UK to ignore illegal aliens

By DeusExMacintosh

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The Ministry of Defence has closed its UFO unit after more than 50 years of investigating reported UK sightings…

In a statement, the MoD said it had “no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life”.

It went on: “In over 50 years, no UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom.

“The MoD has no specific capability for identifying the nature of such sightings. There is no defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources.”

An MoD spokesman added that resources were being “focused on the top priority – the front line in Afghanistan”.

He added: “Any legitimate threat to the UK’s airspace will be spotted by our 24/7 radar checks and dealt with by RAF fighter aircraft.”

BBC News

6 Comments

  1. Posted December 8, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Just keeping up the ‘alien’ theme…

  2. Posted December 8, 2009 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Hey, if Marvin crash lands in Oz, starts misbehaving, we’ll deport him… and we’ll be way ahead in space technology.
    …. unless he can play cricket, or tennis, or …

  3. Sylvia Else
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    It has to be a matter for concern that it’s taken 50 years for them to realise that the unit is providing no benefit. What other MOD activities are there that could be shut down without loss?

  4. Jayjee
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Sylvia

    I presume the UK MOD is similar, but the biggest sponsor of PhD and post-doctoral research in the US is the Department of Defense! And apparently the “wackier” the research proposition the more likely Defense is to provide scholarships.

    I saw a list recently of 100 research projects the US Department of Defense was publicly willing to sponsor. I’ll try and track it down again. It covered everything from bio-computational archeology to weird maths to Linguistics to game theory. Lots of stuff about logistics, which brought in every Humanities and Social Science discipline you could imagine from Indo-European linguistics to Evolutionary Sociology.

    I wonder if Australia’s DFAT might be the most receptive source for those of us who harbour secret loopy PhD topics?

  5. Lang Mack
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Wigners friend?.

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