David Clarke discusses the conspiracy surrounding the Pentagon UFO report

As the US government prepare to release a landmark report into UFOs, Dr David Clarke has been quoted in an Evening Standard article examining the case for extraterrestrial life, commenting: “Just because something’s unidentified doesn’t mean it’s alien.” He believes the more interesting aspect to focus on is why flying saucers sightings took off post-WWII. He points to the Cold War for […]

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Pentagon UFO report likely to be “damp squib”, says David Clarke

Expert in contemporary legend, Dr David Clarke, has been quoted in an article published by the Guardian about the upcoming release of a Pentagon report on the activities of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. He said: “People who are expecting that this report will confirm all their preconceived ideas about aliens visiting us in flying saucers and buzzing US Navy […]

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Pentagon Report’s ‘classified annex’ discussed by expert David Clarke

A new report released by the Pentagon on unidentified aerial phenomena will include a classified annex which is likely to withhold details of experimental military aircraft, says Hallam expert Professor David Clarke. In an interview with Daily Star, he said: “That would be information about military technology of the type we’ve been talking about, about the things that the Americans […]

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A brief history of UFOs by Dr David Clarke

Dr David Clarke, co-founder of the Centre for Contemporary Legend, has written an article for BBC History Extra outlining a brief history and a list of the top ten notable sightings of UFOs in the UK from the bast century. He says that the birth of the modern UFO era can be traced to 1946-47 when media interest coalesced around the first […]

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David Clarke comments on new Pentagon UFO sightings report

Asked why restrictions on UFO-related information are being relaxed now, David Clarke, curator of The National Archives UFO project and media lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, has suggested that it’s simply because of public pressure: “People have been bombarding the US Navy and Air Force with Freedom of Information requests asking for (the videos) to be declassified. That’s why they’ve […]

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Dr David Clarke discusses the launch of the UK’s first telescope dedicated towards searching for extra-terrestrial life

Associate professor David Clarke has been quoted in the Daily Star and Sunday Express talking about the launch of the UK’s first telescope dedicated towards searching for extra-terrestrial life. The project will signal a dramatic step-up in the search for extra-terrestrial activity by developing tech that will detect sound waves from space. He says: “The desire to find evidence that […]

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Dr David Clarke: Secret UFO probes ‘hidden from UK Government’ as military ‘didn’t trust’ them

Contemporary legend expert, Dr David Clarke, has been quoted in a Daily Star article saying that the Ministry of Defence’s secret extra-terrestrial investigators “didn’t trust” civil servants with their information. Lecturer and investigative journalist, David Clarke, uncovered the Defence Intelligence Staff’s 400-page study into 10,000 UFO sightings in 2005. He has now said its military officials often kept their findings secret […]

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HALLOWEEN: 10 things you didn’t know about Halloween

Every year Halloween provokes controversy and divides opinions: what is the history of Halloween and when was it first celebrated? Why do we trick or treat? Why do we carve pumpkins? Most people see Halloween as just as a bit of harmless fun, while others say it marks an ancient pagan festival – and some evangelical Christians claim it is […]

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