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Selected Documents



National Archives UFOs/National Archives UFO Project

In September 2007 the MoD made a policy decision to declassify and release its entire archive of UFO files and transfer them to the National Archives. Nick Pope broke the story in the media in December 2007 and the process commenced in May 2008. Nick Pope has been the public face of this project, having written about it for most of the UK’s national newspapers and given hundreds of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews about it. The following MoD documents were released to Nick Pope by the MoD and comprise the ministerial submission recommending the release of these files, together with the approval from the Under Secretary of State for Defense. See the MoD UFO Files section of this website for more details about the release of the MoD’s UFO files. Click on the thumbnail below to read the documents:


Termination of the MoD's UFO Project

In November 2009 the MoD made a policy decision to terminate its UFO project, as part of a wider series of defense cuts. This brought to an end (officially, at least) over fifty years of official research and investigation into the phenomenon. Nick Pope broke the story in the media in December 2009. The following MoD documents were released to Nick Pope by the MoD and comprise the ministerial submission recommending the termination of the UFO project, together with the approval from the Under Secretary of State for Defense. Click on the thumbnails below to read the documents:

     

Rendlesham Forest Incident

The Rendlesham Forest incident is the UK’s best-known and most compelling UFO case. Over a series of three nights in December 1980 numerous United States Air Force personnel at the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge (USAF bases in the UK county of Suffolk) witnessed extensive UFO activity. The best-known witnesses are John Burroughs and Jim Penniston, who encountered the UFO on the first night, and the Deputy Base Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt, who was a witness on the third night. In early 2001 investigative journalist Georgina Bruni obtained the MoD’s main file on the incident by using the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information – a precursor of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act. The documents mainly consist of public correspondence, but the key documents relating to the MoD's official investigation are reproduced here. See the Rendlesham Forest section of this website for more details about these UFO sightings and the British Government’s official investigation. Click on the thumbnails below to read the documents:

File Cover

Halt Memo  Moreland  Radar  DI55  Neatishead  General Gabriel

High Radioactivity  Faulty Radar Tapes  Radioactivity DIS  Handling  Radar Tapes  Sec (AS) Memo

Flying Saucer Working Party

The Flying Saucer Working Party was set up in October 1950 by the MoD’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Sir Henry Tizard, who felt that UFO sighting reports should not be dismissed out of hand without first conducting some proper, scientific investigations. He duly authorized the setting up of a small study team to look into the phenomenon. The Flying Saucer Working Party’s skeptical final report was released to investigative journalist Georgina Bruni in 2001, following a request that she made under the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information – a precursor of the UK’s Freedom of Information Act. Click here for a more detailed analysis of the Flying Saucer Working Party and the early days of British Government UFO investigations. Click on the thumbnails below to read the documents:

Flying Saucer Working Party - File Cover

Flying Saucer Working Party - Page 1  Flying Saucer Working Party - Page 2  Flying Saucer Working Party - Page 3  Flying Saucer Working Party - Page 4  Flying Saucer Working Party - Page 5



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