Saturday, March 21, 2009

MoD took UFO sighting seriously

The BBC is reporting the following:


A photo of a UFO hovering next to an RAF jet over Scotland was treated seriously, newly-released Ministry of Defence files show.

Officials briefed ministers on the sighting of a diamond-shaped object near Pitlochry, Perthshire, in 1990.

A memo suggested the media be told "no definite conclusions" could be reached.

The documents show officials were more concerned about secret weapons being developed by other countries rather than alien visitors.

The sightings were brought to the attention of the MoD by the Daily Record newspaper.

Witnesses reported seeing an object hanging in the air for 10 minutes before it ascended vertically at high speed.

Military experts concluded the aircraft pictured was a Harrier, but could not identify the mystery object.

Fearing there could be significant media interest, officials provided ministers with guidelines for answering questions.

The memo noted there was no record of Harriers operating in the area at the time and suggested the media should be told: "no definite conclusions reached regarding large diamond-shaped object."

Drawings were later commissioned of the object with a note saying: "Sensitivity of material suggests special handling."

The seven files, produced by the DI55 branch of the Defence Intelligence Staff, contain details of 1,200 UFO sightings between November 1987 and April 1983.

To read the rest of the report follow this link: UFO

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