Thursday, March 24, 2016

My Time as a Government UFO Investigator

My Time as a Government UFO Investigator

Nick Pope investigated UFOs for a now-defunct British Ministry of Defence division. He argues it’s time for the programme to re-launch – for reasons that have nothing to do with small green men.
By Nick Pope


     I worked for the MOD for 21 years. From 1991 to 1994, I was posted to a division where my duties included undertaking these investigations. It was a fascinating job, to say the least.

A UFO, it’s worth remembering, refers to any unidentified flying object – not necessarily an extraterrestrial one. While the MOD investigations were aimed at determining whether there was evidence of any threat, we were thinking more about Russians than Martians. The theory was that some sightings might involve Soviet spy planes or bombers probing our air defences to try to evaluate the effectiveness of our radar systems, aircraft and pilots. The British government’s position was virtually identical to that of the US, where UFO sightings had been investigated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1947, in what later became known as Project Blue Book. [...]

1 comment :

  1. The old zig zag maneuver was a a tell tale sign of a strange propulsion;if a propulsion at all.You would have to see it to believe it.There were several Disc reports involving flight difficulties in South America in the fifties and sixties.Some exploded and sample of scoriated pure magnesium were found as well as common tin seen dribbling from a disc and recovered.And then there is Wilbur Smith.


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