The Australian Department of Defense has declassified intelligence archives relating to U̳F̳O̳ studies. The documents entitled “Scientific Intelligence. Unidentified Flying Objects” cover the period from 1957 to 1971 (58 pages).
Interestingly, many countries have begun declassifying their secret archives of U̳F̳O̳ study programs, which they denied existed for at least 70 years.
After the recognition of the reality of the U̳F̳O̳ phenomenon by the United States of America, the attitude towards this previously ridiculed topic changed dramatically and countries such as France and Australia opened their secret archives.
The initiators of a change in attitudes towards the U̳F̳O̳ problem – the United States, limited themselves to an incomprehensible report to the US Congress in which there is practically no information, but there is the main thing – the recognition of the presence of U̳F̳O̳s in the earth’s atmosphere and the possibility that these are e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ aircraft.
It is a pity that declassified archives relating to the study of U̳F̳O̳s are still published in small quantities and cover historical periods remote from us, but the main thing is that such programs for studying U̳F̳O̳s have been recognized.
As for the report itself, which has been classified as “S̳e̳c̳r̳e̳t̳” for so many years, it does not contain anything sensational and it seems that it was classified for only one reason – in connection with the policy of denial of U̳F̳O̳s.
In fact, this is a memo prepared by intelligence on U̳F̳O̳ issues. Moreover, in the files collected in the report, there are also well-known cases of contacts with U̳F̳O̳s outside Australia.
This report has been declassified and is now available for reading at the National Archives of Australia.