Tag Archives: The National Archives

The UFO that Never Was?: the Calvine photographs

Is this blurry image really the ‘most compelling evidence’ for UFOs visiting the UK? Does it show a secret US ‘black project’ operating over Scotland? Or are the Calvine photographs an aerial version of the Loch Ness Monster? After a … Continue reading

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RAF tracked UFO in orbit from Yorkshire early warning base

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) ballistic missile early warning station at Fylingdales in North Yorkshire has detected an ‘unknown object’ that appeared in Earth’s orbit. Top brass at the BMEWS base – that is part of the NORAD missile defence … Continue reading

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The Truth in NOT in here…

The RAF’s secret ‘X-files’ of reported UFO sightings in British skies are to be placed online for the first time – according to the media. This was the hyperbolic story published by the Mail Online, Metro, The Sun, Fox News … Continue reading

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Codename Rendlesham

The Rendlesham Forest incident challenges Roswell as the most influential UFO legend in popular culture. Next Christmas marks the 40th anniversary of the story that began on Boxing Day morning, 26 December 1980. This marked the beginning of three nights … Continue reading

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British Online Archives: The UFO Files

In episode 2 of the British Online Archives podcast I talk about The National Archives UFO project and my campaign to persuade the Ministry of Defence to open their files to the public. Host Jim Chisem asked me to explain … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Secret War

Winston Churchill’s interest in strange phenomena and UFOs makes the cover story in the November 2018 issue of Fortean Times magazine. Top Secret War chronicles the British Prime Minister’s curiosity about a range of unexplained phenomena during his long career … Continue reading

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Six Months, Five Podcasts

During the past six months I have contributed to five Fortean-themed podcasts reflecting the range of my UFO and legend-related research interests. Brian J Robb who curates the monthly Sounds Peculiar round-up in the excellent Fortean Times magazine says that podcasting … Continue reading

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Why Britain’s MoD closed the UFO files: exclusive new evidence

Newly-released British intelligence files reveal the hidden agenda behind the MoD’s decision to close down their 50 year investigation of UFOs. The last three UFO files produced by the UK’s defence intelligence branch DI55 were originally with-held from the records earmarked … Continue reading

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Top 10 UFO documents at The National Archives

The spring of 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of my first visit to The National Archives in Kew, southwest London – the guardian of some of the UK’s most iconic national documents. It also marks ten years since I began … Continue reading

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Yorkshire UFO crash mystery solved – after 60 years

THE wreckage of a miniature UFO that ‘crash landed’ on the North York Moors sixty years ago has been found – hidden in the archives of a London museum. The story has been claimed by some as Britain’s answer to … Continue reading

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