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By Anthony Carroll
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Greetings people of Norwich - take me to your leader!
As a major city, Norwich is used to friendly invasions of tourists eager to see its historic sights and sample its culture.
However, it appears the city has a set of very well travelled admirers - who instead of travelling by car, train and coach take a more exotic form of transport to Norwich - flying saucers.
According to top secret UFO reports released to the public today, a UFO was seen hovering over St Saviour’s Church in Magdalen Street by a woman from the Lakenham area, who claimed she had a series of very close encounters with galactic beings.
And also in the 6,700 pages of UFO reports released by the National Archives are documents relating to other UFO sightings linked to Norfolk and Suffolk - a scare at RAF Lakenheath, suspected aliens hovering over the Broads and Great Yarmouth and service personnel from RAF Marham spotting bright white lights in the sky.
But the most startling report is of the St Saviour’s Church sighting which includes a photograph of a spherical object over the building.
The photograph was taken by a woman, whose personal details are blanked out in the report, who also took a picture of an object over her flat.
And in her email to the Ministry of Defence in May 2006, the woman says she had been in contact with the strange craft’s occupants, which she calls greys, since when she was a child.
Her email says: “It is a fallacy for the government to assume that these vehicles aren’t piloted by intelligences. I sensed the craft was like a living organism, but intelligences were inside it (biomechanical.)
“I have had experiences with these craft and their occupants from the age of four. I remember seeing the greys and having thought I imagined them by the bed.
“It wasn’t until I woke up the next morning with a small pin hole in my navel and it leaking that I knew something happened.
“As far as I am concerned I just lost a little bit of DNA with that encounter. No real harm done and no long term psychological damage.
“I have always come back intact. However I have developed a sixth sense, as it were, or they somehow communicate to me where to point the camera.”
A reply from the MOD to the woman states: “With regard to your particular observations, we are satisfied that there is no corroborating evidence to suggest the United Kingdom’s airspace has been breached by unauthorised aircraft.”
Included in the de-classified documents is a report detailing a UFO scare at RAF Lakenheath in August 1956.
The RAF scrambled two Venom fighter jets after a unidentified radar echo (URE) was reported travelling at 4,000mph over Suffolk.
Once the first jet was in air, the URE was reported as having made a “swift circling movement” and had got behind the RAF plane, which tried to shake it off.
The first RAF pilot told his colleague in the other jet: “I saw something, but I’ll be damned if i know what it was.
“He - or it- got behind me and I did everything I could to get behind him and I couldn’t. It’s the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Another report from RAF Lakenheath dating from March 2007 describes how two Amercian F-15s from the base were requested to investigate an unidentified object that had appeared on radar.
A pilot, codename Gator 2, for the 493 fighter squadron, said the object was between the size of grapefruit and a soccer ball and was drifting at a height of between 17,000ft and 18,000ft. It was believed the object may have fallen off a weather balloon.
Also in the mound of today’s released documents are press reports in 1995 of a UFO that resembled Batman or a half-eaten rusk over Great Yarmouth and Norwich. It had been filmed by Glenn Webster, of Norwich,
There is also a report from a sergeant at RAF Marham, who in November 1998 described a white bright light over Somersham, near Huntingdon.
Another airman from the base reports seeing a white ball with a long tail over the A17 at Boston, Lincolnshire in the same month.
Other documents relating to Norfolk are a report from February 1994 of a video recording of UFO over the Norfolk Broads, which had been given to the Mail on Sunday.
The report says if the paper gets in touch with the MOD responses should be “We are aware of the video”, “We have had an initial look, and no obvious explanation springs to mind” and “We are having a more detailed look, but are yet not in a position to comment”.
There is also a report from RAF Neatishead, near Cromer, which was involved in probing a UFO report at Louth. Lincolnshire in February 1994 involving a series of bright lights in the sky.
The UFO reports are available to download for a month free from www.nationalarchivess.gov.uk/ufos
Included in the 6.700 pages are a report of a hotel owner in west Wales who complained about a UFO landing in her garden and then two all silver suited faceless humanoids started measurements, a UFO buzzing over Chelsea Football Club’s home ground and how there were strange sightings over the British military task force sent to liberate the Falkland Islands in 1982.