In May and again in October of 2008, the British government released collections of their once secret UFO files to the public. In January 2009, David Cameron, leader of the British Conservative Tory party has said that if he is elected Prime Minister, he would be “entirely open and frank” regarding the governments knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial activity.
Now they have released another pile of reports, but this bunch is being taken with increased skepticism because of some “obvious” reports of secret military projects being mistaken for alien craft.
They also dismiss the involvement of a UFO in a death of an American Air Force pilot over the North Sea on September 8, 1970.
But its almost like this is to cover up that some of the strangest, most unexplained reports are also in there, including a drawing of a blue banana-shaped object with dangling human-like arms and legs, seen in London in 1989. Also are reports of mass sightings in 1987 and 1988, including a sketch, by a 65-year-old housewife, shows a circle of flashing red lights surrounding a constant red light which she saw in the early hours of June 21 1984 over Highwood, south of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and a collection of drawing from August 16 1987.
And we can’t leave out the November 20 1989 report from a woman walking her dog close to her home near Norwich. While crossing a sports field, she was approached by a man with a “Scandinavian-type accent” who was dressed in a light brown garment like a flying suit. Her report states, “He asked her if she was aware of stories about large circular flattened areas appearing in fields of wheat, and then went on to explain that he was from another planet similar to Earth, and that the circles had been caused by others like him who had traveled to Earth.” After about 10 minutes, the man left and she heard a “loud buzzing noise” and then she saw large glowing orange-white spherical object rising vertically from behind some nearby trees.
Newly released UFO files – March 2009
The files contain a wide range of UFO-related documents covering the years 1987–1993. If you want to find out more about close encounters over Heathrow Airport, alien abductions, stray satellites – and what the UK Government thought of it all – then this is the place to be. The files are in PDF format.
Start by reading our highlights guide (PDF 260kb) to help you navigate your way through the files.