The MOD has released the second batch of UFO files (the 1st was in May 2008 ), consisting of 19 files (800.8mb in all) , and available to download from the National Archives . Please try to download these as soon as possible, as they will not stay free for long: the last batch in May was available for free for a month only.
It also has a highlights guide, * videocast (i have put this in below) and background material also for you to have a look at. The files cover the years 1986 – 1992.
For a deeper understanding of these files please see DI55 document by uk-ufo.org (especially on how MOD is structured). For some more background information on why the MoD decided to release these Files to the Public, please see here .
* The videocast from the national Archives can be seen below:
Also i have addded a BBC Radio Leeds talk with UFO DATA Magazine editor, Russell Callaghan, about the UFO file release (dated 20th october, 2008 at 7.40am) .
Below you can see national and local coverage of the MOD UFO files, with many covering the same incidents (i have not given all the links possible, as many repeat the same things, or are exactely the same article). I think it gives you a flavour of what is out there in the media; some good some not so good. All the articles below are from today, 20th october, unless mentioned otherwise.
CBC News ” Britain releases latest batch of UFO files ”
BBC News ” Airliner has near miss with UFO ” with video
ITN.com ” Real X-files released ” with small video near top
Cbbc newsround ” UFO files released by government “
CNN.com Europe ” UK:jet captain reported UFO sighting ”
The Press and Journal ” MoD files reveal previously unknown encounters with UFOs ”
Channel 4 news ” UFOs: can you see them Major Tom? ” with video/ report
The Sun ” Missile came close to Airliner ” with Sky News video
The Telegraph “ UFOs, alien abduction and Tina Turner feature in close encounters secret files ” with short video
The telegraph ” UFO archive release:The best pictures on file ” (there are seven in all in this article)
Express and Star ” Flying saucer photo hailed “
Sky News ” Replay: webchat with UFO expert ” (with Dr David Clarke )
Daily Star ” Real X-files reveal UFO sightings “
The Independent ” Passenger jet’s near-miss with UFO above Kent “
The Guardian ” Odd, intriguing and alarming UFO files released ”
The associated Press ” Britain releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries ”
Belfast Today ” MOD release Ulster UFO sightings “
WZTV.com ” Britain releases UFO files, dispels some mysteries “
The Daily Record ” MoD reveals real life UFO files “
RTE News ” Britain’s secret UFO files released “
Birmingham Post ” UFOs over Birmingham and the Black Country “
Manchester Evening News ” Police saw UFO over Manchester “
Please also visit Dr David Clarke’s site for more info here
also Sky news (2 Parts)
thanks to aceBryan7cox for posting this on you tube.
After the first initial posts/articles, we are now started to get more [reactions/comments/analysis- or not in some cases] from the national and local media; reports on the MOD ufo files:
seen below are these reports:
Northampton Chronicle & Echo ” MOD report reveals UFO sightings over Northamptonshire “
Gravesend Reporter ” UFO sightings over Cliffe unexplained “
Sunday Mercury ” UFO in Rowley Regis, Birmingham ? “
Ulster Today ” Mystery of UFO over Glenavy remains “
Hemsworth & South Elmsall Express ” Did UFOs visit our skies? “
This western morning news ” Is there anybody out there “
(pic; they say is a representation- welll that’s a relief?) Wigan Today ” UFO files reveal East lancs encounter “
Cannock Chase Post ” Ministry reveals UFO sightings “
News Softpedia ” UK UFO Archive made Public “
Aero-News Network ” Pilot Recounts tale of 1957 UFO encounter “
Times online ” Weather eye: UFO sightings could be due to atmospherics ” (interesting although fairly brief )
Romford Recorder ” Did UFO fly over our skies ? “
Wakefield Express ” Secret X-files reveal UFO sightings in Wakefield District “