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UFO alert: Welsh police spot 'unusual aircraft'

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posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 10:56 AM

LONDON (AFP) - UFO enthusiasts got a boost Friday when Welsh police confirmed that one of their helicopter crews had spotted an "unusual aircraft" flying over Cardiff earlier this month. An investigation into the sighting had been launched, they said

police said in a brief statement, avoiding the use of the term 'UFO', or unidentified flying object"
well they would have been ordered to not say it

posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 11:09 AM
There are already a couple of threads started about this. I would link them, but then you can search for them just as easy.

edit for spelling

[edit on 20-6-2008 by hILB3rT]

posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 11:48 AM
Hi everyone.

I signed up today, because I saw this story too - but noticed it had been altered. Here is what was originally reported before the Police retracted the testimony of their own officers.

All the best.

Invasion of the bobby snatchers: Police helicopter has close encounter with a UFO.

A police helicopter had a near miss with a UFO in what appears to have been one of the first sightings of its kind.

The helicopter, with a three-man crew, was forced to swerve sharply to avoid being hit by the UFO.

The bizarre incident took place near an RAF base outside Cardiff, South Wales, where the helicopter is based.

A source said: “It closed in at great speed, aiming straight at the helicopter.

“The chopper had to swerve sharply to avoid being hit. The guys said if they’d stayed where they were, they’d be dead – it would’ve been a direct hit.

“They are convinced it was a UFO. It sounds far-fetched, but they know what they saw.

“These guys are hardened professionals and know people will take the mickey, but they are certain they saw a UFO.”

The source added to The Sun: “After the near-collision they decided to follow it to find out what the hell it was.

"They belted across the Bristol Channel in pursuit, but it was too quick. They got to the North Devon coast and had to turn back because they were running low on fuel.”

The police Eurocopter, an EC135T21, was hovering in the sky above RAF St Athan late at night, waiting to land, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

While she went on to confirm the sighting of what is termed as an "unusual aircraft", she went out of her way to avoid using the term UFO.

However, since the object was flying and has not been identified, it appears to satisfy all the relevant criteria to be referred to as a UFO.

While police took a low-key approach to the whole UFO affair today, they also quietly dismissed more dramatic reports of what had happened.

"South Wales Police can confirm its air support unit sighted an unusual aircraft. This was reported to the relevant authorities for their investigation," police said in a brief statement.

"There are a wide variety of aircraft which come in a range of different shapes and sizes and in all probability this sighting has just confirmed that one of these was in the area at the relevant time."

The extra-terrestrial encounter happened just before 1am on June 8.

Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:17 PM on 20th June 2008

[edit on 20-6-2008 by Freedom_is_purely_myth]

[edit on 20-6-2008 by Freedom_is_purely_myth]

posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 12:07 PM
It's on BBC NEWS now...

I noticed on Yahoo! news feed that thehelicopter pilots say it was saucer shaped withlights, but the police say 'not so' without giving an explanation as to why it is not so.

Stranger and stranger.

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