Britain's UFO Unit To Shred Old Files

Britain's defense ministry says it will shred records of UFO sightings after a huge rise in the number of reports submitted by the public. The Ministry of Defense said Sunday that new reports will be thrown out after 30 days, rather than kept on file.

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British authorities found a way to deal with the UFO problem. Sightings of unidentified flying objects have gone way up in Britain and people have used freedom of information laws to force to the government to disclose reputed UFO sightings. Now, Britain's defense ministry says it's had enough. It will begin shredding documents on UFO sightings after 30 days. Officials say the obsession with aliens was wasting defense resources.

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