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UFO Sightings Reported To RAF To Be Published Online

Members of the public reporting alleged UFO sightings are now directed to their local police force.

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Sightings of UFOs investigated by the Royal Air Force are to be published online.

The RAF took the decision to wind up its UFO unit in 2009, after concluding that in more than 50 years, no received report had ever disclosed any evidence of a potential threat.

The most recent reports received by the RAF will be placed online, the PA news agency can disclose, following a Freedom of Information Act request.

A spokesman for the RAF said: "It had been assessed that it would be better to publish these records, rather than continue sending documents to the National Archives." 

A clearance process for the documents is currently underway before publication, which is expected to take place "some time within the first quarter of 2020".

In response to the FOI request, the RAF described the files it held as "comprising entirely of correspondence with members of the public".

It added: "The MOD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra terrestrial life and does not investigate UFO reports."

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