UK UFO Cases : A UFO Crash Retrieval in Britain?

UFO Crash Retrieval

After a visit to the UK, US journalist Dorothy Kilgallen alleged that the British Government had recovered a crashed UFO just after the war. An article she wrote in the Los Angeles Examiner on 23 May 1955 stated:

“British scientists and airmen, after examining the wreckage of one mysterious flying ship, are convinced these strange aerial objects are not optical illusions or Soviet inventions, but are flying saucers which originate on another planet. The source of my information is a British official of cabinet rank who prefers to remain unidentified. ‘We believe’ he said on the basis of our enquiry thus far, that the saucers are staffed by small men – probably under four feet tall. It is frightening, but there is no denying that the flying saucers come from another planet. This official quoted scientists as saying a flying ship of this type could not have possibly been constructed on earth. The British Government, I learned, is withholding an official report on the flying saucer examined at this time, possibly because it does not wish to frighten the public. When my husband (Richard Kollmer, Broadway producer and radio commentator) and I arrived here in Britain for a brief vacation, I had no premonition that I would be catapulting myself into the controversy over whether flying saucers are real or imaginary. In the United States all kinds of explanations have been advanced. But no responsible official of the United States Air Force has yet intimated that the mysterious flying ships had actually vaulted from outer space.”


It is widely believed that Kilgallen’s source was Earl Mountbatten who relayed this to her at a cocktail party he hosted in May 1955. But the story has also been dismissed as a hoax by many.

Dorothy Killgallen was a very popular newspaper columnist who involved herself in the investigations of a number of conspiracy theories and died somewhat mysteriously after interviewing Jack Ruby regarding the JFK assassination. That is beyond the scope of this article however.


There is nonetheless more to a story of a crashed UFO on British soil during this era.  


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