Sept 15, 2014 at 9:00am
Contact Gordy Goodger
Phone: 07811 021230 or 01473 423143
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BRITISH MOD STILL WITHOLDING SECRET UFO DOCUMENTS
2000 TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM CONTAINS SENSITIVE INFORMATION
By Gordy Goodger
Woodbridge UK, September 15, 2014 — The British Ministry of Defense
is still withholding high-level UFO public policy papers, along with other
key information, despite the public stance that all material has been transferred
to the National Archives, according to John F. Burroughs, a retired USAF
security officer. Burroughs, 54, was stationed at RAF Bentwaters in 1980
and witnessed one of the most significant UFO events in English history.
According to Burroughs, the MOD commissioned a Top Secret Technical
Memorandum 55/2/00 in 2000, which was intended to provide the pretext for
closing down the MOD UFO desk. That Memorandum included a Key Recommendation
that "It should no longer be a requirement for DI55 to monitor UAP reports
as they do not demonstrably provide information useful to Defense Intelligence."
Subsequent to the internal release of the Technical Memorandum, the
UK MOD shut down the public UFO (UAP) reporting desk and began a process
of transferring all of the UFO reports to the British National Archives.
According to the National Archives web page dated 21 June 2013 they
stated they had today released its tenth and final tranche of UFO
files, containing 4,400 pages of UFO policy, correspondence and UFO sighting
reports covering the final two years of the Ministry of Defence's UFO Desk
(from late 2007 until November 2009).
The files reveal for the first time the reasons behind the closure
of the UFO Desk and how sightings had become a social phenomenon making
tabloid headlines and sparking a disclosure campaign for 'the truth'.
Dr. David Clarke, author of the book 'The UFO Files', said: 'The last
pieces of the puzzle have finally been revealed with this insight into
the last days of the UFO Desk. These files spell out clearly why the Ministry
of Defense decided - after 60 years - it no longer needed to keep tabs
on sightings, even those made by 'credible' people such as police officers
and pilots. The last files from the UFO desk are now all in the public
domain. People at home can read them and draw their own conclusions about
whether 'the truth' is in these files or still out there.'
This seeming act of transparency was apparently a ruse, as FOIA requests
by Burroughs have revealed two further versions of the truth.
In an initial response the MOD admitted the existence of 6 crucial
UFO/UAP public policy papers which have NOT been released. According to
that version UFO/UAP Policy papers dating from 1971 through 2004 have been
held back. These papers contain the MOD public information policy for over
three decades, including a change from the use of the term 'UFO' to 'UAP',
in June of 2000.
Burroughs feels this change was an attempt to conceal MOD information
on the UFO issue from June, 2000 onward by referring to the phenomenon
in question as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, (UAP) rather than the well-understood
"Unidentified Flying Object" (UFO). The change would allow the MOD to make
the claim that no further information on the UFO is being held, while maintaining
information on the UAP.
In response to a follow-up FOIA request, the MOD revised its position
to say that they were still maintaining 18 UFO documents as classified.
The MOD said that the documents were being 'prepared' for public release
-- meaning reviewed for material that should remain redacted -- at a later
date. When Burroughs submitted a request for early release of the classified
documents, the MOD declined, claiming that doing so would 'delay the planned
public release" of the material.
"This makes little sense to me," Burroughs said, "as releasing them
to me would accelerate access to the information contained, not delay it.
The MOD is clearly dragging its feet on full disclosure, while presenting
the illusion to the public that it has already happened."
Nick Pope, Co-Author of the book Encounter in Rendlesham Forest
with James Penniston and Burroughs, and former Directorate of Defense Security,
Ministry of Defense who's gone on record saying Rendlesham might be the
turning point in history that leads to the explanation of the UFO phenomenon"
stated this when he learned of Burroughs FOIA discovery.
"I knew for sure that not everything had been released, because by
the MOD's own admission, some files/documents had been lost, some destroyed,
some redacted and some withheld altogether. Also, material where the information
owner is a defense contractor (e.g. some of the Project Condign working
papers) is exempt from disclosure altogether, as private companies are
outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act". The bottom line is
this: whether it's exempt from the FOIA entirely, withheld/redacted under
exemptions to the FOIA, destroyed or lost, some material on Project Condign
and on the Rendlesham Forest incident has yet to emerge, and some may never
come to light”.
Burroughs will be presenting the results of his active FOIA request
program and his analysis of MOD Technical Memorandum 55/2/00 at the Woodbridge
Community hall Station Rd Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4AU on Saturday
September, 20th at 7:00pm. Also appearing with Burroughs will be Richard
Dolan, Larry Warren and Gary Heseltine.
According to Burroughs, the significance of the contents of the Memo
55/2/00 has long been overlooked by the research community because it was
deliberately obtuse in nature. The Memo is technically complicated and
the writing was adroit in the process of stating key facts while presenting
a facade that the phenomenon under study was one of several forms of rare,
but naturally occurring weather aberration.
"You have to know what you are looking for," Burroughs said, and understand
what is actually being stated. The memorandum is a masterpiece of bureaucratic
Among other points Burroughs will cover in his talk are the fact that
there is an international race to weaponize the technology employed by
According to Burroughs, "The memo states clearly that 'Russian, Former
Soviet Republics and Chinese authorities have made a co-ordinated effort
to understand the UAP topic.' and that high level scientists, astronauts
and senior pilots have been appointed to study groups."
The most significant accomplishment Burroughs has made to date is to
correlate the described characteristics of the 'true phenomenon', as he
puts it, under study by the MOD, with a 2003 paper by Jaques Vallee and
Eric Davis and a 2010 paper printed in the Journal of British Interplanetary
Science by Hal Puthoff.
Puthoff's paper, published a decade after the MOD memo, describes a
theoretical propulsion system for interstellar travel, based on the Alcubierre
'warp drive' concept.
"It boils down to this:" Burroughs stated, "Puthoff's predictions for
effects of a drive capable of interstellar travel match the effects of
the UFO Phenomenon noted by Vallee/Davis and they match the effects described
by the MOD of the UAP Phenomenon under study." "Most significantly, the
predicted effects of the theoretical interstellar drive on humans in close
proximity match those of the MOD - which could not have known of Puthoff's
theory at the time of the writing -- and they match the symptoms I exhibit
from a close encounter with the phenomenon while on duty at Bentwaters."
"I am convinced that this is the reason the DOD has classified my medical
records and attempted to doctor my Service Record to show I was not in
service at the time, to allow the VA to deny me benefits, but more importantly,
keep the medical information about my condition a Classified secret.