While many people are familiar with the popular TV show which spanned from 1993-2002, in real life, government files regarding reports of sightings of UFO’s are also often referred to the name x-files. Most large governments around the world keep files on the sightings of UFO’s and other phenomenon surrounding alien reports.
While the United States still keeps active files, the Ministry of Defence in United Kingdom closed down their UFO desk back in 2009. They made the decision, stating that they felt that the fifty year history of the reporting program had not resulted in anything which they felt represented a threat to national defence. Not only that, but they felt that the hundreds of reports which they were taking each year were taking away time and resources from what they found to be more pressing matters.
They stated that they made all of the reports public, and admittedly there were some which were pretty far-fetched. Now, when the police receive calls regarding UFO activity, they have been instructed not to report it to the Ministry of Defence.
In more recent years, they had received not only UFO sighting calls,but also reports from someone claiming to have been living with an alien and a report from a man who a UFO had stolen his car, tent, and dog while camping. Amid reports such as those were more compelling tales, however, none of them seemed to result in anything substantial enough to justify their continued investigation of claims.
It’s hard to say whether other countries will follow suit, but there are those who believe that the United Kingdom has made a mistake. We can only hope that time doesn’t prove that to be the case. It would be just a little ironic if there turned out to be a little boy who cried wolf scenario after all these years.
To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!