Made public Thursday, the files are the fifth collection of records about unidentified flying objects to be released by the Ministry of Defence and The National Archives as part of a project to open the files up to a wider audience. Thursday’s release is the largest so far, totaling more than 6,000 pages of material from 1994 to 2000.
Here are some of the reports released:
The files include a sighting by a man in Birmingham, England, in March 1997. He said he came home from work at 4 a.m. to see a large blue triangle-shaped craft hovering over his back garden.
It was silent but caused dogs in the neighborhood to bark, the report said. It “shot off and disappeared” after about three minutes, the report said, leaving behind a “silky-white substance” on the treetops, some of which he saved in a jar.
It was not clear what happened to the jar and its contents.
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Someone clearly just saw Star Wars and drew a tie-fighter with that sketch above. I want to believe some of these UFO sightings, I personally think it’s near impossible that there aren’t other life forms SOMEWHERE in the universe. Whether or not they spend their free time just dropping a “silky-white substance” on trees, I doubt that, but hopefully one of these are true. Stuff like this just sounds so freaky to be in their shoes (if real):
Other reports are about sightings by groups of people, including one from August 1997 in which five members of a fishing trawler in the North Sea reported seeing a round, flat, shiny object hovering in the sky. They saw it both with the naked eye and through binoculars, with the report noting, “witness very skeptical of UFOs.” They tracked the object on their radar for several seconds before it vanished, the report said.
Here is one more, this one involves the RAF and Royal navy!
UFO captured on video and on radar
The file DEFE 24/1977 (p229-240) refers to sightings of strange rotating red, blue, green and white flashing lights in the sky made by police officers in Boston and Skegness and captured on video. The UFOs appeared to be originating from an area above the North Sea and this was reported to the coastguards who in turn alerted ships in North Sea. The lights were also observed by the crew of a ship in The Wash.
Simultaneously RAF air defence radars at RAF Neatishead in Norfolk detected an unidentified blip over Boston. Press coverage of this incident led to a detailed RAF investigation and a report which identified some of the lights as stars and bright planets such as Venus. The radar blip was identified as a “permanent echo” created by a tall church spire in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The RAF report includes a transcript of conversation between the coastguards and the police.
There are literally thousands. Go over and read them yourself! Head over to the National Archives of England and read them all yourself! Leave a comment with your favorite!