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Student prank sparked alien invasion alert

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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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A student prank led to British Army and intelligence units being mobilised for fear that aliens were mounting an invasion of England, documents released today show.

Britain's National Archives has released previously classified files documenting sightings of unidentified flying object (UFOs) dating back to the 1950s.

One of the files reveals how the RAF was inundated with calls one morning in 1967 after residents of southern England awoke to find six small beeping UFOs lying in a perfect line from the Isle of Sheppey to the Bristol Channel.

A bomb disposal unit blew up one of the UFOs, another was airlifted to the south-eastern village of Aldermaston, and both the army and the Ministry of Defence's intelligence unit were mobilised for what was considered a real "alien invasion".

Way to go ,If in doubt blow it up.

edit on 2-3-2011 by 12voltz because: of the trouble getting the text in the ex- text box




posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Any links on this and what about your quoted text?

Sounds very British.


Please.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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That is the tip of the iceberg. Apparently the Rendlesham Forest files were missing from the UFO data dump, made by the MoD of England.

Intelligence papers on a reported UFO sighting known as the "Rendlesham incident" have gone missing, files from the National Archives reveal.

The missing files relate to a report of mysterious lights from US servicemen at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk in 1980.

The disappearance came to light with the release of 8,000 previously classified documents on UFOs.

Officials found a "huge" gap where defence intelligence files relating to the case should be, the papers show.


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posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
That is the tip of the iceberg. Apparently the Rendlesham Forest files were missing from the UFO data dump, made by the MoD of England.

Intelligence papers on a reported UFO sighting known as the "Rendlesham incident" have gone missing, files from the National Archives reveal.

The missing files relate to a report of mysterious lights from US servicemen at RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk in 1980.

The disappearance came to light with the release of 8,000 previously classified documents on UFOs.

Officials found a "huge" gap where defence intelligence files relating to the case should be, the papers show.


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So, what could they try to hide that this isn't already a HUGE admission of guilt for? The act of stealing the files has made the CT story the perception. And perception is reality.

This fact is very puzzling, and worthy of further research and meditation. I wouldn't expect much info into who/why....but to narrow down a few motives might help elucidate.



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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It's like the very act of snatching the files lends credibility to the reported experience. Makes you re-think things, huh?



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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S & F.

Blew one up? Oh that is too funny!


God, I hope their alien invasion SOP has changed a bit since then!



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 07:19 AM
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Well, if anyone asks the question, "if aliens are real then why haven't they made formal contact?", they need look no further than this story for their answer. IMO this is exactly how our governments would respond to an extraterrestrial landing.

Further, if ETs "offficially" don't exist then why would a government respond to a threat with such firepower?



posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by IamAbeliever
Well, if anyone asks the question, "if aliens are real then why haven't they made formal contact?", they need look no further than this story for their answer. IMO this is exactly how our governments would respond to an extraterrestrial landing.


Or perhaps they saw through the (blatant) hoax, and were not going to take any chances with suspicious metallic objects that appeared to be live (bleeping)?

Considering this happened during a time of heightened tensions in the UK (both the Soviet Union (cold war) and the IRA), I think they did the sensible thing.



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