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Re: More MoD UFO Information - Redfern

From: Nicholas Redfern <nick_redfern.nul>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 12:49:48 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 08:35:36 -0400
Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information - Redfern

>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:16:33 +0100
>Subject: Re: More MoD UFO Information

>>From: Rick Nielsen <nilthchi.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 05:38:20 -0700 (PDT)
>>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.

>>Is there a short list of disclosed documents, to which you could
>>point us, to at least facilitate the beginning of our research?

>With regard to the material online at the MoD's website, I'm
>afraid it's a bit laborious. You need to start here:


>You then need to search both the Publication Scheme and the
>Disclosure Log, using the keyword UFO (and UAP) and setting the
>dates so as to search the entire archive.

>>Also, are there documents which describe any CE data?

>Yes, but they're not yet available online and they're not
>separated out from UFO reports:


>[a .pdf]

>During my tour of duty I placed around half a dozen CE reports
>onto a separate file and released redacted versions to a number
>of UFO groups and researchers, as an early exercise in open
>government. But my successors clearly chose not to separate CE
>reports from UFO reports, which makes things tricky for


A couple of months ago, I wrote an article for the British Daily
Express newspaper on official British Government files on weird
phenomena that had surfaced into the public domain - UFOs, "Big
Cat" sightings, official files on the Loch Ness MOnster, etc.

One of the files concerned a British "vehicle interference" case
from the 1960s that was investigated by the Royal Air Force and
that could be considered a very strong CE event. The extract
from the newspaper article reads as follows:


The hope and assumption of many is that if aliens are visiting
us, they mean us no harm. But that may not be the case.

Classified for decades and now available to the public is a
three-page Royal Air Force document that relates the disturbing
facts of a UFO encounter reported to the RAF in 1966 by a young
lady named Diane Foulkes.

She had been driving towards her Shrewsbury home late on the
night of 8 November 1966 when, according to the RAF's archives,
a circular-shaped UFO loomed into view as she neared the River

Corporal R.A. Rickwood of the RAF's Provost and Security
Services wrote in his report: "...she could see rays of light
shooting from the object which appeared to keep station with her
car until she arrived home. At one time during the journey the
object travelled near her and the rays seemed to come towards
the right hand side of her car. She felt a bump against that
side as if they had struck it."

Corporal Rickwood continued: "At this moment she felt as if she
had received an electric shock and had felt a severe pain in her
neck. The left-hand side headlight of the car also went out.
This made her extremely frightened. When she got home she felt
very ill and had complained to her parents."

After completing his investigation, Corporal Rickwood came to a
conclusion: "There is no evidence to associate the incidents
complained of with the Royal Air Force and the complainant Miss
Foulkes is now satisfied that the incidents are unexplainable
and in no way connected with the Armed Forces."

And, as a result, the investigation of this strange case was
quietly closed.


There is an intriguing footnote to all this: namely that the
official report also referred to a "Mr. Griffin" who lived in
the area and who had allegedly made contact with the occupants
of the UFO.

Of course, many alleged abduction type accounts are said to
begin with a "vehicle interference" angle; and the fact that
this CE case resulted in a personal visit to the home of the
witness by a representative of the Royal Air Force's Provost &
Security Services is interesting.

There are several MoD "vehicle interference" files at the
National Archives outside London; and so perhaps it might be
worth looking further into some of these to determine a possible
abduction/CE link.

Nick Redfern

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