The National Archives has today released its ninth batch of UFO files, containing over 6,700 pages of UFO policy, parliamentary questions, public correspondence and UFO sighting reports.
The files reveal the role of the UFO Desk Officers for the first time, including what they really thought about the possibility of alien visits, their ideas to harness alien technology as a weapon, and their briefings to Tony Blair on UFO policy.
- A lengthy briefing on UFO policy to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s office at the time the government had just begun the implementation of the FOI Act
- Findings of an Unexplained Aerial Phenomena study suggested that some UFOs were rare atmospheric plasmas that could be used by the military as ‘novel weapon technology’
- A 1982 memo notes a fall in numbers of UFO sightings since the beginning of the Falklands War but ‘large numbers of UFOs have been seen in the vicinity of the Task Force – presumably Little Green Men in ponchos’
- A late night visit by three ‘men in black’ to a person who reported having a UFO encounter in Spalding, Lincolnshire. The UFO witness later had no recollection of either the men or the UFO encounter
The files are free to download for a month at nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos.
Read more: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/738.htm