New reports: Jet had near miss with UFO

PREVIOUSLY unseen Ministry of Defence files covering UFO sightings and encounters in Suffolk and Essex have today been released.

PREVIOUSLY unseen Ministry of Defence files covering UFO sightings and encounters in Suffolk and Essex have today been released.

The files contain dozes of pages relating to the famous Rendlesham Forest incident in December 1980 at a USAF base near Woodbridge.

New information about other sightings and reports around the region is also published for the first time.

There is also a report about a passenger jet barely missing a UFO as it came in to land at Heathrow Airport in 1991.

The files contain everything from calm accounts by professional pilots to unhinged rants about the extraterrestrial menace.

One of the more eccentric letters sent to the department, dated March 1990, was from a woman claiming to be an alien.

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She said her spaceship came down in Britain during the Second World War and was recovered by the military.

“The crashed vehicle contained two males from Spectra, a planet orbiting the star Zeta Tucanae, and a female from one of the two inhabited planets in the Sirius system, Amazon the planet of warrior women. That female was me,” she wrote.

It is unclear whether the letter was tongue-in-cheek or sincere, but the MoD appears not to have replied.

Another letter, dated January 1991, tells of an encounter with two aliens who landed their flying saucer next to a railway track near Warminster Army barracks in Wiltshire.

The author, who was writing during the Gulf War, commented: “Saddam Hussein might be a threat to world peace but he won't last long, we hope not.

“Flying saucers are a bigger threat, they can sneak in and out without getting caught. We don't know how many there are or what weapons they carry.”

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