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Two pages from the many hundreds released by the British Governments 'National Archives 2008.
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Reg Presley and I at the National Public Records Office
in London, during January 1994 with an official request
to search government UFO files. After hours of looking
only where we were permitted, it seemed to us like all
the 'good stuff' had been removed!

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Crop circle and UFO reports released
8:57am Tuesday 21st October 2008

By Gazette Reporter »

The Ministry of Defence launched an investigation into a flurry of UFO sightings across the West in the late Eighties
and early Nineties, according to secret papers released yesterday.

Incidents included bizarre spacecraft making crop circles, mysterious burning lights seen for miles and triangular
shapes flying over two West cities. But anyone hoping for Government acknowledgement of extra-terrestrial life
visiting Britain in the release of the files under the National Archives' 15-year-old rule is going to be disappointed.

The MOD and official UFO investigators pour scorn on the sightings, dismissing them as misidentified pop festival
light shows, American military jets refuelling and hot air balloons.

The period covered by the latest publications deals with the crop circle mania between 1987 and 1993, when the
fields of Wiltshire were full of researchers, ufologist and worldwide media.

In the early days of the crop circle phenomenon, the MOD explained crop circles were a naturally occurring
phenomenon, but when it became apparent in the late Eighties that they weren't, the military changed tack.

In 1989, at the height of crop circle mania, the secret papers reveal that when Mrs Thatcher expressed curiosity
over the phenomenon and interest in the work of the early crop circle researchers, the semi-official Government
UFO researchers wrote to her to warn her not to be taken in.

The British UFO Research Association, which had close links with the MOD, told Mrs Thatcher: "We have
been studying the circles since they first appeared in 1980 and can provide documented evidence that
demonstrates just how much of what Andrews and Delgado (the two leading croppies at the time) are
claiming is highly suspect.

"These circles appear throughout Britain, have done so for many years, and are no threat to anybody."

That line became official MoD policy on crop circles, but when multiple circles and formations appeared, the MoD
was forced to change tack, and blamed people.
One farmer near Avebury complained of crop circles appearing in his fields, and blamed helicopters from nearby
RAF Odiham. The circles were investigated, and one RAF chief wrote to MoD chiefs: "He believed that the damage
may have been caused by hovering helicopters and asked us to take a look. "This was definitely not the case, and I
personally suspect hippies with scythes!"

The MoD couldn't explain one report which will excite modern-day crop circle researchers. In July 1991, a driver
and his wife pulled off the A350 south of Warminster and watched, spellbound, as a bright whirlwind created a crop
circle in front of them.
The MoD report read: "Four whirlwinds, spiral from centre of circle – bright white.
"Swishing noise (distant). Moving around each other in a form of a circle and then disappeared."

The released papers also detail mass sightings by hundreds of people of the same mysterious phenomena often miles
apart. On August 4, 1987, hundreds of people reported seeing strange triangular-shaped objects and lights travelling
over Devon.

First sighted in Exeter and then Plymouth, the MoD later told witnesses the lights were probably from US military
jets refuelling.
The papers also reveal how people from all over Britain, including the West Country, sent in sketches of UFOs they
saw, and even the aliens who they claimed emerged from them.

http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/3777027.Crop_circle_and_UFO_reports_released/
You can obtain your own copies of the documents released from the National Archive website.
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Don’t be fooled by crop circles, Thatcher was told
7:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2008

TOP secret papers compiled after Wiltshire became a crop circle hotspot have revealed that the MoD did not believe
aliens were the culprits, and told Mrs Thatcher so.

During the late ‘80s and early ‘90s there was a flurry of UFO sightings and crop circles across the county.

But the papers, recently published by Government for the first time, show that the MoD and official UFO
investigators pour scorn on the sightings, dismissing them as misidentified pop festival light shows, American military
jets refuelling and hot-air balloons.

In the early days of the crop circle phenomenon, the MoD claimed crop circles were a naturally occurring
phenomenon, but when it became apparent in the late 80s that they were not, the military changed tack.

In 1989, at the height of crop circle mania, the secret papers reveal that when Mrs Thatcher, pictured, expressed
curiosity over the phenomenon and interest in the work of the early crop circle researchers, the semi-official
Government UFO researchers wrote to her to warn her not to be taken in.

The British UFO Research Association, which had close links with the MoD, told Mrs Thatcher they believed
the circles were highly suspect
.

That line became official MoD policy on crop circles, but when multiple circles and formations appeared, the MoD
was forced to change tack, and blamed people.

One farmer near Avebury complained of crop circles appearing in his fields, and blamed RAF helicopters.

One RAF chief wrote to MoD chiefs: “He believed that the damage may have been caused by hovering helicopters and
asked us to take a look.

“This was definitely not the case, and I personally suspect hippies with scythes.”

http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/search/3779590.Don___t_be_fooled_by_crop_circles__Thatcher_was_told/