An academic has claimed that secret UFO investigators of Britain kept their findings secret from the Government. Dr David Clarke stated the Ministry of Defence team dedicated to hunting ETs didn’t trust civil servants briefing ministers with their information.
The lecturer of Sheffield Hallam University and journalist disclosed the 400-page study of the Defence Intelligence Staff into 10,000 UFO sightings in 2005.
He revealed its military officials kept their findings secret often from civil servants to prevent leakage of information.
Dr Clarke added former UFO investigators of the Government who have come forward over the findings did not investigate anything, including Nick Pope.
He said Pope was an incumbent in a UFO desk for three years, but he was just one of the dozens of personnel who did that task and didn’t investigate anything. He just received and filed reports as a civil servant, according to Dr Clarke referring to Pope. He added a body known as the Defence Intelligence Staff, DI55, were tasked to investigate UFO incidents suspected to have some military significance.
The UFO investigator further revealed that the system was too complicated. There were multiple instances where two or three different British Ministry Defence departments were involved in investigating UFOs or responding to the public.
Dr Clarke claimed he interviewed most people who worked in DI55, and they told him that Nick Pope didn’t have any involvement in this subject, saying they did the investigations but didn’t share information with them because they did not trust them. He explained that Pope was briefing ministers and doing PR work.
Defence Intelligence Staff investigated around 10,000 potential alien sightings in the UK from 1997 to 2000. It concluded that UFOs were real but no evidence to suggest they were under any control or hostile.