posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:47 AM
I'm sure you've all heard of th possible UFO crash into wind turbine at Conisholme in Lincolnshire in the newspapers recently. Well the MOD were
keeping tight lipped about this so I decided to put in a freedom of information request a few months back, which I thought I would share with you
Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to know what the Ministry of Defence's position is upon the unexplained object that caused damage to the
wind turbine in Lincolnshire. Has it been determined what caused the damage? Yours faithfully, C Bowman
Dear Mr Bowman,
Thank you for your e-mail of 9 February 2009 asking what the Ministry of
Defence's position was regarding the recent damage to a wind turbine in
Lincolnshire and whether the cause of the damage had been determined.
Firstly, it may be helpful if I explain that the Ministry of Defence
(MoD) examines any reports of 'unidentified flying objects' it receives
solely to establish whether what was seen might have some defence
significance; namely, whether there is any evidence that the United
Kingdom's airspace might have been compromised by hostile or
unauthorised air activity.
Unless there is evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom
from an external source, and to date no UFO report has revealed such
evidence, we do not attempt to identify the precise nature of each
sighting reported to us. We believe that rational explanations, such as
aircraft lights or natural phenomena, could be found for them if
resources were diverted for this purpose, but it is not the function of
the MoD to provide this kind of aerial identification service. It would
be an inappropriate use of defence resources if we were to do so.
The MoD does not have any expertise or role in respect of 'UFO/flying
saucer' matters or the question of the existence or otherwise of
extraterrestrial life forms, about which it remains totally open-minded.
I should add that to date, the MoD knows of no evidence which
substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena.
Turning to this particular incident, I can confirm that it was not
officially reported to the MoD but, clearly, we were aware of the media
reports. We are not aware of any substantive evidence to suggest the
turbine was hit by a UFO and unless we receive clear physical evidence
of an aircraft or other object flying into the turbine, we would not
investigate the matter.
I hope this is helpful.
RAF Bus Sec 13
HQ Air Command
RAF High Wycombe
Tel: 01494 49 6254
Sounds like they know more than they are letting on. Just thought it would be of interest to you all.