This summer, the British Government stated it was going to uncover its last concealed UFO data. Now, 15 out of 18 files in total are accessible for the public to see them.
However, these files are still not digitalized, which means that if someone wants to explore them, he has to go to the National Archives at Kew, London.
The absence of digitalized copies has rather inspired many conspiracy theorists to hypothesize and to continue to comment the dull release of information by the Minister of Defence.
“No UFO sighting reported to the Minister of Defense has ever revealed anything to suggest an extra-terrestrial presence or military threat to the UK,” said Carl Mantell, a representative from the RAF‟s Air Command in a brief speech to the Defence Minister in 2009. “There is no defense benefit in [MoD] recording, collating, analyzing or investigating UFO sightings.‟
The bigger part of the data was set free in 2013 in the National Archives again, and they can be explored right here.
In 2014, the Minister of Defence confessed they didn’t publish 18 documents because they involved some information they still don’t want the public to know about.
The folders were anticipated to be re-checked before they could be discharged under the Freedom of Information Act.
The recent release was conducted without any demonstration, which caused the people to blame the Minister of Defence for an attempt to stash the files. Apparently, if the Minister of Defence made this event pretty important, it would have been seen as an effort to draw the public’s attention to data that has no proof of aliens.
“I believe it is fair to say that the release programme itself […] has been a success for the MoD. It has accrued a great deal of national and international press publicity, the majority of which can be considered to be positive or at worst neutral,” an advisor from the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk stated in 2009.
“Naturally, a section of ufologists will never be convinced of that, but frankly, whatever we say, they will choose to believe whatever they believe and we will never convince them otherwise,” he added.
Along the mysterious reports, there are around 850 sightings from 2008 and 2009.
Apparently, people have been seeing orange, white and red luminous lights hovering in the sky. Some of them described them as objects oscillating up and down and others as objects going against the direction of the wind.
It was revealed later that the mysterious lights were actually Chinese lanterns from a wedding.
However, for all the UFO hunters the truth right in the National Archives.