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MOD UFO files [part one of Three]

Posted by dandare on April 1, 2013

The National Archives, Kew, London.

The National Archives, Kew, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a wealth of information out there on the UFO Files from the MOD, some good and some less so, including videos,audio and great articles on them. I have decided to put them into three part’s.

There were ten batches of files released to the public by the MOD.

David Clarke has a wealth of information on his site

UFO File Release 2008

National Archives UFO Files #1

The first release covers UFO reports, policy and public correspondence between 1978 and 1987. Four of the eight files originate with the MoD Air Staff secretariats DS8 and Sec(AS). These have become well known to UFO researchers and the media as the MoD’s ‘UFO desk’. (released may 2008)

National Archives UFO Files #2

On 20 October 2008 the UK National Archives opened a second collection of UFO files covering seven years of sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence. Covering the years 1986 through to 1992 this tranche contains some 4,500 pages of material, spread across 19 separate files. (released october 2008).

National Archives UFO Files #3

This tranche consists of seven files containing more than 2,000 pages of material. Six of the files contain UFO reports copied to the MoD’s secretive Defence Intelligence branch DI55, between November 1987 and April 1993. During this period 1200 individual sightings were reported to the authorities.(released march 2009).

National Archives UFO files #4

Well, the collection includes a hefty correspondence file (DEFE 24/1970) containing letters to MoD from MPs and a number of well-known UFOlogists between 1985 and 1995. There are complete dossiers on classic cases such as Rendlesham, the ‘Cosford incident’ and the Belgian UFO flap, along with six whole files packed with UFO sighting reports.(released August 2009).

National Archives UFO files #5

There are 24 files in this tranche containing more than 6,000 pages of documents spanning 1994-2000. The correspondence files span the period 1994-99 and the UFO report files begin in August 1996 and end in September 2000. (released February 2010).

National Archives UFO files #6

The release includes 18 files containing 5000 pages of correspondence and Parliamentary briefings created by the Ministry of Defence between 1995 and 2000. The documents provide a unique historical snapshot of the extraordinary beliefs, legends and rumours that were held and spread by UFOlogists around the time of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the subject in 1997. (released August 2010).

ufo file release august 2010

National Archives UFO files #7

A number of papers in this tranche of files reveal the MoD destroyed whole collections of UFO files as recently as 1990 for reasons they could not explain  They were reluctant to publicly admit they had destroyed files as they feared this might add fuel to allegations they were involved in a cover-up. They were right! (released march 2011).

ufo file released march 2011

National Archives UFO Files #8

On 11 August 2011 The National Archives opened 34 formerly secret Ministry of Defence UFO files…..[..].. In my opinion these papers provide the most detailed and revealing insight into British government UFO policy in the decade before the closure of the MoD’s UFO desk in 2009. (released August 2011).

National Archives UFO Files #9 

The ninth collection of UFO files were released by the UK Government on 12 July 2012….[..].Possibly the most revealing document was written by the last incumbent of the MoD’s UFO desk, and can be found at the end of UFO policy file DEFE 24/2087/1, p5-7. (released July 2012).

National Archives UFO files #10

This fully revised and expanded edition is the first comprehensive history of the MoD’s UFO investigation unit.  Although official investigations began in the 1950s when Winston Churchill demanded to know ‘the truth’ about UFOs, this book reveals official interest stretched back to before the First World War. (released September 2012).

The video can be seen here

I start with the references to David Clarke, mainly because without him, the files probably would not have been released.

The Clarke references above link to the National Archives, and you will now have to pay to download them.[in part 3 i will try and indicate were they can be downloaded for free on the internet-hopefully i can find them all].

Definately worth a look, as it describes all that are in the files and is a wealth of information.

In Part 2, i will be putting up the many BBC articles on the UFO files and other refences to the UFO files from media sources.

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Is Nick Pope to be trusted as a ufologist?

