The delay in the release of a cache of documents called as Britain’s X-Files has made UFO spotters to think of a cover-up. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) failed to fulfil its promise to release 18 UFO files at the end of 2014. The MoD admitted that it did not hand the cache over on the scheduled date after Lord Black of Brentwood questioned to the House of Lords about the update.
The defence ministry promised to release the files in late 2015 or 2016 instead. MoD blamed the delay to the additional processing requirements.
Former UFO investigator at the MoD, Nick Pope, said that the massive delay has caused several conspiracy theorists to think of a cover up.
Nick Pope explained that the suspicions about the delay focused on the idea that there’s information in these files that would shock the world that the Ministry doesn’t know how to handle it.
Many UFO enthusiasts and followers are thrilled to know the details of the famous UFO encounter in Rendlesham Forest, which has been popularly known as Britain’s Roswell.
During this incident, radiation exposure reportedly affected much to the health of an American Airman First Class John Burroughs. Pope added that these documents could be called legitimately as Britain’s X-Files and most probably include further reports on the alleged UFO and alien encounter in the Rendlesham Forest.
The UK government admitted that there’s a big possibility that the witnesses at Rendlesham forest were irradiated. Recently, the US government settled an injury claim on the basis of the admission by the UK government. This possibly caused a high-level diplomatic row that resulted in a delay, according to Pope.
Attorney Pat Frascogna recently won a legal bid for Burroughs to force military health chiefs to shoulder the finances of the former US airman. Frascogna said that they knew there was information in MoD files regarding the Rendlesham Forest incident because it was clearly indicated in the MoD files that they obtained through a Freedom of Information request in 2014. According to Frascogna, either the MoD is hesitant to release these secret files or someone ordered to delay their release.