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Yorkshire UK’s Strange Sightings Found in Secret UFO Files

Article by James Campbell                                July 11, 2020                                (hulldailymail.co.uk)

• Over the past few years, Britain’s Ministry of Defence has released many of its UFO files. Historian Mike Covell has summarized some of the reports emanating from Yorkshire in northeastern England.

• In July 1967, citizens in and around East Yorkshire (northeast England) watched a strange light in the sky moving east toward the coastline. The staff on a pirate radio ship off of the coast there also saw the light above their vessel and reported it live on air. Three thousand pirate radio listeners called in to say that they too were watching the UFO.

• In January 1967, residents of Hull in northeast Yorkshire UK reported seeing strange red lights over the city. The red lights were never identified, and were blamed on balloons.

• Also in July 1967, a physicist professor from the University of Hull saw a bright white light land in a field near Welton (in northeast Yorkshire). He felt a vibration and heard a buzzing noise. The intensity of the light was so bright that he had to shield his eyes. Then the object became airborne and headed over the nearby waterway. The sighting remains a mystery.

• In 1975, a saucer-shaped UFO craft reportedly landed on The Oval on Garden Village in Hull, UK. Residents were told that it was a gas explosion and they had to be evacuated. The residents suspected a cover-up, and were told by the military to keep quiet about it. The Ministry of Defence were forced to make a statement denying any cover-up.

• In October 1986, a resident in the Bransholme section of Hull, UK reported seeing a strange half-moon shaped object, much larger than a passenger aircraft, curved on the uppermost section, with a red light on the side, and emitting a white glow. The sighting was reported to the police who referred it to the Ministry of Defence. Twenty witnesses saw the craft move east to west, then back to the east, then hovered and vanished.

• In January 1987, after seeing the bright light vanish, residents of Bransholme reported seeing a bright red circular object which was closely followed by a thick trail of black smoke moving in a westerly direction on a clear evening. Humberside Police took the report and forwarded it to the Ministry of Defence.

• On February 26 1988 at 4am, a Hull resident saw a large craft with red and orange flashing lights flying south during a snowstorm. It too was reported to the Humberside Police.

• On December 10, 1988 at 7:45am, a small aircraft with a ‘glow around it’ was reported to Humberside Police, and was also spotted by two Hessle police officers. It was reported to the Royal Air Force.

• On July 12, 1989, witnesses reported seeing a stationary bright white object which then changed to red and traveled from Hull to nearby Humber. The single craft was then joined by five other lights that began to circle it. It was reported to Humberside Police who forwarded it to the Ministry of Defence.
• On September 5, 1989, a several witnesses saw a bright craft over the village of Keyingham and reported the incident to Humberside Police. At 1:20am, the UFO hovered for twenty minutes, flashing twice per second. It was reported to the Ministry of Defence.

• In November 1996, witnesses saw a series of strange balls of orange light spotted across the city of Hull. The lights weaved in and out of formation, circling each other as they flew from the north to the south. It was reported to the Humberside Police and was blamed on Chinese lanterns.
• In July 1990 just before midnight, a resident of Hessle reported seeing a triangular shaped craft circling over their house for 45 minutes. It had a square rear end and was constantly emitting a bright light as it moved. Then it hovered over their house for thirty minutes before ‘shooting off vertically’. It was reported to Humberside Police who could see the craft on its closed circuit tv. They forwarded it to the Ministry of Defence.

• Over several nights in July 1997, numerous eyewitnesses across Hull reported to Humberside Police seeing a series of silent, triangular craft in the sky over the Humber Estuary. At least nine people spoke to newspaper reporters at the Hull Daily Mail of seeing the craft. The first sighting took place at 7.30pm on July 25th, with reports coming in all night and for many days after, with the final sighting coming on August 4. The craft moved from west to east and headed toward the North Sea. One eyewitness watched the craft through binoculars. Another stated seeing similar craft over Hull on at least four occasions that year. A second sighting on July 26th described a silver cigar shaped object with sharp pointed wings and a red light on one side with a green light on the other. moving at a steady speed. Explanations included mass hallucinations, weather balloons, blimps, and Chinese lanterns.

• On July 26 2013, the Hull Daily Mail reported a UFO sighting over eastern Hull. A woman described the object as bright and almost fan shaped, about half the size of the moon. The object moved in a clockwise direction, rotating round and round, then dropped sharply to the earth, before rising again.

 

Hull maybe deemed the end of the line but it has proven a popular destination for alien visitors.

There have been a surprising number of sightings over the last 50 or 60 years with flying discs and curious bright lights being spotted across East Yorkshire’s open skies.

Some sightings can easily be explained away as satellites, airplanes or weather phenomenon.

These days such reports could now be drones and we have more ambitious satellite projects such as Elon Muck’s Starlink which has them positioned in a line.

But other sightings are more challenging to rationalise.

