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The National Archives has released 15 Ministry of Defence UFO files.
But a press officer for the organisation has confirmed if you want to read them you’ll need to visit its headquarters…
And a top UFO expert says this will fuel further ‘conspiracy theories.’
The National Archives press officer said: “15 files from the MoD on the subject of UFOs have been released.
“We release files on a weekly basis and have already highlighted previous releases on this subject.
“With this release comprising of a small number of files, it has not been practical to prepare a full press pack.
“However, the files are available for all members of the press and public to view in our on site reading room here at Kew.”
Nick Pope used to work for the MoD and ran its UFO project from 1991 to 1994.
He said: “On June 24 1947 a pilot, Kenneth Arnold, saw strange objects that the media dubbed ‘flying saucers’.
“This marked the genesis of the modern UFO mystery.
“Now, almost exactly 70 years later, the release of these real-life X-Files shows that the UFO mystery lives on and that there’s still huge interest in this fascinating topic.”
Nick says that the release of the files is a victory in freedom of information.
He said: “These files will give people a revealing insight into this bizarre and intriguing aspect of Ministry of Defence business.
“I think these files perfectly capture the wonder and fascination of the UFO mystery and show how MoD officials – myself included – struggled to make sense of one of the great mysteries of the modern era.
“Whether people are believers, sceptics, or somewhere in between, these files should delight and fascinate.
“I hope people find them interesting and entertaining.”
However it seems as though that mystery will continue to surround UFOs.
He said: “Sadly, there’s no ‘smoking gun’ in these files that will prove we’ve been visited by extraterrestrials, but there are plenty of intriguing UFO reports, as well as policy papers explaining how the MoD handled this subject.
“The lack of a smoking gun and the fact that these files seem to have been slipped out without a formal media announcement is bound to start some conspiracy theories, and I know that many people believe the ‘good stuff’ is being held back.
“Furthermore, the fact that some files haven’t been digitised, can’t be downloaded, and can only be viewed in person at the National Archives will doubtless also generate conspiracy theories.”
He added: “After this, there are only three more UFO files still to be released, and they should be made public later this year, so there’s still more to come.
“This is a good day for open government and for freedom of information.”
Here’s a link to the National Archives site to find out more.