The number of reported sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects in the UK has soared in the last year with people calling the Ministry of Defence with concerns about bright white lights, strange triangular-shaped objects and even alien abduction.The MoD took details of 135 events in which mysterious objects were seen in our skies by witnesses including three pilots. Just 97 were reported in 2006.In the last year, there have been reports of a flying saucer in Staffordshire, small stationary aircraft in Derbyshire and a fast moving triangular shaped object in West Yorkshire
In the West Midlands in December, a woman was terrified when a UFO shone a light into her window. She said the UFO then “shot off fast at first to the North East and then started to move at a slow pace”.
Meanwhile in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, on April 12, a witness reported seeing fifty objects, each with an orange light, assembling in the sky before ascending.
On another occasion, two pilots in different planes flying over Alderney in the Channel Islands reported seeing two bright orange aircrafts and another pilot reported seeing a strange “balloon-like” object when in the air.
Many of the reports refer to bright lights although some callers have insisted they saw “a definite UFO”.
In one case a man calling from Cardiff, Wales, said spaceships had appeared and abducted his dog, car and tent.
The Ministry of Defence has released the file as part of its plan to open its archives on UFO research and sightings. Previously, details of classified reports were kept secret for 30 years.
A spokeswoman said the incidents are recorded but unless a security threat is suspected the Ministry does not investigate further.
“We only investigate if there have been any objects in British air space that may be military,” she said. “Unless there’s evidence of a potential threat we don’t investigate.”
Hilary Porter, from the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society (BEAMS) said she is not surprised by the rise in the number of UFOs reported to the MoD, as they have been inundated with similar reports.
She said: “There has been a huge influx of UFOs. We have had so many calls from people that have seen these huge formations.
“We have had call after call, from business people right down to ordinary folk in their cars. There have been some very close encounters that have been quite unnerving for the people involved. We have had other people reporting orb sightings.”
But skeptics believe the UFO sightings can be easily explained. Many are helicopters or other human designed craft like weather balloons and satellites, while others are optical illusions or unusual cloud formations.
It is only when world governments say aliens are real and we must all go to “safety camps” for protection that you will need to know these are just secret military craft.