Strange lights over a music festival, a flying saucer near a town hall and a visit from Mork and Mindy are some of the UFO sightings contained in files released today.
Alex Birch took a photo of the flying saucer in 2004 and sent it to the MoD, which said: “No definitive conclusions can be made.”
But moisture on his camera lens may explain the sighting in Retford, Notts.
In 2003, a mum and daughter in Dulwich, South London, told police they had seen worm-shaped UFOs. They said PCs arrived but were joined by two men in spacesuits, who said they were TV’s Mork and Mindy.
The woman said she had been made “to look foolish”.
Another file describes strange lights seen moving 300ft above the Glastonbury Festival on June 28, 2003.
And a number of sightings of orange lights in the sky were reported to the MoD in 2006. These were Chinese lanterns, experts concluded.
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Mork and Mindy came to visit! The extraordinary claims recorded by MoD’s UFO desk as our X-Files are opened
By JAMES WHITE
It was a claim that was handled with a certain amount of scepticism – that two men dressed as TV’s Mork and Mindy had come to investigate a UFO.
A woman complained to police that the mystery pair came to her door after she saw ‘worm-shaped’ UFOs ‘wriggling around in the sky’ over East Dulwich in London in 2003.
Revealed in the latest release of the Government’s ‘X-Files’ today, the unidentified mother and her daughter reported it to the police but the constables who attended the scene were joined by two men dressed in ‘space suits and dark glasses who called themselves Mork and Mindy’.
The woman complained of being made ‘to look foolish’. In a letter dated January 21 2003, the woman says ‘your men have fed us with a lot of rubbish, presumably to make us look foolish and our story unbelievable, which they have succeeded in doing’.
Police told the MoD they sent two ordinary PCs to the address but ‘they could not see anything in the sky and concluded it was possibly a reflection of a star and a street light in her window.’
Other files reveal claims of sightings of extraterrestrial activity at the Glastonbury Festival and a flying saucer outside Retford town hall.
They also tell of how the RAF was secretly mobilised to intercept a UFO near a military base in 1956.
The files contain first-hand testimony on the famous 1956 UFO incident at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk