Declassified Documents: Churchill Suppressed UFO Evidence
According to London's Daily Telegraph, Ministry of Defense documents recently released by the National Archive reveal that the grandson of one of Winston Churchill's personal bodyguards accused Churchill of ordering a cover-up of a WWII encounter between a UFO and a Royal Air Force bomber.
The Independent quotes Churchill as saying in the documents, "This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic amongst the general population and destroy one's belief in the Church."
The declassified documents describe the bomber's return flight after a reconnaissance mission during which it was approached and tracked by a metallic arrow-shaped UFO that "appeared to hover noiselessly relative to the aircraft."
The grandson, a physicist whose name was redacted from the documents, filed the report in 1999 saying that "the object very suddenly disappeared, leaving no trace of its earlier presence."
The decision to suppress accounts of the encounter reportedly was made by Churchill after meeting with Dwight D. Eisenhower. It has long been rumored that Eisenhower actually met with extraterrestrials during his term as president.
While the grandson's accusation of a Churchill cover-up is anecdotal, The Independent does remind us that "in July 1952, after a spate of reports in Britain and the US, (Churchill) wrote to the Air Ministry saying: 'What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?' Unknown to Churchill, intelligence chiefs had formed The Flying Saucer Working Party in 1950 to investigate the reports, with the blessing of Lord Mountbatten, who thought the UFOs were alien craft."