UK UFO Cases : Churchill, Eisenhower and a UFO Cover-Up?

Ghost Rockets over Scandinavia and R V Jones

Many news sources speculated that Churchill himself had ordered a UFO cover-up after the release of UK MoD Archives in 2010.

Winston Churchill was accused of ordering a cover-up of a Second World War encounter between a UFO and a RAF bomber because he feared public "panic" and loss of faith in religion according to previously secret files released in 2012.

The former Prime Minister allegedly banned reporting of the “bizarre” incident, off the east coast of England, for half a century amid fears disclosures about unidentified flying objects would create public hysteria.

He is said to have made the orders during a secret war meeting with US General Dwight Eisenhower, the then commander of the Allied Forces, at an undisclosed location in America during the latter part of the conflict.

The story had in fact come from a number of letters on file from a person claiming to be the grandson of one of Churchill’s bodyguards. A bodyguard who obviously liked to eavesdrop at every opportunity. In the letters it was claimed that an RAF reconnaissance crew had been intercepted by a metallic craft close to the East Coast of England. The object made no noise, and after tracking the aircraft, simply sped off at great speed leaving no trace.

One of the claims made in the correspondence was:

This event was discussed by Mr. Churchill and General Eisenhower, neither of whom knew what had been observed. There was a general inability for either side to match a plausible account to these observations... another person raised the possibility of an unidentified flying object, at which point Mr. Churchill declared the incident should be immediately classified for at least 50 years and its status reviewed by a future prime minister.

Searches through available documentation have produced nothing. Either these documents never existed in the first place, were missing, had been destroyed or had still not been cleared for release. One document that did turn up was a letter Churchill wrote to the Air Ministry in 1952 saying:

"What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?"

This was almost certainly prompted by the July 1952 UFO flap over Washington when USAF interceptors were sent chasing UFOs over the US capital and the air force organized a press conference to try to calm the fears of the public and play down the subject.



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