Posted by dandare on December 22, 2012

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Due to recent links to Nick Pope in leading newspapers, i feel it is time to tackle the subject of whether Nick Pope is a trusted and informed ufologist…. The recent articles can be seen in the sun ” The truth is out there “, the daily mail  “Keep an eye on the skies for saucers during the olympic games, warns former MOD UFO expert ” (just a PR stunt).

As far back as 2009, i wrote a blog article about Nick Pope, and have decided to reproduce it below….

March 31st 2009

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Nick Pope seems to come out with amazing statements, but not back them up with anything substantial, or base them on any facts at all.

His latest statement to The sun’s article ” Google Unearthed“  (posted 30th March, 2009) was:

” Yesterday baffled ufologist Nick Pope said he was “very excited” by the image, which he labelled “truly fascinating”.
He added: “It appears to show nine objects flying in near perfect formation. About the only thing I know that can do this is the Red Arrows — and it’s not them” ” (extract from article). Ironically at Above top secret, there is a possibility that they are either jets, (including red arrows) or balloons : see Here and Here . Also they point out that google started mapping London out in 2008. One possibility could be that it was the Queen’s birthday fly past see here. Again i say possibilities, and as such should be presented as such.

English: The pilots of the Red Arrows line up ...

English: The pilots of the Red Arrows line up for an official photo after their display. Taken by Adrian Pingstone at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire, England in June 2004 and released to the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can see the google map in question here . I did notice that the next camera to the right, has (looking at the skyline) an aerial dissected half way up, and am unsure how this was caused (unless it was collected at two separate times, for instance).

Anyway, it soon finds its way into many newspapers and media outlets, but why? Again, i say why is this an amazing image….. to me one answer could be that it’s an image malfunction. I’m not saying that it should not be discussed, but the way it is being put ‘out there ‘ is getting sad, and there are better cases that should be discussed/ talked about in a rational way, but i guess it does not sell papers.

I will within the next week or so, put together an article, on why i have come to this conclusion about Nick Pope, and give my reasons with background information.

For example, i wrote about  ” Is nick Pope being GULLable towards UFO sighting? ” in which the image was clearly a seagull (or Unidentified Feathered Object).

Although i’m not saying that you can get everything right, he does not seem to be learning from his mistakes, or even looking at the evidence with a clear head, and reasserting his answers to these questions.

Of course, sometimes all you can give are a series of alternatives (ie what they could be), and leave it at that.

Therefore we have to ask what are his motives in all this? Maybe i’m reacting to strongly to all this, possibly, but i do believe it is more sensationalism again.

windturbineartufoThe Sun newspaper is also proving to not be interested in the truth about UFOs whatsoever, and sooner the rest of the media realize this the better. For instance, the latest wind Turbine incident is a good example of hype by them.

I would be interested to find out what you think of Nick Pope? is he a reliable source of information on UFOs, and Ufology as a whole.

I only bring this whole subject up, because i wonder why some  people are surprised, when they ask ” why is ufology not taken seriously”.

This asked some serious questions back in 2009, and they are still relevant now…..

Also similar questions were raised at forgetomori  (in 2009) ” UFO fleet menaces east London?nah ” among other blogs.

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Main Building—The Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster, London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So let’s backtrack a bit here, and examine Nick’s time at the MOD.

Nick Pope claims that he  was the man “who used to run the British Government’s UFO Project” (from 1991-1994); and that he was responsible for these ufo reports. Please see Dr David Clarke for a detailed description in his blog article “Open Skies- closed Files” . This asks serious question of Nick’s involvement in the role he played with UFO’s and the MOD.

SecretfileIt is telling that the MOD have mentioned that there is no such thing as the UFO project.Many more questions arise from this as well? mainly what role did he play? why does he block details? has he something to hide..was he really only there in a part-time capacity? Also over at ufo-blog.co.uk the same analysis has taken place for this article please see here .