In the last few years the Ministry of Defence has released many of its UFO files and local historian Mike Covell delved into the online reports ton find out more.

Mass sighting

During July 1967, a number of people as far and wide as Hull, Bridlington, Hornsea, and Withernsea, saw a strange light in the sky, which moved towards the coast.

Staff on a pirate radio ship saw it above their vessel and reported it live on air, with thousands of callers calling in to state they could also see the craft.
By the end of the show, 3,000 listeners reported seeing it but it was never identified.

That was a bumper year for sightings around the world, but locally they started in January when Hull residents witnessed strange red lights over the Humber and across the city.

The coastguard confirmed they were not responsible for the lights and even launched to see if it was a stricken vessel in the Humber but nothing was found.

Others claimed the sighting was nothing more than a balloon.

Professor’s brief encounter of the third kind

The village of Welton was the scene of a bizarre encounter in July 1967.

A physicist professor from the University of Hull saw a bright white light land in a field near Welton.

He felt a vibration and heard a buzzing noise. He shielded his eyes because of the intensity of the light and next saw it airborne and heading across the Humber. The sighting was never fully explained away and remains a mystery.

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‘Government Cover-Up Over UFOs’ to Avoid Mass Panic as the Public ‘Can’t Handle Coronavirus’

 

Article by Anna Savva                        March 19, 2020                          (dailystar.co.uk)

• The UK Government’s UFO unit closed in 2009 after more than 50 years, concluding that there was never evidence of a potential extraterrestrial threat. Existing records are now being slowly released. The Royal Air Force is set to declassify a cache of UFO sighting files into the public domain this month. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “It had been assessed that it would be better to publish these records, rather than continue sending documents to the National Archives, and so they are looking to put them onto a dedicated gov.uk web page.” (see previous ExoArticle here)

• Tony Buckingham, of the East Anglia UFO group, claims that notwithstanding its move toward more transparency, the UK government is still covering up the truth about the existence of UFOs and aliens due to the coronavirus pandemic. He says that disclosure of extraterrestrials during the coronavirus pandemic could very well tip Britons over the edge. Said Buckingham, “I don’t believe the power movers think we are ready for full disclosure yet, and seeing people fight over loo rolls I have to agree with that line of thought.”

• While he feels that UK authorities will be selective in what they choose to release, Buckingham will certainly look at them to see if there are any hidden bombshells that the government may have missed. “[I]f this is anything like the previous attempts to release documents they were quite a disappointment, as they were pretty much only the public’s own sightings they had reported,” said Buckingham. “Having said that, perhaps these reports will really be RAF sightings that have been logged by the military.”

• For many, evidence to suggest UFOs visit Earth is the greatest government secret of all time. Still, Buckingham thinks it won’t be long before the lid is completely blown off the UFO cover-up, with evidence to suggest an alien invasion is in the cards. “There is plenty of evidence and it is all over the world.” “US presidents, UK prime ministers including Margret Thatcher and Churchill, Soviet leaders, military leaders and many more have said we should be concerned,” said Buckingham, “and some say they ‘can’t tell the people’. “There has been a worldwide truth embargo on the topic and is now coming to an end, with soft programming for the past few decades, to where we are now with a majority acceptance of the phenomenon.”

• Former Chief of Defence, Admiral Lord Hill-Norton (1915-2004), had long cited a mass UFO/extraterrestrial cover-up. Said Hill-Norton, “I have frequently been asked why a person of my background, a former Chief of the Defence Staff, a former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, why I think there is a cover-up of the facts about UFOs. Governments fear that if they did disclose those facts, people would panic. I don’t believe that at all. There is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations. It behooves us to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want.”

 

A UFO hunter claims the government is covering up the truth about UFOs and aliens because of the coronavirus pandemic.

             Admiral Lord Hill-Norton

Tony Buckingham, of the East Anglia UFO (EAUFO) group, believes panic buying over toilet rolls in the wake of the global health crisis is proof the public can’t handle the truth.

                  Tony Buckingham

It comes as the RAF is set to declassify a cache of UFO sighting files into the public domain this month – after the government faced calls for greater transparency.

But Tony, from Littleport in Cambridgeshire, says the release of the documents which could prove aliens exist coming at a time when whole countries are on a war footing with the coronavirus could tip humanity over the edge.

He said: “I don’t believe the power movers think we are ready for full disclosure yet, and seeing people fight over loo rolls I have to agree with that line of thought.”

But he reckons people are in for a let down if they think they’ll find a treasure trove of spacecraft sightings from top brass if the docs are in fact made public.

However he says he will be “taking a look” at the files to see if they contain bombshell discoveries.
He said: “I have been aware of the latest release for a while now and must say if this is anything like the previous attempts to release documents they were quite a disappointment, as they were pretty much only the public’s own sightings they had reported.

