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Howdy TWiUPians this was one of those weeks when I almost put out a special edition so juicy was this news. Since I can't sit with the diary tomorrow what the heck I couldn't wait till Friday.   England released another batch of files from their UFO cache.  These 34 files will be free for the downloading for the time being, so if you’re interested and have the space on the old hard drive here is the link British National Archives UFO link

The proof of UFOs or ET existence is not in there.  There are some very interesting accounts of sightings that have been documented and some are interesting reading here are some BBC accounts Blackburn and the Police, Glastonbury, why goodness
they never even investigated things for the most part

One file In one, a military officer predictsembarassment if the public discovered a "lack of funds and higher priorities" were stopping UFO investigations

Another BBC link

There was far more interesting news in the statements of Nick Pope the man in charge of UFO investigation for England’s Ministry of Defence from 1991 through 1994.

Let's jump I hate making the intro too big.

"What's abundantly clear from these files is that, while in public we were desperately pushing the line that this was of no defense interest," Pope told The Huffington Post. "We couldn't say 'There's something in our air space; pilots see them; they're tracked on radar; sometimes we scramble jets to chase these things, but we can't catch them.' This would be an admission that we'd lost control of our own air space, and such a position would be untenable."
diarist emphasis

Huffpo link

Mr. Pope states pretty straight out that UFO phenomenon is not just real but something that the English government should have paid more attention to, and goes on to say that the “official” policy towards UFOs was to ridicule and downplay using spin and dirty tricks.

"I'm a little bit apologetic about this because obviously, when I was in MoD, I had to play this game myself. To really achieve our policy of downplaying the UFO phenomenon, we would use a combination of 'spin and dirty tricks.'
"We used terms like UFO buffs and UFO spotters -- terms that mean these people are nut jobs. In other words, we were implying that this is just a very somewhat quaint hobby that people have as opposed to a serious research interest."

snip

"Another trick would be deliberately using phrases like 'little green men.' We were trying to do two things: either to kill any media story on the subject, or if a media story ran, insure that it ran in such a way that it would make the subject seem ridiculous and that it would make people who were interested in this seem ridiculous."

"If it was my words, then I apologize, I'm very sorry for that. I believe in open government and freedom of information. I believe that the UFO phenomenon does raise important defense, national security and air safety issues, and if I helped kill any initiative on that, I'm deeply sorry."

diarist emphasis

Huffpo link

One has to wonder why official examination of UFO phenomenon has ended in Britain, when their lead investigators says things like that.  Kind of reminds me of what J. Allen Hynek had to say about Project Blue Book.

In a 1985 interview, when asked what caused his change of opinion, Hynek responded, "Two things, really. One was the completely negative and unyielding attitude of the Air Force. They wouldn't give UFOs the chance of existing, even if they were flying up and down the street in broad daylight. Everything had to have an explanation. I began to resent that, even though I basically felt the same way, because I still thought they weren't going about it in the right way. You can't assume that everything is black no matter what. Secondly, the caliber of the witnesses began to trouble me. Quite a few instances were reported by military pilots, for example, and I knew them to be fairly well-trained, so this is when I first began to think that, well, maybe there was something to all this."

Wiki link

Oh well the truth is out there.
Now this first video is hot off the presses.  I pulled it from the player because it's from England and I love to do themes, and also it’s just a flat out trip.

The Week in YouTubes!

Crop Circle Season

Namaste friends!  See you on Sunday and keep looking up!

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