While the wider society was terrorized by the endurance a lightning war, Winston Churchill might have hidden something rather important – an intrusion into the British airspace by a mysterious metallic unknown object.
Allegedly, an RAF bomber group experienced a UFO encounter upon returning to England from a mission in Germany.
Winston Churchill decided to cover it up saying that: “This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic among the general population and destroy one’s belief in the Church.”
At least, this is what the relatives of a prominent British military assistant who claimed to have seen the unknown object have said to the Ministry of Defense.
According to them, the military aid witnessed an object which the Prime Minister discussed with General Dwight Eisenhower.
They both attended a meeting which elaborated the sequence of ‘foo fighter’ encounters by aircrews in the World War II.
During the era of the world wars, many people reported seeing weird objects and alleged aliens.
The National Archives in Kew reveal many different stories. They vary from a mysterious rocket that buzzed a Boeing 737 at Manchester Airport to numerous sightings of pumping lights.
These files are just a part of the ample case file of over 11,000 UFO sightings from the British Government between the 1900s and 2000s.
Almost every file contains a weird flying saucer which the Whitehall representatives explain it is nothing of the sort.
Official representatives decided to initiate a deeper investigation after receiving a mysterious letter.
In 1999, a grandson of the British military wrote a letter to Churchill explaining what happened to the RAF crew.
He wrote: “It appeared metallic. The object very suddenly disappeared, leaving no trace of its earlier presence.”
“This event was discussed by Mr Churchill and General Eisenhower, neither of whom knew what had been observed. There was a general inability for either side to match a plausible account to these observations. Another person raised the possibility of an unidentified flying object, at which point Mr. Churchill declared the incident should be immediately classified for at least 50 years and its status reviewed by a future prime minister.”
Churchill, however, decided to prevent a wider publicity of the sightings in 1952. After the many reports, he wrote to the Air Ministry.
“What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean?” he said.
Little did he know that intelligence chiefs created The Flying Saucer Working Party in 1950 to investigate the reports.
The MOD has long stated it “knows of no evidence that substantiates the existence of these alleged phenomena”.