By Keith Basterfield, 28 June 2017
(UFOs – scientific research, Campbelltown,
New South Wales, Australia)
Quote from the article:
In a blog post dated 14 June 2016, I advised that I had found a file in the National Archives of Australia (NAA), file series A4090, control symbol 529/1/16 Part 1, titled ‘DSTO records of unidentified aerial phenomena.’
The file had only been registered with the NAA on 30 September 2015, and originated with the Australian Department of Defence (DOD). The file was listed as ‘closed,’ with the reason given, being ‘withheld pending advice.’ This usually means that the file is still with the originating agency, being examined by them for ‘sensitivities’ before being opened.
I immediately asked the NAA to have the DOD complete their examination of the file; knowing that once the file status changed from ‘closed’ to ‘open,’ that I would be able to order a copy of the file.
While waiting for this process to be completed, I wrote to the DOD and asked an obvious question. If this was part one of the file, was there a part two? The DOD responded that there was no part two. In addition, I checked to see if the NAA RecordSearch had a part two, it did not.
In addition, also while waiting, I wrote a second blog post dated 20 June 2016, gathering together what I could find out about any DSTO involvement with UAP in Australia.
Time passed, until I was advised on 26 June 2017, that the file had been digitised for me. At this point, I wish to acknowledge UFO Research (NSW) Incorporated, who donated half the money needed to purchase a digital copy of this file. Many thanks for your generosity.”