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Britain to Publish Files on UFO Sightings

"These first steps mark important progress toward changing the culture of government and extending the public's right to know what is being done in their name," Freedom of Information Minister Yvette Cooper said in a statement.
Britain to Publish Files on UFO Sightings

Thu November 28, 2002 10:59 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will publish files on reported UFO sightings as part of a shake-up of its laws on freedom of information.

Among the documents to be published is the "Rendlesham File," which deals with one of the country's best known sightings of an unidentified flying object.

Until now, only about 20 members of the public have seen the file, which relates to a sighting in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, eastern England, in 1980.

According to some UFO enthusiasts, eyewitnesses including U.S. officers at a nearby military base saw a brilliantly lit spaceship land in the forest on two consecutive nights.

Skeptics say the witnesses were fooled by the beam from a lighthouse on the nearby coast.

The Rendlesham file has been available to the public for some time but only at the discretion of the Ministry of Defense.

Now, the government says it will publish it on the Internet before the end of this week, along with other files on reported UFO sightings.

"These first steps mark important progress toward changing the culture of government and extending the public's right to know what is being done in their name," Freedom of Information Minister Yvette Cooper said in a statement.

The government says it intends to repeal or amend up to 100 pieces of legislation which currently prohibit disclosure of information. It aims to replace them with provisions of a new Freedom of Information Act, passed in 2000.



Did anyone notice how researchers are called "enthusiasts" by mainstream media?

Anyone familiar with the Rendlesham case know that it is HIGHLY improbable that trained military personnel would mistake a massive, beaming vehicle that LANDED and then blinded and burned them FOR A LIGHTHOUSE that they saw EVERY DAY. It's amazing what debunkers, sometimes mistaken for skeptics, will suggest as an alternative when people see or experience something that is clearly not from out contemporary reality zones.

And as an aside to all this, I present a relevant quote:

"... that there is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations; that it behooves us to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want. This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation, and not the subject of rubbishing by tabloid newspapers."

-Admiral Lord Hill-Norton: Five-Star Admiral, Former Head of the British Ministry of Defense, July 2000

Is this disclosure? Will 2003 be the year of the extraterrestrial? Will corporate media ever stop sucking? we shall see....


A massive UFO has recently been sighted and videotaped in Norway. It appears to be a large slow flying fireball similar to slow flying fireballs seen in the Willamette valley of Portland Or.

The video was sent the video to the astrophysics department at the University of Oslo, where a 'fantasy prone' professor suggested the giant fireball might be an AIRPLANE. click on the link to see the actual article and QuickTime video of the UFO and ask yourself what kind of magical airplanes Norway physicists must be flying in.


(and may debunkers please note: I am not suggesting the Norway video is an "alien space ship". I have no way of knowing that. I only know that it is not a freaking airplane. mkay?)

fireball report last night on Fox12?/RFI 29.Nov.2002 12:39

who seent it?

i was being forced to gawk at "Star Wars (the Phantom Menace)" last night (1st time i'd seen it and it really really sucked, IMO. i think the presumed "racist" under(maybe over?)tones of the Jar Jar Head character were much overshadowed by the plain annoyingness of [his] antics).

the 10 0'clock news promo came on and while showing a (streaking) "fireball" the newsgiver said that they would be talking about this thing at 10.

did anyone see this? are there any links to this fireball story? this is an RFI (request for information), thanks.

{{i want to believe! :) ...just kidding, i just want 'the truth' "jungle jim", don't you?}}

the truth indeed 29.Nov.2002 14:48

jungle jim

Perhaps the local news story on the fireball was regarding a new sighting. I would be surprised if they were talking about the days old sighting in Norway.

However, I DID see a fireball that looked exactly like the one on the video a few years back up in the hills overlooking Portland. I was so stunned I actually braced for impact because I thought It was a meteor hurling headlong into Portland. It was really alarming!

In regards to the British FOIA documents... they are already here! and just in time for the holidays.


the .PDF docs are quite lengthy so it will take some time for them to be looked over and digested.

Highlight numero uno 29.Nov.2002 15:34

Jungle Jimmy

Here is a clip from the FOIA release. It can be found here:


it is dated 1981 and is from an official on the grounds. Anyone can see that what is described is ANYTHING but a lighthouse.
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more info on Rendlesham / bentwaters case 30.Nov.2002 10:06


a "counting/numbering" system? 30.Nov.2002 16:47

who seent it?

i was looking at this drawing


reportedly originally drawn (in late December 1980) by and finally produced in 1997 by "Staff-Sergeant Jim Penniston, 81st Security Police Squadron".

i just finished a book called "The Nothing That Is "(Robert Kaplan, Oxford University Press, 2000)

in it, he discusses ancient counting methods--if you look at the lower row of "symbols" situated below the circle, the central part--resembling 2 upsidedown "Ts" and a rubber suction dart--sort of reminds me of Kaplan's demonstration of ancient arithmetic. this is just how it strikes me.

again, i'm not necessarily debunking--i could care less really if there are aliens or humans around me. i am interested the relations though because i believe that the more "data" there is on the phenomenon, the less likely that it is a hoax (given that certain forces aren't working overtime developing it). this is just my hypothesis.

You could care less? 30.Nov.2002 17:47

jungle jim

"-i could care less really if there are aliens or humans around me"

is that so? I hear that allot and It makes me wonder if the person has really thought much about the implications.

its kind of like saying:

"I could really care less if earth is flat."

"I could care less if flight is possible."

"I could care less if history isn't what we think."

"I could care less if I am lied to about the most basic precepts of life."

"I could care less if there was an element that unified science, art and religion."

"I could care less that we are destroying the planet when it is conceivable that true renewable resources and clean propulsion methods are possible if our leaders would stop sitting on them for Oil profits."

"I could care less if I am being cheated out of a greater life in which the vistas of possibility are so vast that there seems to be no end."

"I could care less that a new world is possible."

The implications of interface with an extraterrestrial culture are so vast and so all-encompassing that virtually no aspect of life would change. Books could and have been written on the speculative possibilities. In fact it would probably be the end of the world as we know it.

With almost absolute certainty we can say that THIS is why we are kept in the dark. This is the reason for the secrecy from both the human and extraterrestrial ends.

i'm one second away :( 01.Dec.2002 18:17

who seent it?..who care...

yes that is so.

and you are correct sir, it is kinda like say that :)

how bout this for rousing a rabble:

"I could care less if there were oxygen in this atmosphere?" (you'd think the aliens would have started seeding space with oxygen so we could just float around out there...)

or how about this one:

"I could care less if I live or die?"

seeing how oxygen is of 1st order importance to me, i could care about certain other things and issues more than i care about people and/or space people.

things that aren't of great importance to me:
"alien technologies"

let me clarify one more gotdamned time---i don't not care "not care", i just don't want to be wasting my meantime worrying about something that i can't *directly prove*. i read data and info on the subject and believe me, it is in the back of my mind just like a whooole lot of other things..but i've got to move on as best i can.

in my world, there are no "aliens"; i would be as nice as i could be to an "alien" from "outer space" (or from the mid west) as i could be--it's called just being "friendly". i don't need them to show me how to use special lasers or my mind (though i'd appreciate this) more efficiently--if they do, they do, if they don't, oh well. this is what i mean when i say "i don't really care".

don't take it personal whoever you are--unless of course you just want to.

why are you trying so hard to "convince" me anyway? what do you want me to do about it? i mean really...it's like me going out and prospecting for gold without having first surveyed and also not wanting to look for fucking gold in the 1st place! so there's gold, so what.