Washington Post, CNN and USA Today cover the US Air Force release of UFO filesREVISED - Press Release
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Now - all three American media news networks are a-buzz about the declassification and release of nearly 130,000 pages of UFO files by the US Air Force onto the internet - files that were once sequestered and deemed either not existent or inaccessible to the public. This amounts to 37 cubic feet of data - excluding 94 rolls of 35mm of UFO microfilm.
What can be viewed as equally significant - the influential Washington Post, ranked the #2 newspaper in North America by 4International Media and Newspapers - has covered the release of these US Air Force files.
A senior editorial official at ZNN is quoted as stating:
"This break-through by all three major US news networks and one of the country's most influential newspapers to cover this PROJECT BLUE BOOK UFO file release - a long standing metaphor for the 'government UFO cover-up' - represents a significant step forward in the development of a unified media challenge to the US government's silence on the UFO matter. Will this challenge flush out the US government's propensity to ignore and side-step any open discussion of the thousands if not millions of UFO reports in the US and internationally? We can only wait and see if NBC - CBS and ABC have the courage to pursue this into the chambers of Congress and onto the desk of the President of the United States or, if they too remain complicit in the cover-up."
These UFO files were assembled during the 1950's to the late 1960s by the infamous PROJECT BLUE BOOK - suddenly shut-down by US Air Force officials when the number of UFO sightings reached epidemic proportions.
The poorly staffed project could not keep up with or explain the massive wave and relentless presence of UFO sightings, so the Air Force decided to go underground.
It shrugged off its investigative accountability of this phenomenon and passed along the job of amassing UFO sighting reports to unofficial private UFO organizations and an obscure university where UFO reports were poorly researched - dismissed as hoaxes and ultimately buried - until now.
Now the US media is beginning to sniff out the significance of why and how these files were sequestered since 1969 and released now, in the hope that a dump this large will be indigestible to the general public and to the media. Questions remain.
Why would the US Air Force build a huge repository of over 130,000 pages of UFO sighting reports - 37 cubic feet thick - task a small group of USAF officers with limited resources to examine UFO reports - then, with little explanation, shut down the entire division by making statements such as:
"...[N]othing has happened to indicate that the Air Force ought to resume investigating UFOs. Because of the considerable cost to the Air Force in the past, and the tight funding of Air Force needs today, there is no likelihood the Air Force will become involved with UFO investigation again."
Would a data base this large on alleged child sex offenders, a list of US terrorist cells or leaked ledgers of financial improprieties by banking CEOs go unnoticed by media in the same manner UFO files have been quashed or go unnoticed by media - all consigned to oblivion in the same sophomoric miasma of news of George Clooney's recent marriage or the dating practices of Kim Kardashian?
Is the US government relenting to pressure and on the brink of full disclosure that the planet is indeed being engaged by craft of unknown origin?
The answer to these cutting-edge questions stares one in the face to ostensibly propel an authentic step-forward in the Disclosure movement.
Something is afoot.
[Ed.Note: It should be noted that the data base under review here in Project Blue Book - appeares not to include official correspondence among United States Air Force, FBI and CIA officials on the UFO matter. ZNN has acquired singular access to these files that are available for review by media journalists.]
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