Britain’s secretive UFO researchers hid their findings from the government, an academic claims.
Dr. David Clarke, of Sheffield Hallam University, said the Department of Defense team tasked with hunting ETs “does not trust” officials who inform ministers about their data.
The lecturer and investigative journalist discovered the Defense Staff’s 400-page investigation into 10,000 UFO sightings in 2005.
He has now said his military officials often kept their findings secret from officials for fear that the information would be leaked.
Dr. Clarke added former government UFO investigators who have made the findings public, such as Nick Pope “has not investigated anything.”
He told the UFO podcast with Martin Willis, “There was a UFO agency where he worked for three years, but he was just one of dozens of different people doing that job and he didn’t actually research anything.
He just received reports and filed them. He was a civil servant, there was a case investigating body known as the Defense Staff, DI55, and they were the people who were tasked with investigating UFO incidents that were supposed have some sort of military significance. “
The UFO investigator added: “The system was extremely complex and there were at different times two or three different departments of the UK Ministry of Defense involved in investigating UFOs or responding to the public.
“He might be doing a few checks at a local radar station, but that’s as far as time will allow.
“If anything was deemed of potential military significance or something that needed further investigation, it was passed on to DI55 to conduct the investigation.
“I’ve interviewed most of the people who were working on this topic at the time in DI55 and they tell me, ‘Well, Nick Pope wasn’t involved in this, we did the research, we didn’t share any information with them because we didn’t trusted ‘.
“He was a citizen who informed ministers, he did PR work and during that time in that job he thought, ‘well, I could make a living out of this’.”
Defense staff officials investigated some 10,000 possible ET sightings in the UK between 1997 and 2000.
It concluded that UFOs had an “indisputable” observable presence, but there was no indication that they were “hostile or under any kind of control.”