An unexplained skin condition and mysterious white material found on treetops are just some of the more “unusual” features in the latest UFO files to be released.
Alongside countless “light in the sky” sightings are a few episodes in which eyewitnesses claim some form of physical effect from their experience.
In one account, a man in Ebbw Vale, south Wales, on a clear and dry night, at 10.40pm on January 27, 1997 claimed to see a UFO as he was driving his car.
In his report to Ebbw Vale police the following day the man, from Newport, Gwent, said his car was surrounded for five minutes by a “tube of light” which swept towards him from the north east. Both his radio and mobile phone stopped working.
The man reported feeling ill following his brush with the unknown.
The report said: “He felt and was indeed sick later on. He is still feeling ill today (28/1/97) and has developed a skin condition. Advised to see doctor.”
Another such case in the records happened near Birmingham, at 4am on March 18, 1997, when a man reported seeing a 200ft blue triangle over his back garden.
The man claimed the object hovered — causing dogs to bark — and shot off, leaving a “silky white substance” on the garden trees, which he collected in a jam jar.