A new set of UFO files from Britain’s Ministry of Defense describe strange sightings over Stonehenge and Parliament.
According to NBC, this is the final set of X Files from the Ministry of Defense which cover nearly 60 years worth of UFO sightings. The latest release contains a 4,300-page cache of documents
Britain decided to put an end to its UFO desk nearly three years ago after it was overwhelmed with reported sightings. The Ministry of Defense said that the rise of camera phones has resulted in an increase of UFO sightings and that it just didn’t have the manpower to keep up with the e=demand.
David Clarke, a UFO historian, said: “That really did put a strain on the resources that the MoD had committed to this subject, and really led up to their decision to finally pull the plug on Britain’s X-Files, simply because they just didn’t have the resources to investigate these sightings, or to look at them in any detail. So they just tended to be filed away.”
In addition to a lack of resources, the UFO desk also didn’t provide much worth to the government. A memo to then-Defense Minister Bob Ainsworth, which was released with the files, said that the UFO operation was “consuming increasing resource, but produces no valuable defense output. (No UFO sighting) has ever revealed anything to suggest an extraterrestrial presence or military threat to the U.K.”
The UFO files may have not made Britain any more safe but they have given some fuel to people who believe in extra-terrestrial life.
Clarke said: “There are lots of examples in here where people are really, really excited about.”
Here’s a video of Clarke combing through Britain’s UFO files.
This isn’t the only UFO report to hit the news recently. A strange object was recently spotted in the sky above the Netherlands and a photo of a UFO spotted over an historic barn in California was recently called “the best photo I’ve ever seen” by a UFO expert.