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2009-08-17 15:05:10

The British Ministry of Defense released documents Monday detailing hundreds of UFO sightings and extraterrestrial close encounters between 1981 and 1996. The 4,000 pages of documents, separated into 14 files, include sightings reported by police officers and fighter pilots as well as young children, the Daily Mail reported Monday. David Clarke, a UFO expert and Sheffield Hallam University journalism lecturer who has studied the files, said UFO sightings jumped from 117 in 1995 to 609 in 1996...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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