Hey there! This is more opinion/rambling than it is factual research. So someone wrote an interesting comment in a thread recently, about finding
"something off" with Nick Pope.
I have to agree, but instead of simply writing "I agree" figured it was worth a bit of expansion. Pope lives behind a convenient veil, and I think
it's time we shatter that and if necessary, call him out for being the bull# I think a lot of people have found or find him to be, in some cases way
From Nobody To... Still A Nobody
So Nick Pope basically got a job in his early adult years in an "admin" department of the MOD. And basically, that's where he stayed for the entirety.
When you think about it, and read the little info that's out there about his history, one prevailant image springs to mind. For a lot of people, I
think there was this glamarous assumption that he lead the "UFO division" or something from some special Fox Mulder-esque office, but IMO, that is
bull#. You know it's bull#, I know it's bull#, we just let the Mulder fantasy over-ride it, and newspapers exploit that fact.
His work space was most likely more akin to this:
This is the kind of work environment that seems to resonate from his "Secretariat (Air Staff) known as Sec (AS) 2a" job. Like I said all that job
really is, is admin. Filing things into neat piles for people much higher up the pay chain than himself. Pencil pushing, desk jockie, whatever you
want to call it.
He didn't work on any secretive or major operational site, he didn't work for any secretive division. He worked in a #ty office crammed in with 50
others and was probably no higher or lower in rank than anyone else in that room, ever. He was admin. It just so happened that the thing he was
"admin"-ing happened to be popular with MSM.
Co-Workers Don't Want To Associate
Now, imagine you work in that environment. Imagine you are one of the other 40 people in that office, you do your job hard like everyone else there.
But one guy, sat at the back, well he has to handle all the "UFO" incoming mail, and for some reason, this guy keeps getting media attention. He's the
one person in the "Secretariat (Air Staff) known as Sec (AS) 2a" section that is different to everyone else.
And I'd imagine this led to some ridicule. I doubt very much that this nerdy douche was exactly "admired" by his colleagues. His demeanour alone
suggests he was never revered by others (in the workplace at least). The dude couldn't escape Britain fast enough when he was made redundant
What does that tell you? It suggests to me that he has little or no friends in the UK, possibly no family, and definitely no-one from the MOD or his
former rank wants anything to do with him.
Yeah, I think you'll find Pope was probably the butt of the jokes in the office. I reckon the majority of other staff at the MoD hated him. It's not
like you ever hear of him forging any friendships, it's not like any other MoD staff got invested in the UFO stuff or became his wing-man or woman. He
was a #ing joke to them.
No Friends, No Family
He comes across as a weedy dork. There's that classic video of him turning up at Rendlesham with his briefcase and he doesn't assert any dominance. In
fact the others in the video don't really seem to give a # that he's there. His favourite UFO photo evidence (or one of them at least) is a #ing
reflection on a window in Basingstoke. He seems like a pretty awkward little man to be around. Granted, I don't know for sure - but anyone who's seen
him at a convention might be able to testify to his awkwardness/social skills. I honestly doubt they're anything to write home about.
I mean, he doesn't actually DO anything for the UFO community. He doesn't advocate for truth, he doesn't press for evidence, he doesn't undertake his
own investigations, no matter how small. He just takes what's handed to him and rides that wave. But I'm sorry Popey-boy, really, it's time you and
your UFO affiliation got put on the pyre where you belong, and ultimately have belonged for many years now.
Fame For All The Wrong Reasons
He's a mouth piece because the media made him one, not because he earned it, or has the skill to be one. But hey, you have a # job in a # office but
The Sun want to talk to you because you handle some incoming mail about lights in the sky. Clearly, this boosted his ego. If anything, he got "famous"
off the backs of normal people reporting UFOs. There's nothing cool or even particularly honourable about that. Again, #ed off to America the first
chance he got cos yeah, his credentials don't really stand up here like they do out in the USA. I think he knows us Brits can't be fooled quite as
easily as the American populous. Not saying you guys can't smell bull# a mile off, more that you are able to give a wider-berth to the bull# itself
than we do here in the UK.
Pope's final posting in the MoD was to the Directorate of Defence Security.
A line from his Wiki. You know, he could just as well have been the tea-boy in both positions. And that makes sense. First he was general admin then
he was admin for the defence focussed segment. His role never advanced, it just moved to a different department. And even then, the most that was, was
probably different email getting routed to his desk lol.
Just Piss Off, Please, Pope
He's just a 2 dimensional desk jockey that under any other circumstance you and I wouldn't give a # about. We only do because: UFO. And for me, that
is no longer "reason enough". So next time you see Nick Pope on ancient aliens, remember, he's a #ing joke at the best of times, that no-one in the
MoD gives 2 #s about him or what he did in that role. He can do us all a favor by #ing off, as Jim Carrey once said, "Sometimes you owe it to the
world to get out of their faces".
But hey, this is merely opinion and it's open to discussion. If you think his role as a glorified reader of the MUFON database warrants his fame and
reverence in UFOlogy, by all means speak of it. I honestly don't like many of the "UFO celebs" cos I feel "famous for the wrong reasons" applies to
most all of them. And don't get me wrong, I know it sounds like I "disrespect" Pope but it's not really that per se. It's good that he attends the
conventions, that he is contactable (or at least was, I don't know anymore). The thing I hate though is that everything about him is VAGUE at best. As
I said originally, there is this "veil" which he conviniently hides/stands behind (whichever way you view it). And I think he needs to come clean
about how bland and "nothing" his job in the MoD really was, before some angry # like myself does a full on expose and save him the embarrassment.
What do you think? Is Nick Pope bull#, or the real deal? And if he's the real deal, can you explain to me what it is that makes that so, please? thx
ps. He's listed on Wiki as a Journalist. That should, if nothing else, give you a good impression of how menial his job at MoD actually was.
For more insight into the life of Nick Pope, check out "Reggie" in the series 11 X Files episode "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat"
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vulgarity in title