Published: 5:35 PM 1/26/2017
they saw up to four small grey figures...
SAS soldiers waiting to ambush IRA gunmen were stunned when aliens
walked in front of their gun-sights, it was claimed yesterday.
The undercover troops - hiding near an arms cache on a hillside in
South Armagh - say they saw up to four small grey figures.
The "aliens" and soldiers stared at each other for a minute. Then the
"spacemen" disappeared - and seconds later the eight SAS troops saw a
flash in the sky.
They were so disturbed by what they had seen that they took the rare
decision to abandon the stake-out.
Their commander was furious - and their comrades in the elite Special
Air Service Regiment laughed or accused them of being high on drugs.
But the eight stuck to their story and it was accepted. Now, four years
later, it has been revealed to a Ulster UFO study group by a former
Army intelligence officer.
Belfast-based expert Hugh O'Brien said: "We are trying to interview the
soldiers even though some may be too embarrassed to come forward.
"We have learned that on that morning they were convinced they saw
three, perhaps four, small grey figures in human form.
"At no stage did the soldiers feel threatened. They simply could not
believe what they were seeing.
"The alien forms made no move towards them but judging from what the
soldiers told their regimental priest and commanding officer, the
aliens knew the soldiers were there. It was like a stand-off. Within a
few minutes, probably much less, the aliens disappeared.
"All the men can recall is that in a very quick space of time they saw
a brief flash of light in the sky."
Mr O'Brien added: "These men were fit, highly-trained observers and to
put it down to some flight of imagination would be absurd."
The weapons cache was recovered by other soldiers.