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Pope Condign And UAP

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 22:22:13 +0000
Archived: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 09:05:42 -0500
Subject: Pope Condign And UAP

The US UFO Magazine have made issue #141 available on-line at:


On page 39 of the file (page 37 of the magazine) is part of a
lengthy article about Nick Pope. Within the article is the
following editorial remark:

"Nick revealed that because of the complex issue of justifiable
military secrecy with respect to certain weapon capabilities, to
this day he still cannot discuss some material that is still

For example, Project Condign, a highly classified study into
UFOs undertaken by a defense contractor but sponsored by defense
intelligence, remained classified to the public for years. Pope
originally helped set up study, but couldn’t discuss it or even
acknowledge its existence publicly until MoD declassified it and
then released it."

This would seem to indicate that Nick had knowledge of the
production of the Condign Report prior to it's release under
FoIA in May 2006. Is that correct, Nick, or is it an error by
the author?

In the same section, reference is made to the term 'UAP',
suggesting that it was coined exclusively for the production of
the Condign report. I have seen similar claims by Nick
elsewhere, but I have come across the term sporadically in much
earlier documents from the MoD, the earliest which I have come
across was dated 27th November 1964 and can be viewed at:


I am sure that as the wholesale release of DAS and DI55 files
progresses, many more examples of the use of the term 'UAP' will
emerge. Would you care to expand on that, Nick?

There are a number of other items in the article which could
merit comment, but they have mostly been raised before, or are
too trivial to spend bandwidth on.



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