The third instalment of the UFO files, covering the years 1989 to 1993, are available to be downloaded online from the MOD, at the National Archives website ( seven to be made available to download over a 3 year period).
The Ministry Of Defence will make these available to be downloaded for the next month only…. then a fee will need to be paid to download them after this date. So please go and download them as soon as possible please ( i am however, working on placing the files on a downloadable site, to make available to all, but this is a work in progress).
The download page is available from http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ .
” 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 ” (extract from article).
A brief description of the files can be seen here .
I will also add media + video links to this as and when available.
BBC ” MOD took UFO sighting seriously ” (posted 22nd March, 2009)
” A photo of a UFO hovering next to an RAF jet over Scotland was treated seriously, newly-released Ministry of Defence files show.
Officials briefed ministers on the sighting of a diamond-shaped object near Pitlochry, Perthshire, in 1990.
A memo suggested the media be told “no definite conclusions” could be reached ” (extract from article).
Also ” UFO files reveal close encounter ”
” A boomerang-shaped object seen from an airport control tower and a woman’s encounter with an “alien” are among the secrets revealed in official UFO files.
The woman reported seeing a glowing, spherical object rise into the air in Norwich after meeting a man who said he came from a planet similar to Earth ” (extract from article).
Dr David Clarke’s post ” National Archives release UFO files #3 ” (posted 21st march, 2009)
” What’s more, it’s clear from the scribbles visible on these papers that details of the individual sightings they contained were entered into a computerised database which DI55 were secretly using to search for patterns in sighting data. (See DEFE 31/176/1, pages 337 onwards). I hope to post more on this topic later ” (extract from article).
Telegraph ” Revealed: How the government probed Britain’s greatest UFO mystery ” (posted 21st march 2009)
“ The files also show that officials had planned to study systematically a sample of more than 100 unexplained sightings in the hope that they might be able to provide a rational explanation of what was happening. But defence chiefs subsequently blocked the move for fear it would be a public relations disaster ” (extract from article).
Telegraph “ UFO alien sketches include banana with dangling limbs ” (posted 22nd march, 2009)
“ The drawings include a blue banana-shaped object with dangling human-like arms and legs, seen in London in 1989.
Another 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 ” (extract from article).
Heraldsun.com (Melbourne) ” British defence ministry briefed on UFO sighting” (posted 22nd march, 2009)
” BRITAIN’S defence ministry was so alarmed by reports of a UFO sighting nearly 20 years ago, it took the unusual step of briefing ministers, according to secret files released today ” (extract from article).
The Guardian ” New UFO secrets are revealed in MOD files ” 22nd march, 2009)
” The most intriguing incident involving such a craft occurred at 9pm on 4 August 1990, at Calvine, a remote hamlet near Pitlochry in Scotland. According to the brief details released by the MoD, witnesses saw a diamond-shaped UFO hovering for about 10 minutes before it disappeared upwards at high speed. During the incident, Harrier jump jets were seen making a number of low-level passes. Colour photographs reveal both the UFO and at least one of the jets ” (extract from article).
The Times “ Is that a flying saucer? No, it’s a stealth bomber“(posted 22nd march, 2009)
“ At the end of the cold war, the Ministry of Defence was worried that America was developing mysterious planes but not telling its closest ally. Staff at department DI55 of the Defence Intelligence Staff logged and investigated hundreds of sightings by pilots, air-traffic controllers and private individuals who believed they had seen an alien presence ” (extract from article). Also see Times archive here .
Scotland on Sunday ” Close encounters of Pitlochry kind ” (posted 22nd march, 2009)
” A former MoD official who investigated the case told Scotland on Sunday that despite strenuous efforts they could find no earthly explanation for the craft.
Witnesses reported seeing a large, diamond-shaped object hanging in the air next to a RAF Harrier above the A9 at Calvine, north of Pitlochry, on August 4 ” (extract from article).
