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Monday, March 7, 2011

British Ministry of Defense releases classified UFO reports

A photograph of an "unusual atmospheric occurrence," taken by a retired Royal Air Force officer in Sri Lanka in 2004

This was an article I had written for Fresno Famous. Usually I do a cross post for both Weird Fresno and FF, but I wrote this on a Saturday and am now posting this here today.

This past Thursday British officials released over 8,500 documents that pertained to UFO sightings dating all the way back to the 1950's and include reports from both civilian and military witnesses.

Examples of some of the sightings include a Royal Air Force officer and several members of the public "chewy mint shaped solid craft" (to be honest I have no idea what that means, just quoting the description) and other aerial objects that looked like a ring, a jellyfish, and a spinning silver top.

here is even one account of a London man claiming he was abducted by aliens in October of 1998 after seeing an unidentified craft hover over his home and then later finding that he could no account for an hour of missing time.

Another files released, and a rather scary incident, reveals how the RAF was inundated with calls one morning in 1967 after residents in southern England awoke to find six small beeping UFOs lying in a perfect line from the Isle of Sheppy to the Bristol Channel.

Residents were so terrified that a bomb disposal unit blew up one of the UFOs and another was airlifted to the village of Aldermaston and both the army and the defense ministry's intelligence unit were sent in in what was considered a real alien invasion.

Turns out it that engineering students at the Farnborough Technical College had constructed and positioned the UFOs in a bid to raise money for charity.

The files are free to download one month from the National Archives website for those who are interested. I wonder if the US will ever release their files. And I don't mean Project Bluebook (which in my opinion I think is a farse trying to cover up what really happened. Though given the 60 plus years of covering UFO sightings up (starting with the Roswell incident in 1947) I highly doubt the US will disclose anything anytime soon. I believe it's up to other governments like the British to reveal what's going on. Only then will the US release what they know.

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