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UFOs: a close encounter for the third volume

Martin Rosenbaum | 15:08 UK time, Monday, 26 June 2006

The question of whether UFO 'sightings' may actually, in the view of the Ministry of Defence, involve secret US spy planes, continues to interest some media.

It stems from the MoD responding to a freedom of information request by last month releasing a lengthy three-volume study of unidentified aerial phenomena, as reported by Newsnight and mentioned by me.

I've now been told that at first MoD officials only wanted to release volumes 1 and 2 of the report, and not volume 3, which was classified secret originally because of the information it contains about radar performance. This plan was over-ruled when someone with more acute political antennae argued that holding back volume 3 would only convince many UFO enthusiasts that it was the crucial volume with all the details of visiting aliens.

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  • At 07:47 AM on 27 Jun 2006,
  • Ruri wrote:

I'm skeptical about UFO related to aliens or intelligence creatures from outer space. The UFO sighting so far is more likely human made UFO or bogus. May be there are life forms in our solar system other than earth, but not the intelligence one. What lies in the universe, still beyond our knowledge.

Governments, MoD, Military, shouldn't keep secret the existence of UFO for themselves. We can understand if they kept secret things for security reason; passwords, agents, location of submarine, etc. But kept secret information about UFO is selfish. Perhaps some of us afraid and don’t want to know about this, even try to cover-up. But for the rest, we are hunger of information about reality and our existence.

Spy planes, probably rendition flights

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