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My name's Nick Pope and I used to run the British Government's UFO project, Ask Me Anything

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posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by NickPope
To clarify, I wasn't the anonymous author of the Project Condign report, despite a few suggestions to the contrary. Indeed, I've gone on record as saying that the study was fundamentally flawed in a number of ways. As for my use of the word "we", when I didn't write the report, it's difficult to get out of the habit, given that I worked for the MoD for 21 years.

Thank you for your reply. You have impressed me in more ways than one on this thread. I admit to being surprised as that relates to the often sad state of ufology. I did ask a question earlier that I hope you will answer:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I'm glad your website is linked here. Does it contain your critique of the Project Condign report? I'm of the opinion that such a critique, of such an interesting report, would be one of the more important offerings that "ufology" has seen in awhile.

The report almost seems a shame-faced admission. Brilliantly recognizes the plasma/EM aspect as pertinent and then engages in nonsensical double-speak.



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posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 11:58 PM
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I understand where your answers are coming from. I was with a Carrier Air Wing Squadron. All kinds of UFO's happen. There are no answers yet.

I do look forward to your books especially fiction. Those that you wrote were great!

Nick Pope has undertaken tie-in media interviews on the unexplained, to help promote science fiction films and TV series. These include:

Super 8
Battle: Los Angeles
Paul
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD
War of the Worlds
Torchwood
Fringe
Species III
Threshold


Thanks!!
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Originally posted by reject
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well rest in peace then, friend.


No not me Jesse Marcel Jr
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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that feel when your question is ignored



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by WorShip
that feel when your question is ignored


In my case, I'll just take it as a "Yes" to my question.


I mean really, it's every bit just as logical as feeling personally ignored, if not more so... unless your question was rude or something, which I know mine wasn't... so why sweat it?

I don't think my question is easily answerable anyway as I firmly believe it is true.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:28 AM
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Welcome Mr. pope
Do you have an opinion on the Gulf Breeze sightings?
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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Mr. Pope,

What is your opinion on the NASA UFO incident involving the tether that became detached from the craft and the consequent swarm of UFOs appearing to investigate the tether? If you agree with the official explanation, that it was not alien spacecraft, do you think there is a strong possibility that this incident was under-investigated?

Respectfully,

Justin Smith



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by sparky31
also sorry second question,have you any information on why bonnybridge in scotland seems to be ufo capital of was going to say scotland but seems to be britain.


Lol. Maybe the Aliens have a crush on Scottish lasses



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:37 AM
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the other case that still haunts me is the Rendlesham Forest incident.

When I say "Rendlesham" and that creepy feeling crawls up your spine...

the one thing that "haunts you" about it the most is...

Thank you sir in advance for taking the time to answer that.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 12:40 AM
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Was the Tunguska event really caused by a meteorite? Thanks!

Edit to add:

Is there existing protocol for public relations in the event that an extraterrestrial artifact is in fact confirmed? I stress confirmed here ... is it clear what would ensue in that event? Would the discovery be made public? Is there even anything drafted that addresses this hypothetical?
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:05 AM
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The MoD's 'Project Condign' intelligence assessment of UFOs floated the idea of some sort of unknown atmospheric plasmas with highly unusual properties, but stopped short of speculating that this was some sort of life form. So we weren't quite suggesting something along the lines of Trevor James Constable's 'sky critter' theory.


Ah, how short did they stop?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:45 AM
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I do not recall your stating an opinion about Dr. Steven Greer; I have heard him speak twice and read both of his books and think that he is bona fide in his knowledge and experience. I was curious in his one book that he mentioned that any civilization that has developed nuclear technology has had to develop a philosophy of peace - otherwise, destruction of the planet could occur - which apparently did happen to at least one sphere.

I realize you cannot comment on nuclear tech per se, but Fukushima is now contaminating the ocean and the HOPI warned that the US would be contaminated by nuclear radiation. If you have any astute thoughts
about this prediction, and within the parameters of your being allowed to speak, I would appreciate your
observation.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:47 AM
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Nice having you here at ATS, Nick.


I would like to ask a few questions, if you don't mind.

1. What are your opinions on alleged "contactees" of some proclaimed(but unproven and unverifiable) Extraterrestrial groups? Are they really telling the truth regarding the stories that they are telling, or are some of them merely hoaxing? If just hoaxing, there are some that have lost so many friends, credibility and have resulted in estranged relationships with family members just for spreading such stories, so most have lost more that they hold dear than gained financial benefits.....

2. If you believe that some of those alleged contactees are legitimate, why would such ETs/interdimensional beings choose only a few selected inidividuals to spread their message? Why won't they contact millions of other people privately? Why won't they just decloak or manifest themselves in the air to send a message "We are here"?(I am sure they can easily disable guidance systems and missile systems in order for self-defense if they are peaceful and have no intention of attacking but just disabling those weapons systems for self-defense).....Do you think they have hidden agendas?

3. Also, do you think some contactees are really having contact with ETs/Interdimensional beings, or are they just been selected for some psychological experiments conducted by some governments to better study the human psyche?

Thanks for the trouble of answering....

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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:48 AM
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hello ATS.......massive long time lurker......Mr Pope.....and site mods....no info or long term in sight here...17 ;pages and nothing!!!!! i kinda expected More.....(not from mister pope......) love ATS really do..... never felt the need to post....but............



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 01:52 AM
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I guess Belgium didn't cut it.

What I can tell you about the case is that US military officials visited daily with the Belgians about this matter. My source is a driver of such an official who worked at the US embassy in Brussels at the time.

What happened there is not a case of mass hysteria. Mass hysteria isn't recorded by F-16 and other radars. We will never know what really happened, even the air force did not exclude extra-terrestrial origins in its statements.


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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:01 AM
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I'm signing off for the night, but will be back tomorrow. I apologize for not getting to every question. I'll dip back into previous pages tomorrow and will try to pick up some of the ones that I missed. Additionally, the moderators may bump up some of what they see as the more interesting questions that I haven't gotten around to.



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:01 AM
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Hope im not to late...

Anyway, i dont see that my Q will have an A...

Has everything REALLY been released or
are the department sitting on files that would
be gamechanging..



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:02 AM
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Hi and thanks for the Q&A session here. Would like to see this sort of thing happen more often (accredited people bringing knowledge to this site).

I've read all your responses and it's been very helpful. I'm not terribly informed on the subject, but would like to know where you stand with the likelihood of historical ancient contact/involvement? Do you think/hope there's evidence to be found there? Have you come across anything that leaves you wondering this possibility?



posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:09 AM
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I would like to know if there is anything you are working on currently in the ufo/alien area or anything else of interest to you that you can share with us.
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posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 02:10 AM
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Thank you for your time




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