Unidentified Flying Objects have long been the subject of intense public and media interest and this interest is often reflected in demands to examine official records relating to these phenomena. That in excess of 3000 documented reports from military and civilian pilots worldwide, have confirmed the operation in the Earth’s atmosphere of intelligently guided UFO, of a nature and technology clearly non-human. It is probable that the vast majority of the reports on file have reasonable explanations, such as military aircraft, balloons, clouds, satellites and possibly stealth aircraft. However, there appear to be a residual number of reports that cannot be so easily explained, and if true, may merit further study. That UFOs have now left over 4000 documented landing traces worldwide, and in addition have generated hundreds of reports of electromagnetic interference of car engines, radios and other electrical devices.
In Mexico City during the 90s there was a total eclipse of the sun, and tens of thousands of witnesses observed a UFO, and about 16- 17 independently operated camcorders, at varying locations, recorded the event for a total of about 20 minutes, upon enhancement each camcorder had recorded the same silver disc-shaped object. At a time when all eyes would be focused on the sky, this was undoubtedly an attempt to raise human awareness to the reality of the UFO.
Ever since the phrase Flying Saucer was coined to describe a sighting of a UFO in the United States, investigators have tried to establish a link with a growing number of reports of individuals who believe they have been carried off without consent Thousands of these cases have been reported world-wide, the majority in the USA.
In Britain a mere forty cases have been reported. These cases range from individuals who have had a missing time experience to groups of people who allege abduction by alien beings and even visits to spacecraft. Besides, there is a compelling catalogue of mystery experiences that have happened to ordinary people: housewives, policemen, teachers, businessmen. Middle-class, middle of the road, respectable citizens, all of them believe they were abducted. None know why or by whom, although in many of the case histories they put forward their own theories to rationalize their experience.
Public interest in UFOs’ and science fiction related issues (alien abduction,animal mutilation, crop circles, etc.) has grown rapidly in recent years fuelled by films, TV programmes, books and media articles purporting to relate actual experiences or reconstruct alleged UFO sightings. This in turn has prompted a small but vociferous number of ‘ufologists’ to demand governments investigate all sighting reports whether or any defence-related interest has been reported. The absence of substantiated information does not deter some journalists from filing fictitious articles illustrated with eye-catching pictures. UFO’s name has already been quoted in highly speculative newspaper articles.
The international Forces have responsibility for the defence of the world. In order to discharge that responsibility they remain vigilant for any potential threat , from whatever source. It is in this context alone that the governments look at reports of unexplained aerial sightings, consulting their air defence experts as appropriate, in order to establish whether what was seen might be of defence significance. If no threat is discerned, and in connection with unexplained aerial sightings this has been the case in all instances to date, they make no attempt to investigate and establish precisely what may have been seen.