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These Are the Strangest UFO Sightings in Scotland

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Article: September 26, 2019                   (glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk)

• As a promotion for the launch of an ‘Alien Takeover’ themed event at the ‘Inflata Nation’ indoor inflatable theme park in Glasgow, Scotland, Inflata Nation founder Matt Ball compiled a list of Scotland’s strangest UFO sightings.

Prestwick Airport – In February 1999, traffic controllers at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport tracked a fast-moving and unexplained UFO on the airport’s radar. RAF Air Defence staff launched an urgent investigation and impounded radar tapes, but concluded that ‘no additional evidence’ could be found to corroborate the UFO. In August 2003, an eyewitness reported a UFO harassing a plane near Prestwick Airport, describing it as a “fluorescent green UFO, saucer shaped. The pilot could not have missed it as it was level with the plane but say 50 feet away to its left as they passed each other. The UFO started to tilt slowly downwards.”

Glasgow City Centre – On May 11, 2019, witnesses saw an unusual light darting around the sky near the entrance to Glasgow Green park. It was reported as “[A] flying saucer in the middle of town. It just scuds around in the sky as cars pass by underneath, seemingly oblivious.”

The Falkirk Triangle – In northeastern Scotland, the Falkirk Triangle area stretches from the small town of Bonnybridge, east to Fife and then back west to Stirling. This area has been a hotbed of UFO activity going back to the 1990s. In 1992, James Walker was driving from Falkirk to Bonnybridge when he spotted a shining, star-shaped object which was hovering over the road, blocking his path. As Walker sat in his car waiting for it to pass, the object flew away at ‘an incredible speed’. Others have reported seeing a ‘howling’ UFO that buzzed their car, while a cigar-shaped craft was spotted landing on a golf course. In October 1997, Falkirk District Councillor William Buchanan wrote to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair appealing for an investigation into the phenomena. The Ministry of Defence responded that it was ‘satisfied there is no evidence that the UK’s airspace might have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised foreign military activity’.

Decky Hill – In November 1979, forestry worker, Robert Taylor, claimed to see something hovering above the woodland floor in Livingston, West Lothian. “It was a huge thing with a big round dome, a very dark grey color. It had a big flange going all the way around. I could see arms sticking out of this flange, with what I took to be blades on the top. As I stood here, two balls came out, two balls that I think would be about 3 feet in diameter with about six spikes. They came right up beside me and I remember feeling a tug at that time, a very powerful smell, a choking sort of smell and that was it.” Taylor lost consciousness and later woke up next to his truck. He arrived at home battered, bruised and with this clothes torn. The police recorded the matter as a common assault.

A70, South of Edinburgh – In August 1992, Garry Wood and his friend Colin Wright were driving along the A70 between Edinburgh and Tarbrax. When they arrived at their destination an hour and a half late, the pair had a hypnosis session to see what happened. They recalled a two-tiered disc-shaped object had dropped down in front of their van, and aliens then kidnapped them. Said Woods in 1996, “I saw three creatures coming towards my car. I felt intense pain, like an electric shock. Then I was in some room. I saw these things like wee men moving about, doing something to me. I could only see up. Then this 6-foot creature approached. It was white-grey in color with a large head and dark eyes with a long, slender neck, very slim shoulders and waist. There were either ribs or folds of skin on its body. The arms were like ours, but there were four very long fingers.” The incident was investigated by the Ministry of Defence.

 

All eyes were on Area 51 last weekend, the United States Air Force military testing ground located in the Nevada desert.
Conspiracy theorists say the site is home to wreckage from downed alien spaceships – with a plan to ‘storm’ the military base attracting throngs of visitors to the area.

But you don’t need to visit Area 51 to find UFO sightings – Scotland is a hotbed of them.

And when it comes to high strangeness, these encounters give any Nessie sighting a run for its money.

The list has been compiled by top attraction Inflata Nation in Kinning Park, as they prepare to launch an ‘Alien Takeover’ themed event at their indoor inflatable theme park during the October half term.

Inflata Nation founder, Matt Ball says: “When you think of strange sightings in Scotland, you immediately think of Loch Ness.

“And the recent ‘Storm’ Loch Ness monster hunt – another Facebook event similar to ‘Storm Area 51’ – proves how popular that myth still is.

“But if you really want to see something odd, you should be looking at Scotland’s skies, not its bodies of water…”

Prestwick Airport

Glasgow Prestwick Airport isn’t just popular with tourists heading to sunnier climes – it’s also a jumping-off point for UFOs, reports have revealed.

In 2010, the MoD released a series of files which documented a strange encounter at the airport in February 1999. The traffic controller there tracked a fast-moving and unexplained UFO on the airport radar, sparking a flurry of activity.

The RAF air defence staff launched an urgent investigation and impounded radar tapes. But the report concluded that ‘no additional evidence’ could be found to corroborate the so-called ‘Prestwick incident’.

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