UK’s top military brass refuse to rule out existence of extraterrestrial UFOs

Military bosses have refused to rule out the existence of extraterrestrials.

The Ministry of Defence admitted it had been receiving reports of UFO sightings for more than 50 years.

But the Government said that because none of them posed a threat to UK security it had “no opinion on the existence of extraterrestrials”.

One senior defence source said last night he ­believed the Government was worried about ­commenting on alien life.

He said: “The MoD can’t deny the existence of UFOs because there are reports coming in every week, so it tries to fudge the issue by saying that no UFOs have posed a military threat.

“It’s interesting that it doesn’t mention anything about UFOs which don’t represent a threat.”

Details of the Government position was revealed in a Freedom of Information request.

An MoD spokesman said: “While I note your interest in Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, you may wish to be aware that the MoD has no opinion on the existence of extraterrestrials.

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“This is because, in over 50 years, no UFO sighting reported to the department has indicated the existence of any military threat to the UK.”

Author Nick Pope, who used to run the British Government’s UFO Project, said: “The MoD’s response is disappointing, but predictable.”

Back in June, the Star reported how more than 200 close encounters have been reported in Yorkshire over the past two decades.

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The latest came at the end of May, when a jet passenger filmed a long cigar-shaped object flying close to their aircraft as it cruised over the county.

One UFO watcher, who would only be identified as Dave, told the Daily Star Sunday: "Yorkshire acts like a magnet for UFOs.

"Anyone who doesn’t believe they exist should spend a few days here watching the skies."

He reckons the visits are linked to two secret listening stations at RAF Menwith Hill near Harrogate, and RAF Fylingdales close to Whitby.

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