Published: 11:01 AM 6/23/2013
Top-secret documents reveal UFO sightings across Merseyside.
A Merseyside family begged the Government for help, claiming they were being terrorized by aliens.
Their sightings of lights above their home are among the UFO files revealed this week.
The Ministry of Defence released thousands of reports of extra-terrestrial objects made to its UFO desk.
Among the previously top-secret documents was the tale of a Kirkby family desperate for help after a string of UFO sightings near their home.
Turning to the Government for help, the family revealed: “We saw three bright objects flying in the same direction near our home.
“They hovered for around five minutes before ascending straight up into the sky. Bright orange and strangely shaped, changing colours as we zoomed in, green, yellow, white, orange etc.”
The apparent visit occurred three times on October 26, 2009, leaving the family desperate for help.
They pleaded: “Can you please tell us what these things are as my children are terrified that they are aliens; my son has seen these on two other occasions and is very worried. I have video footage if you require it.”
The MoD responded to the request by saying they only investigate sightings “where there is evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom from an external source, and to date no UFO report has revealed such evidence.”
The reports released by the MoD yesterday were the last batch of sightings sent to its UFO Desk before it closed in 2009, and cover the period from late 2007 to the department’s closure.
It was closed after the MoD decided “investigations into UFO sightings, even from more reliable sources, serve no useful purpose and merely divert air defence specialists from their primary tasks.”
But Merseyside UFO expert Pat Regan argued the UFO Desk’s closure was a decision that left British airspace vulnerable to attack and witnesses forced to rely on the media and other experts to investigate their fears.
He said: “I think it leaves us wide open. I have always said 95% of sightings can be passed off with mundane explanations – fair enough.
“But there’s possibly 5% that remain unexplained. It is something going through our sovereign airspace and the MoD are washing their hands of it.”
Mr. Regan, from Southport, added: “A few years back Liverpool was a bit of a hotspot, it was buzzing. We noticed that large bodies of water such as the Mersey and Ribble Estuary always seem to attract UFO interest for whatever reason. There are all sorts of outlandish theories – some they are fuelling up, other people are saying they are testing drones.”
The Kirkby sighting was one of many in Merseyside that year.
Back in May 2009 dozens of people reported glowing lights moving across the Merseyside sky, with sightings recorded from Mossley Hill to Southport.
And in 2008 reports of an alien spacecraft over Wallasey town hall and UFOs over Liverpool were included in Government UFO files.