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Within the next 18 months the Ministry of Defence will complete their disclosure programme of UFO-related documents.
But some UFOlogists continue to demand they “come clean on all levels”. They believe there are more secret documents being held back that contain evidence of alien visitations.
I can reveal the only documents MoD intends to permanently conceal from the public concern their secret dealings not with aliens, but with a former member of their own staff – Nick Pope.
In his judgement the Information Commissioner reveals that MoD informed him on 6 January 2010 that Nick Pope “has written to the MoD and asked for the information not to be released into the public domain.”
Given the “fine balance” on disclosure, Nick’s direct intervention had provided “a contributing factor to support the withholding of the information.”
An indication of their tone and content is given in section 17 of the disclosure notice which says "several of the documents...contain expressions of opinion about the individual". Expressions of opinion are exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the FOIA as they constitute personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act.
Originally posted by justwokeup
Nick Pope was a fairly junior civil servant in the MoD. Being in the ministry doesn't make you a minister...
The release of files about a Ministry of Defence civil
servant-turned-UFO expert has been blocked.
Nick Pope has drawn on his experiences working for Britain's
official UFO investigation unit for a number of books about
aliens and strange sights in the skies.
Fellow UFO researcher David Clarke made a Freedom of Information
request in 2007 for internal MoD documents about Mr Pope's
decision to speak publicly about his conversion from sceptic to
believer in the possibility that extra-terrestrials are visiting
Originally posted by zeetroyman
Well from what ive read, theres nothing much to this story,
For the record, the MoD have made it clear: "there is and never has been any such thing as a UFO Project". What's more, spokesperson Linda Unwin, in an article published by the MoD's own in-house magazine Focus (2006), said: 'There is no UFO project.' As Linda was the MoD's UFO desk officer from 2003-2007 she would have known if such a 'project' existed!
The first point to make is that there is no 'UFO Project.' The policy is quite simple: we only look at these reports to establish whether there might be anything of defence significance, such as an unauthorised or hostile aircraft in UK airspace. This work is ongoing and we are keen to continue releasing information into the public domain.