You Can Search 60 Years Worth Of United Kingdom U.F.O. Reports Online

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If you’re reading this from the States and think that Area 51 is the be all end all of alien mysteries the world over, well, the United Kingdom would like everyone in New Mexico to hold their beer.

And if you want more proof and less secrecy well, they’ve got that, too – 60 years of reports of Unidentified Flying Objects are now available for your perusal online.


Live Science reports that the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence is sharing formerly classified documents with the public for the first time, proving once and for all that the Brits have been just as obsessed about possible alien life as anyone else for a very long time.

Even legendary pragmatist Winston Churchill wanted in on the action, writing to his air minister in 1952 “what does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?”


The excitement surrounding the topic led to a flood of new reports, all dutifully catalogued by the Ministry of Defence. None of the sightings were ever deemed credible (according to the government, do with that what you will), though the Ministry continued to investigate the reports into late 2000s.

Now, very soon, you’ll be able to peruse every reported sighting from that 60-year period on gov.uk.

The reason? A request filed by a British news agency under the Freedom of Information Act.


A few reports have been published already include sightings of “a diamond-shaped red light,” “15 fireballs in the sky,” and “three blazing gold orbs.”

The Ministry of Defence, like all official government outfits, stated that it “has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra terrestrial life.”

Like the rest of us have been doing for decades, we’ll just have to read the reports and decide for ourselves.

The truth is out there – now, officially, on the internet.