerprint of a specific kind of radiation.”

It was actually a Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) he made in December that prompted the MoD to release these newly found UFO documents. However, coincidentally, the MoD did not actually post that information publicly until September 16, the day after Burroughs sent out a press release to many UK media outlets alerting them to his plight. . . .

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British MoD Still With-Holding Secret UFO Documents

British MoD Still With-Holding Secret UFO Documents

By Gordy Goodger
www.spaceportuk.com
9-15-14

     Woodbridge UK, September 15, 2014 — The British Ministry of Defense is still withholding high-level UFO public policy papers, along with other key information, despite the public stance that all material has been transferred to the National Archives, according to John F. Burroughs, a retired USAF security officer. Burroughs, 54, was stationed at RAF Bentwaters in 1980 and witnessed one of the most significant UFO events in English history.

According to Burroughs, the MOD commissioned a Top Secret Technical Memorandum 55/2/00 in 2000, which was intended to provide the pretext for closing down the MOD UFO desk. That Memorandum included a Key Recommendation that “It should no longer be a requirement for DI55 to monitor UAP reports as they do not demonstrably provide information useful to Defense Intelligence.”

Subsequent to the internal release of the Technical Memorandum, the UK MOD shut down the public UFO (UAP) reporting desk and began a process of transferring all of the UFO reports to the British National Archives.

According to the National Archives web page dated 21 June 2013 they stated they had today released its tenth and final tranche of UFO files, containing 4,400 pages of UFO policy, correspondence and UFO sighting reports covering the final two years of the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk (from late 2007 until November 2009).

The files reveal for the first time the reasons behind the closure of the UFO Desk and how sightings had become a social phenomenon making tabloid headlines and sparking a disclosure campaign for ‘the truth’.

Dr. David Clarke, author of the book ‘The UFO Files’, said: ‘The last pieces of the puzzle have finally been revealed with this insight into the last days of the UFO Desk. These files spell out clearly why the Ministry of Defense decided – after 60 years – it no longer needed to keep tabs on sightings, even those made by ‘credible’ people such as police officers and pilots. The last files from the UFO desk are now all in the public domain. People at home can read them and draw their own conclusions about whether ‘the truth’ is in these files or still out there.’

This seeming act of transparency was apparently a ruse, as FOIA requests by Burroughs have revealed two further versions of the truth.

In an initial response the MOD admitted the existence of 6 crucial UFO/UAP public policy papers which have NOT been released. According to that version UFO/UAP Policy papers dating from 1971 through 2004 have been held back. These papers contain the MOD public information policy for over three decades, including a change from the use of the term ‘UFO’ to ‘UAP’, in June of 2000.

Burroughs feels this change was an attempt to conceal MOD information on the UFO issue from June, 2000 onward by referring to the phenomenon in question as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, (UAP) rather than the well-understood “Unidentified Flying Object” (UFO). The change would allow the MOD to make the claim that no further information on the UFO is being held, while maintaining information on the UAP.

In response to a follow-up FOIA request, the MOD revised its position to say that they were still maintaining 18 UFO documents as classified.

The MOD said that the documents were being ‘prepared’ for public release — meaning reviewed for material that should remain redacted — at a later date. When Burroughs submitted a request for early release of the classified documents, the MOD declined, claiming that doing so would ‘delay the planned public release” of the material.

“This makes little sense to me,” Burroughs said, “as releasing them to me would accelerate access to the information contained, not delay it. The MOD is clearly dragging its feet on full disclosure, while presenting the illusion to the public that it has already happened.”

Nick Pope, Co-Author of the book Encounter in Rendlesham Forest with James Penniston and Burroughs, and former Directorate of Defense Security, Ministry of Defense who’s gone on record saying Rendlesham might be the turning point in history that leads to the explanation of the UFO phenomenon” stated this when he learned of Burroughs FOIA discovery.

“I knew for sure that not everything had been released, because by the MOD’s own admission, some files/documents had been lost, some destroyed, some redacted and some withheld altogether. Also, material where the information owner is a defense contractor (e.g. some of the Project Condign working papers) is exempt from disclosure altogether, as private companies are outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act”. The bottom line is this: whether it’s exempt from the FOIA entirely, withheld/redacted under exemptions to the FOIA, destroyed or lost, some material on Project Condign and on the Rendlesham Forest incident has yet to emerge, and some may never come to light”.

Burroughs will be presenting the results of his active FOIA request program and his analysis of MOD Technical Memorandum 55/2/00 at the Woodbridge Community hall Station Rd Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4AU on Saturday September, 20th at 7:00pm. Also appearing with Burroughs will be Richard Dolan, Larry Warren and Gary Heseltine.

According to Burroughs, the significance of the contents of the Memo 55/2/00 has long been overlooked by the research community because it was deliberately obtuse in nature. The Memo is technically complicated and the writing was adroit in the process of stating key facts while presenting a facade that the phenomenon under study was one of several forms of rare, but naturally occurring weather aberration.

“You have to know what you are looking for,” Burroughs said, and understand what is actually being stated. The memorandum is a masterpiece of bureaucratic double-speak.”

Among other points Burroughs will cover in his talk are the fact that there is an international race to weaponize the technology employed by the phenomenon.

According to Burroughs, “The memo states clearly that ‘Russian, Former Soviet Republics and Chinese authorities have made a co-ordinated effort to understand the UAP topic.’ and that high level scientists, astronauts and senior pilots have been appointed to study groups.”

The most significant accomplishment Burroughs has made to date is to correlate the described characteristics of the ‘true phenomenon’, as he puts it, under study by the MOD, with a 2003 paper by Jaques Vallee and Eric Davis and a 2010 paper printed in the Journal of British Interplanetary Science by Hal Puthoff.

Puthoff’s paper, published a decade after the MOD memo, describes a theoretical propulsion system for interstellar travel, based on the Alcubierre ‘warp drive’ concept.

“It boils down to this:” Burroughs stated, “Puthoff’s predictions for effects of a drive capable of interstellar travel match the effects of the UFO Phenomenon noted by Vallee/Davis and they match the effects described by the MOD of the UAP Phenomenon under study.” “Most significantly, the predicted effects of the theoretical interstellar drive on humans in close proximity match those of the MOD – which could not have known of Puthoff’s theory at the time of the writing — and they match the symptoms I exhibit from a close encounter with the phenomenon while on duty at Bentwaters.”

“I am convinced that this is the reason the DOD has classified my medical records and attempted to doctor my Service Record to show I was not in service at the time, to allow the VA to deny me benefits, but more importantly, keep the medical information about my condition a Classified secret.

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