For decades, people around the world have reported sightings of strange unidentified flying objects. Some of them allegedly had colorful lights flashing across the exterior of the aircraft. Others moved across the sky so quickly that it was almost as if they were teleporting from point A to point B. Many reports of sightings even describe odd aircraft emerging out of the water and disappearing into the clouds above. No matter what the details of these reports are, one thing that remains true is that something very strange is going on. There must be some kind of explanation for all of these sightings, whether that explanation comes from our world or from someone else’s.
As reported by the Daily Mail, a leading expert in the field has claimed that the government is using the EU laws to cover up sightings of unidentified flying objects in the sky. Previously, the public was given permission by the government to access records held by the state, but strangely, that access has since been revoked. Why would the British government suddenly not want the public to see reports of unidentified flying objects? Is it simply a matter of national security, or is there something big, and potentially out of this world, that they are trying to hide?
The Sun explains that the Civil Aviation Authority, also known as the CAA, has been receiving numerous reports of UFO sightings ever since they received the authority to collect such reports from the Ministry of Defense since its closure in 2009. Typically, the public would be able to obtain these mysterious documents through a series of Freedom of Information requests, but the British government still refuses to release them, citing European legislation from 2014.
“This move falls into the hands of those who think there is an ongoing Government cover-up of UFO sightings and related evidence,” argues Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, in an interview with The Daily Mail Online. “There is also the embarrassment factor where pilots are reluctant to report anything unusual, because if it is made public they might seem like cranks or unreliable.”
One man who has tried to use Freedom of Information requests to get his hands on some of these government-controlled reports is Dr. David Clarke, principal research fellow at Sheffield Hallam University’s department of journalism. “The only conceivable reason for this change of policy is embarrassment on the part of the aviation industry,” he explained in an interview with The Sun.
Dr. Clarke went on to say, “It does not want to admit its pilots do occasionally report things in the sky that are difficult to explain. To improve public confidence in air safety, the authorities should be proactively promoting open access to records of this type.”
Current European law states that information regarding private individuals and isolated occurrences can only be made public when it pertains to “maintaining or improving aviation safety,” but general requests for information made by the people or the media via the Freedom of Information Act are prohibited. But still, as Dr. Clarke argued, this information really could be related to aviation safety, considering the fact that we have yet to determine whether these unidentified flying objects being seen in the sky by pilots are threats. It would seem that if the British people could prove that releasing these reports of sightings would help improve aviation safety, then the government would have no choice but to release them.
Time will tell why the British government suddenly changed its policy regarding reports of UFO sightings. In the meantime, the possibility that we are not alone in this universe is interesting to think about, to say the least. One day, all of our questions will be answered.