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

BBC:

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.”

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