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Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs

By T.K. Randall
April 16, 2021 · Comment icon 8 comments

Prince Philip was no stranger to the topic of UFOs. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Steve Punter
The late Duke, who died this month aged 99, had long maintained a keen interest in the UFO phenomenon.
Among the many interests he pursued throughout his long life, the Duke of Edinburgh was reportedly fascinated by the topic of UFOs and kept himself apprised of all the latest research and developments.

He allegedly first become interested after his uncle - Lord Mountbatten - wrote an official report about a strange object that landed at his estate in Romsey, Hampshire back in 1955.

In it, he described witnessing a saucer-shaped craft which hovered just above the ground before a strange man wearing overalls and a helmet descended to the ground.

He was then knocked off his bike and pinned to the floor by an 'invisible force'.

The report was only made public after Mountbatten's death in 1979.
To keep up to date on the subject, Prince Philip had reportedly maintained a subscription to the journal Flying Saucer Review and had even looked over military reports about the phenomenon.

The books he owned about UFOs included The Halt Perspective, which details the experiences of Col. Charles Halt who was one of the main witnesses during the infamous 1980 Rendlesham Forest incident - an event often described as 'Britain's Roswell'.

Philip's secretary was alleged to have even written to the book's co-author - retired West Midlands detective John Hanson - to express the Duke's interest in reading it.

He was also thought to have owned a copy of Haunted Skies: The Encyclopedia of British UFOs.

Sadly, we will probably never know just how extensive his knowledge on the topic actually was.

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by ant0n 2 years ago
I feel so sad he passed away. He was so... er... so... interesting?
Comment icon #2 Posted by acute 2 years ago
Unidentified Fiat-shaped Objects?
Comment icon #3 Posted by zacfire 2 years ago
ant0n. And who are u? You will never achieve 1% of what Prince phillip achieved in his life
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timothy 2 years ago
Probably not a good idea to make it personal.  The thread would go downhill fast. Yes a person died (at age and probably relatively naturally), but most people simply don’t believe that it warrants any more attention than someone else’s death People do what they can with what they have. They shouldn’t be judged or measured against each other. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by MissJatti 2 years ago
I also have an interest in UFO's. But aliens from outta space? I think not
Comment icon #6 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Cool, lots of people do have interest in the UFO subject, why is his interest anymore epic than say miss jattis?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Noawareness 2 years ago
Well I heard he was a lizard from space, so makes sense he would be interested in that kind of stuff...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 2 years ago
Does your forelock hurt from tugging it so hard, serf?

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