Conspiracy theorists and alien enthusiasts, start your engines. Some newly unleashed documents from the British Ministry of Defense show that none other than Winston Churchill had a bee in his bonnet about the possibility that the public would hear about a reported UFO sighting during World War II. Thus, he worked in tandem with Eisenhower to make sure news of the encounter never got out ... until now, that is. —KA
Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFO sightings for the MoD, said: “The interesting thing is that most of the UFO files from that period have been destroyed.
“But what happened is that a scientist whose grandfather was one of his [Churchill’s] bodyguards, said look, Churchill and Eisenhower got together to cover up this phenomenal UFO sighting, that was witnessed by an RAF crew on their way back from a bombing raid.
“The reason apparently was because Churchill believed it would cause mass panic and it would shatter people’s religious views.”