Group Wants U.S. Government to Investigate UFOs

Posted on November 12, 2007

The BBC reports that a group of former pilots and government officials are calling on the U.S. government to re-open investigations into UFO sightings.
The group, which includes former military officers from seven countries, all say they have seen a UFO or have conducted research into the phenomenon.

However, the Air Force says nothing has happened in the past four decades to justify resuming investigations.

Every year thousands of people say they have seen UFOs in the United States and their claims are usually met with scepticism.

But this panel of former military, government and aviation personnel from countries around the world has urged the US government to take such claims seriously.

The group say the apparent sightings of hovering orbs, glowing lights and high-speed spacecraft are a national security concern and should no longer be dismissed.
The AFP says one member of the group is Fife Symington, the former governor of Arizona. The U.S. government used to investigate UFO sightings. Up until 1980 UFO sightings were investigated by the US Air Force under Project Blue Book. Project Blue Book investigated 12,500 UFO sightings. You can browse searchable archives of Project Blue Book online at You can find information about more current UFO citings at

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