ORTK (UK) Press Releases
Lobby of Ministry of Defence, 20th March 1995. UFO Secrecy
Organizers and supporters of Operation Right To Know (Britain) are today
lobbying the M.O.D. on the issue of military secrecy on UFOs. We are fully
aware of your current policy on public statements about the UFO issue, and
request that this policy be revised, and present M.O.D. knowledge,
assessments and conclusions on the UFO issue be made public. ORTK accepts
that there are grounds for military secrecy on matters concerning the
defence and security of the United Kingdom, but we cannot accept that UFOs
fall within this category. And you confirm this by stating in communications
to the public the general assessment that to date 'no UFO sighting report
investigated has indicated any threat to the defense and security of the
United Kingdom.' We request a full written commentary on the following
(1) UFOs constitute a global phenomenon of major proportions and as such
cannot be considered a national security issue for any one nation alone.
Rational sense dictates that major world authorities, military and or
governmental are in collusion on the issue of UFO secrecy and denial, and
have been for many years, at least since World War II.
(2) Many World War II pilots filed UFO reports. Pilots, both military
and civilian, continue to report UFOs. One example occurring during the
recent (1989-1990) UFO wave over Belgium. Colonel W DeBrouwer (Belgian
Air Staff) confirmed during several TV interviews, that Belgian F16 aircraft
recorded radar lock-ons of an object seen visually by civilians and police,
and confirmed by 4 ground based radars. I have raised the Belgian UFO wave
with you before and you have declined to comment, other than you do not
involve yourselves in UFO reports from outside the United Kingdom. Rational
sense, once again, dictates that you must have been fully briefed on the
("You" in the above refers to those parties privy to the UFO information
(3) This document is not a presentation about UFO evidence, because the
M.O.D. must already be fully aware of the evidence, that promotes both
the March 20th lobby and this document.
(4) We request that those establishments world wide, involved in the
suppression and denial of UFO knowledge, change-their collective policy,
and openly and honestly tell the people of the world all they know and
understand about the UFO issue, irrespective of how little or how much
this knowledge may be.
(5) We ask that the M.O.D. consider the following points and speculation
on these points:
During the summer of 1994, in the USA, a crop circle formation and the surgical
mutilation of a cow, occurred during the same time span and in close
proximity to each other. Biological analysis of several crop circle
formations and several animal mutilation sites, is establishing a link
between these anomalous events. UFOs are a common factor between some crop
circle events and some animal mutilations. Very recently biological analysis
of samples taken from the site of a UFO landing, appear to confirm this
Another common factor between circle formations and animal mutilations
is their timing and evolution. Both occurrences began to be noticed during
the mid to late 60s and both have continued to escalate in numbers with
resulting deepening human awareness and interest.
During the last 5 years there have been several mass public sightings
of UFOs, many in daylight, resulting in public acceptance of UFOs. Hundreds
of video recordings of UFOs have been made, supporting the eye witness
testimony, and establishing the existence of UFOs.
The current public position on the UFO issue expressed by the M.O.D.
and other authoritative establishments world wide, is rapidly being
perceived as wholly inadequate. It could be the case that maintaining the
secrecy and continuing the denial of UFO matters is causing these events
to deepen. If public control is a factor in this policy of denial, such
a policy could be perceived as having the opposite effect. For instance:
If the animal mutilation phenomenon continues to deepen and escalate, what
might the effects of this be ?
No one, no official body, has the right or capacity to maintain such
denial of an issue of such importance as the UFO issue. Some acknowledgment
is now required that something of importance is occurring world wide.
Parliament has the right to be informed. The public have a right to know,
just what is known about these issues.
And so we request that those in authority who understand this situation
consult with their international partners and collectively amend this policy
of UFO secrecy, suppression and denial.
John Holman (ORTK Britain Coordinator) March 17th 1995
(In addition to this open letter to the MOD, I gave Miss Philpott a letter
addressed to herself. Her reply, refers to my letter to her,
but not this open letter. I aim to follow up this lack of response to my
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