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BBC On WP Conference

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:35:41 -0500
Archived: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:35:41 -0500
Subject: BBC On WP Conference

Source: BBC News - London, UK


Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Call For Us To Re-Open UFO File
By Will Grant
BBC News

A group of former pilots and government officials has called on
the US government to re-open an investigation into claims of UFO

Project Blue Book, run by the US Air Force, was stopped in the
late 1960s.

The group, which includes former military officers from seven
countries, all say they have seen a UFO or have conducted
research into the phenomenon.

However, the Air Force says nothing has happened in the past
four decades to justify resuming investigations.

Every year thousands of people say they have seen UFOs in the
United States and their claims are usually met with scepticism.

But this panel of former military, government and aviation
personnel from countries around the world has urged the US
government to take such claims seriously.

The group say the apparent sightings of hovering orbs, glowing
lights and high-speed spacecraft are a national security concern
and should no longer be dismissed.

After the attacks of 11 September, the group said in a
statement, it was no longer satisfactory to ignore radar returns
that could not be associated with existing helicopters and other

The panel has called on the US military to re-open an
investigation dormant since 1969, called Project Blue Book, in
which more than 12,500 UFO claims were investigated by the Air

For now, it seems their pleas have fallen on deaf ears - the US
Air Force says nothing has changed that would support a
resumption of the investigation.

But those who believe they have seen UFOs, know they have
influential supporters.

Among those on the panel is the former governor of Arizona, Fife
Symington, and last month, the Democrat presidential candidate,
Dennis Kucinich, said during a televised debate that he'd seen a

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