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Daily UFO Headlines 6/23/2017

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Witness says UFO was partially ‘transparent’

A Kentucky witness at Hindman reported a brief encounter with an object that was partially transparent, according to testimony in Case 83775 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness said the object was solid, but the back half appeared to be transparent. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness said the object was solid, but the back half appeared to be transparent. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness watched the craft for just a few minutes on May 16, 2017.

“Craft was a solid, white object headed northeast of Hindman, Kentucky, at approximately 2:35-2:37 p.m.,” the witness stated.“Back of craft was completely transparent. Front of craft was white and came to a curved point like a football. The craft had no visible lights or trails coming from it.”

The object was moving under the cloud cover. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The object was moving under the cloud cover. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The sighting was very short.

“The craft was only visible for a few seconds before it seemed to just fade away. There were no clouds in the sky. At exactly 2:42 p.m. I saw an airplane following the same path and then another at 2:43 and another at 2:46.”

The witness reported that the object could have been as big as 300 feet. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

The witness reported that the object could have been as big as 300 feet. Pictured: Hindman, Kentucky. (Credit: Google)

No shape was given for the object – which was estimated to be flying higher than 500 feet. The object’s size was reported as between 101 and 300 feet. The case was reported to MUFON on May 16, 2017. Kentucky MUFON State Director Dave MacDonald investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown.

Hindman is a city in Knott County, Kentucky, population 777. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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Daily UFO Headlines 6/22/2017

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Triangle UFO follows Washington witness

A Washington witness at Sunnyside reported a slow-moving, triangle-shaped object that followed his vehicle along a rural roadway, according to testimony in Case 83989 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness illustration of the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration of the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness had just gotten off work and was driving home at 10:50 p.m. on May 25, 2017, when the incident began.

“I take the back roads home and got on Factory Road outside of Sunnyside, Washington,” the witness stated.“After about three minutes or so traveling down the road, I noticed an orange light near two red lights in a triangular pattern. The orange light was blinking.”

The witness immediately thought the object was a Chinook helicopter.

“I found it strange how low it was to the ground and the lack of sound. I also noticed it was traveling a bit fast to be a helicopter. It flew from south to north.”

The witness then thought that the object might be a drone.

“My speed was about 50 mph, though I was slowing down not wanting to get too close to the object. It crossed the road in front of me and then I proceeded to pass it. I found it to strange – it grabbed my curiosity. An oncoming car passed me, and once it did I pulled into a dirt driveway and turned around – doing a U-turn. I quickly drove back and found that it was out in the same area I had left it.”

The witness then slowed down in the middle of the road with no place to pull over.

“I simply stopped in the middle of road – now able to see a mile infront of me and behind me. I was facing west with my back to the east. It seemed to stop flying south and began to fly west.”

Witness illustration of the craft. (Credit: MUFON)

Witness illustration of the craft. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness quickly reached for his smartphone and pulled up the camera app.

“I began to record as I drew closer. This was when I noticed a white light, much like a star starting to fly down from above it and near the object. It quickly got my attention as it quickly stopped again and turned 90-degrees and flew south across the road again. Once it had done this, it began to fly west.”

The object was then flying parallel to the road and began to make the witness afraid.

“Though it stopped and then began to fly northwest from its location towards me, I became overwhelmed with fear knowing this wasn’t a plane or a helicopter. Having both my windows down, I would have heard something. I threw my phone in the passenger seat and began to speed off. As I began to pass it, I came as close as I ever was to the object.”

The witness described the object.

“It was a gray triangle, with three orange lights and one red, glowing light in the middle with two small, green lights near the rear. It was hovering. I am now driving back from where I had come from. Heading into Sunnyside on Factory Road. I reached a speed of 97 mph and quickly began to slow down. I felt safer near town, though, now that it was nearly 11 p.m. and no one would be around.”

But that safe feeling quickly dissolved.

