Churchill’s Files: British Prime Minister Covered Up a UFO Encounter

The UK National Archives continues to uncover mysteries related to unidentified flying objects. This time, the documents tell the story of how famed Prime Minister Winston Churchill banned the publication of a military plane’s “encounter” with an unidentified flying object during World War II. An eyewitness, the grandson of an RAF officer who provided security for the prime minister, said that Churchill and US General Dwight Eisenhower received information that one of the reconnaissance aircraft, returning from a mission, flew in close proximity to an unknown object. Churchill ordered this event to be classified in order to avoid panic among the population and not to undermine people’s faith in the church. However, the Prime Minister himself showed interest in the facts of meetings with unidentified objects long before this incident. In 1912, as First Lord of the Admiralty, Churchill became the first politician in British history to answer a question in Parliament about an alleged UFO sighting. In the run-up to World War I, there was talk of reconnaissance flights by German Zeppelins. However, answering the question of whether an unidentified object in the sky over Britain was a German aeronautical apparatus, Churchill answered in the negative. “What he meant…

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Churchill’s Files: British Prime Minister Covered Up a UFO Encounter

Updated: May 9, 2023 — 10:27 am