The Ministry of Defence received reports of a large triangular UFO hovering in the skies above former Home Secretary Michael Howard's home, newly released files have revealed.
Eyewitnesses in Burmarsh and New Romney saw the “humming” object the size of two passenger planes near Mr Howard's home on March 8, 1997.
Sophie Wadleigh, from Hythe, told the Folkestone Herald: “It was so peculiar, it all felt really odd. As I looked across the field I saw a large triangular shaped flying craft hovering about 300 metres off the ground.”
Further newspaper cuttings reveal Chris Rolfe, co-ordinator of UFO Monitoring East Kent. warned at the time the UFO could have been looking for Mr Howard.
An RAF investigation, however, found nothing unusual reporting there was “no such security incident” involving Mr Howard or and “no such military activity reported anywhere, and, specifically, in the Kent/Folkestone area”.