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French UFO Fever Crashes Website

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 06:19:38 -0400
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 06:19:38 -0400
Subject: French UFO Fever Crashes Website

Source: BBC News - London, Endgland, UK


Friday, 23 March 2007

French UFO Fever Crashes Website
By Emma Jane Kirby
BBC News, Paris

France's national space agency has opened its UFO files to the
public by launching a website which documents reported sightings
over five decades.

So many people have already tried to look at the files that it
has become impossible to access the site.

France is the first country to open up fully its UFO files to
the public.

Although other countries including the UK collect data on UFOs,
files can be requested only on a case-by-case basis under the
Freedom of Information Act.

Now, thanks to a small team of space agency researchers who call
themselves the Office for the Study of Unidentified Aerospace
Phenomena, the French will be able to access some 10,000
documents about UFOs, including photographs, police reports and
videos sent in by witnesses.

The team offers explanations for some of the sightings - for
example when 1,000 people reported seeing flashing lights in the
sky one November night 17 years ago, the researchers were able
to prove it had been a rocket fragment falling back into the
earth's atmosphere.

But only about 9% of France's UFO cases have ever been fully
explained, the group says.

And of the 1,600 cases registered since 1954, nearly a quarter
are known as Category D - meaning that in spite of good data and
witnesses, the mysterious sightings remain inexplicable.

The online archives will be updated whenever new cases are

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