In a statement appearing in the New York Daily News on Thursday, the release of an additional 6000 pages in the British Ministry of Defense’s ongoing disclosure of UFO documentation elicited the usual response: passive dismissal of acknowledged UFO activity. “Our only concern,” reads a letter from 1994, “is to establish whether or not they pose a threat to the security of the United Kingdom. Unless we judge that they do, and this has not been the case so far, we do not attempt to investigate further, or to identify whatever might have been seen.” (Image, right, by Markus Ram / Markusram).
One must ask if, in the event something were to have been conclusively identified as some kind of natural phenomenon (i.e. ball lightning, etc), wouldn’t this have helped the MoD reach the same ultimate conclusion that the activity warranted no special concern? Granted, part of the process used to judge what sorts of activity might pose a threat would have to entail some measure of inquiry into the nature of the phenomenon itself. Still, it is stunning how dismissive officials can be of something which may represent, at most, some kind of non-human intelligence engaging in activity here on Earth. Had the MoD attempted to investigate further, might details pertaining to future potential dangers or aggressive activity have been uncovered?
I ask this with such obvious criticism only because one of the official statements being issued by the British Government, as stated above, actually describes this behavior as their typical plan of action. In truth, I can only speculate as to what kinds of inquiries were being made off the record, so to speak, for if the kinds of UFO reports recounted around various military bases and in conjunction with military operations over the years haven’t warranted official concern in at least some capacity, than it’s hard to guess what else would.
In his book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, author Robert Hastings points out a variety of concerning accounts from former officials that detail credible UFO interactions with US military operations. As stated at his website, he believes that a link exists between the arrival of nuclear weapons in the mid-1940s and