No defense benefits, eh? The British state media company (a/k/a BBC News) reports on why the country’s MoD decided to close its UFO desk giving examples of ridiculous reports (see letter at right). Who knows what the real reasons are, but something about this explanation doesn’t quite ring true to me…
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The Ministry of Defence closed its UFO desk because it served “no defence purpose” and was taking staff away from “more valuable defence-related activities”, newly released files show.
The desk was closed in December 2009 despite a surge in reported sightings.
The disclosure came in National Archives files relating to reports of UFOs – Unidentified Flying Objects – between 2007 and November 2009.
They show UFOs were reported at several UK landmarks, including Stonehenge.
The latest tranche of declassified files covers the final two years of work carried out by the MoD’s UFO desk.
The 25 files include reports alleging contact with aliens and UFO sightings near UK landmarks, and detail the decision to close the MoD’s dedicated desk and “hotline”.