So basically what I’m saying is that there is very strong evidence to suggest,  he was a low-level clerk at the MOD, that i believe was only part-time … he lives on the Mulder image, and he still claims he was the chief investigator without backing this up with any hard proof.

ufo online55555After he left the MOD in the 1990′s, he mentioned that he had never seen anything out of the ordinary. Recently this has all changed-to suit his own agenda – money talks.

He also spends a lot of time contradicting himself, never really researching properly…but unfortunately the media love it, as it sells papers (and most of the tabloids are not interested in the truth).Nick Pope also loves it as it keeps him in the limelight.

Other links of interest  :

*** this was dated from 1999 and is very telling about alot of things that Nick Pope said in the UFO magazine at the time, plus other comments.The link can be seen at  sightings (rense.com) and confirms alot of the contradictions that are mentioned above *****.

For example:

Although Nick Pope hasn’t to my knowledge responded to these questions and is of course absolutely under no obligation to, I have now received a reply from ‘Secretariat(Air Staff)2a’ concerning some of the aforementioned questions.

The Ministry state:
 
“Mr Pope was employed as an Executive Officer in Secretariat (Air Staff) 2. His post was designated Sec(AS)2a.
 
The main duties of the post concern non-operational RAF activities overseas and diplomatic clearance for military flights abroad”.
 
It would therefore appear that Nick Pope’s principal function was generally more mundane than “researching and investigating UFO sightings, alien abductions, crop circles, animal mutilations and any other weird and wonderful reports that came my way” [extract from article].

UFO Talk – No hope for pope

Colin Andrew’s concerns here

Richard Dolan calls out Nick Pope

bad UFOs – Skepticism, UFOs and the Universe

Ok, I’ll lay it on the line and say that i have not been a fan of Nick Pope for quite a while. His brand of sensationalism is a joke and makes Ufology look pathetic.

I hear you say, that i should keep my prejudice out of this, and i usually do, however I actually despair with the whole Nick pope image. If nothing else it gives Ufology an even worse reputation than it already has.

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UK UFO sightings July 2008 (updated regularly..Part 2 of 2)

Posted by dandare on July 17, 2008

i will try and keep this up to date, with all information from the UK. Due to the amount of sightings coming in now, i have had to divide it into a 2 parter).

Please check back from time to time, as this will be updated regularly…If you see something that i have missed, please contact me (thanks)….. and wanting explanations also.

There has been an explosion of UK UFO activity, after the MOD released its UFO archive, and this might account for the media clamouring for our attention (how much of it is fact, is frankly anyone’s guess), and also the public looking at the sky more than normal

Many of the sightings are sensationalised, with usually alot of information missing. Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

I’m afraid many also fail to follow up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.

The UFO sightings do not seem to be slowing down yet this month…..

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From Mike (who wrote about his sighting) in another section :

i was in twickenham sunday 13th july at about 0150 when i saw 3 orange looking flying objects fly over my head just near twickenham stadium, i never believed in ufo’s before but has totally changed my perception on this subject. after what i saw i believe there has to be some sort of life out there as what i saw could not have been human. These objects were round, lit up like a light bulb with a blue looking centre. they flew very slowly upward then just vanished. I managed to capture them on phone but tey are very small and ppl i told dont believe me. I just wonder if anyone else out there saw the same thing. if anyone did, please put a comment below.

Diss express ” UFO picture snapped

Last week’s mystery lights sighting Over South Norfolk has brought a flood of sightings at a similar time.
Dozens of readers have written to say they also saw mysterious lights above Garboldisham, East Harling, Attleborough and Long Stratton.Two readers have sent in pictures
” (extract from article).

Northampton Chronicle and EchoBright orange lights in sky evidence of UFOs? “;  ” Heidi Spencer and her partner spotted a cluster of bright lights from their flat in Abington while watching TV on Saturday night.
They stood up to investigate only to see one break off and scoot soundlessly across the sky and disappear
” (extract from article).
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Only Kent “Unexplained fireballs flying over the town of Whitstable

Ok here is a question we may never know the answer to, were the mysterious lights that looked like fireballs from a UFO that was seen flying over Whitstable town and sea on Saturday evening?

