the truth is.. hovering over skegness
February 18, 2010 3:40 AM   Subscribe

For the first time since closing its dedicated UFO desk in December, the Ministry of Defence today released online records of all recorded UK UFO sightings between 1994 and 2000. It should be noted that the MOD itself remains sceptical at best, despite frequent recorded sightings of a mysterious blue police box.
posted by fight or flight (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Ah, yes. the legend of the sainted physician.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 4:16 AM on February 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

In the US we call them "grays", whereas in the UK, they are referred to as "greys".

[Sorry, the "sceptical" threw me into a tangent.]

Must be nice to have a government practising* disclosure.

*Am I doing it right?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 5:20 AM on February 18, 2010

Ha, I assumed the PDF file names contained the year the sightings were made (e.g. DEFE 24/1980/1 = 1980), and was confused to scan down the list and see a link to "DEFE 24/2029/1".
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:26 AM on February 18, 2010

That report was filed at UNIT headquarters by one Smith, Dr John.
posted by permafrost at 5:45 AM on February 18, 2010 [3 favorites]

According to a MoD worker employed in their closed UFO department, this is the fifth release of such information.
posted by eccnineten at 6:51 AM on February 18, 2010

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