“I turned left onto Handford Road, and before getting to Vakima Valley Highway, I turned left onto another road that was near a car dealership and stopped again to see if I could​ see the object. It was flying west again and was in the same light configuration as when I first saw it – with one blinking, orange light and two red ones. I watched it fly for a short time before it began to fly southwest and I didn’t want it getting too close again. I got back onto Handford Road and onto Yakima Valley Highway driving towards Grandview.”

Cropped piece of witness illustration from the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

Cropped piece of witness illustration from the scene. (Credit: MUFON)

But once the witness arrived home and got of his vehicle, he saw the craft again.

“It had followed me approximately six miles and was flying southeast, though, I did not turn and I watched it fly in that direction until it was out of sight. I thought about following it, but didn’t want to push my luck as I began to feel afraid again. When I reviewed the video I recorded, the object was not captured due to it being too dark outside, and had stop recording without me pressing pause as I passed the object.”

Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, Washington, population 15,858.Washington MUFON State Director James Clarkson investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

“I would point out this case was near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation,” Clarkson stated in his report. “Given the highly unusual shape and lighting configuration, and the lack of sound when the witness had parked his car with all of the windows down, I am classifying this case as a true UAV with a highly credible witness.”

Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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New UK UFO files released, not accessible online

The UK government has finally released several UFO documents they have been promising to release for years. The UK government claimed to have released all of their UFO files in 2013. However, in 2014, found 18 others they neglected to include in the original bunch. Although the files are available as of today, they cannot be accessed online. They can only be seen by visiting their office in Kew, a few miles outside of London. This means it may be a few days until we know what is in the files.

Map showing the location of the UK National Archives building in Kew. (Credit: Google Maps)

Map showing the location of the UK National Archives building in Kew. (Credit: Google Maps)

The news of the release of the files was posted by online radio station KGRA. An email had been sent from the UK National Archives to Kerry McClure in response to an inquiry about the files. McClure forwarded the response, which includes a link to information about the files, to KGRA. KRGA posted the contents of the email earlier today. Although the UK National Archives has claimed they will be releasing 18 files, only 15 files are represented in the link provided to McClure.

The files may never have been discovered, if it were not for the efforts of John Burroughs. He witnessed an amazing UFO event while in the US Air Force stationed at a base in the UK in 1980. He had discovered the existence of several UFO files he wanted to review while investigating his UFO incident. The UK government said they were releasing all of their UFO files and he would have to wait until they were released with the rest of the UFO documents which were being made public in batches.

John Burroughs (right) and his lawyer Pat Frascogna presenting their case at the 2015 International UFO Congress. (Credit: Carlo Petrick)

John Burroughs (right) and his lawyer Pat Frascogna presenting their case at the 2015 International UFO Congress. (Credit: Carlo Petrick)

Once all of the UFO files were supposedly released, the documents he was looking for where not present. He then asked the UK government to release them, but was not taken seriously. Then, a UK citizen who had read about Burroughs’ efforts made a request for the files as well. He received a response. He was told the files had been overlooked and would be released in about 9 months. That was several years ago. Even a member of the House of Lords made inquiries about why it was taking so long for the files to be released.

Suffice it to say, there has been much anticipation to see these files, but for those who do not live near London, it may be a few more days until we know more about these files.

Photograph of the The National Archives, taken by Nick Cooper 3 February, 2007. (Credit: Nick Cooper/Wikimedia Commons)

Photograph of the The National Archives, taken by Nick Cooper 3 February, 2007. (Credit: Nick Cooper/Wikimedia Commons)

For now, here is a list of the files:

UFO policy

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO policy.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     27 April 2004 – 07 May 2004

Reference:         DEFE 24/3156

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/2879: UFOs: reports; correspondence; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFOs: reports; correspondence. Copy of DEFE 24/2879: UFOs: reports; correspondence; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     1976 – 1977

Reference:         DEFE 24/2879/1

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

 

