UK May Resurrect its UFO Hunting Unit After Pentagon Releases its X-Files Dossier, Report Says


According to former head of the unit Nick Pope, despite the fact that the UK government closed the department in 2009, officials continue to investigate encounters with mysterious objects alongside Washington.

The UK Defence Ministry may relaunch a division unit which was tasked with investigating UFO phenomena, the Daily Telegraph reported, citing an anonymous source. According to the newspaper, the ministry will make the decision after learning about the findings of a much-anticipated Pentagon report, in which US officials shared details about the data they collected on mysterious flying objects.

Findings of the Department

According to Nick Pope, a former employee of the UK Defence Ministry who headed the department between 1991 and 1994, the unit examined 12,000 sightings of UFOs. He said about five percent of the cases could not be explained.

One of the incidents involved a UFO hovering over Woodbridge and Bentwaters air bases in England. The team concluded that levels of radiation at the site where UFO had been seen, were “significantly higher than the average background”.

Pope criticised the ministry’s decision to close the unit in 2009, telling the Sun that the move left Britain “wide open to terrorist attacks”.

“I call on the MoD to reopen the real-life X-Files and treat the issue in the way that it should be treated – as a serious defence and national security issue,” he said.

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