Twenty years ago, particularly on March 31, 1993 at around 1:15 am, there were several UFO sightings of a triangular shaped unidentified flying object travelling across the skies of western Britain. This event is now called as the Cosford Incident.
The sightings came across West Midlands, Cornwall and Devon but what made the big news at that time was the claim by Met Office personnel and military at both RAF Shawbury and RAF Cosford.
UFO enthusiast Nick Pope submitted a report to the MoD saying that a UFO was able to operate in the UK Air Defence Region without being observed on radar. He added that this condition could be a threat to security and recommended further investigation.
Bright lights were reportedly spotted by an MoD police patrol over RAF Cosford. The officers immediately asked the help of a meteorological officer at Shawbury to check the strange bright lights. The officer then claimed to have witnessed a large triangular craft flying at around 200 feet which made low humming noise and sent away a slim beam of light which swept the ground.
The other officers claimed to have seen two bright white lights flying at tremendous speed to the southeast which left trails of luminous vapour. Others also depicted a third light, which created an impression of a triangle-shaped object. Several UFO websites considered the UFO sightings as a major sign that alien life really exists.
Sceptics attributed the sightings to radio satellite launched by Russia into orbit on the night of March 30, 1993. They believed that the rocket booster that went into the space re-entered to Earth and broke into two or more pieces.
The computer simulation of the possible path of the fragments was consistent to the place of UFO sightings.
The meteorological officer has revealed that his sighting was an hour after the one at Cosford and now thinks that what he witnessed was a police helicopter.