There is enough evidence about UFOs that “you can’t really ignore it” anymore, former British Defense Ministry official Nick Pope said on Sunday.
Speaking on John Catsimatidis’s “The Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970 in New York, Pope said “there has been an increased number of cases where not only has the radar tracked these objects performing extraordinary speeds and maneuvers… but then the pilots have been vectored to intercept them. And they’ve had visual sightings. So when you have visual sightings and the radar evidence together, at that point, you can’t really ignore it.”
Pope, who is an expert on UFOs, emphasized that sightings of unidentified objects are “happening much more often than people realize. The issue is that a few years ago these sorts of things were often ignored. And it was easier for service chiefs to say, ‘Well, maybe there was a problem with the radar system.’ They can’t [say] that anymore.”
He explained that people used to say that these type of sightings were by those who were unfamiliar with next generation aircraft or drones, but “the US Navy in their most recent statement put this beyond debate,” using the phrase, “‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.’ That is the military and intelligence community’s absolute standard term for… UFOs … These stories are now everywhere.”
Pope added that official documentation of the phenomena is undeniable, saying that “the British government is just in the final stage now of … an 11-year project to declassify and release lots of documents about [UFOs]. In fact, around 60,000 documents on UFOs have been declassified and released by the British government in the last few years.”