The latest cache of files from Britain’s UFO Desk contain several interesting stories and images. Unfortunately, the files also include the reason why the department was shut down three years ago: There is no proof that aliens exist.
A statement on the National Archives website said that the UFO desk received 600 reports in 2009, triple the amount from the previous year, and the department did not have the resources to investigate all of the claims.
A memo in the latest release of files also state that the department served “no defense purpose” since “no UFO sighting reported to [MoD] has ever revealed anything to suggest an extra-terrestrial presence or military threat to the UK.”
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some cool things to see in the UFO files from Britain.
Here are some of the highlights from the latest UFO files.
- A UFO hovering over parliament.
- A close encounter between a police helicopter and a UFO over Birmingham. The case was investigated but never solved.
- A woman who claimed that she had been living with an alien in Carlisle.
- A man who claimed that his dog was abducted by aliens while camping.
The files also include a drawing from a child who wanted to know if aliens were real.
The department responded: “It’s an interesting question and we remain totally open-minded about it, but we don’t know of any evidence to prove life exists in outer space … We do look at reports of ‘unidentified flying objects’ but only to see if the country’s airspace might have been affected but we haven’t had any evidence of this so far.”
Britain’s UFO files also included an interesting shot over Stonehenge.
The person who snapped the photo wrote: “I didn’t see anything in the sky at the time because I was focusing upon the stones. Upon uploading [the pictures] to my computer, though, I spotted the discoid shapes in the background… I’m sure you get this kind of thing every day! However, I’m very fond of my UFOs so needed to share them!”
The UFO files from Britain contain several interesting stories and photos but the UK doesn’t believe that the sightings are worth tracking anymore.
UFO expert David Clarke said: “The last pieces of the puzzle have finally been revealed with this insight into the last days of the UFO desk. These files spell out clearly why the MoD decided – after 60 years – it no longer needed to keep tabs on sightings, even those made by ‘credible’ people such as police officers and pilots. The last files from the UFO desk are now all in the public domain. People at home can read them and draw their own conclusions about whether ‘the truth’ is in these files or still out there.”
Do you believe in UFOs? Britain may have shut down its UFO Desk but that doesn’t mean that sightings are becoming less frequent. There have been multiple UFO sightings this month including one in the Netherlands and another in California.