UFO sighting reports recorded by the RAF are to be made available online for the first time. The RAF decided to cease its UFO unit in 2009, after concluding that no received report had ever provided any proof of potential threat in more than 50 years.
Records from the unit were previously passed to the National Archives. Most were initially classified before being declassified after a particular number of years.
However, most recent reports that RAF received will be made available online, following a Freedom of Information Act request. Members of the public reporting UFO sightings are now directed to their local police force.
RAF said, through their spokesman, that it had been assessed it would be better to make these records available to the public online rather than keep on sending documents to the National Archives. They are planning to publish them on to a dedicated gov.uk web page.
The publication is expected to happen within the first quarter of 2020 as a clearance process for the documents is still going on.
The RAF described the files in response to the FOI request as “comprising entirely of correspondence with members of the public.”