After five years of a rolling disclosure programme the contents of Britain’s ‘UFO files’ are no longer a secret.
In total 209 files and approximately 52,000 pages of information on unidentified things in the sky, collected by the Ministry of Defence, has been made available to the public by The National Archives at nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos
But what have we learned from the mountain of paperwork that has slowly emerged into the public domain since the project began in May 2008?
Do these documents prove that we have been visited by creatures from outer space in flying saucers? And has that fact been covered up by the governments of the world?
And if the answer to those questions is an emphatic ‘no’ then why were they closed from public scrutiny for so long? Why is the government releasing them now? And how can anyone be sure they contain the real truth?
Well it is worth pointing out this unique project involved the largest release of documents younger than 20 years in the MoD’s entire history. Their aim in opening them ahead of their normal release date was greater openness. Continue reading »