Nov 05, 2017 I Nick Redfern

Strange And Secret Files We Can’t See

Over the years here at Mysterious Universe, I have detailed the contents of numerous government, military and intelligence files that relate to the world of Ufology, Cryptozoology, the paranormal, and the downright weird. They have all surfaced under the terms of the Freedom of Information Acts of several nations. They include: (A) a RAND document which just might explain the Flatwoods Monster saga of 1952; (B) British Police Force files on the Aetherius Society; and (C) a crashed UFO that wasn't a crashed UFO, after all. And, of course, there are many more.

Today, though, I'm going to take a different approach to the matter of government files and Forteana. I'm going to focus on those files which in all likelihood exist, but which we can't access via FOIA legislation. At least, we can't get that information yet. But, maybe one day we will. We'll start with a certain affair that dates back thousands of years. In his book A Terrible Mistake (on the subject of the controversial death of a man named Frank Olsen, an early and significant figure in the world of MK-Ultra and mind-control) H. P. Albarelli, Jr says: "Biblical passages about the 'rock at Horeb' led the CIA to investigate the science of dowsing to locate 'concealed springs and water' and 'other hidden sources of valuable natural resources.'"

So far, no such files have officially surfaced from the CIA. But, I would not be surprised to find they do exist. Why? Because we have proof that agencies of the intelligence world and the military have indeed secretly looked into the phenomenon of dowsing, as this link reveals.

Let's now move onto one particular aspect of the UFO phenomenon. If you are into the UFO issue, you will have heard of the so-called "Flying Triangles." They are huge, black, triangular-shaped UFOs which provoke a great deal of debate. For some people, they are alien spacecraft. For others, they are next-generation Stealth aircraft of Uncle Sam. I have heard a lot of rumors of huge stashes of secret files on the FTs. But, so far, only a handful of such papers have surfaced under the FOIA. But, as with the issues surrounding the CIA and dowsing, I would not be surprised if such voluminous files do exist.

Here's why I think that might be the case: Nick Pope is someone who investigated UFO sightings for the British Ministry of Defense between 1991 and 1994. In 1993, he investigated a Flying Triangle-themed incident which he, Pope, considers to be one of the most credible on record (others, such as Dr. David Clarke, disagree). In 1997, several years after he had moved onto a new assignment within the Ministry of Defense, Pope told me an interesting story of what happened when he approached U.S. authorities and brought up the matter of the Flying Triangles.

Pope told me: “There was an interesting little hint that the Americans, too, were seeing these Flying Triangles over their territory. As we were making our inquiries, they turned the question around and wanted to know if our Royal Air Force had a triangular-shaped, hypersonic prototype aircraft of some sort. So, presumably, the Americans were having Flying Triangle sightings, too." And, if - as Pope suggests - the U.S. Government was "having Flying Triangle sightings, too," then there is a good chance that files would have been created on those sightings. But, they haven't surfaced publicly yet.

There are rumors that secret files exist within the U.K.'s MI5 - which is the British equivalent of the United States' FBI - on "Britain's Most Famous Witch." Her name was Sybil Leek, who was rumored to have undertaken work of a very weird kind to help defeat the Nazis during the Second World War. I have tried to secure such files, but with no luck. But, there's a chance they exist. The BBC says: "One of the most incredible claims about her is that she was recruited by the British Government during the Second World War. According to the Second World War author Michael Salazar, her role was to provide phony horoscopes for the Germans who believed in Astrology. She apparently wrote a chart which convinced the Nazi Rudolf Hess to fly to England, where he was captured." Maybe, one day, we'll know for sure the truth of this weird affair.

As these examples (very different examples) show, there are certain strange affairs that almost certainly someone knows far more about than we do, and which are detailed in government files. Perhaps, one day, we'll get the files I refer to above. And others, too. On the other hand, maybe we won't get them. Whatever the outcome, though, there seems to be little doubt that what has surfaced publicly so far on government agencies and the world of the paranormal is just the tip of the iceberg.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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