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THE MISSING OFFICIAL UFO FILES OF OZ
This is an introduction to a long term exercise of preserving what I have captured between 1982 and 1984 of RAAF DOD official files that were destroyed by a decision taken by the RAAF - 8 years of RAAF UFO sighting files from 1974 to 1982.
The scanned card, lists files in the series 69 4381-4395. Control symbols 4392, 4393, and 4394 are all originally "classified" with no file titles showing. However, for 4393 the word "classified" has been crossed out and the words "UFO & mysterious happenings in PNG" have been written in.
I checked NAA's RecordSearch database and there is nothing there for control symbol 4392. However, control symbol 4394 formerly "classified" according to the record card, is on RecordSearch with the title "Discussions between Nauru and Partner governments under terms of Nauru Phosphate agreement."
So what happened to the missing pages on 4393?
In short, we do not know. One can speculate that they were correspondence with the USAF, the UK government, or were Australian Security Intelligence Organisation documents, but we will never know.
The mystery of classified file 1969/4393
UFOs, Radar, and “Operation Bulldog”
..Oliver added that the staff of RAF Sandwich “were fully skilled and right on top of their job. Two watches were kept, A and B, on alternate twelve-hour shifts for the duration of Bulldog.” According to Oliver on one particular night, around midnight, “things had gone slack,” and his group was told it could “take a break.” It was a break that didn’t last for long, as Oliver noted:
“Within about fifteen minutes the PBX operator came in, approached the Duty Controller and advised him that Beachy Head radar was passing a plot to us on a large flying object and would we track it?” They did exactly that. It became very clear, and very quickly, that this was no ordinary aircraft. Oliver recalled: “Reaching a position out to sea off the ‘heel’ of Kent, it abruptly turned north and as it approached the Thames estuary we passed it on to Martlesham radar, with whom we had been in contact.”
Oliver offered something remarkable: “Flying at close to 50,000 feet, the air speed of the object we had observed and plotted in accordance with RAF standard procedures was assessed at very nearly 3,000 miles per hour. The general consensus regarding its size, among the very best experienced radar personnel engaged in the operations, was that the object offered an echo similar to that of a large passenger or freight surface vessel, something in the region of 15,000 or 20,000 tons.” In typical British understatement, Oliver said there was “quite a bit of buzz about this.”
New log book:
..Then something curious happened, as Oliver noted: “At our usual relief time, ‘B’ Watch stood down and went to breakfast and bed at the domestic site at Stonar House. We were awakened from our watch slumbers by Sergeant Platt and assembled in front of Stonar House, with our Sergeant Belcher, Sergeant Hatter, and various minor NCOs [Non-Commissioned Officers] in attendance, for an address by Squadron Leader Mundy. He reminded us of our duties as serving members of the RAF and the requirements of the OSA [Official Secrets Act] and to forget especially the odd occurrences of the past night and not to mention same to anyone not connected to the RAF.”
But that was not all: “Going on watch that evening we found that the Duty Watch Book, normally only replaced when completely full, which recorded every air engagement, every PBX message, every official order by the watch-keeping officer, made during every official part of previous watches, including the previous night’s activities, as an official Watch Book is required to do…had gone. Replaced by a brand new shining Duty Watch Book.”
originally posted by: clt1994
Project signs estimate of the situation document, has never to this day been found.
"The Estimate died a quick death. Some months later it was completely declassified and relegated to the incinerator. A few copies, one of which I saw, were kept as mementos of the golden days of the UFOs..".
"It was a rather thick document with a black cover and it was printed on legal sized paper. Stamped across the front were the words TOP SECRET.It contained the Air Force's analysis of many of the UFO incidents I have told you about plus many similar ones. All of them had come from scientists, pilots, and other equally credible observers, and each one was an unknown".
Captain Edward J Ruppelt - Chief of Project Bluebook.
Colombia: Arcesio Bermúdez, The Man Killed by a UFO
Arcesio Bermudez was a 54-year-old Colombian who apparently succumbed to the powers of the mysterious UFOs, creatures whose existence is unknown, but who are nonetheless real, according to experts.
