- For decades, NATO forces flexed their
muscles against the Warsaw Pact, each nation conducting a dangerous cat
and mouse game of testing defences, both in the air and at sea. At its
height, Soviet aircraft flew many intrusive flights into the North Atlantic
knowing they would be tracked by the many NATO radar/listening facilities
stretching from Iceland down to Britain via means of ground, sea and airborne
means. NATO's response was (and still is) swift and efficient in challenging
- The 'game' was also enacted at sea as
Soviet submarines regularly left their bases in the Barents Sea in an attempt
to enter the North Atlantic undetected, but their movements were closely
monitored by NATO and the appropriate action taken.
- Although the Cold War is now a thing
of the past and Russian air incursions are few and far between, NATO remains
watchful and ready to react at a moments notice.
- It was during 1970 and 1971 that the
Western Alliance became increasingly concerned at a speight of incidents
involving UFOs over the North Atlantic Ocean and the Eastern coastline
of Britain. As a result, a highly secret and operation was instigated to
try to get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all.
- Operation Aeneid was a combined operation
involving the RAF, the USAF and members of the Royal Observer Corps.
- It involved the establishment of secret
observation centres around Great Britain, including at least four in Lincolnshire,
that were constantly manned throughout the Autumn and Winter of 1970 and
the Spring of 1971.
- A number of UFO sightings were made,
including one in broad daylight off the Lincolnshire coast. The latter
involved an appearance by a huge UFO, reportedly 180 feet long and accompanied
by numerous ball-shaped objects that had a glass-like appearance. These
spent several hours hovering over the RAF bombing range at Donna Nook and
was witnessed by at least half-a-dozen airmen.
- During the course of the operation, UFOs
were tracked on many occasions and fighter aircraft were scrambled to intercept.
During one incident, two aircraft ordered to intercept a UFO over the North
Sea suddenly found themselves surrounded by strange unknown craft. In a
separate incident, a General Electric Lightning fighter was scrambled from
RAF Binbrook to intercept a UFO.
- Ground Radar monitors had both the UFO
and fighter on screen when suddenly the two 'targets' merged into one before
separating again. Although voice transmission was lost and later regained,
the aircraft crashed into the sea and the pilot was lost.
- Wreckage was later recovered at sea by
the crew of HMS Kiddleston, but the pilot's body was never found. What
remained of the aircraft was later transported to RAF Binbrook - which
was unusual. Normally, all wreckage from air accidents are taken to Farnborough
for thorough investigation, but on this occasion the rules were changed.
Air accident investigators from Farnborough had to travel to RAF Binbrook
to undertake their examination.
- On their arrival at Binbrook, they found
the wreckage hidden behind a tarpaulin in a hanger; their usual access
to such wreckage was restricted; they were only permitted to perform a
cursory examination. They were amazed to discover that many of the aircraft's
flight instruments were missing. Their removal had been a serious breach
of regulations and although told the instruments would be returned, they
never were. The investigating team were constantly supervised by five civilians,
two of whom were Americans.
- After only a few hours, the team were
told their job was over, to pack up their bags and go. The following day,
members of the team were summoned to the main office at Farnborough and
told in no uncertain terms not to discuss any aspect of the crash with
anyone, not even members of their own families. The reason? National Security.
- Since then, UFO activity has continued
apace in the North Atlantic and North Sea. In recent times, that activity
has been reported off the coasts of Lincolnshire, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark
and the south coast of Iceland. 'Confrontations' have occurred between
elements of the NATO fleet and huge triangular objects seen emerging into
and from the sea.
- On 20 December 1992, three UFOs were
tracked coming down and entering the sea off the east coast of Iceland.
The following day, Icelandic fishermen off the north east coast were confronted
by very large, very fast, "moving underwater craft" which displayed
flashing coloured lights.
- These USOs (Underwater Submarine Objects)
appeared to be accompanied by a glowing airborne object travelling south
towards the coast of Scotland. As the USOs moved through the water they
came into contact with and damaged fishing nets. The fishermen concerned
told me they were used to submarine activity in the area, but said these
particular craft were definitely not normal submarines. They moved too
fast through the water, had flashing lights, and were far larger than anything
they had seen before. The fishermen were so frightened by the events they
contacted Icelandic authorities who immediately dispatched Icelandic Coast
Guard vessels to act as escorts.
