Over at Mysterious Universe I take a look at a highly controversial UFO event (or non-event) from 1963....
Here's how it starts...
Today, the Royal Air Force facility at Cosford, near Wolverhampton, England, is probably best known for its huge museum.
It is home to an impressive collection of vintage military aircraft.
More than fifty years ago, however, Cosford became briefly famous for an
entirely different reason. At around 11:30pm on the evening of December
10, 1963 (or shortly after midnight on the 11th, according to some
sources), a dome-shaped UFO touched down
on the base, bathed the surrounding area in a green light, and was seen
at close quarters by two young RAF apprentices. Some say it
crash-landed, rather than briefly touched-down.
At least, within UFO circles that was the accepted story for more
than a few years. In accordance with the British Government’s “Thirty Year Ruling,”
however, the Air Ministry’s eighty-page file on the case was
declassified in 1994 and was made available for inspection at the U.K.’s
National Archive at Kew, England. I obtained a copy of the file shortly
after it was placed in the public domain; its contents make for