Does the United Kingdom have a top secret facility dedicated to military research and development, analogous to Area 51 in the Nevada desert, that could explain many of the UFO sightings over the British isles over the decades? A prominent UFO investigator believes that the world's governments, particularly Britain, "know far more than they are letting on" and has revealed that a small village in Scotland just might be the site of Britain's own Area 51.
The Daily Star reported this week that Malcolm Robinson, the founder of Strange Phenomena Investigations and a top UFO investigator, revealed that a source with the Ministry of Defence in London told him that many of the UFO cases reported to the government were being covered up. Robinson, noting that some five percent of all UFO cases go unexplained, also revealed that he and a colleague had last year approached and submitted a dossier of case files to then-British Prime Minister David Cameron, requesting that the government launch a formal inquiry into the matter, especially focusing on a cluster of UFO sightings in Scotland.
The UFO researcher had asked that an official investigation looked into some 300 sightings in and around Bonnybridge, Scotland, and these included cold case police files. Robinson told the Daily Star that the inquiry request had "[fallen] on deaf ears, and that's pretty sad."
"The governments of this world – including Britain – know far more than they are letting on, that's for sure."
But a friend of his, noted journalist and former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence Nick Pope, at one time confided to him, "We don't even tell you the half of it."
And Malcolm Robinson believes that the public has a right to know whether or not the UFOs were associated with extraterrestrials or were products of top secret technology. He noted that there is a trail of evidence that exists with each sighting and that 95 percent of all UFO sightings are found to have at least some kind of credible explanation.
"With any given sighting, we check with airports, with the National Security Agency, with the Ministry of Defence and meteorological stations to try and find a rational explanation. Some five percent can't be explained."
As BBC News reported in 2013, the Central Intelligence Agency finally admitted that Area 51 in Nevada actually existed after decades of official denial. And as many conspiracy theorists had suspected, it was the site of a top-secret American military research and testing. However, conspiracy theories regarding UFOs were only acknowledged insofar as the government's notice of an uptick in UFO sightings after the top secret U-2 spy plane, based out of Area 51 in the 1950s, went into operation. There was no admission to storing crashed extraterrestrial craft -- or their alien occupants -- or reverse engineering UFOs to gain a technological advantage, popular allegations by UFO researchers and conspiracy theorists alike.
Robinson's concern that Bonnybridge, Scotland (located between Glasgow and Edinburgh), might be a United Kingdom version of Area 51 joins a growing number of sites where conspiracy theorists believe the government might be conducting top secret programs, not to mention covering up UFO activity. As the Express reported last year, a couple of paranormal investigators released an extensive report claiming that a top secret government facility not unlike Area 51 existed at Farnborough (part of London). The installation, once the Ministry of Defence's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, is now operated by defense security specialists and aerospace developer Qinetiq and, according to the report relying on an alleged array of government whistle-blowers, conducts projects regarding intergalactic defense and futuristic flight development and has been involved in the area's high number of UFO sightings and alien abductions over the years.
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