Duke of Edinburgh: Prince Philip circa 1950
“There are many reasons to believe that they (UFOs) do exist. There is so much evidence from reliable witnesses”. Prince Philip, Duke of
Edinburgh, London Sunday Dispatch Prince Philip, March 28, 1954.
To most people in Britain and beyond, Prince Philip is the Queen’s long term husband. A man prone to making the odd verbal gaff in public, but
generally respected these days for his long public service in both war and peace time. To David Icke he is a shape shifting lizard, and to some plays
a leading role as part of the Illuminati. If those allegations are true then it is somewhat strange that Prince Philip harbours a keen interest in
the UFO phenomenon. He was a subscriber to popular British UFO magazine “Flying Saucer Review” and was also involved as a pilot in an incident
himself in 1981.
On Monday, November 30, 1981 ITN news broadcast a story that the Duke of Edinburgh was piloting a light aircraft 3 days earlier. The plane was
involved in a near miss with a Boeing 747 taking evasive action to avoid colliding with a UFO. The Times reported the incident the following day in a
somewhat serious tone.
Prince Charles UFO Encounter
HRH Prince Charles
“Buckingham Palace confirmed last night that the Duke of Edinburgh was at the controls of an Andover of the Queen’s Flight when it was
involved in a near miss with a jumbo jet carrying 200 passengers to Miami.
The incident happened after a British Airways Boeing 747 had taken off from Heathrow airport on Friday and was climbing at 300 mph, according to
The pilot took evasive action after seeing an ‘unidentified object fly across his field of vision. An inquiry is to be held as to why the near miss
happened. The Duke will be required to submit a report.”
Prince Charles was also reportedly involved in a UFO incident in 1986. Flying over the Irish Sea in late February 1986, Prince Charles was returning
from a visit to the USA in a RAF VC-10. The pilot reported ahead to Heathrow that he had been startled by a glowing red object in the sky, which lit
up the cockpit of the aircraft. No official comment was ever made from the Palace regarding the incident but the MoD did confirm that there was no
danger to the Prince.
The Royals and Adamski
Back in the 1950s Prince Philip was keen to meet the famous contactee, George Adamski, who claimed he had been taken on a tour of the solar system by
aliens from Venus.
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands did meet up with Adamski in 1959 and predicted that a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II in England could well be on the
The meeting was never arranged of course and Prince Philip was denied his chance to discuss space travel with the Polish-American unless a clandestine
liaison was arranged that has never entered the public record. The embarrassment to the British establishment, back in the 1950s, would have been a
lot more embarrassing than the clothing deficiency experiences of the younger royals of today. But Prince Philip’s interest in the UFO subject
Nick Pope the former Civil Servant in charge of the UFO desk for the MoD has confirmed that the Duke of Edinburgh kept a map at Buckingham Palace with
the locations of UFO sightings on his wall. The Duke even asked the British Air Ministry to send him a copy of their UFO reports. He also encouraged
his equerry (Senior Attendant), Sir Peter Horsley, to discreetly study UFO cases and to bring UFO witnesses to the Palace for private discussions.
This is where things get seriously weird.
The Mysterious Mr. Janus
Sir Peter Horsley
Sir Peter Horsley was a former World War II pilot and squadron leader. He entered the service of the Royals in July 1949 before returning to the RAF
in 1956 where he rose through the ranks. His final role in the RAF was as Deputy Commander-in-Chief RAF Strike Command in 1973 before he retired. In
1954 Horsley was invited, by a British Army ‘General Martin’, to meet an extraterrestrial being in a flat in London. The property belonged to a
Mrs Markham at the time. Sir Peter was taken to a dimly lit room where he encountered one very mysterious man.
Horsley recalls very little about any features of Mr Janus in his autobiography “Sounds from Another Room”.
A very odd encounter with the mysterious Janus
“What is strange is that I have no lasting impression of him. He seemed to fit perfectly in his surroundings. If I have any impression it was
his quiet voice which had a rich quality to it. He looked about 45 to 50 years old and was wearing a suit and a tie. He was quite normal in every way
except that he seemed to be tuning into my mind and gradually took over the conversation. …by the end of the meeting I was quite disturbed
The conversation started with Janus asking Horsley about everything he knew about flying saucers. Janus explained that man was going through a Dark
Age. Humanity was using technology like a child with new toys giving scant regard to his surroundings, nature and his fellow humans. He explained that
in 20 or 30 years (remember this was 1954) that rockets and satellites would become commonplace and miniaturization of our technology and advances in
communication would grow rapidly. However he stressed that Earth was in a backwater of the galaxy, inhabited by half civilized beings who posed a
danger to their neighbours. Earth was visited from time to time but mainly by robot controlled probes. Occasional “physical” interference was
necessary but a general rule of space exploration applied throughout the galaxy.
“..do not interfere with the natural development and order of life in the universe”.
At the end of a long conversation Sir Peter asked Janus what his specific interest was. To which Janus replied
“I would like to meet the Duke of Edinburgh….a man of great vision, who believes strongly in the proper relationship between man and nature
which will prove of great importance in future galactic harmony”.
Horsley made a full verbatim report of his meeting. He was disturbed by the fact that Janus could seemingly read his mind and had a significant
knowledge of nuclear installations in Britain. Michael Parker, Prince Philip’s private secretary, treated the report as a joke but commented that
the Duke of Edinburgh had actually kept an open mind to the whole affair.
When Horsley published his memoirs in 1997, a senior official at the Ministry of Defence commented:
"How unfortunate that the public will learn that the man who had his finger on the button of Strike Command was seeing little green men."
Continued in Part II >>>>>
edit on 25/9/12 by mirageman because: tidy up