Marc Horne of the Scotland on Sunday newspaper has written a feature based on the study of British Ministry of Defence files relating to UFO activity – obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
‘The Ministry of Defence has for the first time opened its real-life ‘X Files’, detailing how its experts have examined photographs of UFOs hovering over the UK.
While the images range from the baffling to the risible, there is no doubting the seriousness that officials reserve for the issue of extraterrestrial life.
Correspondence between the MoD and members of the public who report sightings of strange objects reveals that Whitehall mandarins remain “totally open-minded” about the existence of UFOs.
The letters – obtained by Scotland on Sunday through the Freedom of Information Act – confirm that the MoD has a procedure of scrambling fighter planes to confront any unidentified craft or object that enters UK airspace.’