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UFO files give details of mysterious sightings

The latest batch of UFO files released today contain sightings of mysterious lights over the Glastonbury Festival, a "flying saucer" outside Retford town hall and a bizarre story of "Mork and Mindy's" visit to East Dulwich.

The files contain first-hand testimony of retired RAF fighter controller Freddie Wimbledon and retired MoD official Ralph Noyes on the famous 1956 UFO incident at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

Mr Wimbledon remembers the RAF scrambling fighter planes to intercept a UFO seen on radar and by observers on the ground.

The UFO reportedly latched onto to a fighter plane, before flying off at "terrific speed".

Staff involved were sworn to secrecy, while Mr Noyes recalls being shown gun camera footage of the UFOs at a special MoD screening in 1970.

One of the more bizarre tales from the files is the 2003 sighting of "worm-shaped" UFOs "wriggling around in the sky" over East Dulwich in London.

A mother and daughter reported it to the police, but according to testimony she later gave to the MoD's UFO desk, the two police constables who attended the scene were joined by two men dressed in "space suits and dark glasses who called themselves Mork and Mindy" - characters in a US TV comedy show about aliens.

Another report describes mysterious lights seen moving 300ft above the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 28 2003.

A file also contains a number of sightings reported to the MoD during the summer of 2006, that describe formations of orange lights in the sky.

These appear to be observations of Chinese lanterns, released at parties and public events, the experts concluded.

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