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UK MoD Established Secret UFO Investigation Group

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 03:49:04 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 03:49:04 -0500
Subject: UK MoD Established Secret UFO Investigation Group

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_485819.html?menu=news.latestheadlines

17:14 Wednesday 2nd January 2002


UK MoD Established Secret UFO Investigation Group


Official papers have revealed the Ministry of Defence set up a
secret flying saucer working party in the 1950s.

The papers show the group involved experts from the Directorate
of Scientific Intelligence and the Joint Technical Intelligence
Committee.

It was established in 1951 after a spate of sightings in Sweden
and the US led to a "notable outbreak" of reports in Britain.

However, the scientists gave short shrift to the idea that the
earth was facing an alien invasion from space, dismissing the
claims as "optical illusions and psychological delusions" - or
just plain hoaxes.

"We consider that no progress will be made by attempting further
investigation of unco-ordinated and subjective evidence, and
that positive results could only be obtained by organising
throughout the country, or the world, continuous observation of
the skies by a co-ordinated network of visual observers,
equipped with photographic apparatus, and supplemented by a
network of radar stations and sound locators," they concluded.

"We should regard this, on the evidence so far available, as a
singularly profitless enterprise."

The papers, being made public for the first time, went on: "We
accordingly recommend very strongly that no further
investigation of reported mysterious aerial phenomena be
undertaken, unless and until some material evidence becomes
available."

One of the cases they looked at was RAF Flight Lieutenant
Hubbard who twice claimed to have seen "a flat disc, light pearl
grey in colour, about 50 feet in diameter" flying low over
Farnborough at speeds to 800 to 1,000 mph.

The scientists drily noted: "We find it impossible to believe
that a most unconventional aircraft, of exceptional speed, could
have travelled at no great altitude, in the middle of a fine
summer morning, over a populous and air-minded district like
Farnborough, without attracting the attention of more than one
observer."

Story filed: 17:14 Wednesday 2nd January 2002




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