World Governments Are Finally Admitting What They Know About UFOs
Despite decades of official excuses, it appears we may finally have definitive evidence our planet has not only been the site of off-planet vehicles entering Earth’s atmosphere but that the government has withheld knowledge of it. High-quality camera phones— and now military footage— have made UFO sightings indisputable. And after denying it had knowledge of the existence of these anomalous crafts for decades, the United States military is finally starting to break its silence about what it knows.
Nick Pope, who now serves as a journalist and researcher in the field of ufology, was once a key employee of the British Ministry of Defense (MoD), responsible for investigating UFOs to determine if they posed a threat to national security. Having served more than 21 years in the Defense Department, Pope’s knowledge of UFOs and his insider track record makes him one of the most credible sources to expose the reality of these coverups.
In an interview with George Noory, Pope reveals what many have known or suspected all along: The U.S. Government, among others, has a decades-long file filled with inexplicable UFO events. One of the major questions, however, is what has changed over the years that has prompted the U.S. military and government to publicly admit to these run-ins with these ostensibly extraterrestrial crafts.
Since his first days on the job in England’s Defense Department, Pope’s access to secret information pulled him deeper and deeper into what had once been unthinkable—that British military pilots witnessed UFOs, tracking them on radar, and chasing them. Now, at long last, the subject has come out of the fringe and into the mainstream, Pope says.
One of the most confounding cases Pope says he was exposed to was an event in England that rivaled the Roswell incident. The incident occurred at Rendlesham Forest in 1980, located in the county of Suffolk, about eight miles east of the town of Ipswich. The forest was a popular attraction for walkers, cyclists, and campers.
But in December of that year, an unidentified flying object was tracked by the military and investigated on-site, where it landed in the woods. After the incident, Pope said, “I’ve gone on record saying Rendlesham might be the turning point in history that leads to the explanation of the UFO phenomenon.” The official British response, predictably, was to say that nothing really happened.
The credibility of the witnesses involved in the Rendlesham incident is too good to refute and include trained the United States Air Force observers and security police. The event happened between RAF (Royal Air Force) Bentwaters station (80 miles northeast of London) and the RAF base at Woodbridge. At the time, both British air force bases were being leased to the United States Air Force, which is why U.S. military personnel were involved in the discovery of the Rendlesham UFO.
According to the U.S. Air Force security patrolmen, on the night of the incident, the object they found in the woods was “metallic in appearance and triangular in shape, approximately 2-3 meters across the base… it illuminated the entire forest with a white light, and had a pulsing red light on top and a bank(s) of blue lights underneath.”
Pope told Noory that Rendlesham Forest was left with physical-trace evidence, radioactivity levels that were significantly higher than the average background. Twenty-two years later, in November 2002, British MoD released the “Rendlesham File” to confirm the incident. The report was printed word-for-word in the New York Times and elsewhere around the world.
Pope reveals he has spoken to a number of British pilots who have had similar encounters as American pilots. He says there is old gun-camera footage from the 50s and 60s, but that we lacked the modern technology that now makes confirmation easier and clearer, and that is now regularly used by the U.S. Navy.
Pope said, “I heard a lot of pilots say this [new Navy footage] ‘is a vindication of everything that I saw and talked about… and people maybe laughed at me, but they aren’t laughing anymore.’”
Pope surmises that visitations to earth by extraterrestrials may be linked to anthropological reasons more than anything else, including gold and other natural resources. Simply, he said, aliens want to know what we are up to. They are more interested in societies, political structures, religions, our philosophical beliefs, and all sorts of abstract concepts, including art, literature, poetry, and architecture.
An extraordinary development coming this year is The Intelligence Authorization Act for 2021 which includes a section on unidentified aerial phenomena and recognizes UFO incursions around Naval aircraft carriers, missile silos, military bases.
Here, in part, is what the Intelligence Authorization Act states:
The Committee supports the efforts of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force at the Office of Naval Intelligence to standardize collection and reporting on unidentified aerial phenomenon, any links they have to adversarial foreign governments, and the threat they pose to U.S. military assets and installations. However, the Committee remains concerned that there is no unified, comprehensive process within the Federal Government for collecting and analyzing intelligence on unidentified aerial phenomena, despite the potential threat. The Committee understands that the relevant intelligence may be sensitive; nevertheless, the Committee finds that the information sharing and coordination across the Intelligence Community has been inconsistent, and this issue has lacked attention from senior leaders.
Pope thinks the movement toward government exposure and disclosure is a vindication for the UFO community. Still, he says, the UFO subject is cleverly being “wrapped up in the threat narrative,” and there are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, he says, you might be criticized for being interested in UFOs, but won’t be criticized for being concerned about national security issues. Secondly, there’s a matter of resources — if you talk about a threat to the defense of the U.S., people want to deal with it and allocate more money toward the cause.
While Noory suggests UFO disclosure maybe some sort of ruse, Pope says he thinks otherwise. We know the capability, but not the intent, of whoever is piloting these UFOs, he argues. However, what we have now, that we’ve never had before, is data from satellite imagery, signature intelligence, artificial intelligence, and other technologies. This is the most exciting time in the 70 years of this modern mystery, Pope says.
Scientist's Claim of UFO Fuel Source Verified Decades Later
Bob Lazar—perhaps no other name is as provocative in ufology as the man who introduced the world to the government’s most classified military facility, colloquially known as Area 51. Claiming to have once been employed at a secret test site in the Nevada desert, Lazar alleges he worked to reverse engineer one of nine alien spacecraft he says are hidden there.
The story begins in the 1980s, when Lazar was contracting as a physicist at Los Alamos National Labs in New Mexico — the infamous home of the Manhattan Project where the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were designed. Prior to his employment at Los Alamos, Lazar claims to have studied physics at MIT, and electronic technology at CalTech.
While at Los Alamos, Lazar recounts a process in which he was heavily vetted and specifically asked about his interests outside work, including the construction of a particle accelerator he built in his master bedroom. Soon, he said, he was tapped by military defense contractor EG&G to conduct highly-secretive work at a clandestine site within Area 51 known as S-4. Lazar says his superiors worked to get him what they called a “Majestic” clearance level in order to enter the facility.
In 1989, Lazar decided to blow the whistle and share his story on Las Vegas news station KLAS-TV, obfuscating his face and using the pseudonym “Dennis,” in an exposé with investigative reporter George Knapp. Eventually, he would shoot a follow-up with his face and true identity exposed, while also revealing that “Dennis” was the name of his alleged supervisor at S-4.
Since then, Lazar has been in some way related to countless attempts to either prove or debunk the conspiracy that the U.S. government (and/or a defense contractor) is in possession of highly advanced spacecraft not of this world, and that it has kept this knowledge hidden from the public for decades.