UFO 'spotted by soldiers in Shropshire'

A number of UFO sightings have been reported in the Midlands including one by soldiers in Shropshire in June 2008.

A memo on the incident at Tern Hill Barracks in Shropshire describes how a group of soldiers had seen lights in the sky and made a video of it.

In the Ministry of Defence file, an unnamed official described how it showed a number of lights in the sky but their change of colour and square appearance seemed to be due to the photographer zooming in.

The BBC has reported that at the same time as the alleged incident, a local hotel was letting off Chinese lanterns and, apparently, the hotel manager thinks the whole UFO story is 'highly hilarious'.

I do not intend to investigate any further as I think we have our answer.

– Ministry of Defence official

The Ministry of Defence has now closed its UFO desk in 2009 because it served "no defence purpose"

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UFO sightings in the Midlands

Newly released files on alleged UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence include a number of reports filed by people in the Midlands.