posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 07:53 PM
French studies include GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN (1977–), within the French space agency CNES, the longest ongoing government-sponsored investigation.
About 14% of some 6000 cases studied remained unexplained. The official opinion of GEPAN/SEPRA/GEIPAN has been neutral or negative, but the three
heads of the studies have gone on record in stating that UFOs were real physical flying machines beyond our knowledge or that the best explanation for
the most inexplicable cases was an extraterrestrial one. 
The French COMETA panel (1996–1999) was a private study undertaken mostly by aerospace scientists and engineers affiliated with CNES and high-level
French Air Force military intelligence analysts, with ultimate distribution of their study intended for high government officials. The COMETA panel
likewise concluded the best explanation for the inexplicable cases was the extraterrestrial hypothesis and went further in accusing the United States
government of a massive cover-up
Came across this and found it very interesting... If you read the whole article it talks about how many governments have admitted to UFO's being of
an extraterrestrial origin. Also, that some very prominent figures have claimed that the US government has a massive cover-up.
[edit on 27-7-2009 by tmayhew01]