Police chase UFO over Cardiff

The pilot was forced to bank sharply to avoid being hit by the mystery aircraft as the helicopter was returning to the Ministry of Defence base of St Athan, near Cardiff.

The three crew, who described the UFO as ‘flying saucer-shaped’, then gave chase, getting as far as the North Devon coast before they ran low on fuel, it was reported.

The police aircraft was hovering at 500ft and waiting clearance to land on June 7, when those onboard spotted the other craft hurtling towards them from below.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said: ‘We can confirm the Air Support Unit sighted an unusual aircraft. This was reported to the relevant authorities for their investigation.’

It was reported that the aircraft closed in at great speed, aiming straight for the helicopter which swerved sharply.

‘They are convinced it was a UFO. It sounds far-fetched, but they know what they saw.’

The helicopter crew are said to have crossed the Bristol channel in pursuit of the UFO, but lost sight of it and had to turn back due to a fuel shortage.

The sighting comes weeks after the most comprehensive Government files on UFO activity are opened to the public for the first time today and they disclose that even air traffic controllers and police officers have seen mysterious craft in the skies over Britain.

The sightings range from incredible tales of little green men visiting the Wirral to corroborated accounts from policemen and pilots of Unidentified Flying Objects hovering above towns and cities.

All were recorded on official forms, held by air bases and police stations, and compiled by the Ministry of Defence between 1978 and 2002.



10 comments


    Paul Gill

    June 20, 2008

    What fuel do you think UFOs run on? As the price of crude oil is currently so high, surely intergalactic space travel as become too expensive

    prof

    June 20, 2008

    Based on this story, I’d say UFOs run on pure bullshit.

    Stephen

    June 20, 2008

    Did none of the 3 crew have a mobile phone with camera, or a digital camera? Are police helicopters not equipped with any video or still cameras at all? Seems like it’d be a useful thing to have onboard. So why no photos?

    pete cresswell

    June 20, 2008

    Considering that scientist have now proven that we did not originate from this planet and that we are indeed aliens ourselves of course they are there. I have had two close encounters myself and since the first in 1998 i have been really researching this subject and have been amazed at the amount of stuff being covered up. With the exception of the UK and USA most countries are now admitting they are real . Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrond admit that no space shuttle has ever left the earth without being followed by UFOs. Colonel Philip Corso admits that Roswell was a UFO and they still have the bodies. (one they shot in the back trying to escape) That is where they got fibre optics and the micro chip from. See book ” The Day After Roswell” Also i started a Forum on the Daily Mirror site of one that was really hushed up plus a lot more.
    SEE: http://forums.mirror.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=23352

    Martin Griffiths

    June 20, 2008

    The whole episode was pure nonsense! I spent 5 mins on BBC News 24 explaining the incident after reading the press reports and contacting the police. Needless to say the police account was markedly different to the pure rubbish spelled out by the press.

    There was no UFO sen by the officers in the helicopter. they did not swerve, did not chase and did not give up due to lack of fuel – they did nothing because there was nothing to do!

    BTW Buzz and Neil (Armstrong!) have never flown on the shuttle so what would they know? NA does not come out of retirement to issue statements on this or any other topic.

    I have investigated UFO’s for many years only to find every case a complete farce. Mr Cresswell would be better employed putting his energies into something scientific than chasing after this nonsense.

    Pete Cresswell

    June 20, 2008

    Mr Griffiths says he has researched UFO’s for many years and the whole thing is a farce. Not as much as me mate i can assure you. Perhaps you are not very good at it.

    Did you research  The battle of Los Angeles 1942.

    http://www.ufocasebook.com/battleoflosangeles.html

    Did you research the Rendelsham Forest sighting?

    http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicrend.html

    Did you read Colonel Philip Corsos book “The day after Roswell”

    Did you read “Above Top Secret” for thousands of reports.

    And as for “What do Ardrin or Armstrong know about it. More than you that’s for sure.

    Mr Philips seem to be wanting somebody to give him a piece of a UFO or alien body to convince him. Why would they? That,s not going to happen . Nobody that is covering up this stuff cares what you or I think apart from ourselves. I always said that i would never really believe in them unless i saw myself and then i did and it is the sudden realisation that just about everything you have been told in your life by Authority is a big lie.Instead of just thinking you know a lot about it on a clear night go out and have a look. You never know. You may get lucky.

    i know i tell u

    June 20, 2008

    First of all it wasnt a ufo, it was Doctor Who playing about in
    that f’in tardis again twice this week hes hit my sky dish
    its cost me over £80 t have it fixed

    Sue B

    June 20, 2008

    Sadly I have a visual impairment which prevents me seeing UFOs.

    Fortunately this can be cured by the ingestion of 4+ pints of cider, from which point I see LOTS and LOTS of UFOs.

    Beeza

    June 20, 2008

    If this story is true, did the police aircraft not have its on board camera running? We see plenty of clips of police chasing baddies, why not illegal aliens !

    pete cresswell

    June 20, 2008

    The astronaut that walked 9 hours on the moon has now openly declared that Aliens are real and they have made contact and that Roswell was a downed craft and they still have that and the bodies. Something some of us better informed than you have known for a long time Mr Griffiths.

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