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Jets Chased UFOs in U.K.

Paul Harris writes in The Observer (U.K.) newspaper that newly released U.S. military documents, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show that fighter jets were scrambled in the U.K. in 1956 to chase UFOs.Other recently declassified documents revealed a 1980 UFO Sighting by British air force fliers.

In 1956, after receiving calls about bright lights darting across the sky, fighters from an RAF base spent more than seven hours trying to shoot down the UFOs. The U.S. Air Force intelligence report says "12 to 15" objects were picked up on radar screens on August 13, 1956 and tracked for more than 50 miles. One UFO was clocked at a speed of 4,000 mph, while others traveled in formation, making sharp turns.

A cable was sent to the RAF from U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington saying there was "considerable interest and concern" about the sightings and demanding an immediate inquiry. The cable asked if they were linked to UFO reported by a British radar station on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.

The U.S. concern was probably due to Cold War security, just as the Roswell incident in 1947 was suspected of being a Japanese attack. In 1956, the Lakenheath RAF base was the headquarters for the new American U-2 spy planes and also provided storage for atomic bombs.

There are no RAF records of the event, since all British reports were reported to have been destroyed in a fire five years later. Isn't it a coincidence that the Roswell records here in the U.S. have been lost too?

Why is the government hiding so many strange secrets? Is there something really big that they don't want us to know?

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