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Re: More MoD UFO Information - Pope

From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:55:41 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 08:11:38 -0400
Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information - Pope

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 14:39:53 -0300
>Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 10:56:25 +0100
>>Subject: More MoD UFO Information

>>The MoD recently placed more responses to UFO-related FOI
>>requests on its website. They can be viewed in the Disclosure


>>Most responses do little more than state the MoD's official
>>position on the subject, but there are one or two more
>>interesting snippets.

>>There are some interesting papers in relation to last month's
>>incident where a pilot reported a UFO near the Channel Islands.
>>The MoD undertook an "investigation" - a word the Department is
>>normally reluctant to use in relation to UFOs. The outcome was a
>>conclusion that the incident occurred in French airspace and
>>that it is therefore a matter for the French authorities.

>>In response to a question about aircraft being scrambled to
>>intercept UFOs, the MoD state "We have no record of the UK ever
>>trying to bring down a UFO".

>Just finished looking at the PDF report on the Channel Islands
>case. As you say the MOD sloughed it off on France. Did anyone
>request an FOI re communications with the French civil Aviation
>Authority or their military defence authority about this
>possibilty of an airspace violation. Who submitted this most
>recent request?

I'm not sure. People like Steve Johnson at UFO DATA Magazine and
Chris Rolfe from UFO Monitors East Kent have been doing a lot of
work on the recent F-15 encounter and I think they may be
researching this one too.

>Despite the names being deleted there's much more to chew on
>than previously.

>I've always thought that it was more beneficial to the
>government than to the witnesses to have these names deleted. Of
>no military interest or significance is absurd. FYI this
>altitude of 2,000 to 2,500 feet seems to be popular with these
>huge craft. That might be significant.

Here are two quotes from the MoD's April 30 email that I find

"We had no reports from the French that the object was seen or
detected on radar". But did they _ask_?

"We believe the ATC radar at Jersey is secondary only and
therefore unable to achieve a primary radar contact". We
_believe_? Didn't they check?

Best wishes,

Nick Pope


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