On 8 July 1947 the Roswell Daily Record newspaper published a front page article with the headline “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region”, and the legend of America's most famous brush with aliens was born. Today, many conspiracy theorists consider the so-called “Roswell incident” to be one of the most conspicuous pieces of evidence that the US government has covered up the existence of extraterrestrial life on Earth. Next month thousands of people from all over the world will travel to the town, the de facto UFO capital of the world, but the Roswell story's position in the public imagination was far from immediate. What was the Roswell incident? On 7 July 1947, around 75 miles north of the town of Roswell in New Mexico, debris from a highly classified project used by the US Army Air Force (the precursor to the US Air Force) to detect atomic bomb tests in the Soviet Union, was recovered from a ranch after being reported by ranch worker William … [Read more...] about The Roswell incident: how ‘UFO sighting’ sparked 70 years of conspiracy theories
PUBLISHED: 15:03 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:03 30 October 2017 Ben Jolley Possible UFO sighting in Wisbech: Did you see five orange orbs flying near Norwich Road on Friday? Pictured is local UFO expert Tony Buckingham. Archant Were UFOs flying over Wisbech last week? The Littleport-based East Anglia UFO Group is looking for information to help with their investigation about a possible sighting in the town. Possible UFO sighting in Wisbech: Did you see five orange orbs flying near Norwich Road on Friday? Pictured is local UFO expert Tony Buckingham. Did you see five orange orbs flying near Norwich Road last Friday, October 27? If so, email local UFO expert Tony Buckingham via [email protected] The suspect sighting comes ahead of the group’s monthly meeting, which takes place on Monday November 20. It will be held at Studlands Park & Social Club, Brickfields Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 7RX. The meeting starts at 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm talk from Dave Hodrien, titled … [Read more...] about Possible UFO sighting in Wisbech: Did you see five orange orbs flying near Norwich Road on Friday?
Nothing captures the imagination quite like the supernatural. From ghosts and ghouls to unidentified flying objects, Hull and East Yorkshire is no stranger to the paranormal. Historian Mike Covell has been spending the past few months in painstaking research into a few of the forgotton UFO sightings from around the area. Since May 2008, the National Archives has witnessed a slow and steady release of UFO files to the public. The files feature thousands, if not millions of files, and every time they release them, they give Ufologists, or people that study UFO’s, a short window in which they can be downloaded for free. The files, which cover between 1965 and 2008, contain numerous articles, letters, reports, eyewitness accounts, pilot testimony, police reports, drawings, maps, plans, newspaper cuttings and parliamentary questions – all linked to UFO’s. There are newspaper cuttings, strange claims of mind control, UFO landings, crashes, and correspondence between several … [Read more...] about Hull’s X-Files: some of the strangest UFO sightings in the city
Numerous places around the UK have had multiple UFO sightings over the past few years and with Yorkshire seeing more and more apparent sightings, it now believed that Yorkshire is the top place in the country to see UFOs. The white rose county has made over 840 reports since 2008, making it one of the top places to see one of the unidentified flying objects.There have been many sightings of UFOs in Yorkshire, especially from the middle of the 20th century onwards, but which of these were the most renowned sightings?British Meteor aircraft encountered a UFO near Topcliffe, 1952On September 19, 1952, at around 11 am, it is believed that a silver disc-shaped object followed a Gloster Meteor which was returning to RAF Topcliffe. Observers on the ground stated that it rotated whilst hovering, before travelling in a westerly direction and a very high speed.This sighting is now associated with ‘Operation Mainbrace’, which was a large scale naval operation which attracted the … [Read more...] about The strangest and most unusual UFO sightings in Yorkshire
DO aliens and UFOs really exist? This question has caused debate and controversy among humans for centuries. From Roswell to Suffolk's Rendlesham Forest, these are the sightings which UFO hunters have hailed as proof of extra-terrestrial life. How many alien and UFO sightings have there been? The number of UFO sightings is currently flying at an all-time high, according to data cruncher and blogger Sam Monfort. The alien expert reckons there have been more than 100,000 recorded UFO sightings in the past 100-plus years. And Sam is far from the only believer on our planet. From an "alien autopsy" video dating back to 1995 to a video of fighter jets apparently chasing a UFO over the M5, there are hundreds of videos which people have claimed to be proof of alien life. There's even a clip of a UFO supposedly attacking a Taliban compound, as well as 'sightings' in Peckham and Warminster. Most of the videos have been debunked by experts. In the M5 clip, for example, the motorway lorries look … [Read more...] about Are aliens real? All the UFO sightings, conspiracy theories and evidence on whether extra-terrestrials really exist