Secret UFO Files on Farnborough, Hampshire, UK - Unclassified
by Lee Hacker
May 15, 2008
The truth is finally out there as Britain’s version of the X-Files was released for the first time by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) this week.
Top secret files on sightings of UFOs — unidentified flying obects — have been put on the National Archives website and it would appear that we may not be alone.
Since 1997 there have been 41 sightings in the sky over Hampshire, including delta-shaped formations and cigar-shaped objects appearing overhead.
On January 13 2001 there was even a reported case in Farnborough of bright lights appearing in the early morning sky, before a sighting of what was described as looking “like people climbing down webbing into the house”.
According to the MoD, independent experts have concluded that there are realistic explanations behind alleged UFO sightings, such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena.
However, all UFO reports are examined by the MoD to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.
Some cases are even examined by MoD air defence experts to assess any potential threat, although it insists it has no other interest or role regarding UFO matters and does not consider questions regarding the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life forms.
Since 1997 the News area has had its fair share of aerial anomalies, with everything from cigars to circles being spotted in the sky.
In 1998 a sighting took place in Fleet when at 6.40am on February 7 a triangular object, similar to the nose of a Concorde aeroplane, that had “three brilliant white lights” was spotted.
There was a sighting in Aldershot in 2003. At 8pm on March 30 a phenomenon described as a silent and “very large delta shaped formation of steady red lights” was spotted.
One man claims to have seen it all before. Ken Parsons, of Field Road in Farnborough, co-founded the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society in 1991 after becoming fascinated by UFO and unexplained phenomena in his teens.
Always interested by space travel, Mr Parsons saw an object in the sky when he was 20 years old and claims to have had an out of body experience shortly after, which convinced him to pursue the subject.
A witness of five “really good” sightings in Bedford, Guildford and Farnborough, Mr Parsons is unconvinced the new release of information is a significant one.
“We already know about some of these things so it’s nothing new to us,” he said. “It’s quite a controlled release.
"If they had irrefutable evidence they would be more likely to put it in the shredder. I think they’re still holding a lot of information back."