Defense Ministry ET hunters “did not trust” public officials with their information, says Dr. David Clarke, who discovered a study by the Department of Defense Intelligence in 2005.
Dr. David Clarke, from Sheffield Hallam University, said the Ministry of Defense team in charge of hunting ETs “did not trust” public officials who informed ministers about their data.
The lecturer and investigative journalist discovered the 400-page study of the Defense Intelligence Staff over 10,000 UFO sightings in 2005.
He now said that the military often kept their findings secret from public officials for fear that the information would leak.
Dr. Clarke added that former government UFO researchers who publicized the findings, such as Nick Pope, “Did not investigate anything”.
He told the UFO Podcast com Martin Willis:
“There was a UFO division where he was a starter for three years, but he was just one of dozens of different people who did this job and he didn’t investigate anything.
He just received reports and filed them. He was a civil servant, there was an agency that investigated cases and was known as Defense Intelligence Personnel, DI55, and they were the people in charge of investigating UFO incidents that were considered to have some sort of military significance. ”
The UFO investigator added:
“The system was extremely complicated and there were at times two or three different departments of the British Ministry of Defense that were involved in investigating UFOs or responding to the public.
He could do some checks at a local radar station, but that was as long as the weather allowed.
If there was anything considered to be of potential military significance or something that needed further investigation, it was passed on to DI55 to do the investigation.
I interviewed most of the people who worked on this subject at DI55 at that time and they said to me, ‘well, Nick Pope had no involvement in that, we did the investigations, we didn’t share information with them because we didn’t trust them’.
He was a civilian who was instructing ministers, he was doing public relations work and during that time in that job he thought, ‘well, I could make a living from it’. ”
Defense intelligence officers investigated some 10,000 sightings of potential ETs in the UK from 1997 to 2000.
They concluded that the UFOs had an “indisputably” observable presence, but there was no evidence to suggest that they were “hostile or under any kind of control”.