National Geographic: UFO UK - New Evidence: DESCRIPTION
Are aliens really out there? Find out in the UK premiere of UFO UK: New Evidence on Monday 14 March at 8pm. Youve heard tales of little green men from other planets, but these are normally consigned to urban legends and sci-fi fables. However, a dossier of files released by the Ministry of Defence last year proves just how seriously some of these close encounters are taken by the government.
Since August 2010, these previously classified UFO files have been in the public domain - and they reveal some startling goings-on in the skies above Britain. Theres Winston Churchills wartime cover-up, the alleged UFO crash in a remote part of Wales and the East Anglian sighting that left police, coastguard and radar operators scratching their heads. Among the many other reports brought to light are the hushed-up camera recording of a UFO over Scotland and the bizarre experience of a Boeing 737 jet pilot flying above Manchester.
The files also provide a fascinating insight into how attitudes towards alien visitors have changed over the years, with everything from war to The X Files playing their part in the timeline. But this is more than just a case for Mulder and Scully.