Section 2 : The USA has now made available online more UFO documents than other countries
In the last few years, quite a few countries have been making available online their archives of UFO reports. Some of those archives have included fairly substantial volumes of material (e.g. in France and Britain).
Those releases are outside the scope of this thread, but I think it is worth referring to a thread started by Internos (“The state-of-art in UFO disclosure worldwide”) which highlights a paper by V-J Ballester Olmos which sought to present a concise chronological picture of the international history of releases of UFO archives. Similarly, another (less detailed) thread has also sought to cover the same ground – see List of Countries who have Disclosed/are Disclosing UFO Files.
In many of the discussions of the releases during the last few years, various members of ATS have commented that it is time that the USA made a similar release of its archives of UFO reports. For example, in one of the relevant discussions (www.abovetopsecret.com...), one experienced researcher (“Free_Spirit”) argued in posts in that thread that the title was misleading when it referred to Denmark following the USA and that the OP was “lying”, since “the US government has never opened their UFO files” Similarly, in the thread ”Sweden to release UFO files could USA be next?”, franspeakfree commented “We are now running out of countries that are releasing their UFO documents,is the US going to be next”.
I have found those comments (and the lack of challenge to such comments) to be a bit irritating given that the volume of material made available in the USA (particularly the Project Bluebook material on the Footnote.com website) exceeds the volume of material made available in other countries – yet the material in the USA has largely been ignored.
For ease of reference, links to the items (including some relevant discussion threads) about the material released by countries other than the USA are briefly included below.
I’ll first list the English language countries that have been reported to have released UFO documents in the last few years, i.e. Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand.
English language : Australia
Australia has made a limited volume of UFO documents available on the website of the National Archives of Australia (enter searches for “flying saucers” and “ufos”):
One website I found useful in relation to Australian UFO documents is at the link below:
Australian documents are briefly discussed in the ATS Thread entitled www.abovetopsecret.com...
English language : Britain
Releases in Britain in the last few years have gained a large amount of international publicity, so are relatively well known. Relevant threads on ATS include the following:
Now Britain is to release UFO files
Britain to release 160 UFO files
New release of UFO files in UK - March 2009
More UFO files released - UK February 2010 (including VIDEO overview showing images)
Britain's latest batch of UFO files - March 2011
Britain’s UFO files include (in addition to numerous UFO sighting reports) several reports analysing the phenomenon, including the Project Condign report. That report is discussed in my thread Project Condign - A valuable official report.
Paragraph 1 of the Executive Summary of the Condign Report includes the following:
… That UAP exist is indisputable… and [they] clearly can exhibit aerodynamic characteristics well beyond those of any known aircraft or missile – either manned or unmanned.
English language : Canada
Canadian UFO files can be found on the government website at the link below
The full list of files can be obtained by leaving the search form at that link blank and then performing a search.
Relevant threads on ATS include:
Canadian UFO files
More Canadian UFO govt files
Official canadian investigation concludes UFOs"probably extraterrestrial"
English language : New Zealand
For discussion of the release of UFO documents in New Zealand, see the ATS thread at entitled ”New Zealand to disclose UFO files - within a week”
edit on 21-7-2011 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)