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Big ufological news of the moment is the French national space agency opening its files on UFOs to the general public, by putting them on the web, uncensored and free of charge:

The online archives, which will be updated as new cases are reported, catalogues in minute detail cases ranging from the easily dismissed to a handful that continue to perplex even hard-nosed scientists. “It is a world first,” said Jacques Patenet, the aeronautical engineer who heads the office for the study of “non-identified aerospatial phenomena.”

France provided some of the pioneer investigators into the UFO phenomenon, including Aime Michel and Jacques Vallee, and the records begin in 1954 (probably in response to the UFO wave of that year). Unfortunately, the amount of interest in these files has meant the server providing them has been constantly down due to heavy traffic (so I thought I’d help out by sending another 10,000 people there). Yes, the UFO topic is obviously dead