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The UFO Files
Military Reports
British MoD
A selection of UFO files from The National Archives
Newly released UFO files from the UK
There have been many reports of "unidentified flying objects" in the skies over the UK. The files on this page represent a selection of the UK government UFO files held at The National Archives.

Select the links below to download the files.

Files released in October 2008

Files released in May 2008

Find out more about these files with our podcast and videocast - produced in May 2008.

"What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?" Sir Winston Churchill - July 1952
(Catalogue reference PREM 11/855)

SOURCE: National Archives

Newly released UFO files - March 2009

The files contain a wide range of UFO-related documents covering the years 19871993. If you want to find out more about close encounters over Heathrow Airport, alien abductions, stray satellites - and what the UK Government thought of it all - then this is the place to be. The files are in PDF format.Start by reading our highlights guide (PDF 260kb) to help you navigate your way through the files.

Background material

Start your own UFO research by reading Dr David Clarke's guide to the newly released files (PDF 218kb). Discover the history of government UFO investigations and find out where the new files fit in.

Find out more about Dr David Clarke's forthcoming book.


Dr David Clarke, an expert in UFO history, guides us through the highlights of the newly released UFO files.

Watch the videocast now

SOURCE: National Archives


Note that previous released files from the MoD are now costing 3.50 each. The new releases (latest batch March 2011) are still free for a limited time.

Ats Thread on the 2011 Release with links to previous releases and articles;
Britain's latest batch of UFO files - March 2011

Links to the current free files on the front page while previous issues have a link to that section where you can order them;
Britain's National Archives

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