RAF told to shoot down UFOs – ex MoD employee spills the space beans

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A gentleman who used to work for the Ministry of Defence has said that the RAF has been trying, unsuccessfully, to shoot down UFOs for years.

Nick Pope, who worked on the MoD’s UFO desk for three years, told the Sun:

“We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down – with little effect to the UFO.”

According to Pope, pilots only open fire if they consider the UFO to be a threat to UK airspace…

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MoD releases UFO files

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The Ministry of Defence, under pressure from “enthusiasts”, has just released a bunch of data about UFO sightings between 1986 and 1992. The sightings are dotted across the UK, but include Belfast International Airport, Glenavy, Heathrow and Lydd in Kent.

One sighting was from the captain of an Altilia airliner, who saw a brown missile-shaped object shoot past overhead, who shouted “look out!”. Neither the Civil Aviation Authority, nor military investigations, could explain the event or what happened. If you’re interested in poring through the reports yourself to try to work it out, then they’ve been made available on a dedicated, and rather attractive, website from the National Archives.

UFO Archives (via BBC)

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'Aliens have visited Earth' says ex-NASA astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell

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I feel rather sorry for the sixth man to walk on the moon aka Dr Edgar Micthell. Here he is, on radio, telling the world exactly what they want to hear and I’m about to sit and just take the piss. I can’t help it, but I promise to be gentle Dr M, I promise.

So, the Apollo 14 veteran spills the lot:

“I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we’ve been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real…

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Wingless electromagnetic air vehicle (UFO! UFO! UFO!) set to take off this year

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Technically, that flying saucer to the left there is known as a wingless electromagnetic air vehicle, or WEAV for short. We’ll just scream “UFO!” and run from it in terror, though, if that’s OK.

It’s powered by “magnetohydrodynamics” – a way of propelling vehicles by ionising air with an electrical current then shooting it out at great speed. The thing also spins, to help keep it stable. It is, basically, your archetypal flying saucer.

The dream-machine of the University of Florida scientist Subrata Roy, WEAV will be undergoing test flights…

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Nokia N95 used to capture footage of UFOs in Liverpool, Nokia rejoices over free publicity

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Slightly tenuous tech story for a Thursday afternoon, but it’s about UFOs, and as we’re re-watching old X-Files series in anticipation of the upcoming film I figure we can probably squeeze it in.

A chap up in Liverpool, UK, supposedly spied a UFO this week and managed to film it on his Nokia N95. Unfortunately he’d never actually used the camera on it before, so it took him 10 minutes to figure out how to switch it on. By the time he managed, the UFO hadn’t…

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