Copy of DEFE 24/2862: UFO reports; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO reports. Copy of DEFE 24/2862: UFO reports; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     16 November 1986 – 23 February 2001

Reference:         DEFE 24/2862/1

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3129: UFOs: administration and general; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFOs: administration and general. Copy of DEFE 24/3129: UFOs: administration and general; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     13 May 1982 – 02 January 1983

Reference:         DEFE 24/3129/1

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3122: Defence policy issues: UFOs; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Defence policy issues: UFOs. Copy of DEFE 24/3122: Defence policy issues: UFOs; with redactions

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     06 May 1997 – 15 March 2000

Reference:         DEFE 24/3122/1

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/2822: UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs. Copy of DEFE 24/2822: UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     04 January 1993 – 30 January 1995

Reference:         DEFE 24/2822/1

Subjects:             Air transport | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/2821: UFO reports: C31 air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs. Copy of DEFE 24/2821: UFO reports: C31 air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     15 March 1991 – 20 December 1992

Reference:         DEFE 24/2821/1

Subjects:             Air transport | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/2823: UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs. Copy of DEFE 24/2823: UFO reports: C3I air traffic control; low flying UFOs; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     06 November 1995 – 21 January 1996

Reference:         DEFE 24/2823/1

Subjects:             Air transport | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3128: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports. Copy of DEFE 24/3128: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     01 September 2001 – 22 October 2002

Reference:         DEFE 24/3128/1

Subjects:             Air Force | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3127: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports. Copy of DEFE 24/3127: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     16 November 1999 – 13 August 2001

Reference:         DEFE 24/3127/1

Subjects:             Air Force | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3124: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports. Copy of DEFE 24/3124: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     06 January 1995 – 21 November 1996

Reference:         DEFE 24/3124/1

Subjects:             Air Force | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Copy of DEFE 24/3126: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports. Copy of DEFE 24/3126: Air Defence Ground Environment: UFO reports; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     01 October 1997 – 15 November 1999

Reference:         DEFE 24/3126/1

Subjects:             Air Force | Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

 

Copy of DEFE 24/2863: Freedom of Information Act 2000: copyright issues concerning internet publication; reports…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. Freedom of Information Act 2000: copyright issues concerning internet publication; reports of UFO sightings. Copy of DEFE 24/2863: Freedom of Information Act 2000: copyright issues concerning internet publication; reports of UFO sightings; with redactions.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     28 June 2007 – 15 August 2007

Reference:         DEFE 24/2863/1

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | Communications | UFOs

UFO policy. This is a redacted version, which is the only surviving copy of this…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO policy. This is a redacted version, which is the only surviving copy of this file.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     13 June 2000 – 12 December 2000

Reference:         DEFE 24/3154

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

UFO policy. This is a redacted version, which is the only surviving copy of this…

Ministry of Defence: Defence Secretariat Branches and their Predecessors: Registered Files. UFO policy. This is a redacted version, which is the only surviving copy of this file.

Held by:               The National Archives, Kew – Ministry of Defence

Date:     09 December 1971 – 11 December 1996

Reference:         DEFE 24/3152

Subjects:             Armed Forces (General Administration) | UFOs

Update 6/22/2017

We received an email from Nick Pope, former UK Ministry of Defence UFO investigator. He writes: “The National Archives decided not to go with a proactive media launch this time around, probably because of the previous adverse publicity about the delay in making these files available – especially as there are still three to come, so they can’t even say this concludes the release project. They essentially shifted from seeing this as a potential good news story about open government and freedom of information to regarding it as a potentially bad news story about delay and bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the perception will be that they slipped this out and hoped people wouldn’t notice until some time afterwards, making media coverage less likely, as journalists tend not to like beginning a story by saying that something interesting happened last month.”

Pope suggests that with enough pressure from the media and/or public, perhaps the UK National Archives will release the files online for free as they did with the previous UFO files. Albeit, the files were only free for a limited time. Unlike the U.S., the British government maintains copyright over government documents and charges for them.

