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England's Ministry of Defence files on UFO sightings released, UFO Sighting News.

Newly released government files on UFOs show a lack of will and resources to study thousands of reported sightings.
The Ministry of Defence files released by the National Archives cover reported sightings of UFOs from 1985 to 2007.

In one, a military officer predicts embarrassment if the public discovered a "lack of funds and higher priorities" were stopping UFO investigations.
The 34 files include sightings of lights over Glastonbury and a "flying saucer" in Nottinghamshire.
They can be downloaded free of charge for a month from the National Archives Website.
National Archives consultant Dr David Clarke said it was about time the data was released.
"One of the most interesting documents in the files is a piece from an intelligence officer, who basically says that despite thousands of reports that they've received since the Second World War, they've never done any study or spent any money or time on the subject, and they say that people just won't believe that when they find out."

The internal memo from a DI55 [defence intelligence] wing commander dated 5 July 1995 says the media's portrayal of DI55 as a "defender of the Earth against the alien menace" is "light years from the truth."
The file shows the officer feared that if intelligence's interest in UFOs was to be revealed it could cause "disbelief and embarrassment since few people will believe the truth that lack of funds and higher priorities have prevented any study of the thousands of reports received."
A former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator said the files reflected debate over the significance of reported UFO sightings.
Nick Pope worked at the MoD between 1991 and 1994.
He said the files were quite revealing: "The fascinating thing about these files is that they show that just as in society there's this huge debate about UFOs - is it really interesting, are we being visited by aliens - or is it all just nonsense?
"We were having the same debates in the Ministry of Defence. Some people thought it was a waste of time and money, others thought it was of extreme defence significance."