A FORMER Government UFO investigator has revealed how officials shredded the most compelling evidence for aliens that he has ever seen.
Nick Pope claimed a photograph of a metallic spacecraft in the sky over Calvine in Perthshire mysteriously disappeared after the Ministry of Defence got their hands on it.
He added: “This was easily the most compelling UFO photo I’ve ever seen in my life.
“It went to the technical specialists at the Defence Intelligence Staff and elsewhere. Their results of the analysis were that this was a real thing – it wasn’t a faked photo.”
Pope, who ran the Government’s UFO project from 1991 to 1994, said he had the image in his office but it was removed and later disappeared.
He said that when he challenged officials about the photo, they claimed there was no record of it.
Speaking about the spacecraft onBBC Radio Scotland’s Tales of the Unexplained, Pope added: “It was a diamond-shaped metallic craft about 25 metres in diameter and there seemed to be military jets in the background.
“It wasn’t clear whether they were escorting this thing or even maybe chasing it.
“I actually had a copy of this. It was one of the things blown up on my office wall when I was at the UFO project.
“One day, my head of division took it down and locked it in a drawer because he didn’t think we should be displaying something like that.
“When the Ministry of Defence declassified and released its UFO files, which is an ongoing process, those photos and the copies that had been on my wall had mysteriously disappeared.”
He added: “I suspect that certain people thought that this was some secret prototype aircraft, a next-generation stealth that maybe nobody should be seeing.
“And maybe somebody quietly put it through the shredder and thought they were doing us a favour.”
Tales of the Unexplained is on Radio Scotland on Thursday at 2pm.