The skies of London appear to be teeming with unidentified flying objects lately – just check out this video.
The footage shows a bright object gliding through the clouds as two separate groups of people stop in the street to watch its progress.
The object hangs in the air for several seconds before abruptly changing directions and dropping out of sight.
The footage, believed to date back to 2011, was republished to YouTube on 19 March by user Amazing Mystery Videos, who somewhat dilutes the effect by stating: “REAL UFO. LOOK THIS REAL SIGHTING. A SPACESHIP. REAL ALIEN ON CAMERA. BEST EVIDENCE.”
The object was photographed and posted to the Facebook page Mixtris UFO Images on Monday afternoon.
The unnamed photographer described it as black in colour and claimed it was rotating.
The poster added: “I’m not sure what this object is. I thought it was a balloon, but there appears to be a light on it.”
The 25 files, comprising more than 6,700 pages, include UFO policy, parliamentary questions, media issues, public correspondence and, of course, UFO sighting reports. Overall, more than 10,000 UFO reports came through the special MoD unit from 1950 to 2009.
While the plug was pulled on the post in 2009, with the MoD citing no evidence of any credible threat, The Telegraph quotes a 2008 document from a desk officer who stated: “We cannot rule out the existence of intelligent life on other planets.”
In 2012, the head of UK Air Traffic Control admitted the skies above Britain are visited by at least one UFO a month.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Richard Deakin confirmed unidentified flying objects were being seen by his staff. Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence confirmed the figure, but added: “Our mindset is it’s probably more likely to be Russian than Martian.”