MoD to publish secret UFO files
Tinfoil mob likely unruffled by flimsy cover story
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to release its classified files regarding UFO sightings to the public.
According to an article in yesterday's Guardian, the MoD will publish its files dating back to 1967 "within weeks", following the French government's decision to do so in March.
David Clarke, a lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and author of Flying Saucerers: A Social History of UFOlogy, reckoned that opening the MoD's files could calm down the conspiracy theorists. "The more of this stuff that they put on their website or put in the national archives, the less it will cost the taxpayer, because at the moment people are writing in about individual incidents and they are having to respond," he told the Guardian.
In fact, it seems unlikely that any true conspiracy theorist worth his tinfoil hat would be pacified by anything short of spaceships and dead aliens on display in the Science Museum - and even then there would surely be some asserting that the real good stuff was being kept hidden.
In particular, a lot of people believe that the UK's version of Area 51/Roswell took place at Rendlesham Forest in 1980. The MoD has already made available reams of old bumf covering the incident, much of which is splendid conspiracy fodder: mysterious glowing objects, farm animals going into a frenzy, curious depressions left in the ground. And - aha! - cameras recording the air-defence radar picture were switched off at the time. If that's not evidence of a secret government conspiracy, we don't know what is. Even better, there is talk of heightened radiation levels in the forest.
It's hard to imagine any new documentation convincing people that nothing happened there. If the MoD is lucky it might see a slight drop in Freedom of Information Act requests and general time wasting, but quite likely not. As the Air Staff officer who handles such requests revealed last year, the level of public interest in UFOs is much more affected by the film industry than it is by anything that the MoD or (presumably) even the aliens may get up to. ®
You're all being tricked...
Ok, we've had the highly intelligent aliens, the delinquent aliens, the downright irresponsible aliens, conspiracy people, military black projects, but no one has mentioned anything about demons playing tricks with your mind.
to my mind, aliens are rubbish, they don't exist without some form of concrete proof and if you count blurry spacecraft images and attention-seekers' unbelieveable stories that other weak minded people find all too easy to want to believe despite the obvious failures of these so-called aliens' willingness to land themselves on the White House lawn and make it plainly obvious to all that they really do exist, then its not worth giving these stories any credence at all.
Anyone worth their Holy Water knows that aliens don't exist and that God doesn't need to prove that he exists, hence the word "faith". Aliens don't have this stipulation in the main, they just don't have the strength of believeablility
I´m sure some mindcontrolling alien made me say all that, but that's another theory...
Re: Do the math....
Surely in this case the correct dialogue is:
<whisper> "Can you keep a secret?"
<whisper back> "I could answer that one but then I'd have to kill you"
So the truth is out there...
But what you going to do about it. Were watching them, they're watching us watching them, its all like one big lab experiment. They were probably watching the dinosaurs and look what happened to them.
Hopefully if there really are visitors they'll do something practical for us one day. Like intervene when humankind crash and burn.