Churchill denied UFO to avoid panic

2010-08-05 22:39

London - Wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill banned the reporting for 50 years of an alleged UFO incident because of fears it could create mass panic, according to claims made public on Thursday.

The grandson of an RAF officer who was one of Churchill's personal bodyguards wrote to Britain's Ministry of Defence in 1999 about the alleged incident.

His account and Churchill's claimed reaction featured in documents released on Thursday from Britain's National Archives.

According to this account, the man's grandfather overheard Churchill discussing the alleged incident with US wartime General Dwight Eisenhower.

Reports given to Churchill claimed that a reconnaissance aircraft returning to Britain from a mission was shadowed by a UFO as it crossed the British coast.

The plane's crew were reported to have photographed the object, which they said had "hoverred noiselessly" near the aircraft, before moving off.

According to the letter describing this alleged incident: "Mr Churchill is reported to have made a declaration to the effect, 'This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic among the general population and destroy one's belief in the Church.'"

  • JS - 2010-08-06 11:05

    This event would not change what I believe, as the Bible does not implicate or claim that God made only ONE earth or only one planet with living beings.

  • Stinkvis - 2010-08-07 10:33

    During World War II there were actually many such reports made by fighter pilots, these sightings were in fact so frequent that the pilots even had a name for them, they called them Foo Fighters, it would seem someone or something was observing us during those troubled times and I am afraid we scared the crap out of them with our hostilities towards each other, so they probably moved on to a friendlier planet to make friends with. There is no way that a greater intelligence than us will ever want to make contact with us. Another scary thought though would be that maybe they were studying our military strategy & techniques to plan for a forthcoming invasion... dum dum dum...

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