IT WAS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1966 that United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a historic piece of documentation that brought into being the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). FOIA permits members of the general public and the media the right to file a request with government agencies to (a) obtain copies of files that may already be declassified; or (b) request that files which are currently withheld – either in whole or in part – be declassified into the public arena.
FOIA is not a magic-like tool that is guaranteed to open all doors, however. There are many clauses within the act that permit government, military, and intelligence-based bodies to withhold their files, if they deem it appropriate to do so. The grounds for denial of access to files via the Freedom of Information Act include national security concerns, matters having a bearing on the defense of the nation, privacy issues, data relative to legal and criminal subjects, and the internal operations of the relevant agency or agencies.
While there certainly are ways and means by which government-based Top Secret government files may be declassified, there are also stringent laws available and in place that allow for the continued non-disclosure of records for many, many years to come – decades, in some cases, and particularly so when and where agency chiefs have deemed the papers to be super-sensitive in the extreme. It is very much the same in other countries, too.
Under the terms of Freedom of Information Act rules, numerous government agencies – from equally numerous nations – have declassified into the public domain tens of millions of pages of documents on many and varied subjects that were once considered to be highly secret in nature. But there are other files, many of a far more intriguing nature than those the government has already released. They are the ones that agencies haven’t released.
They include the many and varied files that supposedly can’t be found, the ones that are suspiciously “missing,” as well as the Top Secret papers that agencies admit exist but which they are determined to keep hidden from us all. The reason: to prevent the truth behind some of the world’s biggest conspiracies of all time from ever surfacing.
For Nobody’s Eyes Only includes fascinating new information on: The conspiracy-filled story of the buried files and photos documenting the legendary Roswell UFO crash of 1947; the truth about the secret records of the JFK assassination that still remain sealed from public view; the sensational and missing data behind the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard M. Nixon; and the mysteriously vanished documents on the CIA’s controversial “mind-control” operation, Project MKUltra.
The deaths of several famous faces, such as Diana, Princess of Wales and Marilyn Monroe, also feature heavily in the pages of For Nobody’s Eyes Only, as Nick Redfern reveals the missing evidence, documents and data relative to both legendary figures.
NICK REDFERN works full time as an author, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. His previous books include Monster Files; The World’s Weirdest Places; The Pyramids and the Pentagon; Keep Out!; The Real Men in Black; The NASA Conspiracies; Contactees; and Memoirs of a Monster Hunter. He writes for many publications, including UFO Magazine, Fate, and Fortean Times. Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including Fox News; The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, Monster Quest, and UFO Hunters; VH1’s Legend Hunters; National Geographic Channel’s The Truth about UFOs and Paranatural; BBC’s Out of this World; MSNBC’s Countdown; and SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive. He can be contacted at http://nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com.
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