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Documents from the Ministry of Defence classified archives show staff believed aliens could visit for “military reconnaissance”, “scientific” research or “tourism”.
“If the sightings are of devices not of the earth then their purpose needs to be established as a matter of priority. There has been no apparent hostile intent and other possibilities are: 1) Military reconnaissance; 2) Scientific; 3) Tourism.”
The advice was requested by Number 10 in 1998 as the government introduced the Freedom of Information Act, allowing members of the public to seek details about "alien lifeforms".
After receiving a letter from a member of the public referring to a “cover-up” and urging him to consider making “all of the many and varied UFO reports and associated data” available, Mr Blair asked the Ministry of Defence for their policy. In a lengthy reply, staff told him the ministry “has only a limited interest in UFO matters” but that they “remain open minded” about the existence of “extraterrestrial lifeforms”.
They added any release of information would require “substantial resources” they would be “reluctant to sanction”. Mr Blair eventually wrote back to his correspondent, author and "UFO expert" Nicholas Redfern, telling him information could be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, but was subject to clauses including personal privacy and confidentiality.
Some nine years earlier, the files recount a sighting by a driver in Flintshire, in August, 1996. A police record passed to defence officials stated: "The object was very large and bright. It had flames coming out of the rear and there was no noise coming from it at all. It was 20ft from the ground and moving very fast."
The report said the sighting was made towards Mold, and the records notes that the driver was "extremely shaken-up by the incident". Significantly, two other sightings were made on the same day - one on Anglesey, and another not far ways from the first at Chirk. "I've always been sceptical about these things, until tonight. I've never seen anything anything like it in my life before," said one witness.
Finally, the full records regarding the so-called 'Dyfed Triangle' have been released, after some of the papers were made public in 2010. Broadhaven schoolchildren recount UFO sightings in 1970s to BBC Wales It has widely been viewed as Wales' own 'Roswell incident' - sightings of both UFOs and aliens in an area stretching across parts of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion in the 1970s. One incident recalls a sighting by Rosa Granville who ran a hotel in Little Haven. She was woken late at night and saw what she described as a flying saucer ship, and then a silver alien shape. Similar stories were told by schoolchildren at Broadhaven.
Originally posted by Apollo7
reply to post by Peruvianmonk
Happy Holidays...SETI made the discovery..our Government took their funding away..US Navy took over SETI equipment..Now SETI is back in action but not much current information about discovery.edit on 12-7-2012 by Apollo7 because: other link did not work correctly
Mass summer events like the upcoming Olympic Games in London would be a prime time for crafts from other worlds to present themselves to mankind, according to Mr Pope. He said: 'It has been a widely held belief in Ministry of Defence circles that "aliens" have been able to detect us for decades via TV and radio broadcasts.
'What once seemed like science fiction is steadily being realised by central governing bodies as distinctly real. 'If aliens have studied our psychology, they may choose to appear in our skies on a significant date – the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games is one date being widely circulated by conspiracy groups.’ Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... life-forms.html#ixzz20PhOdoHq