Ministry of Defence (U. K.) Declassified UFO Files - 'Welsh Roswell'

Ministry of Defence (U. K.) Declassified UFO Files – ‘Welsh Roswell’

Declassified. The final part of unidentified flying object files released by The National Archives contains a large range of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters, photos and parliamentary queries covering the ultimate two years of the Ministry of Defence’s unidentified flying object table (from late 2007 till November 2009).

209 files and around 52,000 pages of documentation have been released so far. This is in addition to a number of UFO files that had already been released under the old Public Record Act, the best-known provision of which was the so-called 30-year rule, which said files could be considered for public release 30 years after the date of the most recent document contained in them. Nick Pope, who worked within the department of the MoD that investigated UFOs till 2009 and currently speaks at alien-related conferences across the world, said there would be claims that they had been “snuck out”
He said:

“It seems that The National Archives has released 15 of the remaining 18 Ministry of Defence UFO files, marking the final stages of what’s been a nine-year long project to declassify and release the MoD’s entire archive of UFO files.
“Unlike all such previous releases of UFO files, I wasn’t pre-briefed on the release date. The release of these final files has been extensively delayed and at one stage they were sent from the MoD to the National Archives, but then sent back to the MoD.

UFO sightings from the National Archives

Unlike previous file releases, these documents aren’t posted online and one should truly make a meeting with the archive then trip their workplace in London if they want to look at them. Fortunately, copies of the files will be obtained from the archive although that needs each a nominal fee moreover as no matter time it takes for the documents to be ready and sent through the mail. So the files ought to be obtainable to researchers someday shortly … apart from three sets that, somehow, were still control back within the release. Those scant few that stay area unit supposedly reaching to be discharged later this year, though why they weren’t included in this document dump is unexplained.

The documents dubbed the “real-life X-files” is rumoured to contain about 18 files describing known or lesser-known UFO occurrences and incidents. The files will shed more light on UK’s renowned cases, such as the Rendlesham Forest incident, knows as UK’s Roswell, and the darting UFO that has nearly impacted a Boeing 737.

UFO near-miss with Boeing 737


The pilots of British Airways flight 5061 reported the incident as they flew over the Pennine Chain on the route from Milan on January 6 1995.

January set of government files on UFOs released by the National ArchivesCaptain Roger Wills and co-pilot 1st Officer Mark Stuart each saw a lit object fly down the right-hand side of the craft at a high speed from the other direction, a CAA report discloses the men were able to track the thing through the right-hand windshield and side window, having it seeable for concerning 2 seconds.

Manchester air traffic control recorded no far-famed traffic within the locality on the radar. In files discharged by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and National Archives, the correspondence reveals the MoD’s fight the incident, following requests for details from the general public.

 Churchill and Eisenhower cover-up UFO encounter


Winston Churchill

Such was the sensitivity of an alleged UFO sighting by an RAF bomber aircrew returning to England from a mission over Germany that Churchill ordered it to be covered up with the words:

“This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic amongst the general population and destroy one’s belief in the Church.”

But the latest batch of UFO files released from the Ministry of Defence to the National Archives shows that, in 1957, the committee received reports detailing an average of one UFO sighting a week. The files also include an account of a wartime meeting attended by Winston Churchill in which, it is claimed, the prime minister was so concerned about a reported encounter between a UFO and RAF bombers, that he ordered it be kept secret for at least 50 years to prevent “mass panic”.

Calvine UFO Photo Cover-Up?

The Calvine UFO photo is the most spectacular UFO photo ever sent to the Ministry of Defence. It’s also missing. The saga began on 4 August 1990 when two members of the public out walking in the vicinity of Calvine, near Pitlochry, in Scotland, sighted a massive, diamond-shaped, metallic UFO.

A Channel 5 recreation of the best picture the MoD held made with help from Nick Pope

The UFO was virtually stationary and hovered silently for what the witnesses believed was several minutes, before accelerating away vertically at massive speed. During the sighting, a military aircraft, believed to be a Harrier, was seen, but it wasn’t clear if it was escorting the craft, attempting to intercept it, or whether the pilot was ever aware of it at all.

Berwyn Mountain UFO incident

On 23 January 1974 on the Berwyn Mountains in Llandrillo, Merionethshire, Wales, lights and noises were observed that were alleged to be related to a UFO sighting on Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen. Scientific evidence indicates that the event was generated by an earthquake combined with sightings of a bright meteor widely observed over Wales and northern England at the time. It has been dubbed the ‘Welsh Roswell’ after the famous U.S. case in which aliens were allegedly found by authorities in New Mexico. UFO believers claimed aliens crash-landed in the Berwyn mountain range and their bodies were transported by the MoD to top-secret Wiltshire research base Porton Down. Whatever the case, more than breadcrumbs are expected to come out from the latest release of UFO files. There won’t probably be a direct confirmation of intelligent alien life, but more dots will join that will offer people food for thought for the years to come


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