From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul> Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 16:16:09 +0100 Archived: Mon, 14 May 2012 11:48:15 -0400 Subject: MOD Files And Rendlesham Most of you will be familiar with the various releases by the UK National Archives of Ministry of Defence files relating to UFOs. While the PDF versions of those files are searchable, the results only include a fraction of the actual occurrences of the search term. I had originally thought that the poor search results were an unavoidable consequence of the quality of the scanned material, but have found that the results can be dramatically improved by running the PDF files released by the National Archives though Adobe Acrobat=92s OCR tool (which took my computer about 36 hours to complete). As a result, I thought it worth posting a word of warning about this issue to those searching the PDF files as released by the National Archives. Incidentally, using the improved collection of PDF files and the free software I=92ve previously mentioned (PDF-Xchange Viewer) to search that collection, I've compiled the list below of National Archive files containing Ministry of Defence documents which include the word =93Rendlesham=94. This list is intended to be a first step in any systematic review of such documents - in the same way that I=92ve been compiling and cross-referencing details of books, articles and documentaries on this incident. The search results are actually more useful, since they include snippets surrounding each occurrence of the word =93Rendlesham=94 and can be clicked upon to show the relevant page -- but I think you=92d need to quickly duplicate the search on your own computer to be able to see this information. _NB_ The list below is almost certainly not exhaustive. However, it is something to build upon (both in terms of completeness and also by annotating it with a summary of the relevant contents, which in most cases is simply a page or two of correspondence). I=92d be interesting in seeing how complete the search results are now. The main purpose of this email is simply to give a word of warning in relation to the PDF files as released. The main file at the National Archives relating to Rendlesham, obviously, is DEFE 24-1948 (sometimes -- such as on the Wikipedia page on Rendlesham -- erroneously said to include =93all documents relating to the incident=94). A letter from the MOD dated 2 April 1992 [in the DEFE 25-1956 file] stated that =93=85 the only information that we have regarding this UFO sighting is Lieutenant Colonel Halt=92s report. There was no Ministry of Defence investigation into this sighting, and there are no Ministry of Defence documents on this subject=94. The statement that "there are no Ministry of Defence documents on this subject" was, um, potentially misleading. So far, I've noted the following National Archive files as containing MOD documents referring to Rendlesham. Has anyone else noted any further relevant files? DEFE 24-1925 DEFE 24-1929 DEFE 24-1930 DEFE 24-1931 DEFE 24-1941 DEFE 24-1942 DEFE 24-1948 DEFE 24-1949 DEFE 24-1955 DEFE 24-1956 DEFE 24-1957 DEFE 24-1958 DEFE 24-1963 DEFE 24-1964 DEFE 24-1966 DEFE 24-1967 DEFE 24-1968 DEFE 24-1969 DEFE 24-1970 DEFE 24-1971 DEFE 24-1973 DEFE 24-1978 DEFE 24-1979 DEFE 24-1980 DEFE 24-1981 DEFE 24-1982 DEFE 24-1983 DEFE 24-1986 DEFE 24-1991 DEFE 24-1992 DEFE 24-1993 DEFE 24-1994 DEFE 24-1995 DEFE 24-1996 DEFE 24-1997 DEFE 24-1998 DEFE 24-1999 DEFE 24-2001 DEFE 24-2002 DEFE 24-2004 DEFE 24-2006 DEFE 24-2009 DEFE 24-2011 DEFE 24-2012 DEFE 24-2013 DEFE 24-2014 DEFE 24-2015 DEFE 24-2016 DEFE 24-2018 DEFE 24-2019 DEFE 24-2021 DEFE 24-2023 DEFE 24-2024 DEFE 24-2025 DEFE 24-2026 DEFE 24-2027 DEFE 24-2029 DEFE 24-2030 DEFE 24-2032 DEFE 24-2033 DEFE 24-2034 DEFE 24-2037 DEFE 24-2038 DEFE 24-2040 DEFE 24-2041 DEFE 24-2042 DEFE 24-2044 DEFE 24-2047 DEFE 24-2048 DEFE 24-2049 DEFE 24-2050 DEFE 24-2052 DEFE 24-2053 DEFE 24-2054 DEFE 24-2055 DEFE 24-2056 DEFE 24-2057 DEFE 24-2060 DEFE 24-2064 DEFE 24-2066 DEFE 24-2067 DEFE 24-2069 DEFE 24-2070 DEFE 24-2071 DEFE 24-2072 DEFE 24-2075 DEFE 24-2076 DEFE 24-2085 DEFE 24-2086 DEFE 24-2091 DEFE 24-2092 DEFE 24-2094 DEFE 31-182 DEFE 31-184 DEFE 31-186 DEFE 31-188 All the best, Isaac Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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