Welsh Assembly Responds to UFO Questions in Klingon

A series of questions posed by a Conservative MP regarding UFO sightings within the borders of Wales, the Welsh government responded in Klingon, the language of the infamous Star Trek antagonists. Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services and MP for Clwyd West Darren Millar asked Labour MP Edwina Hart, the Minister for Economy, Science, and Transport, three questions regarding UFOs at the Welsh Assembly.

Millar asked:

  • Will the minister make a statement on how many reports of unidentified flying objects there have been at Cardiff Airport since its acquisition by the Welsh government?
  • What discussions has the Welsh government had with the Ministry of Defence regarding sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales in each of the past five years?
  • What consideration has the Welsh government given to the funding of research into sightings of unidentified flying objects in Wales?

To which the Welsh Assembly responded, in writing:

“jang vIDa je due luq. ‘ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH-devolved qaS.”

The reply in Klingon roughly translates as “The minister will reply in due course. However this is a non-devolved matter.” By “non-devolved”, it means that only the UK Parliament can respond, rather than the devolved Welsh Assembly. Since it was not in a position to offer a response, it seems that someone within the Welsh government decided to have a little fun with it.

Millar’s retort, a cheap gag, made him sound a little sore: “I’ve always suspected that Labour ministers came from another planet. This response confirms it.” A Conservative Party spokesperson claims that Millar relayed the questions on behalf of a handful of North Walians, saying, “Darren tabled these questions after being contacted by constituents.”

An official response – relaying the same response, only in English and Welsh this time – from Edwina Hart is due on 15th July.

Thank you Ars Technica for providing us with this information.

Boarding UFO in GTA V Possible, Easter Egg Hunters Think


Appearance of UFOs in Grand Theft Auto: V, in a mission named Alien Abduction surprised many players. Easter Egg hunters have been working hard and already discovered that 4 UFO exists in the digital world. Evidence exists that suggests the possibility of getting abducted by aliens without interfering with the game core processes.

A breakthrough was made by reddit user trainwreck42o which shows in his thread that the interior of the UFO can be loaded under specific conditions such as there should be no injuries (i.e. Full Health) and another unknown requirement which will trigger the script. The later condition should have specific variable (-1 or 999) so that the code can recognize it. The final step according to him is to discover the warp points which will take us into the loaded interiors.

Since the discovery, many theories have emerged which suggests the conditions and factors. It could be like PHANTOM Assignments and easter eggs like Yeti’s shout in ‘Golmud Railway’ and Megalodon encounters in ‘Paracel Storm’ (CTE) and ‘Nansha Strike’ maps in Battlefield 4 requires specific conditions to execute.

Since the launch, many players have been trying to find easter eggs like Jetpacks, Aliens and partially succeed. There are traces in the code of existence of a Jetpack in the game. Speculations and rumors surrounds the hunt. In spite of no major success, Easter egg hunters haven’t given up.

Players are coming together to crack the code! I am quite surprised with this breakthrough, are you? Let us know your views in the comment section.

Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of GTA Wiki.

Every UFO Sighting Since 1933 Can be Viewed on an Interactive Map

Sightings of possible UFO activity has been increasing common the past century. However, even with their increase in number, they still remain an intriguing mystery. The last sighting of a UFO that went viral on the Internet was in California, where a high-speed UFO passes through a town. Also, the video can be viewed in 4K.

(This might also make you wonder if UFOs should get a ticket for speeding)

All these UFO sightings can even lead to crazy conspiracy theories, but nonetheless, everyone is free to believe in what they like. Regardless of what everyone’s belief is, people continue to see these sightings and thanks to conspiracy buffs and alien hunters, someone managed to put all recorded sightings together in an interactive map, leading to sightings since 1933.

The map was made by Christian Pearson, an MBA candidate, using data from the National UFO Reporting Centre. The sightings appear as a flashing dot on the map, along with an appropriate colour stating for how long the sighting took place.

“It was a fun way of conveying the point that beautiful data visualisation can provide deep insights,” Mr Pearson told City Lab.

Also, Pearson appears to discredit the myth that sightings tend to happen more often in secluded rural places, showing that heavy clusters of sightings have been reported in major urban cities rather than quiet rural towns.

“The map clearly shows large clusters of reporting in urban areas,” Mr Pearson said.

You can view and interact with the UFO sightings map in question below:

Thank you News.com.au for providing us with this information.

Air China Jet Allegedly Hits UFO

The Chinese seem to be having a bit of a run in with UFOs recently if all the stories are to be believed. After sightings of UFOs in the Hubei province amid Alien hysteria, a new story has emerged via the Sun of an Air China jet hitting a UFO while flying 26,000 feet above ground.

A Boeing 757 passenger plane hit something at 26,000 feet and passengers reported hearing a loud thud and the plane losing its balance for a moment. Once successfully landing at the destination airport, it was clear that whatever hit the passenger jet caused a large dent in the nose cone of the Boeing 757.

Specialists say that the dent is simply too big and deep to have been caused by hitting a bird or multiple birds in a flock, a more likely explanation is that the plane hit a surveillance drone of some kind. Naturally “UFO” enthusiasts have been getting quite excited and see the plane as hitting a UFO as the only possible explanation to the dent in the nose cone. These UFO enthusiasts believe that the truth will never be known regardless because of the secretive nature of the Chinese authorities.

Image courtesy of the Sun

Man Says He Has An Electrocuted Alien In His Freezer, With Pictures To Prove It

The Daily Mail reports that a Chinese man has been posting pictures of himself and an apparent Alien which he found on the banks of the Yellow (Yangtze) River. Mr Li stated that the alien came from a UFO which crash landed near his house. He claims to have then discovered the charred electrocuted remains of the alien in a rabbit trap and says it has been stored in his freezer since March.

The pictures have sparked huge interest across Chinese social media and the world. Recently Chinese bloggers have been trying to make connections between the alien and UFO sightings in the Hubei province. Despite all of this the Chinese police recently paid a visit to Mr Li’s house to see the alien only to rather rapidly come to the conclusion that the figure is merely a high quality rubber construction that seeks to imitate the most commonly held image of an alien.

While the story is entertaining and probably sparks the imagination of alien and UFO believers, I myself am skeptical and it all looks just a bit too staged and stereotypical to be believable.

What are your thoughts on the “frozen alien”?

Image courtesy of Weibo