Original in French

The COMETA Report is a ninety-page report entitled "Les OVNI et la défense: à quoi doit-on se préparer?" ("UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For?").[1] The report was prepared by COMETA (Comité d'Études Approfondies, "Committee for in-depth studies") a French group mainly composed of high-ranking individuals from the French Ministry of Defence. The report analyzed various UFO cases and concluded that UFOs are real, complex flying objects, and that the extraterrestrial hypothesis has a high probability of being the correct explanation for the UFO phenomenon.[2] The study recommended that the French government should adjust to the reality of the phenomenon and conduct further research.[3]


Read the COMETA Report in English, "What Should We Prepare For?"

COMETA Report, part 1

COMETA Report, part 2

Public blowback[edit | edit source]

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In May 2000, Leslie Kean published a story in the Boston Globe about the COMETA Report from high level French military and space officials called "UFOs and Defense: What are We Prepared For?". Her story "UFO theorists gain support abroad, but repression at home," appeared in the Irish Independent, and the French magazine VSD.[4] But versions of her story were omitted in US papers.

Keen’s coverage appeared to be a matter of concern in the Eric W. Davis’ “notes of the Wilson meeting 2002”.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. COMETA Report, part 1 (July 1999). "UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For?" (PDF). ufoevidence.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100706035943/http://www.ufoevidence.org/newsite/files/COMETA_part1.pdf. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  2. COMETA Report, part 2 (July 1999). "UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For?" (PDF). ufoevidence.org. p. 38. Archived from the original on July 16, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20090716113351/http://www.ufoevidence.org/newsite/files/COMETA_part2.pdf. Retrieved May 5, 2010. "[...] almost certain physical reality of completely unknown flying objects [...], apparently operated by intelligent [beings].", "A single hypothesis sufficiently takes into account the facts [...] It is the hypothesis of extraterrestrial visitors."" 
  3. COMETA Report, part 2 (199) p. 72
  4. Web Archive, UFO Evidence, Leslie Kean bio

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