AMERICA isn’t the only hotspot for UFO sightings – Britain has had its fair share over the years too.
A number of famous alien-supposition incidents have rocked the nation, here are three of the biggest.
Rendlesham Forest, 1980
For more than 40 years, the Rendlesham Forest incident – also known as Britain’s own Roswell – has fascinated alien enthusiasts.
It took place in December 1980 over a series of at least two nights.
On 26 December 1980 servicemen from the twin bases RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk saw a strange light in Rendlesham Forest which lies between the two bases.
Three men were sent to investigate where two of them encountered a small, triangular-shaped vehicle.
One man, Jim Penniston, got close enough to touch the side of the object.
He and another aviator present, John Burroughs, made sketches of the aircraft for testimony.
Two nights later, Deputy Base Commander, Lt. Col. Charles Halt and his team encountered the UFO.
He later said, “Here I am, a senior official who routinely denies such things and works diligently to debunk them, and I’m caught up in the middle of something I can’t explain.”
Despite an MOD investigation, the Rendlesham Forest incident remains unsolved.
Despite the unusual activity, the investigators did not find a “credible threat”.
History.com reports that there is a lot of UFO tourism in Rendlesham Forest – just like in Roswell.
“There is even an official UFO trail at Rendlesham for visitors to hike, which features a model of the reported spacecraft,” the reference website reads.
Ilkley Moor, 1987
Ex-police officer Philip Spencer was walking on Ilkley Moor, West Yorks, in 1987 when he spotted a strange looking creature who warned him to stay away.
He took a picture before it ran away and then saw a UFO take off.
His compass pointed the wrong way and he lost an hour.
He says he was kidnapped by creatures with large hands and feet.
Skeptics have dismissed the incident as a hoax, saying the figure in the photo is a person or a piece of cardboard.
Broad Haven, 1977
The quaint Welsh village of Broad Haven was struck by paranormal fever in 1977.
Several people claim to have seen illuminated objects floating in the sky, a creature in a metallic space suit, and ghostly figures in a local forest.
Among the witnesses were 14 children from Broad Haven Primary School who claim an otherworldly vehicle landed on their pitch.
David Davies was 10 years old at the time and was hearing reports of students seeing flying saucers all day.
He described seeing a silver “cigar-shaped” vehicle with a “dome covering the middle third.”
“My sighting lasted only a few seconds. She appeared and then disappeared behind a tree,” he said BBC Wales.
The teachers didn’t believe the youngsters, so the principal divided them up and asked them to draw what they saw.
There were slight variations, but what they drew was basically the same.
Two months later, Rosa Granville, who managed the Haven Fort Hotel in nearby Little Haven, described seeing what appeared to be an “upside-down saucer” and two “faceless humanoid” creatures with pointed heads.
“There came out light and flames of all colors. then [the creatures] came from these flames, that’s what I don’t understand,” she said.
A number of theories have been put forward to explain the sightings.
Flt Lt Cowan, an officer from RAF Brawdy, surveyed the site but could find no evidence of a landing.
In his report he mentioned the possibility that a “local prankster was at work”.
Some skeptics have questioned whether the alleged extraterrestrial activity was just a big hoax.
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