As from 19th October 2008 files and reports of UFO sightings and alien encounters have been made accessible for anyone to read. These newly released UFO files from the UK government are available on the National Archives Website.
These documents include some fascinating letters, testimonies and reports from witnesses giving their experiences and detailed accounts of UFO sightings and encounters with aliens.
Eye-Witness Accounts of UFOs
Papers include a collection of statements by police officers from West Yorkshire and a news report describing sightings of a bright light in the sky seen from Holmfirth, Yorkshire in November 1986.
Between 1982 and 1987, a person referred to by the MoD as “alien-spotter extraodinaire” reported regular visits to her home by extrateresstials. There is a copy of an original letter sent to the MoD from a witness who describes her encounter with a UFO in Greater Manchester one night in 1982. Her mother and herself reported losing 55 minutes following the traumatic incident.
Many newspaper items are included in these files including a report “Top US Senator Saw Two UFOs” and others like it. In February 1988 a student at Sheffield University writes about his/her interest and observations in “unusual aerial phenomenon” and notes that he/she had accounts from over 40 witnesses of a number of sightings of V-shaped Craft with a series of red lights seen at Rotherham.
Explanations for Alien Aircraft
Some explanations are given for UFOs. Meteorites, pieces of satellites, rocket bodies burning up on re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere have been found to be a common cause of many UFO reports.
A UFO described as a “big as a football field” was sighted by hundreds of people in the midlands on a December night in 1987. This was attributed to a Re-feuling exercise by USAF F-111 aircraft.
How UFO Sightings Vary
Descriptions of all these UFO sightings vary. In December 1987 an orange/red object like a flat Catherine Wheel with shooting sparkles was seen over Wolsingham. Some reports include: an extremely large object with five red lights at front in a semi-circle with flashing white lights at the side, another describes one large aeroplane-shape object with 5 to 6 steady lights and one blue steady light.
A separate sighting reports the object as having a red/green bright light and an occasional booming noise while another person saw a vague reflection in the sky circling three times then moving round and round. One report is of RAF Tornado jets being overtaken by a UFO. The crews of six RAF Tornado jets reported having been over-taken by a giant UFO whilst on an exercise controlled by Dutch radar.
An Alien on Earth?
Another of the more spectacular accounts is from a woman demanding to know more about an alien spacecraft that crashed in England during WWII because she claims she was the “female alien” on board, from one of the two inhabited planets in the Sirius System, Amazon the planet of the warrior woman”.
More files are due to be released by the Military of Defence over the next four years. To read these fascinating files for yourself, visitNational Archives