The UFO Sightings that Pushed the UK to Take ‘Flying Saucers’ More Seriously

In late September 1952, only months after a rash of “flying saucer” sightings over Washington, D.C. made headlines around the world, dozens of military officers participating in NATO exercises in the North Atlantic were struck by their own UFO fever. Exercise Mainbrace was the largest peacetime military exercise since World War II. The war-game-style maneuvers simulated NATO’s response to a […]

British ‘X-Files’ of UFO sightings is going public

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense will publish secret UFO reports for the first time. From the early 1950s until 2009, a department in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) documented and investigated reports of UFOs. Now, more than a decade after the program ended, many of those formerly classified files about UFO sightings will be made […]