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‘Brussels, we have a problem’ - MEP calls for European Centre to study UFO activity

Sunday, 4 July 2010
Frankly I have no idea how I managed to miss this gem earlier in the week but an MEP has submitted a written declaration to the European Parliament which calls on it to push for the creation of a European centre to study UFOs.

A UFO over the Parliament building in Strasbourg? NO, this was photoshopped by ME!Italian MEP Mario Borghezio, who sits in the same EFD group as UKIP in the European Parliament, is pursuing his interest in the subject and invoking Article 123 in the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure allowing him to “submit a written declaration of not more than 200 words on a matter falling within the competence of the European Union which does not cover issues that are the subject of an ongoing legislative process.

And so, in the written declaration (0057/2010), printed and distributed in the official languages, it calls for "public archives on UFOs to be opened up and for records to be declassified by the Member States, thus providing the public and the mass media with access to the full range of documentation on the subject".

Mario Borghezio MEPMr Borghezio, left, “considers it essential to set up a scientific centre for the analysis and dissemination of the scientific data gathered to date by various European bodies and governments,” it reads.

Bit it is actually not the first time UFOs have been a topic of discussion in the European Parliament: following a number of sightings in Belgium in 1990, Belgian MEP (now leader of the Belgian Socialist Party) Elio Di Rupo proposed a European UFO Observation Centre. Another MEP, the Italian physicist Tullio Regge, relaunched Di Rupo's initiative in 1993 and suggested that the French National Centre for Space Research become the official UFO information hub.

But now, Mr Borghezio is the latest MEP to attempt to unite the EU members in a mutual UFO crusade. Some governments have actually opened up their files on UFOs, including the French and notably the British who have ceased collecting reports as they felt there was no value in them.

But amazingly this isn’t the only bizarre declaration made to the Parliament this month – Italian MEPs Giancarlo Scottà (EFD) and Sergio Silvestris (EPP) have called for the establishment of European Home-Made Ice Cream Day to be celebrated on 24th March each year “to contribute to the growth of this industry” (0047/2010).



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3 Comment(s):
OpenID leonjwilliams said...
Why is this proposal bizarre?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Frankly: I think it's about time someone paid attention to the matter. As to UKIP party types laying down the law in outer-space: that remains to be seen.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hangzhou's Chinese UFO?

This happened 4 days ago, and all I can find is "UFO" sightings by local unreputable papers. (not that they are unreputable, but this needs to be covered by a major source.) Only ABC news is the major outlet that I found covering this event:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/ufo-china-closes-airport-prompts-investigation/story?id=11159531

And this is not just a simple reflection of light! How insulting to discredit the eyewitnesses like that. But honestly, if I hadn't seen the widely release film of it already, I would have completely swallowed that explanation.

People, go to youtube. there are at least 3 video of these trails. They are clear as day TRAILS, not a silly reflection.

I don't think it's UFO - as cool as thatd be - except in the case of it just meaning in its boring translation and "unidentified" flying object. Probably not an alien spacecraft. Looks like a missle to me, what I've seen from local testing. Or something manmade. But I'm no expert, I have no aviation training and I've never been in the military so that's just a nobody's guess.

And that's malarkey it being the USA doing testing over China. What kind of propaganda is that? If anything, wouldn't it be...I don't know...CHINA doing testing over China? Like the US could do unknown military testing in a foreign country and the Chinese government and military would be completely unaware. As if they wouldn't be part of it, or cooperating for it. Why do they have to insult people's intelligence?

Either way, why did it ground planes over an hour? why would the airport be threatened? Don't they have altitude ratings on their radars, so wouldn't they have known if it were tens of thousands of feet out of range of their planes taking off and landing?

Keep your eyes out for news from the Xioshan Airport in China. Its in the Zhejiang Province, in the province's captial city of Hangzhou.

Follow up please! My curiosity is piqued.

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