For more about Burroughs and the UK UFO files visit these links:

Vet says government has acknowledged he was injured by UFO while on duty

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

Stalled UFO file release questioned in the UK House of Lords

 

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Iowa witness recalls late night UFO close encounter

An Iowa witness at Millerton recalled a UFO incident from the early 90s where the object moved over his vehicle at one point and beamed light onto the vehicle, according to testimony in Case 83673 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first thought the object was a helicopter. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

The witness first thought the object was a helicopter. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

“I can’t remember the exact year and day, but I know that it was between 1990 and 1992,” the witness stated.“It occurred in rural Wayne County, Iowa. I had two young sons at that time. One was around 2 or 3 and the other was 4 or 5 at the time. That’s why I can narrow down the time that it happened. I had been at some friend’s house in the Corydon area that evening. They had two sons the same age as mine and the kids played while we played cards for awhile.”

The hour was late and past the kid’s bedtime, so the witness left to go home.

“The boys fell asleep in the car not far down the road.I was driving eastbound on a county highway east of Millerton. It was between 9-10 p.m. I believe. I noticed a bright flash of light to my left. It was maybe 10 or 15 miles directly north of me hovering low in the night sky. It would flash a bright light every second.”

The witness watched the object instantly jump from one area of the sky to another. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

The witness watched the object instantly jump from one area of the sky to another. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

The witness first thought the object was a helicopter – possibly life flight on its way to Corydon Hospital.

“I soon realized it wasn’t. I continued to glance over at it as I drove another mile or two. It just seemed to hang in the same spot. And the flashing light was just brilliant. Much brighter than any plane or helicopter.”

The witness decided to pull over on the shoulder to see what this object was.

“I drove a Pontiac Sunbird at that time and had the window rolled down while watching it. I shut off the lights and killed the engine. After a few minutes, I noticed the light was a bit brighter as if it had moved closer, yet I never saw it move. Then after another minute, it changed locations again. It was several miles closer to me. This thing moved so fast. It would hover motionless for a short while and then in the blink of an eye it would change locations. In a matter of minutes, it was approximately a half-mile north of me 50-75 feet above a crop field.”

At this point, the witness could see that the flashing light was actually a beam of light shining downward from the craft at about a 75-degree angle and making a full rotation approximately every second.

“I still couldn’t see the craft itself. Then it was suddenly a hundred yards due north hovering over the field. The brilliant beam of light shined all the way to the ground as it rotated in a wide circle. I’d never seen anything like it. It lit up the ground beneath it like daylight. You could see what looked like little dust particles in the light. It was weird. I thought for a moment that I should try to get out of there. But I was really intrigued with this thing. I still couldn’t make out the craft itself.”

The object eventually moved overhead and shown a beam of light into the witnesses’ vehicle. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

The object eventually moved overhead and shown a beam of light into the witnesses’ vehicle. Pictured: Rural area near Millerton, Iowa. (Credit: Google)

Then in the next moment, the witness realized the craft was no longer there.

“No more beam of light, nothing. Before I could even think about it, the car filled with a brilliant flash of light for just a moment. It was almost blinding. There was a peculiar feeling in the air like static electricity that seemed to wash over me.”

The witness then craned his head out the window and looked up.

“Above me was a large area of blackness and I knew it was above me. It was silent. The light wasn’t shining from it. Then for just a little bit, the underneath of it lit up with a bunch of smaller, blinking lights.”

At this point the witness was able to make out the shape and size of it.

“It was larger than I thought. Probably 40-50 feet in diameter and hovered about 40-50 feet above me at maybe a 75-degree angle. If it had tilted to a vertical position, I think I could have touched it. It was the shape of a disc. I thought to myself, “My God. I can’t believe I’m seeing this.’

Then in an instant, the craft was a half mile away.

