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