IT won’t be long before we find alien life, according to a former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator.

UFO expert Nick Pope has said “it’s only a matter of time before we find alien life – or before it finds us, if it hasn’t already!”


According to the Daily Star, the former MoD worker revealed: “We had a wave of sightings over a six-hour period in late March 1993, with several dozen witnesses in different parts of the country.

“Many of the witnesses were police officers and military personnel, who saw a huge, triangular-shaped craft, emitting a low-frequency humming sound.

“Two military bases in the midlands – RAF Cosford and RAF Shawbury – were directly overflown.

“No definitive explanation was ever found, despite an extensive investigation.”

Here’s my latest interview, taking a real deep dive into some of the more speculative “what if?” questions about UFOs. #UFO #UFOs #ufotwitter

— Nick Pope (@nickpopemod)

Pope is the author of the book “Encounter in Rendlesham Forest”. which describes mysterious events that took place in the forest in Suffolk in 1980.

Some people regard it as the world’s best documented UFO encounter.

At the time, the area was being used by the United States Air Force and some officials reported seeing strange lights.


The Daily Star reports Pope explaining the incident and his UFO evidence.

He’s quoted saying: “The Rendlesham Forest incident from December 1980 is the most convincing case in the MoD’s real-life X-Files and the case remains unexplained.

“What makes all this so compelling is the physical evidence – the UFO was tracked on radar and briefly landed, leaving high levels of radioactivity where it touched down.

“Most of the witnesses were United States Air Force personnel based at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Even the Deputy Base Commander saw it!”

He goes on to say that he doesn’t think people are telling the full story about the incident but does admit that most UFO sightings are actually of things like satellites or planes.

Earlier this month, a treasure trove of CIA files about UFO sightings across the globe was published online.

Known as the “Black Vault”, the database is available thanks to a decades-long effort to access the CIA’s records, which date back as far as the 1980s.

Campaigner John Greenewald Jr., who operates the website, says it contains what the CIA claims is all of its documents on UAPs.

UAP is the US government’s preferred term for aerial objects that experts cannot immediately identify or explain.

Many may turn out to be tricks of the light or a fault in a pilot’s instruments, but a handful are targets of investigations by The Pentagon.

Fermi Paradox – what is it?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • The Fermi Paradox isn’t strict evidence for alien life – but more of a thought experiment
  • It’s a famous contradiction posed by physicist Enrico Fermi
  • Fermi suggested that the enormous size of the universe – and the billions of Sun-like stars in the galaxy, and their planets – makes it highly likely that there is intelligent life out there
  • Some of these civilisations may have developed interstellar travel
  • But Fermi also noted that there’s a significant lack of evidence for life on other planets
  • The chances of aliens being able to reach us are high, but there’s no evidence that aliens ever have
  • This paradox has baffled scientists for decades

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