posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 07:06 PM
When I first got into UFO sightings, one thing that really pushed me towards being a believer was the fact that the French government released their
UFO files (The COMETA report) and admitted that aliens were the most likely explanation for a few cases.
I thought, wow, other governments admitting that there are UFOs! That must mean they're real! That was until I met a girl from France and asked her
about what it must have been like to live in a country that announced to their people that aliens were out there.
Boy was I ever (pardon me for the following joke) brought back down to earth. First of all, she didn't even know what I was talking about. I had to
explain to her that her government released their "X-Files" for the public to see. She still seemed confused but went back to her French friends to
ask them about it. What she told me was that the government didn't look into UFOs at all. It was a completely seperate entity of "old farts" who
were doing an independent investigation. Afterwards, they *showed* their results to the French government - who were neither here nor there about
them. Probably most upsetting, is that most of the French people laughed when the reports came out, equating it to "a bunch of crazy old men with
too much time on their hands".
So my question is to anybody out there who's French that may be able to give me a different point of view on this. Is that how it really was? Or is
this just the way this particular girl and her friends saw it?
I have also heard that the Chinese have released their UFO files. But since I don't read Chinese, I don't know anything about what they have to
say. Anyone else care to share where I can read up more on the Chinese disclosure?