The tail-end of these revelations to the public ended with the release of 4,300 pages of documents that detail out sightings over Stonehenge and Parliament. Apparently quite a few people sent in photos of strange disc-like objects in the sky over the two iconic monuments in England between 2007 and 2009. Officials did not investigate the photos because they were of such poor resolution the objects were impossible to analyze and even attempt to identify. The powers that be also felt that using government resources to chase down anything that did not seem a threat to the country's defenses was wasteful and irresponsible.
Also interesting and not surprising is that several iffy UFO sightings that were reported and later explained by natural phenomena were picked up by the Sun and touted as evidence of alien life visiting England. I keep my eye on the UFO news stories from around the world, and let me tell you the Sun runs some of the most ridiculous ones around. I could rip some of those headlines and come up with some pretty interesting science fiction books if I so chose.
The final release of documents also revealed the official reason the British government shut down its UFO desk. Apparently the proliferation of camera phones meant reports of strange objects in the sky, especially pictures of the strange objects, increased by two-fold in one year, and then three-fold the following year. Needless to say the government did not find the majority of these sightings to be legitimate and so concluded the program was a drain on finances during a budget crunch.
Of course there are conspiracy theorists who say the release of these X-files is just smoke and mirrors, a move to appease the public. These people feel that incriminating files have been held back or destroyed, never to be put before the general public, in an attempt to suppress the truth. While I guess anything is possible, sometimes conspiracy theories can get out of hand. And by sometimes I mean often.
What do you think, are Stonehenge and Parliament some ancient alien landing pads, UFO repair shops or directional markings?