France opens up its UFO files

France became the first country to open its files on UFOs on Thursday when the national space agency unveiled a website documenting more than 1600 sightings spanning five decades.

The online archives, which will be updated as new cases are reported, catalogues in minute detail cases ranging from the easily dismissed to a handful that continue to perplex even hard-nosed scientists.

“It is a world first,” says Jacques Patenet, the aeronautical engineer who heads the office for the study of “non-identified aerospatial phenomena.”

Full Story: New Scientist.

(Thanks Fell!)

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm… only 1600 or so sightings in a half a century? Hope more reports pop up.
    Art Bell has compared the study of UFOs by sighting reports to the study of tornados by the trail of damage they leave- all is after the event itself. They are real; watch the skies.

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