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The entire file concerning a famous UFO sighting case in Scotland in August 1990 was to be made public on January 1, 2021. But the British Ministry of Defense pushed back to 2072 this highly anticipated disclosure.
This is one of ufology's most famous cases, but it remains shrouded in mystery. In 1990, near the Scottish village of Calvine in the Highlands, two hikers reportedly observed "a metallic-looking diamond-shaped flying object" for nearly ten minutes, motionless and silent in the sky. Witnesses were able to take six photos of the phenomenon before it rose vertically and disappeared on sight. During this incident, two Royal Air Force planes reportedly approached the flying device.
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Unfortunately, not much more is known about this incredible incident which took place in broad daylight: the hikers, in shock, sent their photos to a regional newspaper. The journalist forwarded the original photos to the Defense Ministry for official comment. Sadly, not only was the ministry silent, the photos and negatives were never returned to the newspaper or to their owners.
However, the experts did not remain inactive assures inNick Pope, former soldier in charge from 1991 to 1994 of the UFO file at the Ministry of the British Defense, and one of the few people to have seen these images: “The wizards of the analysis services are in action: the photos have been enlarged and dissected using all the technical resources of the intelligence community. "
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Nick Pope was able to consult the result of this expert work: “The photos were authentic. They showed a material device of unknown origin. It had no wings, no fuselage, no tail, no visible engine and bore no inscriptions. "
From elements of the landscape, the size of the object could be estimated at around 30 meters in diameter, a job facilitated by the fact that the photos were taken in daytime.
The presence of two military planes was confirmed by the enlarged photos, specifies Nick Pope, without it being possible to determine if it was an escort, an attempted interception or a mere coincidence.
Unfortunately, those responsible at the time buried the investigation and it was impossible to identify the fighter jets involved in this incident. Usually rather cautious in his positions, the former official assumes that "someone in the Ministry has sabotaged the investigations preventing us from getting to the truth."
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Calvine's UFO nearly created a diplomatic incident
"Even today, years after these events, I cannot discuss the details of these proceedings, too much information is still classified as top secret." A classification which should have ended on January 1, 2021. But proof that the subject is still very sensitive, the British Ministry of Defense has just decided, without explanation, to extend the defense secrecy surrounding "the Calvine incident »Until… 2072!
The ufology community is furious and Nick Pope, who retired in 2006 but remains bound by professional secrecy, believes that the greatest confusion reigns in the ministerial services: according to him, a real war has broken out between the skeptics , convinced that UFOs are only military prototypes or natural phenomena, and the proponents of an extraterrestrial hypothesis. So much so that Calvine's UFO almost created a diplomatic incident at the time when senior defense officials accused George Bush's Secretary of the Air Force, Donald Rice, of testing a secret prototype of the Aurora stealth plane over Scotland. However, Donald Rice had just argued before Congress that this famous Aurora plane never existed! The British insinuations therefore amounted to accusing him of being guilty of perjury before Congress, a major misconduct in the United States punishable by a heavy prison sentence.
Are these diplomatic adventures surrounding Calvine's UFO at the origin of the British authorities’s reluctance to reveal the photos and the entire file? Or is this case too explosive to be released to the general public? Answer in 50 years. Perhaps.
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