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Re: British FOIA Rendlesham File Released

From: Bill Stockstill <size14d.nul>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 04:41:36 -0500
Archived: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 10:54:44 -0500
Subject: Re: British FOIA Rendlesham File Released


>From: David Clarke <cd292.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 17:36:55 -0000
>Subject: British FOIA Rendlesham File Released

>PUBLIC'S RIGHT TO KNOW EXTENDED

>DETAILS about UFO sightings, clinical trials, accident
>investigations and Whitehall meetings will be released to the
>public under plans to open up government.

>Public access to information from government bodies is to be
>extended by the scrapping and amending of up to 100 pieces of
>legislation, the Lord Chancellor's Department announced
>yesterday.

>The changes are being made under the Freedom of Information Act
>which is being phased in over the next three years.

>>From Sunday the first tranche of hitherto secret information is
>released when government departments publish their own schemes
>of legislation which they plan to release to the public. The
>material will be made available immediately on departmental
>websites or through application by post.

>The Ministry of Defence achives will include information on
>UFOs, including the Rendlesham File about a UFO report in
>Suffolk in 1980. The Lord Chancellor's Department is to publish
>the guidance given to lawyers applying to be Queen's Counsel or
>judges.

Is this considered "Disclosure"? That magical word has been
touted in the UFO community as the Holy Grail of Ufology during
the past few years. To me, no. This seems to be what has
occurred in the U.S., public access to once restricted files. No
announcement that UFOs are real or hint of access to concrete
evidence that leaves no doubt they are alien.

In any case, hearty congratulations to all those that bugged
the MoD enough to get them to open up their files.

I am looking forward to Nick Pope commenting on cases he was
personally involved in that he thought were alien in nature.

I am also curious to see the files on the large number of black
triangle sightings during the 80s and 90s.

I also wonder if there will be any files released on the
harassment of UFO investigators such as Derek Sheffield (UFO: A
Deadly Concealment) who had his mail tampered with.

While not Disclosure, this should give the UFO community some
valuable information on what the British Government was doing to
research UFOs and what conclusions were made.

Of course, one has to wonder if there is another level of
documents that will never be released, those that would truly
would be Disclosure.


Bill


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