Are governments hiding UFO data? Conspiracy theorist says the Ministry of Defence 'doesn't tell you the half of it'Daily Mail
November 5, 2016
Governments around the world, including the UK, might know more about UFOs than they reveal to the public.
This is according to Malcolm Robinson, founder of Strange Phenomena Investigations, which carries out 'UFO & Paranormal research', who made the comments in a recent interview.
He claims a source in the Ministry of Defence tipped him off that many UFO findings have been hidden from the public.
'The governments of this world - including Britain - know far more than they are letting on, that's for sure,' Mr Robinson told the Daily Star.
He also claimed the manager of the old UFO desk at the MoD, Nick Pope, once told him: 'we don't even tell you the half of it.'
The Ministry of Defence operated a UFO desk for 30 years, closing it in 2009.
Eight years after the desk closed, Mr Robinson called for government to launch an inquiry into clusters of sightings.
The findings collected in the last two years of its operation are publicly available on the National Archives website.
There are 25 files containing 4,400 pages.
'The final tranche of UFO files released by The National Archives contain a wide range of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters, and photos and parliamentary questions covering the final two years of the Ministry of Defence's UFO Desk (from late 2007 until November 2009)' the website says.
'Discover the reasons behind the closure of the UFO desk, the handling of the largest number of UFO sighting reports received in 30 years and the disclosure campaign for "the truth", which was sparked by the closure of the UFO Desk.'
The desk was closed because it was not considered helpful to the country's defence.
In a briefing in November 2009, an RAF's Air Command recommended MoD 'should seek to reduce very significantly the UFO task which is consuming increasing resource, but produces no valuable defence output.'
They said in over 50 years 'no UFO sighting reported to [MoD] has ever revealed anything to suggest an extra-terrestrial presence or military threat to the UK'.
At the time, the MoD predicted the closure 'will attract negative comment from "ufologists" [who] may, individually or as a group, mount a vociferous, but short-lived campaign to reinstate the UFO Hotline suggesting that, by not investigating UFOs, MoD is failing its Defence commitment.'