Britain's UFO Unit To Shred Old Files
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.