Winston Churchill’s close encounter

Either the tin hats were right all along, or Churchill was as crazy as the rest of ’em. Among the revelations made in files released this week by the British National Archives is the discovery that Winston Churchill had a UFO sighting covered up for 50 years — to keep terrified earthlings from losing their ...

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Either the tin hats were right all along, or Churchill was as crazy as the rest of 'em. Among the revelations made in files released this week by the British National Archives is the discovery that Winston Churchill had a UFO sighting covered up for 50 years -- to keep terrified earthlings from losing their heads:

The government took the threat of UFOs so seriously in the 1950s that UK intelligence chiefs met to discuss the issue, newly-released files show.

Ministers even went on to commission weekly reports on UFO sightings from a committee of intelligence experts.

Either the tin hats were right all along, or Churchill was as crazy as the rest of ’em. Among the revelations made in files released this week by the British National Archives is the discovery that Winston Churchill had a UFO sighting covered up for 50 years — to keep terrified earthlings from losing their heads:

The government took the threat of UFOs so seriously in the 1950s that UK intelligence chiefs met to discuss the issue, newly-released files show.

Ministers even went on to commission weekly reports on UFO sightings from a committee of intelligence experts.

The papers also include a wartime account claiming prime minister Winston Churchill ordered a UFO sighting be kept secret to prevent "mass panic".

Maybe the White House ought to consider making John Podesta its next intelligence director — just in case the aliens come back.

Brian Fung is an editorial researcher at FP.

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