Many were excited when the Freedom of Information Act was established, but what good does it do when a good bit of the data in a document is blacked out? Have you ever read the FOIA action. Here is a small part of it.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the implementation of freedom of information legislation in the United States. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966 (Amended 2002), and went into effect the following year. This act allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the U.S. Government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.
It is common knowledge among those interested in UFOs that there is a ton of information being kept locked up, and away from prying eyes. This is what has happened. The data on UFOs is not kept in the same place as financial, geographical, or historic documents, but they have a place all their own. This information is controlled by a small group of individuals who answer to no one, not even the President. Somehow, as time goes by, and members resign or pass away, another trustee takes their place, and the group continues from generation to generation. Believe me, the information sought by die hard Ufologists will never be made known. Of course, we can always hope that someone who can document a major UFO event comes forward, and somehow causes the government to reevaluate their position. But, don't hold your breath.
Read more on this interesting aspect of the UFO enigma at No Mercy, by Ed Komarek.