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The UK National Archives virtual press event - UFOs

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:05 AM
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This material is under embargo until 00.01 14 May 2008

The National Archives virtual press event - UFOs

For first time, The National Archives is making 8 Ministry of Defence (MoD) files relating to (Unidentified Flying Objects) UFOs available on Monday 12 May 2008.
The files will be available to download at no charge for the first month, online at
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos. These are the first files to be released by the MoD as part of a 4-year transfer project relating to UFOs. The files are under embargo until the 00.01am 14 May 2008.
Visitors to the site will, in addition to downloading the files, be able to listen to a podcast from Dr David Clarke, senior lecturer, Hallam University, discussing the files and the release. He has also written a background briefing on UFO files held at The National Archives.
There is also a short videocast from Nick Pope, a British UFO specialist presents a short videocast providing additional explanations.
The files cover 1978 to 1987 and contain details on recorded incidents from the Ministry of Defence during this time.

Some of the highlights include:

DEFE 24/1925 - this file contains a long letter and drawings from a member of the public describing his 'physical and psychic contact' with green aliens since he was a child. One of them called Algar was killed in 1984 by another race of beings. The writer says that he visited their bases in the Wirral and Cheshire, whilst his wife reported seeing a UFO shot down over Wallasey Town.

DEFE 31/172 - On 21 February 1982, a group of customers and staff in Tunbridge Wells report an unknown object with green and red flashing lights - seen heading in the direction of Gatwick. (p.22)

DEFE 31/172 - A detailed briefing prepared by the Ministry of Defence for Lord Strabolgi, Government Chief Whip, for debate on UFO's in the House of Lords in January 1979. Paddy Stevens who briefed the Government spokesperson, said, "there is nothing to indicate that UFOlogy is anything but claptrap..." (Page 126-135)
Plus many more.

If you would like any further information, please contact
Tim Matthews on 020 8392 5277, or
tim.matthews@nationalarchives.gov.uk.
Press Officer
The National Archives,
Email: tmatthews@nationalarchives.gov.uk
Tel: 0208 392 5277 ext 2578
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:11 AM
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cant wait to download some of these and have a look, especially the MOD briefing one

starred and flagged



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:04 AM
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Should present an interesting read.
No doubt they will be uploaded by 00:02 14 May 2008 on ATS

Star & Flag

[edit on 12-5-2008 by Mark Roazhar]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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That sounds like interesting news and when the material becomes available will become the subject of much debate I hope.

Star and flag for keeping us informed.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by nexusmagazine

This material is under embargo until 00.01 14 May 2008



what doe's this tell you about trusting nexus mag with confidential info will they treat witness details the same? trust noone.

Jak



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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Yeah looking forward to this but it will be controlled for sure. That guy mentioned called Dave Clark, I read one of his books Ghosts and Legends of the Peak District and wrote to him about my experience, he was well into the ufos then in the early 1990's. We chatted quite alot and agreed on ufo activity.
Then in May or June 2006 when the MOD actually admitted to what they called UAP's, he came on Breakfast TV to comment on the announcement. He stated that this plasma type unidentified aerial phenomenon displayed no intelligence. I do not stand by his present approach at all as he has completely changed his tune and I'm sure he is playing ball with the powers that be.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Jak_sol

Originally posted by nexusmagazine

This material is under embargo until 00.01 14 May 2008



what doe's this tell you about trusting nexus mag with confidential info will they treat witness details the same? trust noone.

Jak


Hey Jak, Maybe you would like to get the full facts before slandering people? The embargo did not apply to me because it was already in the public domain by the time i got it. Two separate sources (outside the MoD and UK media) sent it on to me. I visited the site and noted that the files were already downloadable - well before the 'embargo'.
No confidentiality was breached - and ATS members got the advantage of being able to download the files before the rest of the world even knew they were up and accessible.
You owe me an apology.
Duncan



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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Hiyah Nexus!

Thanks for all the information on the files you will have! I for one can't wait to get a peek at them


I can't wait to get a look at this one in particular:


DEFE 31/172 - A detailed briefing prepared by the Ministry of Defence for Lord Strabolgi, Government Chief Whip, for debate on UFO's in the House of Lords in January 1979. Paddy Stevens who briefed the Government spokesperson, said, "there is nothing to indicate that UFOlogy is anything but claptrap..." (Page 126-135)
Plus many more.


And thanks for the contact information, cheers
Starred and flagged!



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 07:41 PM
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Hi All...

I googled and found this article concerning these files and just wanted to share it, so you get a "taste" of what's in the files:



Publication of the files reveals that thousands of members of the public have had X-Files moments.

Many policemen were witnesses of the UFO sightings. In one case in April 1984, the police at Edgware, North London, were summoned to investigate a bright light in the sky that was flashing “blue, white, green and pink”. There then appeared a “blinding white ball with a tail” which sent women screaming into their homes.

The file, written up by a police officer, recorded: “A pair of binoculars was obtained and I studied the object through them. I saw that the object was circular in the middle with a dome on top and underneath. The middle section of the object had bright blue lights around it with a red or pink light on the extreme right. The dome on the top had blue and white flashing . . . We observed the object for one hour.”


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

To read the whole article visit:

Source
www.timesonline.co.uk...

[edit on 13-5-2008 by LateApexer313]



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