It’s said that people came out of pubs and out on to the street to watch the five or six orange globes that seemed to be flying in formation without making any sound. Now I now when you are drinking things can look different but they are sure that it was some kind of space craft.

According to reports as the people gaped at the sky, one of the “fireballs” seemed to break away, head towards earth at speed and then disappear ” (extract from article).

Weston and Somerset mercury ” UFOs spotted in skies over North Somerset

 ” However, as shown by files released by the Ministry of Defence earlier in the year, the North Somerset public’s fascination with little green men goes back a long time. In 1984, a picture was taken of a UFO flying over Weston’s Grand Pier at the speed of a light aircraft ” (extract from article). It goes on to mention other sightings in the area; also tells us that many are chinese lanterns, or explainable….

Welwyn and Hatfield times “More ufo sightings over Hatfield

A UFO that was seen mysteriously floating above Hatfield has prompted a number of calls.
We reported last week that the glow of a strange orange light, emitting a “weird haze”, was spotted near the university in Hatfield.
A similar light was also spotted by a WGC woman in Bushey Ley
” (extract from article).

South Manchester ReporterAn Alien Encounter? ” sighting took place on the 12th july, 2008 (saturday)….

Formby times ” Mystery object caught in twister by formby man has UFO spotters in a spin

The idea was to catch a “twister” or funnel cloud that swept over West Lancashire on film. But Pat found something more in his viewfinder.At home he discovered a green disc-shaped object next to the twister that can only be described as a UFO.

“This picture has been absolutely all over the world. We have had people in Spain, France, Thailand contact us and that’s just to name a few. A national newspaper picked it up. I have even been interviewed for the History Channel ” (extract from article). There is also a link to view the photos.

Evening Star 24 ” Are the Aliens coming to cinema ?  

Charlotte Bevan, 18, Foxhall Road was picking her older sister up from Cineworld on Sunday night when she spotted a bright orange light hovering above her..[.]..She said: “I looked up and saw a bright orange blob in the sky. It was moving from left to right and not making any sound. Then it drifted out of my sight behind the cinema ” (extracts from article).

Hounslow Chronicle ” Police investigate Hounslow UFOs

After receiving a number of calls from bewildered members of the public Met Police decided to investigate.
A spokeswoman said: “Members of the public called police from approximately 11pm to reports of numerous lights in the sky in the west London area of the city. Police tracked the lights to a birthday celebration in the Bedfont area.”
But these claims are unlikely to deter hardcore UFO enthusiasts who are convinced that what they saw was not of this earth
” (extract from article). The video can be seen here .

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This is Lincolnshire ” Could cigar-shaped craft be UFO? ”  “A strange cigar-shaped object has been spotted in the sky above North Hykeham, on the same day as the MoD reported a similar sighting in Welton, near Lincoln.

Sue Stanley (48), of Hutson Drive, North Hykeham, saw the object floating over North Hykeham on June 23, the same day as the reported sighting in Welton…[.]….. This now brings the total of sightings since January 2007 to seven – compared to a total of just nine from 2003 to 2006 ” (extracts from article).

Diss Express “Mystery lights bring glut of strange sightings

Last week’s report about the mysterious lights seen in the sky above South Norfolk, brought dozens of reports of similar sightings and ideas about what they might have been” (extract from article). 11 people give their take on the sightings they saw.

The Diss Express (again) “UFO claim brings MOD response

Many readers have speculated that the sightings could be linked to military aircraft due to the amount of airbases in the region.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence department responsible for UFO sightings, said they had not received reports of any in the area, but were unable to confirm aircraft activity in the area at the time of the bulk of the sightings
…[.]…An MOD statement said: “To date, independent experts have concluded that there are realistic explanations behind alleged UFO reports, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena” (extracts from article).