Ufologist William Chavez claims that the event took place on the evening of July 4, 1969 in the town of Anolaima, municipality of Cundinamarca, when Arcesio's family climbed a hill to do some star gazing, and managed to see a small light that increased its size substantially.
"Mister Arcesio went out to see what was going on. He stared at it and decided to point his flashlight at the unknown entity at that moment," says the specialist.
Chavez claims that the peasant received a magnetic blast, causing him to feel sick hours later, developing signs of hypothermia shortly after. He was sent to a clinic in Bogotá.
After being hospitalized for several days, experiencing intense fever, the Colombian died under circumstances that medical experts could not explain..
The group of APRO investigators seemed to think that Bermudez had died from a massive dose of gamma rays, and requested that the hapless man's cadaver be exhumed - something the family refused to do. Years later, when the remains were about to be transferred, the Bermúdez family discovered to their horror that the body had been spirited away by unknown hands.
On these occasions Meteor and Venom aircraft were scrambled to intercept the objects. Several of the pilots reported seeing intense, bright, silver-white balls of light crossing the skies at incredible speeds, and clearly reacting to the approaching aircraft. To the extent that the “lights” played games of “cat and mouse” with the aircrews, eluding and avoiding the pilots with both skill and ease.
One day after the third night of encounters, a team of radar experts – and what my father described as a photographic team – arrived at RAF Neatishead from a nearby base, RAF Coltishall. They set about ensuring that the radar’s Plan Position Indicator could be filmed. Sure enough, the UFOs returned – again, in the early hours of the morning. And, again, flying at incredible speeds. This time, however, everything was caught on film.
I asked my father what happened to the film. All he knew for sure was that the footage was taken to RAF Coltishall, but after that, he had no idea. He did, however, speculate that it may well have gone to a science and technology office within the intelligence arm of the Air Ministry.
UFOs: Getting Involved in the Subject
“UFO: GEN. MARCELLETTI -- 100 PILOTS’ TESTIMONIES SILENCED
At least one hundred Italian pilots, some sixty soldiers and forty civilians, have been eyewitnesses in these years of UFO sightings but have been silenced by commands or flight directions with more threats or less veiled with retaliation. This was reported by General Salvatore Marcelletti, until 1972 a military pilot serving in the Italian air force and for the next twenty years driving civilian aircraft. .
It seems to me like the ATIC was responsible for intelligence on foreign aircraft, so when NICAP asked them about domestic aircraft such as the case of the missing F-89, ATIC could have been telling the truth that they had no file on that case, and why would they? The F-89 wasn't a foreign aircraft and the ATIC wouldn't have had any interest in the "UFO" it was chasing since the US air force identified it as a C-47 from the Royal Canadian Air Force.
originally posted by: karl 12
"AF Admits Keeping UFO Reports From Public - Taped Intelligence Statements Peove Cover-up"
(CIA controls UFO censorship)
So the CIA had given the job of monitoring UFO reports to Odarenko who wanted nothing to do with them, and therefore they got little attention.
After the report of the Robertson panel, Agency officials put the entire issue of UFOs on the back burner. In May 1953, Chadwell transferred chief responsibility for keeping abreast of UFOs to OSI's Physics and Electronic Division, while the Applied Science Division continued to provide any necessary support. (37) Todos M. Odarenko, chief of the Physics and Electronics Division, did not want to take on the problem, contending that it would require too much of his division's analytic and clerical time. Given the findings of the Robertson panel, he proposed to consider the project "inactive" and to devote only one analyst part-time and a file clerk to maintain a reference file of the activities of the Air Force and other agencies on UFOs. Neither the Navy nor the Army showed much interest in UFOs, according to Odarenko. (38)
A nonbeliever in UFOs, Odarenko sought to have his division relieved of the responsibility for monitoring UFO reports. In 1955, for example, he recommended that the entire project be terminated because no new information concerning UFOs had surfaced. Besides, he argued, his division was facing a serious budget reduction and could not spare the resources.