Do UFOs really exist?

Probably not.

At least, currently there is not enough compelling evidence to support either their existence or visits to earth from space men. But, this doesn’t stop people believing. In fact, something like four million Americans think they have been abducted by an alien craft and many have abduction insurance.

Last night in Australia on Channel 7, a story aired about the release of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) “X-files”. It seems a little strange to me that this report has only just aired – the files were released some months ago.

In any case, the report consisted of “eye witness accounts” in the form of “actual audio” from air force employees, played over fairly credulous looking UFO footage of space craft flying low over trees, with a powerful searchlight. The doco neglected to reveal that the footage was stock special-effects footage, but nevertheless…

The report also showed a UFO hovering over a level railway crossing in Australia. This photograph was debunked as a fly speeding past the lens many years ago, by our own Steve Roberts. I wonder who did the research for this show…

In any case, our own favourite sceptic, Richard Saunders, (or TRS to his friends and my Mum) was invited onto the Channel 7’s morning show “Sunrise” to discuss the “doco” this morning. Take a look at the clip below. Go Richard!

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