Southport Visiter “UFO sighting by Pat Regan of Ainsdale still a mystery

The mysterious sighting, in Rufford, could now be investigated on sci-fi programme “UFO Hunters” for The History Channel after it was analysed by graphics expert Allen Rogers…[.]…He said: “I know it’s really hard to say for sure what this object is. Is it a UFO? well I would have to say yes – it is unidentified, it is flying and it is an object. “Is it ET visitors checking out a nearby weather event? I’m not sure about that one”” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs – Fact or fiction ?

From next week, the Mail is launching a new weekly series of features focusing on the extra-terrestrial…[.]..The column’s author, however, Richard D Hall, won’t be preaching to you. He will explain about UFOs in an informative way which is ideal for anyone just beginning to get involved in the phenomena” (extracts from article).

Hartlepool Mail “UFOs… is the truth out there?

Dewsbury Reporter “ We are not alone!

According to Lorraine Senior, who lives near Woodkirk Valley Country Club on Leeds Road, bright lights hover in the sky, sometimes in a triangular formation before flying off at great speed….[.]….”They come regularly at weekends about 11.30pm and hang around for about 20 minutes. They are oval and diamond shaped and have multi-coloured lights.
“Sometimes they fly in a triangular formation and shoot off at great speed. I would guess they are about half a mile away. There is nothing in the area but green fields”
” (extracts from article).

19th

Claire (a reader who saw a possible sighting)

Last night (19th July 2008 )  in Bewdley, Worcs, we were sat in Garden when we saw a large satellite type thing. Then suddenly out of nowhere a long libe of ornage blotches moved in a exact line towards this satelitte thing! there were loads of them all going in the same direction travelling at a high speed. they werent planes etc. It was approx. 11pm. Very weird, even my dad couldn’t figure it out! and he knows everything! 

20th

Wales Online “US boffin offers anti-alien hats to Welsh ufo buffs

21st

Hounslow Chronicle “Close encounter for Hounslow teen

Jahtel Roberts-Joseph insists he saw a strange craft, about the size of a small trampoline and with flashing lights, make a crash landing in a tree on Hounslow Heath.

The 17-year-old, of Bramley Way, Hounslow, said: “It was the size of a small trampoline, but quite chunky, and had red and blue lights all round which were so bright you couldn’t stare directly at it.” He and a friend fled in terror but by the time they returned moments later the ‘craft’ had vanished, leaving only a patch of flattened grass and a few broken branches in its wake” (extract from article).

East London Advertiser “Whoosh! UFO shoots across sky and MOD ask me to say nothing!

I REPORTED a ‘UFO’ to the Ministry of Defence 29 years ago when I was a student nurse at a local hospital in Leicestershire. The object appeared to hover above a hedge, glowing red. A white hot plume came from one end of the object and I could hear a droning noise….[.]….I got a real close look as it passed over me, clearly triangle shape with lights at each point, a raised area from the tip to the middle of the other end, with a raised disc shape in the middle.

Then whoosh! It was away faster than any thing I had ever seen.There was no noise as the craft moved off at speed.
The MoD came to see me and asked me to draw pictures and recount my story, then asked not to share this information with anyone. There had been other sightings across Leicester that same evening
…….[.]…..I am sure the triangular craft are flown by top secret agencies working on Government projects.
What I would like to find out is if my 1978 sighting was one of these projects. I believe there were Lockheed projects at that time regarding the Stealth and Delta wing craft.
On the other hand, my mind remains open to the idea of visitors from other galaxies
” (extracts from the article). There seem to be simularities here, to a sighting i saw in Hampshire in the 1980′s…. interesting.

Compare-airport-parking.co.uk “Hounslow UFO’s baffle local residents

Shropshire Star ” What is it about county UFOs?

In the latest report, a Telford stargazer has reported seeing unexplained multi-coloured objects in the skies above the town.

