You see, Mr. Pope claimed that his 'rank' was the equivalent of a senior Army or RAF officer all those years back when he had very little real knowledge of the UFO phenomenon (I keep all my emails and letters if he ever needs to check with me). In fact, he was just one of many, many desk clerk civil servants whose job involved taking complaints from the public about many things and UFO reports was in that lump of subjects. He filled in the form and passed it along. He did not run an investigation unit nor did he wear down the soles of his polished shoes by going out and investigating. He followed an unofficial policy to downplay UFO reports -he admits this over and over. It was part of his job as a civil servant.
His rank? He gave it several times and I know two people who were civil servants at the same time and asked about this. They laughed. "It's not a rank of any kind it's a civil service grade!" They kept laughing as their grades, they worked out, would make one a Brigadier General and the other a Field Marshal.
Pen pushing civil servant.
But the Americans love the accent and spin and, boy, can Mr. Pope present a good story. And once you have your foot in the door of US TV you want to keep it wedged there.
Nothing personal against Mr.Pope but making claims that he was the head of some elite unit and that he analysed all UFO reports is pure trash. When I first contacted him he had never seen any of the reports that I had passed along to those at the MoD involved in UFO investigation. Hey, he wants to make a living out of trash TV shows dealing with UFOs then good luck to him but he should expect to be called out on claims made.
"Nick Pope, former head of the Ministry of Defence's UFO project"
That deserves calling out.
Here is the Daily Mail report:
Daily Mail online: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5198325/Was-Oumuamua-alien-spacecraft.html
Attempts to scan the mysterious Oumuamua 'comet' that hurtled past Earth may have 'awoken alien intelligence inside', UFO expert warns
Oumuamua appear in our solar system earlier this month sparking alien claims
- Initial scans suggest that the object is just a rock, and wasn't sent by aliens
- But Nick Pope claims that this scanning may have awoken aliens inside
- He says that aliens may now be watching our every move - and that if they attack, 'humanity probably wouldn't survive'