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« on: October 20, 2008, 03:52:21 PM »

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UK UFO files reveal alleged attempt to shoot UFO
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER 16 minutes ago

LONDON (AP) An American fighter pilot flying from an English air base at the height of the Cold War was ordered to open fire on a massive UFO that lit up his radar, according to an account published by Britain's National Archives on Monday.

The fighter pilot said he was ordered to fire a full salvo of rockets at the UFO moving erratically over the North Sea but that at the last minute the object picked up enormous speed and disappeared. The account, first published in Britain's Daily Star newspaper more than 17 years ago and to this day unverified by military authorities, was one of many carried in the 1,500 pages the archives made available online.

The unnamed pilot said he and another airman were scrambled on the night of May 20, 1957 to intercept an unusual "bogey" on radars at a Royal Air Force Station Manston, an airfield at the southeastern tip of England about 75 miles from central London.

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"To be quite candid I almost (expletive) my pants!" the pilot said, saying he asked for confirmation which he received.

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"All of a sudden as it was coming in, it decided to take off and leave me behind ... The next thing I know it was gone," Torres told Sky News. "It was some kind of space alien craft. It was so fast, it was so incredible ... it was absolutely death defying."

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"The blip was burning a hole in the radar with its incredible intensity," the pilot said. "It was similar to a blip I had received from B-52's and seemed to be a magnet of light. ... I had a lock on that had the proportions of a flying aircraft carrier."

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"I had not the foggiest idea what had actually occurred, nor would anyone explain anything to me," the pilot said. He said he was led to a man in civilian clothes, who "advised me that this would be considered highly classified and that I should not discuss it with anybody not even my commander."

"He disappeared without so much as a goodbye and that was that, as far as I was concerned," the pilot said, according to the account.

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David Clarke, a UFO expert who has worked with the National Archives on the document release, said it was one of the most intriguing stories he had culled from the batch of files released Monday.

He said that the CIA once had a program intended to create phantom signals on radar and that this may have been an exercise in electronic warfare. Whatever the case, Clarke argued that "there's no doubt something very unusual happened."

Clarke said the batch of files released Monday which include witness accounts, investigations, and sketches was part of a three to four year program intended to make a total of 160 UFO-related files available to the public.


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iMGau7BaapjQY6Pb8XKZI8g6GsLwD93UD4P81

more UFO stories here - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 03:57:23 PM »

Newly released UFO files - October 2008
The files contain a wide range of UFO-related documents covering the years 19861992. If you want to find out more about close encounters over Gatwick 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.
 
Start by reading our highlights guide (PDF 442kb) to help you navigate your way through the files.

http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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