Robert Davies, 31, from Arleston, says he saw the objects in the early hours of June 25 – the same day reports emerged of strange phenomena hovering above Clive Barracks at Tern Hill. His claim comes just weeks after a group of unidentified flying objects were reportedly spotted and filmed by a soldier at his barracks near Market Drayton.

Mr Davies said when he compared his footage with the soldier’s video the similarity was uncanny” (extract from article).

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East London Advertiser ” There’s proof Air Force lost crucial evidence proving UFOs were real ” (short article)

Evening Star 24 ” IFO (Identified Flying Object) ” (including video)..

The riddle behind the glowing orange UFO seen by Ipswich teenager Charlotte Bevan appears to have been unravelled today.
Miss Bevan, 18, spotted the mysterious unidentified flying object over Cineworld in Cardinal Park last weekend
” (extract from article).

24th

Wales online ” Family terrified by UFO ” ” Mrs Williams, of Church Terrace, said: “The lights were orange, flicking on and off. Over the space of 10 minutes, they got smaller in the sky and disappeared one by one ” (extract from article).

25th

Daily Star ” The truth about Britain’s X files

Britain’s official UFO-buster Nick Pope claimed yesterday we are being contacted by aliens.

The real-life Fox Mulder has backed astronaut Edgar Mitchell who we revealed claimed ET-like aliens have been visiting Earth ” (extract from article).

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Shropshire star ” Close encounters with UFOs and MP’s

This is local London “UFOs spotted over Bourne End

BAFFLED Bourne End residents are asking for help to dentify unexplained flying objects they spotted in the sky last night.

Huw Meredith was with his family at around 11.30pm last night when he they saw 30 to 40 orange lights travelling north west above their home in Southbourne Drive ” (extract from article).

Wales online “US show to see if truth is out there

US TV makers have set a date for when they will visit the site in Wales where a mysterious UFO was spotted by police.

The unknown object, spotted by officers in a South Wales Police helicopter above RAF St Athan, in the Vale of Glamorgan, prompted a wave of extra-terrestrial excitement” (extract from article).

Peterborough today ” What was mystery triangular Aircraft ? ” In the comments, it was mentioned that a vulcan aeroplane was in the area, due to an airshow (debate as to whether it was silent/ and that depends on how far away it was, and whether it was the same shape?).

28th

This is Hampshire ” More mystery lights spotted over Basingstoke

Cllr Lovegrove, who now sits on Tadley Town Council, said he wasn’t sure what lights were, but conceded they could have been Chinese lanterns ” (extract from article).

Birmingham post ” The aliens are coming and starting with Kerrang!

The Comet 24 “ UFO sightings in comet county ?

On Saturday between 10pm and 11pm Stevenage residents spotted between two and seven orange spheres in the sky, travelling parallel with Luton Airport’s flight path and today (Monday) the Comet has been inundated with calls from people who think they may have spotted extra terrestrial activity ” (extract from article).

However, it does go on to say “On the same evening UFO Investigations UK received a record number of reports of sightings in one night and as a result it has called for an official MoD inquiry. Speaking to a national newspaper, a spokesman for the organisation said: “More than 200 people got in touch claiming to have seen UFOs on Saturday night. Normally we receive 10 to 15 reports a day. So far we’ve not been able to explain all the sightings. It’s time for an official enquiry.”

A spokesman for Luton Airport said: “We can confirm that these sightings were actually Chinese lanterns, believed to have been released in the Stevenage area over the weekend. These lanterns are similar to hot air balloons in design but about the size of a dustbin liner. The airport would like to reiterate that anyone who plans on releasing lanterns should get clearance from the Civil Aviation Authority before doing so” (extract from article).

The sun “UFOs ; we believe

Birmingham Mail “Orange UFOs puzzle brim

Many people, including paramedics and police officers, reported sightings of spherical, orange mystery objects flying over Moseley and Kings Heath.

