THE British government recorded reports of alien craft flying over Liverpool and a UFO hovering over Waterloo Bridge in London, declassified files show.http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23 ... 09,00.html
The files have been opened for the first time, detailing hundreds of sightings of unexplained objects in the skies over Britain.
They show that the Ministry of Defence was less worried about the possibility of visitors from outer space than in checking that Unidentified Flying Objects were not in reality evidence of covert spying missions mounted by other countries.
Nick Pope, who was responsible for investigating the sightings at the ministry, said: "While there's no evidence of little green men in these files, they should be of immense interest to sceptics and believers.
"Most of the UFO sightings here are probably misidentifications of aircraft lights and meteors, but some are more difficult to explain, and include UFOs seen by police officers and pilots, and cases where UFOs have been tracked on radar.''
The eight files in the National Archives, covering the period from 1978 to 1987, were released under legislation governing freedom of information following a request from UFO researchers.
But enthusiasts hoping for evidence that aliens were attempting to land in Britain will be disappointed.
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