Brits Tried to Quash UN's UFO Investigation
Disclosed UFO files reveal campaign to discredit Grenada's PM
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2011 6:24 PM CST
This photo issued Thursday March 3, 2011 by The National Archives in Britain of circa March 2004 shows a doughnut-shaped phenomenon photographed by a retired RAF officer and sent to his old bosses tasked...   (AP Photo/The National Archives/PA Wire)

(Newser) – The disclosure of 8,500 pages of previously-classified British government documents related to the study of UFOs has revealed one telling episode, writes Lee Spiegel for Aol News. Back in 1978, while Speigel prepared a presentation on UFO sightings on behalf of the government of Grenada for the UN, the British defense ministry started a "whisper campaign" to make sure the UN would not touch the subject.

Spiegel and his supporters—among them, Sir Eric Gairy, the Grenadian PM—were working to convince UN authorities to create a permanent UFO study committee to investigate the phenomenon. But as he worked, documents show, British agents moved to disapprove the study committee before it ever got off the ground. The Ministry of Defense pushed the idea that "any such body would reduce the credibility of the UN," the documents show. "I think that was a very clever piece of PR, because what they were really doing was trying to scare the UN itself and say: 'You know, this might rebound on you,' " a current British official said. Click here for another time the Brits tried to quash UFO interest.

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saucier111
Mar 8, 2011 12:30 AM CST
In the old Egyptian folk lore,there was a god by the name of Isis,she had a son called Horus,who's life resembled Jesus Christ lifes and miracles,except he did not turn water into wine.But Horus was around over 3000 years before Jesus Christ. go figure
MakeBelieve
Mar 7, 2011 10:55 PM CST
You see some things...but not others. If you mind is closed, you CAN'T believe. Everyone has seen a "dust devil" is that really just air? The earth's atmosphere is much larger in volume than the oceans and life is found around volcanic vents with no sunlight at the bottom...
brawne
Mar 7, 2011 10:48 PM CST
Oh, the Brits used to be us with an empire and all. And we will be the Brits and that's the way it's supposed to be. You think Iraq is bad check out the Boer War and how Hitler learned what a concentration camp was. Everything evolves. It's the way it's supposed to be. There is a thirty mile off-limit zone around Chernobyl and it is brimming with animals and species that supposedly died out but they've had twenty years of no humans and they all tolerate more radiation. They have to. They evolved. Countries are just a bunch of people trying to flourish in the place they have. The people should flourish--not the ground--when you care about the ground more than the people you are a fascist. Not a big thing it's like being an extrovert or an introvert. You can't change it--but, it will make you nuts to see only dirt instead of people.