CNN.com (Europe) ” Dog walker met man from another planet “(posted 22nd march, 2009)
” British military investigators interviewed a woman who claimed to have met a man from another planet while she was walking her dog, newly released Ministry of Defence files have revealed.
The woman said she had been approached by a man with a “Scandinavian-type accent” dressed in a flying suit-style outfit while out walking on a sports field near Norwich, eastern England, in 1989 ” (extract from article).
Worthing Herald ” MOD briefed ministers over hovering UFO ” (posted 22nd March, 2009)
“ A spate of UFO sightings above London were explained by the presence of an airship advertising a car, newly-released documents reveal.
The reports in 1993 were put down to the brightly-illuminated craft which was advertising the Ford Mondeo above the city ” (extract from article).
Radio Netherlands “ UK government took UFOs seriously in 1980s ” (posted 22nd march 2009) short article.
Daily Star ” OFFICIAL: UFOs landed in East Anglia ” (posted 22nd march,2009 )
” Other close encounters includ a mysterious diamond object, above, seen over Calvine, near Pitlochry in Scotland, on August 4, 1990.
The UFO hung in the air next to an RAF Harrier for about ten minutes before taking off at high speed.
Military investigators were so concerned they commissioned artists to make drawings of the craft ” (extract from article).
The Australian “ UFOs or the old spy in the sky trick? ” (posted 22nd march,2009 )
” The files settle a long-standing UFO conspiracy theory on the death of American fighter pilot Captain William Schaffner during an exercise over the North Sea in 1970. To the distress of his family, some have claimed that officials covered up a sinister incident possibly involving a UFO. The files include the RAF’s official inquiry into the crash, which concluded Schaffner’s Lightning fighter had brushed the sea during a delicate, low-speed manoeuvre. When he tried to eject, the cockpit canopy remained stuck because of poor maintenance, and Schaffner was believed to have drowned ” (extract from article). Similar facts to those above.
The Independent “ UFO: secret records show there were almost 1,200 mysterious sightings between 1987 and 1993 ” (posted 22nd march, 2009)
” The MoD said it recorded each sighting to help ministers answer questions from MPs in Parliament – but they were always kept on paper. Notes from March 1988 show that the plan for a full computerised database was spiked. A memo sent to staff said it “contravened” statements from ministers saying UFOs did not pose a threat to the UK and resources would not be diverted to investigate incidents ” (extract from article).
The Sunday Mercury ” UFO pilot death accidental says Ministry Of Defence ” (posted 22nd march, 2009)
Softpedia.com “ UK release archive UFO files ” (posted 23rd march, 2009)
” Around 1992, on a coastal road in Louth, Lincolnshire, several persons witnessed what they termed a UFO sighting. Reportedly, many of them stopped their cars, and stepped out of the vehicles in order to analyze the large, triangular object that was looming overhead, and which sported three lights on its body. When the crowd got too big, the craft simply zipped away, at more than 500 mph, towards the Northwest ” (extract from article).
Daily Mail ” Aliens? No, just the pentagon playing with its latest toys ” (posted 23rd march, 2009)
” Their theory was that our American allies had been building and testing stealth aircraft and spy planes without telling us.
In fact, in many cases they were probably right.
A series of simple, almost childish drawings produced by some of the witnesses have just been released from secret files ” (extract from article).
Daily Mirror “ UFO buzzed RAF jet ” (posted 23rd march, 2009)
The star ” Defence chief’s ignoring UFOs ” (posted 23rd march, 2009)
” A SHEFFIELD Hallam University lecturer says newly-released government files show the Ministry of Defence is “not in the slightest bit interested in aliens”.
David Clarke, a UFO expert and journalism lecturer, said documents released by National Archives reveal military investigators tasked with probing a huge number of possible sightings focused instead on Russian activity ” (extract from article).
Videos from previous UK UFO files released in 2008:
Also some more background information to this can be found here .
it is interesting to see how they all respond to the news… some are predictable (and poor) others inaccurate, and uninterested, but a few are more insiteful.