British UFO Report Skeptical of Aliens
A 400-page confidential British study conducted in 2000 by the Ministry of Defense was released to the public on May 6, 2006, concluding that there exists no credible evidence for the existence of Unidentified Eying Objects. Stamped "Secret: UK Eyes Only," the report's author remains anonymous and only a handful of copies were made available to the press. The findings were forced into public disclosure through the Freedom of Information Act by Sheffield Hallam University professor David Clarke.
Entitled "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK," the four-year study asked "Is anyone out there?" and concluded in the negative: "No evidence exists to suggest that the phenomena seen are hostile or under any type of control, other than that of natural physical forces." The Ministry of Defense initiated the study in order to assess the probabilities that such aerial phenomena might pose a hazard to civilian or military aircraft. "There is no evidence that 'solid' objects exist which could cause a collision hazard."
The report considered what it is that eyewitnesses witnessed. "Evidence suggests that meteors and their well-known effects and, possibly some other less-known effects are responsible for some unidentified aerial phenomena." Natural terrestrial causes are the more likely explanation for UFOs than supernatural extraterrestrial causes. …