No time for aliens: how the MoD tried to prove no one’s out there

Report collating a decade of UFO sightings in 1990s was intended to protect ministry from more X-Files inspired requests Lenticular UFO clouds over Perthshire, Scotland. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian It was 1997, the 50th anniversary of the suspected flying saucer crash at Roswell in New Mexico, and the heyday of the paranormal mystery […]

Nasa’s Golden Record may baffle alien life, say researchers

Extraterrestrials will discover a species that loves to argue and sees beauty in flowers that roar like chainsaws The Voyager Golden Records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Photograph: Nasa It was launched to the stars as a portrait of humanity: an alien’s guide to life […]

Pentagon admits running secret UFO investigation for five years

Task force that investigated sightings of unidentified flying objects ran from 2007 to 2012 with annual budget of $22m A sign in Roswell, New Mexico. The revelation is likely to provide some satisfaction to UFO enthusiasts. Photograph: Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images The truth is finally out there, after the Pentagon admitted it ran […]


According to a New York Times story, a secretive Pentagon program analyzed reports of UFOs. But the associated videos raise some questions. ON DECEMBER 17, 2017, a newspaper printed a story titled “Real U.F.O.’s? Pentagon Unit Tried to Know.” No, the headline wasn’t surrounded by text about post-baby bods and B-listers’ secret sorrows. Because it was on the front page […]