Wednesday, 14 May, 2008 Science
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British Secret Files of UFOs Uncovered

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The secret details of "X-files" presenting numerous sightings of UFOs in the UK were exposed to the public. The files were released by the Ministry of Defence by request of Freedom of Information by UFO conspiracy theorists.

The files show that the number of sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects increased considerably after 1977 which coincided with the release of Steven Speilberg's movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', depicting extraterrestrial beings.

Nick Pope, a scientist who worked for the MoD for 21 years studying the sightings reported that in spite of the fact that there was no evidence of the "little green men" in the files, some reports present a great interest to "skeptics and believers".

The files included the sightings reported by pilots and police officers, and even UFOs identified on radar. Some of the sightings were later revealed as being space junk, weather balloons and cloud formations as well as aircraft lights and meteors.

However, a lot of people reporting about UFOs seemed to have the evidence and that cannot be denied.

The reports include a sensational Rendlesham Forest case that occurred on 13th January 1981. Charles Halt, a security patrolman claimed to see a triangular shaped object with red and blue lights around 9ft long and 6ft high in the forest that flew away as he approached. The UFO was also spotted by other airmen.

After the investigation, it was discovered that the place where the UFO was seen, there were three depressions in a triangular shape which could not be accounted by the presence of aircraft. The experts investigating the case did not explain the phenomenon.

In another case in December 1981, the UFO described as intense green light was reported by 12 police officers in Northumbria.

Dr David Clarke, journalism lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, who encouraged the release of the files, said "Personally I think that some of the sightings have got to be of scientific interest. There are some that just cannot be explained."

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//4 May 28, 2010 05:03 PM | posted by: d'blr
....they exist ....but the certain individuals kept them hidden...we are not alone in the whole wide universe there are more...more than we can imagine...its just that our technology is yet to be harness...though.....
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//3 Jul 08, 2008 10:18 PM | posted by: delgreen
no doubt they exist my son and i saw a ufo july 1st it came across the sky east to west at a high rate of speed the hair on my intire body stood on end.i am now convinced they are here and going to make a grand entry soon.d. green fort worth texas
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//2 May 16, 2008 06:51 AM | posted by: Pedant
"Nick Pope, a scientist".....

Nick Pope is not and never was a scientist; he was a junior Civil Servant and his duties involved spending no more than a quarter of his time (over a 3-year period) dealing with UFOs.
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//1 May 14, 2008 02:52 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
UFO is actually a very interesting topic, I mean, everything people see, could just be some kind of illusion or newest US aircraft developments... it could have any explanation, and every explanation could be as logical as stiting that it certainly was an UFO... but as they said in the CONTACT with Jodie Foster, "if we were alone in the Universe, it would terrible waste of space" (something like that, cant't recall exactly the expression)

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