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1952 RAF pilot UFO sighting revealed

Posted on Sunday, 27 May, 2012 | Comment icon 24 comments | News tip by: Saru


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The details of a 1952 UFO sighting by an RAF fighter pilot have been revealed for the first time.

Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes had been flying his Vampire FB9 over Germany when he found himself being intercepted by a "gleaming silver, metallic disc" which flew alongside him for some distance. RAF radar stations on the ground also picked up the object which was said to be moving faster than any known aircraft.

When Hughes reported the encounter to his senior officers he was sent to speak to the aviation minister Duncan Sandys. Sandys was so intrigued by Hughes' story that he went on to tell several senior civil servants about the case including the government's chief scientist to whom he wrote a letter stating that the account coupled with the radar evidence was "convincing".

"It is one of the most tantalising ever official accounts of an encounter with a UFO – deemed so credible it even convinced the government minister who investigated it."

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Comment icon #15 Posted by nephilim12 on 28 May, 2012, 19:04
archernyc and slave2fate. You have centered your analysis just to Christian era representations in art on an assumption that art form was subjected to censorship by the Church, which doesn't seem to be the truth, as evident from the paintings. On a study of the Bible, specially the New Testament, nothing is written or implied anywhere directly linking Christ and the Mary to flying saucers, and thus the artists would have been guilty of heresy, which in those days meant instant excommunication (if not being burnt at the stake). However, what I would suggest is you study the ancient sanskrit tex... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Chrlzs on 28 May, 2012, 23:24
Sorry for off-topic post.. but nephilim, will you be returning HERE?
Comment icon #17 Posted by nephilim12 on 29 May, 2012, 19:39
I'm wrong on the agression bit, there was ONE account of a fighter pilot named whose plane crashed while he reported chasing a massive silver and shining object at an altitude of 30,000 ft in his F1. The Mantell case occurred on January 7, 1948. He was a member of the Kentucky Air National Guard, and while on a routine flight, would become the first pilot to lose his life while persuing a UFO, at least that we know about. Just out of His Reach. After Kenneth Arnold's sighting of 1947, there followed the subsequent much publicised and highly controversial crash at Roswell. Following the Mantel ... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by hooko22 on 30 May, 2012, 10:10
Didn't the US airforce release official reports of what entailed pilots who reported seeing something? Can't remember if it was during WW2 though.
Comment icon #19 Posted by TheMcGuffin on 30 May, 2012, 14:42
Didn't the US airforce release official reports of what entailed pilots who reported seeing something? Can't remember if it was during WW2 though. There were at least two reports on the "foo fighters" of World War II, but they have never been released to the public. I hsve heard that the report by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle was considered to "controversial" in its conclusions to be made public.. Some of the people involved in these World II studies of UFOs kept popping up in future investigations, like Donald Menzel and H.P. Robertson, whose real job was to keep the lid on all this as far as the pub... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Ryegrog on 2 June, 2012, 18:07
If a UFO was seen today that had very unusal flight patterns I would think possibly secret advanced military aircraft. But back in the 40's and 50's would the military have that tech?
Comment icon #21 Posted by karl 12 on 2 June, 2012, 20:31
But back in the 40's and 50's would the military have that tech? Ryegrog, that's a very good question and, considering the reports from this and other 1950's UFO cases involve flight characteristics, aerial maneuverability and rates of speed that we cannot even attain today, then I suppose believing the military are somehow in control of these objects is a conspiracy in itself. This case is completely new to me (god knows how many others are out there) and it also sounds quite similar to this incident from three months later - right down to the object deion, radar confirmation and log book rec... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by DONTEATUS on 2 June, 2012, 20:50
Fun to watch Karl ! Keep-em-comming !
Comment icon #23 Posted by Ryegrog on 3 June, 2012, 2:44
Ryegrog, that's a very good question and, considering the reports from this and other 1950's UFO cases involve flight characteristics, aerial maneuverability and rates of speed that we cannot even attain today, then I suppose believing the military are somehow in control of these objects is a conspiracy in itself. This case is completely new to me (god knows how many others are out there) and it also sounds quite similar to this incident from three months later - right down to the object deion, radar confirmation and log book records. It also sounds remarkably similar to this report from Decem... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by zoser on 3 June, 2012, 7:36
I'm sorry Zoser, but i beg to differ on your statement, '50 year old sightings.' It's all over the world since time immemorial, prehistoric days and i cite various evidences. Cave paintings from the early paleolithic age, very clearly depict flying saucer shaped craft and helmeted beings, what look like modern day astronauts. Remarkably, cave paintings and stone from parts of Utah, USA, look strikingly similar to those found in Kimberley, Australia. Now we're talking 'cave man.' There have also been many paintings during the middle ages down throughout history depicting saucer and cigar shaped... [More]


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