French Government Releases UFO Information

The French government has decided to release information they have on UFO incidents in France. I’ve added a link to their site, Site du GEIPAN, on the side bar. As one might expect, the site is in French, although they state that they will make an English version available in the future.

Using a translator on the web will not be of much use as the majority of the documents are scanned images in PDF format. Since the translators will not work on images the majority of the text will remain in French even with the aid of a machine translation.

When they initially brought the site up, the traffic was so heavy that it crashed almost immediately. Consequently, there is little in the way of photographs and only a small amount of text documents presently on the site, but they do say they’re working on it and will release 100% of the information, excepting that they will maintain the privacy and identities of the individuals reporting the incidents.

They divide the incident up into four categories, A) UFOs which are definitely identified, no longer UFOs, B) UFOs which are probably identified, C) UFOs which are unidentified because there isn’t enough information, and D) which are UFOs which remain unidentified in spite of good information. The last category actually comprises about 25% of the incidents.

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