posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 04:47 PM
I think that potentially this is one of the more interesting UFO stories of 2007.
It seems that following persistent requests from various researchers (particularly British researchers Gary Anthony, Dave Clarke, and Joe McGonagle)
the British Ministry of Defence has decided to release all its UFO files - or at least all the files it admits to having...
The website of those researchers has some material relating to this decision, and gives the following summary:
1. There are a total of 160 files managed by DAS and DI55 which will be released. These cover a period from the late 1970s up to 2007, including a
series of files containing FoIA requests and their responses on the subject of UFOs from 2005 to present. ...
2. It is expected to take 3 years to review, redact, and release the files, but release will occur in batches as they become available. It is
currently intended to process the files in chronological order.
3. Personal details of officials and members of the public will be redacted, but the unredacted versions will be released under the terms of the
Public Records Act, normally after 30 years.
4. The files will not be generally published on the MoD web site, but will be released to the National Archives in both paper and digital form. TNA
will publish them on-line, but there will probably be a fee charged for their download in accordance with existing TNA policy.
5. It is likely that the MoD will respond to many future FoIA requests about UFOs along the lines that publication is scheduled via TNA, and the
requester will have to wait until the information is available from TNA (covered by section 22 of the FoIA, "Information intended for Future
6. The first tranche of documents are expected to be released during spring 2008.
I think congratulations are due to those involved.
This information goes beyond, and updates, that in the thread I started in April entitled
"Now Britain is to release UFO files"
Many members of ATS will also remember another relatively recent thread "France releases
, which included links to a large volume of documentation released in France this year.
[edit on 21-12-2007 by IsaacKoi]