UFO sighted over village

11:00 17 July 2012

Could the UFO spotted over Banwell have looked something like this?

Could the UFO spotted over Banwell have looked something like this?


RESIDENTS in one village experienced a close encounter of the third kind when they spotted a UFO hovering near their homes.

The silver-white flying object was spotted by at least three people on the Mendip Hills behind Banwell.

The sighting is just one of thousands potential alien sightings included in information released by the National Archives alongside thousands of other files containing reporting sightings up and down the UK.

The unidentified object was spotted at about 3.20pm on June 6, 1987 over the hills behind the village.

The silver-white object was travelling in an easterly direction over the hills, before appearing to land.

The object then disappeared behind the trees on the hill.

Also included in 6,700 pages released by the National Archives are reports about sightings, briefings on UFOs to former Prime Minister Tony Blair and even an account of a visit by the ‘men in black’.

Many of the witness statements given in the documents, which have been compiled in 25 files, are given by credible witnesses such as police officers, air traffic control staff and military pilots.

The files can be viewed at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ufos


  • I blame NSC!

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • couldnt agree more eyeball. the national archives should be more contemporary... *sigh*

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • June 6, 1987 - on the ball reporting there then.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Banwell says it all

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Maybe they were looking for someone in Locking and got lost.

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • @nathan hopefully they wont bring him back ......

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • The little green men were looking for ap Rees. Hopefully they will be back.

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • If they took him in 1987 that explains the clown, oops sorry, clone we have now.

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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • I have been invetsigating sightings like these in that area as there is a big link with one of the UKs biggest UFO incidents to date called the Cosford Incident which happened on March 30th 1993. That evening police officers witness a huge triangle shaped UFO over the Medip Hills which later was witnessed close up by myself and RAF police officers over two RAF bases. You can read more about this at www.ufoshropshire.co.uk

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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