I love his enthusiastic nature and he is rightly so - the new files have startling revelations about the UK governments interest in UFOs. Not only did they want to know what the purpose of UFO visitations were, they also went as far as to brief government ministers who were asking questions about the phenomenon at the time, like former prime minister Tony Blair.
Once again the 25 new files released this July by the National Archives are available here to read for yourself, please take time to read through these files.
Nick Pope Talks:
Tony Blair was so concerned about the disclosure of classified information on extra-terrestrials when he was Prime Minister he received a full briefing about UFOs from the Ministry of Defence, it has emerged.
The advice was requested by Number 10 in 1998 as the government introduced the Freedom of Information Act, allowing members of the public to seek details about "alien lifeforms". After receiving a letter from a member of the public referring to a “cover-up” and urging him to consider making “all of the many and varied UFO reports and associated data” available,
Mr Blair asked the Ministry of Defence for their policy. In a lengthy reply, staff told him the ministry “has only a limited interest in UFO matters” but that they “remain open minded” about the existence of “extraterrestrial lifeforms”.
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