Police investigate hundreds of reports of UFOs in Sussex

First published in News by , Crime reporter

Sussex Police have investigated hundreds of reports of UFOs since 2007, The Argus can reveal.

Over the past six years, 111 reports of unidentified flying objects over Sussex have been reported to the force and officers have treated them “seriously”, a spokesman told the newspaper.

He said he could not estimate how much this had cost Sussex Police.

He added: “We always take calls seriously, but in the case of reports of UFO sightings none have ever been substantiated.

“In recent years, the increase in the popularity of Chinese lanterns has brought about the odd report and there will occasionally be calls as a result of a celestial occurrence or falling space debris.”

He said celestial occurrences usually meant meteorites and other space activity.

So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs.

But in 2010, 31 people complained of UFOs and a year earlier 35 people complained.

The Ministry of Defence has a list of UFO sightings in Sussex.

Documents released by the National Archives include the case of an airline pilot in Hellingly, near Hailsham, who reported an object the size of a large eagle flying past his house.

The man reported the sighting in July 2001, saying he was in the garden with his son when he saw an object made of three joined circles fly past.

He reported the incident to the police and claimed he watched the fast-moving UFO for five minutes.

In September of the same year a woman was driving along a road in Hailsham when she saw something overhead.

The report of the incident said: “She saw a very large, round object, followed by another object, green and conical in shape.

“Both were travelling very fast in parallel with her car.”

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9:41am Mon 27 May 13

chrismilo says...

The Greens have be spotted again in their Microlights
The Greens have be spotted again in their Microlights chrismilo
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10:02am Mon 27 May 13

medianscore says...

"So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs."

Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's?

Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained.

The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it!
"So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs." Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's? Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained. The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it! medianscore
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10:43am Mon 27 May 13

kkj says...

111 is not 'hundreds'!
111 is not 'hundreds'! kkj
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11:28am Mon 27 May 13

billy goat-gruff says...

most of these will be chinese lanterns...
most of these will be chinese lanterns... billy goat-gruff
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7:02pm Mon 27 May 13

FatherTed11 says...

medianscore wrote:
"So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs."

Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's?

Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained.

The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it!
Someone started on the bank holiday booze early this morning :)
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: "So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs." Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's? Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained. The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it![/p][/quote]Someone started on the bank holiday booze early this morning :) FatherTed11
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8:49pm Mon 27 May 13

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Someone send for Caroline 'UFO Research Centre' Lucas!
Someone send for Caroline 'UFO Research Centre' Lucas! BornInBrighton1968
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9:44pm Mon 27 May 13

nocando says...

medianscore wrote:
"So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs."

Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's?

Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained.

The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it!
Prove it.
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: "So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs." Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's? Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained. The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it![/p][/quote]Prove it. nocando
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1:31am Tue 28 May 13

rgray222 says...

It really goes to show you the mindsets of the media, large and small. People don't call to report a UFO, instead they call to "complain" about a UFO. I never thought that something that could possibly change the history of mankind was something we would complain about!
Amazing!
It really goes to show you the mindsets of the media, large and small. People don't call to report a UFO, instead they call to "complain" about a UFO. I never thought that something that could possibly change the history of mankind was something we would complain about! Amazing! rgray222
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8:41am Tue 28 May 13

farang says...

It's disgusting, these UFO's coming to OUR country!
I do hope the Vatican do something about this.
It's disgusting, these UFO's coming to OUR country! I do hope the Vatican do something about this. farang
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8:43am Tue 28 May 13

farang says...

It's disgusting, these UFO's coming to OUR country!
I do hope the Vatican do something about this.
It's disgusting, these UFO's coming to OUR country! I do hope the Vatican do something about this. farang
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7:09am Wed 29 May 13

Old Ladys Gin says...

medianscore wrote:
"So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs."

Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's?

Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained.

The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it!
Depends what you have been smoking matey!
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: "So far in 2013, only one person has contacted Sussex Police to complain about UFOs." Complain? What the hell do they expect the Police to do, arrest the ET's? Seriously though, one of the largest groups of people to make UFO sightings is Police Officers on night patrol. These sightings go back at least 50 years and most of them are unexplained. The UFO phenomena has been a major cover-up for decades (I have spent nearly 20 years researching it). ET's DO exist and even the Vatican know about it![/p][/quote]Depends what you have been smoking matey! Old Ladys Gin
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7:32am Wed 19 Jun 13

ARMANA says...

HEY, BRIGHTON COUNCIL, U.F.Os OVER BRIGHTON, BETTER GET SOME PARKING METERS ON EXTRA LONG POLES,
HEY, BRIGHTON COUNCIL, U.F.Os OVER BRIGHTON, BETTER GET SOME PARKING METERS ON EXTRA LONG POLES, ARMANA
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