Wayne Dale, an engineer from Hawkhurst Road, Maypole, was walking with a friend when he saw unusual objects moving erratically across the sky” (extract from article).

29th

Daily Mail ” Caught on camera: Mysterious speeding object leaves UFO experts puzzled ? ” i’m afraid i do not know who they have been talking to, but this is almost certainly either a bird in flight/ or a bug. its on a relatively slow shutter speed, hence the blur, but he did not see it until he looked at the photos later on… thats usually another danger sign…what do you think it is? Also at This is South Devon see here .

The Huddersfield daily Examiner ” Mystery lights in the Yorkshire sky

George Senior from Upper Bank End Road, Holmfirth said: “I looked up and saw what looked like an orange fiery shape travelling towards Cinderhills in Holmfirth from the direction of Wooldale.” Anita Duce, of Fernside Avenue, Almondbury also contacted the Examiner with details of the shape” (extract from article).

Rossendale Free Press “UFOs spotted over valley

A FLEET of mysterious orange orbs were spotted flying over the Valley last Saturday night.

Almost a dozen balls of light were observed by a group of friends sitting outside the Whitchaff Inn, on Bury Road, Rawtenstall, at around 10.20pm” (extract from article).

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs spotted hovering over Crawley ” “Baffled Ifield residents contacted the Observer after seeing 10 flaming shapes floating in the night sky over the town late on Saturday” (extract from article).

30th

 North Devon Gazette 24 ” Our garden was buzzed by a UFO!

The astonished South Molton grandparents, their daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren, had been sitting in the back garden for about an hour before they spotted the “orange blob” slowly moving towards them at around 10pm on Saturday night” (extract from article).

This is Derbyshire “Could repeated UFO sightings across Derbyshire be proof we are not alone ?

Omar Fowler, group leader of Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association, which studies UFOs, made the comment after the Evening Telegraph told him about reports of “two floating orange triangles” seen over the city.

He said the organisation would normally receive about 25 sightings a year, but that he was already aware of about 30 in 2008, including eight this month.

Some of these were also coloured triangles, which Mr Fowler, who has studied UFOs since the early 70s and has appeared as a television UFO expert, said were likely to be “alien-controlled craft”.

The most recent objects were seen by a family holding a barbecue in Locko Road, Spondon, at about 10.15pm on Friday ” (extract from article).

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compare airport parking.co.uk “East Midlands Flightpath UFO Mystery continues

So far the region has seen approximately 30 sightings and appear to predominantly take the form of triangles and according to Derby’s Phenomenon Research Association several people living along the flightpath of East Midlands Airport have reported seeing UFO’s ” (extract from article).

The Huddersfiled daily examiner “Is it a UFO? No, its just a Chinese Lantern

People in the Holme Valley reported seeing a mysterious red light in the skies on Saturday night.Sadly for UFO believers it turns out they were nothing more mysterious or sinister than fast-flying Chinese lanterns sent soaring skywards.

Kirkburton woman Lyndsay White contacted the paper after reading that two people had reported seeing a red shape moving from Cinderhills in the direction of Dunford Bridge.She said: “My family and I released a Chinese firefly lantern at Highburton around 10pm on Saturday ” (extract from article).

Get Reading ” Is this a UFO? ”  with video. Near the end it mentions “Researchers from APRA state it is 99 per cent sure the sightings were fire lanterns but has had no confirmation of an event or party which may have launched them.

Fire lanterns are readily available to buy from a number of online dealers and are also referred to as a UFO balloon or Chinese lantern and are often used as an alternative to fireworks ” (extract from article).

This is Gloucestershire “The truth is out there – Woodmancote UFO was a kite, probably, or maybe a hot air balloon  mmmm.

Crawley Observer “VIDEO: UFOs over Worthing

Emails and phone calls flooded in to the Herald newsdesk from confused residents who watched in amazement as up to 21 orange ball-like lights moved across the night sky over the area below cloud level from around 10.30pm on Saturday, July 25 ” (extract from article).

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