ET, phone Brussels: EU calls for opening UFO data

July 6, 2010 By STEPHANIE FLEMING , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- E.T., phone Brussels. A European Union lawmaker urged member governments Tuesday to open their secret files on UFOs, saying people need to know about close encounters of the third kind.

Mario Borghezio, an Italian member of the , told The Associated Press in an e-mail Tuesday that the EU needs its own "X Files" archive where anyone can see information on UFOs - including data gathered by the military. Borghezio said all European governments should go public and stop what he called a "systematic cover-up."

Opening the files is not unprecedented: Last year, Britain published 4,000 pages online on 800 alleged encounters with during the 1980s and 1990s. And over the past three years the British defense ministry has been gradually releasing previously secret papers after facing Freedom of Information demands.

Borghezio also said it is essential to have a scientific center to research unidentified flying objects. Its investigations could have "major scientific and technological spinoffs," he said.

"I think that, under the principle of transparency, the EU member states have a duty to make public and available to all scientific data on UFOs which today are partially or wholly withheld," he wrote in the e-mail.

He is seeking the support of other lawmakers from the 736-member assembly for a statement calling on governments to act.

So far, though, he's collected only 18 signatures.

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3 / 5 (2) Jul 07, 2010
I wonder if he is just being a troll and trying to provoke the real conspiracy theorists and other kinds of nuts to raise noise around this and get some attention for his ego... or is he actually crazy enough to be one of those nuts?

In either case I think get him out of the parliament, and if the second seems to be true also put him in a nut-house... where do I put my signature for that, huh?
Eric_B
1 / 5 (2) Aug 11, 2010
yeah... it's ridiculous to believe that if there was any civilization in the universe that was tens of thousands of years old and had found a way to travel between stars that they would find it interesting to covertly study primitive cultures, such as our own.

that is out of the question. anyone who believes that it would be possible should be committed to an insane asylum or fired from their job or both.

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