A few months ago, an Australian newspaper business sent in a Freedom of Information Act request to view the country's government files on UFOs. The Australian Department of Defense responded that almost all its files on the topic had vanished, stirring discussion of conspiracy. Article resource - Nearly all Australian UFO files have gone missing by Newsytype.com.
All UFO documents are gone
A journalistic inquiry into the Australian government's public documents dealing with unidentified flying objects has resulted in the discovery that every file accept one has gone missing. A Fairfax newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald, states that Fairfax Media submitted an FOIA application for all documents linked to UFO experiences to the Australian Department of Defense. Fairfax is the owner of many newspapers and magazines in New Zealand and the U.S. UFOs in the land down under are tracked by the Royal Australian Air Force. However, the RAAF could only locate one complete file; it was from the 1950s.
It is a mystery
There was a file that was still left. It was called "Report on UFOs/Strange Occurrences and Phenomenon in Woomera." According to MSNBC, Woomera is used for weapons testing range. It is very remote. There are some small towns in the nearby vicinity. In 2000, the Australian Defense Force no longer accepted reports on UFOs. This was because they were considered a waste. The RAAF stopped investigation of UFO sightings in 1996. Sometimes the Australian government destroys records as part of "housekeeping" efforts. The UFO files were not a part of this, according to the Telegraph. Bill Chalker wrote a book about Australian UFO sightings. He said that to conserve space, eight years of UFO documents were ruined in 2003. Conspiracy theorists are abuzz concerning the news.
Australia is different
Australia is breaking with tradition among other core nations, as other nations have made their "X-Files" freely available online. The "British X-Files" have been released periodically by the British government in the National Archives. This has been occurring since 2008. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation states that the Royal New Zealand Air Force released all of its UFO documents at the end of 2010, while some remained sealed. In 2009, Canada made all of its UFO information public knowledge. They can all be found at the Library and Archives of Canada website. The Unidentified Flying Object information is accessible in the U.S. through several agencies, although it may take some work to get. The National Security Agency and the U.S. Navy, for instance, both have some information accessible on both agencies' web sites.
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
British National Archives UFO site
Library and Archives Canada UFO documents
NSA UFO documents
UFO documents page from the U.S. Navy