posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 05:50 PM
a reply to: data5091
I used to have a casual interest in the UFO topic when I was kid in the late 1970s and 1980s when it was difficult to get at any real information
without absorbing the biased opinions of the writers of a book or article in the print media. I have never been one to believe that aliens are
visiting us on a regular basis, talking to or abducting who they please.
But, I got caught up in X-Files and Roswell fever during the 1990s when
it seemed like some kind of disclosure was just around the corner. Since then the internet has reached a critical mass of people who can offer not
only differing perspectives needed when discussing the phenomenon but actual real evidence.
Now a couple of decades later it is difficult to decide if a lot of the UFO lore has any real viability.
But then again do our governments really believe there is no threat and no point investigating UFOs? The USA gave it up (officially) in 1969. Do we
really think they did that?
Our own (UK) MoD 'officially' gave it up a few years ago spinning the usual "no defence significance" story and telling us how everything on UFOs
has been released. However how are we to know? The MoD UFO files are mainly photocopies of letters from the public circulated within the MoD and then
an accompanied response to the individual. We are not given any details of scrambled RAF aircraft or 'internal' investigations into airspace
intrusions when the public has not made an enquiry.
A lot of skeptical researchers often refer to the fact that anything that occurred more than 30 years ago is in the public domain and has been
released via the National Archives due to government guidelines.
I have to say that this far from true.
Whilst looking into a totally more down to earth event I have discovered that the British Government refuse to release some files for a lot longer.
I hasten to add this has nothing to do with UFOs and more to do with criminal activities in the early 1970s. But if any government wants to put a stop
to prying eyes in the name of national security then it will.