Tag Archives: Ministry of Defence

How UFOs Conquered the World

How UFOs Conquered the World: The History of a Modern Myth, will be published in hardback by Aurum Press on 14 May 2015. It is the story of the long, strange trip that I began almost forty years ago when I … Continue reading

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On the trail of the phantom copter

The Daily Mirror has published the results of my Freedom of Information research on the phantom helicopter mystery that plagued British police forty years ago. The full story was published in Britain’s X-traordinary Files and a summary can be found … Continue reading

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Common Sense About UFOs – The Unopened File

Britain’s Ministry of Defence is often accused of hiding ‘top secret’ files on UFOs or not being entirely honest about what it knows about the subject. Conspiracy-minded UFO truthers got excited last year when the ministry announced it had found … Continue reading

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UFO files – saved!

After six decades of official indifference UFO records have been finally recognised by Britain’s Ministry of Defence as being ‘historically significant’. MoD’s ‘Guidance for Record Reviewers’, lists files on ‘unidentified flying objects‘ alongside those concerning nuclear testing, Special Forces and … Continue reading

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Dowsing for Death

News that three British government departments promoted the sale of useless bomb detectors to security forces around the world has caused shock and outrage. But this is just the latest example of otherwise skeptical military and defence officials who have … Continue reading

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Eric Joyce MP: The MoD and those pesky UFOs

The MP for Falkirk, Eric Joyce, has claimed some UFOs logged by the Ministry of Defence were actually secret flights by experimental aircraft. Joyce was a major in the British Army and served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Defence Minister … Continue reading

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Finding Needles in the MoD Haystack – guest blog

I am pleased to welcome veteran British UFOlogist Jenny Randles for this guest blog reflecting on the release of the Ministry of Defence UFO files: After the furore over the release of the final MoD files the UFO debate may … Continue reading

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UFO? = UAV

Chinese lanterns are the source of many ‘UFO‘ sightings – but the role played by remote-controlled drones should not be overlooked. UCAVs (unmanned combat air vehicles) are used extensively, and controversially, by both the USAF and RAF in combat operations … Continue reading

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The End of the UFO Files

The tenth and final collection of British UFO files have been released by The National Archives. From 2008 more than four million visitors from 160 countries have visited the project website to download files that would normally have been hidden … Continue reading

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You Can’t Tell the People?: Margaret Thatcher and UFO secrets

The death of ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher has deprived UFOlogists of an answer to an enduring question: what did she really know about Britain’s Roswell incident? Thatcher, who died on 8 April aged 87, was 19 months into her first … Continue reading

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