Hundreds of UFOs sighted over UK (Update)

Dots on the radar!

Referring back to Sunday’s post Hundreds of UFOs sighted over UK skies, you may recall I was interested to know what Lynne Featherstone had actually asked to prompt Derek Twigg’s response.

Well after searching the Parliament website for an hour, I decided it would be a lot quicker and easier to just email the MPs and ask them what they said.

So far only Lynne Featherstone has replied, but she was kind enough to send me her original question and the full response from Mr Twigg.

Unidentified Flying Objects

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reported unidentified flying object sightings his Department (a) received and (b) investigated in the last five years.

Derek Twigg: Since January 2001 the Ministry of Defence has received 714 reports of unidentified flying objects. Reports are analysed solely to consider whether there is any reason to believe that UK airspace has been compromised by the reported activity. Of the 714 reports received, only 12 were deemed to be worthy of further consideration, and none of these were considered to demonstrate any threat to the integrity of the UK Air Defence Region.

Overall it’s not terribly exciting, but it got me thinking and I intend to ask more questions. As I’m wondering if Lynne Featherstone is a bit of a UFO buff?

Does anybody know if any other MPs are interested in UFOs?

UPDATE: there are now lots of sightings and reports on Cryptoworld. One possible answer to all of this can be found here Lights, Lanterns and UFOs! Alternatively, check out the Similar Posts links below.


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  1. John Gillies
    November 11, 2006

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