Conspiracy Theories

Quatermass and the Charity Fundraiser


The U.K. has declassified another batch of UFO files. According to Reuters, one of the documents

Foolish Earthlings!

reveals how the RAF was inundated with calls one morning in 1967 after residents of southern England awoke to find six small beeping UFOs lying in a perfect line from the Isle of Sheppey to the Bristol Channel.

A bomb disposal unit blew up one of the UFOs, another was airlifted to the southeastern village of Aldermaston and both the army and the MoD's intelligence unit were mobilised for what was considered a real "alien invasion."

It was later discovered that engineering students at Farnborough Technical College had constructed and positioned the UFOs in a bid to raise money for charity.

The newly declassified files are online here. Reason covers an earlier UFO declassification story here.