posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 09:31 PM
I think I might have an explanation for Nick Pope's attitude towards this case and I very much doubt he's likely to speak openly, as yet, about it.
There are, in the area, a couple of top secret bunkers that were built some time , probably in the 1930s where, some of the nation's treasures were
stashed in times of crisis, ie World War II. When this incident happened they were, in all probability still being used, for various purposes and as
such might well have contained highly confidential data and the such like. I suspect and understandably given the times we were in back then, they
simply didn't want armies of the great unwashed blundering around in that area in case they happened upon something they were not meant to. Also,
given cold war paranoia, it would also have been a prime opportunity for any Warsaw Pact, or otherwise, agents to use it as an excuse the have a good
root around up there.
It might also explain the presence of troops in the area that "seemed to come from nowhere", given there was, in all probability, small detachments
of security troops posted in the area, to keep a weather eye out on the facilities. An earth tremor could well have seen them deployed to check the
status of the various sites under their aegis to make sure entrances and the like weren't blocked. I also suspect there were there to keep an eye on
the Lake Bala reservoir which was and still is, the main supply to the then, industrial heartland of the country, Birmingham and much of the West
All in all, this was, at the time, a pretty sensitive area and one the MOD was not prone to wanting attention drawn to. i was present at a couple of
festivals in the area in the early 1980s and on a couple of occasions people were a tad mystified as to what MOD police were doing in such a desolate
and on the surface, a very "boring" bit of the country. Doubly so, as we could find nothing on the ordinance maps to suggest there was any MOD land
in the area. I remember also that, they were a tad miffed that they were spotted as MOD police they were definitely trying to give an impression they
were "locals", unfortunately for them, people at Festivals were pretty on the ball about the various badges and uniforms so spotted them pretty
It's a bit of a chicken and egg situation. There are, if you check the records, statistically clusters of UFO reports from parts of Britain you might
imagine, at first glance, were totally mundane and almost if anything, devoid of anything interesting or many people. Truth is, several of these sites
are places where there were, or still are, hidden facilities, not all military however, often with a strategic importance. Places where, a large civil
engineering project away from large population centres could well have hidden something slightly more clandestine in nature, being built concurrently.
In the .light of all this, there is a distinct possibility that, there was a whole sub plot to the Berwyn incident that, even today, is not for