MoD whistleblower says: 'I saw UFO too'

Sighting over former airbase at Greenham

John Garvey


John Garvey



MoD whistleblower: 'I saw UFO too'

THE Hungerford UFO mystery has deepened as a man claiming to be a former Ministry of Defence policeman has broken ranks to declare: “I saw it too.”

The retired officer said an object, identical in appearance to that photographed by Vanessa Cloete over the town’s Charnham Park area last year, terrified him and a colleague as it swooped down on them above the Greenham Common nuclear missile silos.

He said an American officer dressed in black later swore him to secrecy and he has not spoken of the incident publicly until now.

We have agreed to withhold his identity because the man, who signed the Official Secrets Act for life, was warned never to speak of what he and colleagues saw that night during the late 1980s.

But the retired officer said: “It looked exactly the same as the photograph in the paper.

“I want the people in Hungerford and Lambourn who saw it to know they’re not alone and that someone believes them.”

Ms Cloete snapped this image, and many more like it, of an unidentified aerial phenomenon above her home in June last year.

Since then, others have reported seeing a similar object above the town and, subsequently, above Lambourn.

The retired officer, now in his 70s, said: “I was on patrol near the missile silos with a colleague when we tried to fill up with fuel from the pumps.

“They suddenly failed for no apparent reason and then we saw it – just like the photograph, a big, glowing ballbearing with a halo round it.

“It swooped down and my colleague said: ‘What the hell is that?’

“I know what aircraft and balloons look like. It was neither.

“It was just floating above the runway.”

After the object sped off at “an impossible speed” the officer reported it to the control room.

He said: “The control room immediately said: ‘Right – have you seen a UFO?’ before I could even tell them. How the hell did they know?”

He said the following day he was grilled by a senior army official and warned never to speak of the incident.

He added: “As I left the room I heard voices, looked back and saw a high-ranking Royal Air Force officer in conversation with a man with an American accent, wearing a black suit and carrying a black briefcase.

“They looked at me and I knew they were discussing what I’d seen.”

The retired officer said a young colleague on patrol later confessed he had seen it too and had been so terrified he had jumped over a wall and hidden.

He added: “That man told me that, when it left, it was like watching the dot on the television screen disappear – that’s how fast it went.

“It’s been on my mind ever since and the photograph brought it all back.”

Greenham Common was used by both the RAF and the United States Army Air Forces and stored nuclear warheads in silos there.

After the Cold War ended, it was closed in 1993.

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  • rooter37

    04/03/2016 - 12:12

    I think someone has been at the cooking brandy and watched Men In Black last week...


    • Vambo

      07/03/2016 - 03:03

      Typical stupid comment.


      • rooter37

        07/03/2016 - 11:11

        Thank you! I suggest you look up the work Irony in the dictionary also for your reply.


  • booker

    03/03/2016 - 23:11

    Sent emails and comments to every newspaper that ever writes about UFOs, in the hope that someone somewhere will investigate 11th September 2004 rg30 3tg England. sent thousands, 5 months ago went back to visit site same place same time, Everything different, birds in the sky, planes in the sky, cars, vehicles going past, noise,yet 11 years ago no cars passing? no planes in sky? no birds in sky? Now I don't why? and I can't explain the size of the ship? can't explain why the ship has a camouflage look of thunderous rushing clouds? cant explain why the sky was so blue everywhere? No idea what it was doing here? No idea why my wife and I saw it? Have sent emails to the Queen, Prince Charles,Mr Cameron, MI5, MI6, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, the SUN,Daily Mail, Mirror,and twenty more, BBC,CHANNEL 4, ITV, NEWS CHANNELS, BRIAN COX, STEVEN COX, NO REPLY?


  • booker

    03/03/2016 - 22:10

    Michael Lewendon left daughters house in Burghfield heading for Tilehurst home, early morning between 6.30 to 8.30, as we approached church lane, I glanced out at the trees on my side of the van we was in, there are bad bends in the road at this point, and… my wife screamed out “WATCH OUT” hit brakes just managed to stop before going in ditch on my left, ” what’s wrong with you ” she said by this time I was looking straight ahead afraid to look again without her confirmation, “have a look out my side window. ,What does it look like ” I said ” a spaceship” was her answer drove the van up the road a bit to get a better look, stopped the van and I got out of it to get a better view, WOW PHEW from being scared to death one minute to amazement in heart if that’s the feeling, felt privileged, felt as if I was gifted to see such an event, this craft was hovering over a field no more than 50 yards away about 200 feet in the air it was 100–200 yards across 30 yards deep, looked Saturn like in s


  • booker

    03/03/2016 - 22:10

    we investigate in our time when they move in another, they travel at the speed of light, we need to look for them with the technology of understanding light speed, our instruments,scanners,spectrometers, need upgrading to accommodate such speeds. National Security Council, MI5, MI6, MoD, need to work together, rather than each having their own agenda. After all we are talking about the Security of this Country, 11th September 2004 ENGLAND RG30 3TG have a look at your Gamma Ray Spectrometers either side of this date, check all your data before and after at this Nuclear Establishment something changed? If you cant find it, then look to you do. good luck


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