“With the light beam rotating back down at a 75-degree angle as before. And in the same way that it came to me it left. Hovering for short intervals before zipping to another spot miles away, leaving only a faint streak of light between the two points. It was going east and slightly north. At one point, I estimated it as being probably in the Ottumwa area. Eventually it got far enough away that I couldn’t distinguish it from a star. The last time I could see it flashing I would guess it was perhaps in the Fairfield/Mt. Pleasant area headed in the direction of Burlington.”

The witness was upset over the incident.

“I was pretty shaken by this whole thing and watched it go away partly because I wanted to be certain the thing wasn’t going to turn around and come back. It scared the crap out of me to be honest. The boys didn’t wake up, so they never knew it even happened. When I got home, I called my friend whose house I had been to earlier. He didn’t believe me. Then awhile later, he heard that others had seen something too and had called the sheriff and reported it. They were told that it was a helicopter. I explained to him that it wasn’t, and he sternly replied, ‘I don’t know what you saw, but don’t be telling people about it. They’ll think you’re nuts and throw you in a padded room.’  So I haven’t. For the past 25-plus years.”

Millerton is a city in Wayne County, Iowa, population 45. Iowa MUFON Assistant State Director Beverly Trout investigated this case and closed it as an Unknown. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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More dubious “MJ-12” documents released from anonymous source

A podcast host claims to have received “Ultra Top Secret” UFO documents outlining a secret government program regarding UFOs. The 47 page documents reviews alleged UFO crashes, the recovery of extraterrestrial spacecraft and alien bodies. One section summarizes a supposed interrogation with an extraterrestrial being.

The documents were posted on the website of the podcast Midnight in the Desert. Midnight in the Desert was created for the return of famous late night paranormal talk show host Art Bell. However, after only a handful of episodes, Bell quit. His producer, Heather Wade, then took the reins.

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In the Midnight in the Desert post, it says Wade received the documents “from a trusted source.” The article then states that the documents were sent to UFO researcher Stanton Freidman, known for investigating other alleged MJ-12 documents.

The Midnight in the Desert article says Freidman will look into the documents, but also claims “at this time we can find no evidence of forgery.”

Cover page of alleged documents on ET crashes and alien being recoveries. Click image to see files.

Cover page of alleged documents on ET crashes and alien being recoveries. Click image to see files.

Not everyone agrees. Many have voiced concern. Nick Pope, who investigated UFO for several years for the UK Ministry of Defence told the UK’s Daily Express, “These documents are completely and utterly bogus.”

“The language and the wider feel of these UFO documents is just plain wrong,” Pope continued. “It’s as if someone was playing buzzword bingo with all the words and phrases that excite UFO believers, and throwing in some New Age philosophy for good measure.”

As for the alleged interrogation of an ET, Pope tweeted: “The ‘interview with an alien’ read like a high school student attempting (badly) to write a science fiction short story. Must do better.”

This section does seem to be the most preposterous part of the document. In the beginning of the interview, when asked why they are here, the alien says, in part, it is because they “like trees.” When asked to elaborate, the being responds, “You see, we would hate to see you blow-up such a pretty little planet…”

So why would someone go to the work to fake these documents? Pope says, “As with previous such documents that have surfaced in the US, I suspect they’ve been hoaxed by someone on the fringes of the UFO community, playing an elaborate practical joke to see if they can put one over on the true believers.”

These are not the first “MJ-12” documents to allegedly be leaked by government insiders. The terms MJ-12 and Project Aquarius, an alleged MJ-12 project that is also referenced in the newly released papers, where first mentioned in a document released in the 1980s that where admitted by their author to be fake. Documents continued to be sent to UFO researchers from anonymous sources throughout the 80s and 90s.

The documents have been highly controversial among UFO researchers. Freidman believes he has shown some of them may be legitimate, but admits, most of them are hoaxes. Either way, the information in the documents has been very influential to the modern mythology surrounding alleged UFO conspiracies.

The documents can be seen at the original post on the Midnight in the Desert website.

 

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