UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2008 > May > May 15

MoD Reports Released To End Claims Of Cover-Up

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 06:42:52 -0400
Archived: Thu, 15 May 2008 06:42:52 -0400
Subject: MoD Reports Released To End Claims Of Cover-Up

Source: Derry Today - Derry, Northern Ireland, UK



Secret MoD Reports Released To End Claims Of Cover-Up

UFO files show truth out there in Scottish skies
By David Perry

An astonished pilot flying from Aberdeen to Sumburgh saw a "a
red rocket with a yellow trail" at 20,000ft about a mile in
front of him.

What made the UFO sighting in November 1984 so special is that
the captain=92s account was corroborated by his co-pilot and by
air traffic control at Sumburgh, which reported "a bright flash"
in the sky to the south at about the same time.

So is there really something out there? Believers may well feel
justified by official reports of unexplained "aerial phenomena"
over Scotland that were released last night by the National
Archives in Kew.

Files detailing hundreds of sightings of UFOs =96 unidentified
flying objects =96 across the UK have been moved from the secret
confines of the Ministry of Defence in an effort to end
allegations of a cover-up.

They include official reports from the north and north-east from
coastguards, aircrew and witnesses regarded as pillars of the
local community.

On January 25, 1985, Kirkwall Coastguard reported seeing "one
spherical object, very bright with long tail" to the north-west,
travelling south-east, splitting into two, a report confirmed by
Aberdeen Coastguard.

Police at Kingussie passed on a report on December 31, 1984, of
a sighting of "a bright, diamond-shaped object" with its points
connected by a halo with a pinkish tinge travelling slowly
towards Newtonmore.

On October 17, 1984, the operations room at RAF Kinloss recorded
a report of an "orange-yellow flame", 3-4ft wide and 50ft long,
seen from Tomintoul descending slowly towards Grantown.

On September 14, 1984, an observer in Drimsdale, South Uist, saw
"a white light hanging in the sky" low on the horizon near

And earlier in January 1982 a "round, crimson object, shining
brightly" was seen near Old Deer Road, Peterhead.

The MoD has been very careful to avoid giving any credence to
theories about visitors from outer space, insisting its only
interest has been to ensure there was no risk to the defence of
the realm.

And a briefing for a minister responding to a debate on UFOs in
the Lords said that while there really were "many strange
phenomena in the sky" seen "by rational people", "there is
nothing to suggest to Her Majesty=92s Government that such
phenomena are alien spacecraft".

Some recorded incidents are even more curious.

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt, based at RAF
Woodbridge in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, reported that he and
three guards had seen "a strange glowing object" in nearby
woods, hovering on three legs. The next day he found three
depressions in the ground measuring one-and-a-half feed deep and
seven inches across.

Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast



[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp

Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com