It’s been a while since we had any hot UFO action round here. But with the publication of a report on the subject by the British Government, it seems that we finally have some.
Released under Freedom of Information legislation, the document entitled ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the UK Air Defence Region’ will make rich reading for the UFO community, perhaps giving the discipline the shot in the arm that it needs after last years’ declaration by psychologist Susan Blackmore that the subject was dead.
The greatest concentration of sightings seems to have been over Lancashire, with the report detailing ‘Bright green lights above the M6 and a moon-like object hovering in the Preston skies’.
Summarising the report, a news article on the direct.gov.uk site states that:
While the study – ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK Air Defence Region’ – was not set up to substantiate the existence of extraterrestrial life-forms, it confirms that no such evidence has been found.
As for UFOs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (they’re not always objects), the report concluded that while people reporting sightings are often genuine, rational explanations such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena including meteors forming buoyant plasmas can explain them.
The report concludes that none of the UFO reports the MoD received had any defence intelligence value and led to the decision in December 2000 that the Defence Intelligence Staff no longer had any need to receive UFO sighting reports.
What do you think?
As always here at blather.net we welcome observations (rational or otherwise) arsing from the publication of this report. Gentlemen, start yer search engines.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the UK Air Defence Region
News article from direct.gov.uk
Ministry of Defence article on UFO’s