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UFOs Said To Visit UK-Secret Files

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 08:02:00 -0400
Archived: Wed, 14 May 2008 08:02:00 -0400
Subject: UFOs Said To Visit UK-Secret Files

Source: The Arab Times - Shuwaikh, Kuwait


May 14, 2008

Green Aliens, UFOs Said To Visit UK-Secret Files

LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) -- Aliens from outer space have been
visiting Britain for years and UFO sightings doubled after the
film Close Encounters was released in 1977, according to secret
files collating reports by members of the public.

The alien craft come in all shapes, sizes and colours but their
occupants are uniformly green, the Ministry of Defence files

The archives (at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos) are the first
batch of a four-year release programme of all the ministry's UFO
files from 1978 to the present day.

The ministry dismisses 90 percent of the reports as having
mundane explanations and leave 10 percent with a question mark
and the assurance they are no defence threat.

A 1983 report from a 78-year-old out fishing at midnight tells
of following aliens in green overalls on to a spaceship and then
being told to go away because he was too old and decrepit for
their purposes.

Two years later, a typewritten letter to the ministry tells of
an alien spaceship being shot down in the river Mersey in
northern England by another spacecraft and of the author
developing a warm friendship with an alien called Algar.

Just as Algar was about to reveal himself to the government he
was killed by other aliens, the author of the letter writes. He
was still in telepathic contact with an alien called Malcben
from the planet Platone in the Milky Way, the author added.

Written at the top of the letter is the terse comment 'No

The ministry has files on 11,000 sightings dating back to the
1950s. A few of the sightings made it into the national press
and all were checked out in case they were Soviet aircraft
probing Britain's defences during the Cold War.

'Clearly some reports remain unexplained but we have found no
evidence that these phenomena represent a threat to national
security and therefore cannot justify devoting Defence resources
to their investigation,' said an official letter in 1985.


The term Unidentified Flying Object was coined in a U.S. Air
Force report three years after the description 'flying saucer'
was applied to a sighting in Washington State in June 1947.

In Britain, so worrying was the spate of reports that a secret
Flying Saucer Working Party was formed to check them out.

Like the U.S. Air Force, it concluded flying saucers did not
exist. But its final report in 1951 was still classified
'secret/discreet' and given very limited circulation.

Not all sightings can be easily dismissed as the working of
overwrought or intoxicated minds, or triggered by watching
Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Royal Air Force personnel, civil aviation pilots and air traffic
controllers have also reported sightings and radar tracks that
remain unexplained despite high-level investigation.

Among the most famous was the sighting on two occasions of
unexplained bright lights landing near a U.S. airbase in
Rendlesham Forest in southern England. Even the deputy commander
of the base put his name to that 1980 report.

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