One of the reasons there is no “official” disclosure is undoubtedly because so few UFO sightings are reported–and when they are, they are not documented by the mainstream media. In the Columbia Daily Tribune, Bill Wickersham writes: “For more than 60 years, innumerable well-documented reports have been made of sightings, landings and crashes of unidentified flying craft, commonly referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
“They undoubtedly are under intelligent control and travel at speeds and with aeronautical capabilities far exceeding those of today’s known military and commercial aircraft. Testimony of reliable witnesses, including astronauts, generals, admirals, law enforcement officials, airline pilots, scientists and many other highly credentialed officials attests to the physical reality and uniqueness of these craft. Additionally, there is evidence some craft have been retrieved by military personnel of the United States and other countries. Furthermore, research has verified that several witnesses have viewed and handled the bodies of visitors that can only be described as extraterrestrial in nature.”
It’s not just a problem in the US: In the UK, Nick Pope, the former Ministry of Defense (MOD) UFO Project chief from 1985-2007, openly admits to being part of what he claims was a British policy of ridiculing UFO reports and the people who reported them. In the Huffington Post, Lee Speigel quotes Pope as saying, “What’s abundantly clear from these files is that, while in public we were desperately pushing the line that this was of no defense interest. We couldn’t say ‘There’s something in our air space; pilots see them, they’re tracked on radar; sometimes we scramble jets to chase these things, but we can’t catch them.’ This would be an admission that we’d lost control of our own air space, and such a position would be untenable.
“Every time we got a report from a pilot, we were checking the radar tapes. So it was an interesting sleight of hand. We were telling the public we’re not interested, this is all nonsense, but in reality, we were desperately chasing our tails and following this up in great detail. Another trick would be deliberately using phrases like ‘little green men.’ We were trying to do two things: either to kill any media story on the subject, or if a media story ran, insure that it ran in such a way that it would make the subject seem ridiculous and that it would make people who were interested in this seem ridiculous.”
But some of them ARE reported: In the August 3rd edition of The Sun, Alex Peake and Anthony France report that BBC journalist Mike Sewell has told how he was left “totally freaked out” after seeing a UFO hovering above a field as he drove to work in the early hours of the morning. He reported the sighting live by phone as he drove along. The Sun quotes his broadcast: “I was driving east across country about 15 to 20 miles from Stansted Airport at 4.15 in the morning and I saw this big bright light in the sky descending towards the road and as it got closer it banked to the left. As it banked to the left it went cross-country, I could see underneath and it wasn’t an airplane and it wasn’t a helicopter. I dread saying this, disc-shaped. It had several lights flashing all around it and underneath there were at least two large panel lights, soft white lights underneath.”