Unidentified Flying Objects

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Jet Almost Hits ... UFO?

British authorities haven't come up with an explanation

(Newser) - The pilot of an Airbus A320 flying near London's Heathrow Airport told aviation authorities he almost ran into an unidentified flying object, in a bizarre incident that reportedly happened July 13 but is just now making the news. The pilot (the airline involved is not named) was at 34,... More »

FBI's Most Popular Public Document Is Flying Saucer Memo

Hottel memo has 1M hits, but, alas, it's 'no smoking gun'

(Newser) - Of the 6,700 documents that the FBI has posted publicly at its Vault since 2011, the most popular of them all is ... a 1950 memo on UFOs, reports Live Science . In the so-called Hottel memo, an agent recounts that someone reported seeing three "flying saucers" that crashed in... More »

Mysterious Light Dazzles Southwest

Object streaking across sky probably a fireball, NASA says

(Newser) - A mysterious blue-green streak of light was spotted moving across the sky over the US Southwest last night, prompting a flood of 911 calls from Phoenix to Los Angeles, CNN reports. There were no reports of impact or damage and NASA says it believes the object was probably a fireball... More »

US Military Officers: UFOs Deactivated Nukes

Ex-Air Force captain giving press conference today

(Newser) - Extraterrestrials do exist … and they apparently are not fans of our missiles, according to a few former US Air Force officers. Capt. Robert Salas and some of his colleagues will give a press conference in Washington, DC, today to testify that UFOs have appeared at numerous nuclear weapons sites—... More »

Britain Opens X-Files Vault

ET, phone the home office: 90% of UFO sightings are bogus

(Newser) - Britain has released the first batch of secret files on reported UFO sightings, Reuters reports, and concluded that 90% are bogus. The Defense Ministry's Flying Saucer Working Party found that the other unexplained 10% posed no security threat. It has investigated some 11,000 reports dating back to the '50s... More »

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