- On 23 December 1992, an Icelandic Coast
Guard vessel and two gunboats were ordered to take up station off Langeness,
an area where UFOs had been seen entering the water. The operation was
conducted in great secrecy and I was told the crews felt very uneasy. Their
role was to observe and report.
- A short time later, three American warships
took up station in the area and were eventually joined by a fleet of NATO
warships, including some from Britain.
- A simple check with newspapers in the
week leading up to Christmas of that year will reveal the gathering was
described as a military exercise. Few bothered to appreciate that it was
extremely strange and unusual for a massive NATO naval exercise to take
place so close to Christmas.
- On 24 December 1992, the crews of two
British 'Hunter Killer' submarines were recalled from Christmas leave.
HMS Tireless and HMS Trenchant put to sea to link up with the NATO surface
- At the same time, Icelandic Coast Guard
vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up station at Alice Fjord off
the east coast of Iceland.
- British newspapers then put out a story
that surface ships had entered the area to track a very large underwater
craft, believed to be a new generation of Russian submarine.
- I then received further information from
contacts that a further four UFOs had been seen to descend and enter the
same area of sea. Icelandic sources also confirmed that the entire operation
was linked to tracking "unknown underwater alien craft". Around
this time, a massive sea search was put into operation to locate a surface
vessel which had reportedly gone missing.
- The search continued in great secrecy
for several days, but without success. Then, on 12 January 1993, smaller
Icelandic vessels had to take shelter at Langeness Fjord because of appalling
weather conditions which continued for approximately three weeks. The largest
ships of the NATO fleet remained at sea.
- By the 6 February 1993, the weather had
improved sufficiently for ships to put back to sea. Icelandic Coast Guard
vessels and gunboats were ordered to take up their original positions on
- All was quiet at sea for the next few
days, until suddenly all ships in the area received a message from the
American Flotilla, comprised of three Destroyers. The message instructed
all ships to stand off and not to approach any closer than three nautical
miles. All ships complied.
- While outside the 'exclusion zone' ships
radar's suddenly detected sixteen airborne objects which were then visibly
seen to approach the American vessels and then hover directly above them.
- Crews on outlying boat saw the brightly
lit amber coloured objects remain stationary for a short time before they
suddenly sped away in unison at great speed. The watching crews were bemused
and knew the objects could not possibly have been helicopters, not least
because of the poor weather conditions and the fact they were too far from
- On 15 April 1993, all ships involved
in the secret operation were ordered to search for yet another American
warship which had gone missing. Only two American Destroyers were now visible
to the outlying ships. The names of both the remaining American ships had
been removed and the crews were seen wearing full battle dress.
- Elements of the Russian Navy had now
joined the operation and were working in unison with the NATO surface fleet
at the mouth of the Barents Sea. On one occasion radio communication between
the Russian ships were understood to say: "We are engaging unknown
- On 16 April 1993, British newspapers
carried the headline, 'Joint American and Russian Military Exercises About
To Take Place'.
- They announced: 'For the first time since
World War Two, joint exercises involving elite American and Russian troops
are about to take place on Russian soil. The area of operation is said
to be Siberia. The arrival point of the American troops, was Tiksi.'
- Tiksi is the nearest Russian Port to
the area where the naval operations were taking place. Due to severe security
warnings given to all personnel regarding the leaking of information, no
further information was forthcoming.
- Information about other incidents did
continue to reach me however, such as one that took place on 21 April 1993,
when the crew of an Icelandic Airlines aircraft, travelling from London
to Iceland, became aware that two large balls of white light had joined
them as they passed over the coast of Scotland.
- The bright "glowing balls"
took up position on either side of the aircraft towards the tail. The objects
maintained this position all the way to Iceland and only when the aircraft
began it's descent to Keflavik Airport did they depart.
- During the many months that followed
Icelandic fishermen remained nervous and concerned as they repeatedly witnessed
strange aerial phenomenon in the sky close to their fishing grounds.
- On one occasion, several tubular objects
with "glowing blue-like fluorescent lights" hovered over fishing
boats who then experienced a complete power loss for several minutes. Eventually
the objects disappeared and power was restored.
- At 7.30pm on Monday, 12 February 1996,
I received a ship-to-shore telephone call from a fishing vessel in the
Denmark Straight, off the West Coast of Iceland. The caller told me that
a huge triangular craft had appeared and was hovering low in the sky close
to his boat. At that precise moment the transmission was cut off.
- Approximately fifteen minutes later the
caller rang again to say that all electronics on the ship had suddenly
failed. He told me that he and the rest of the crew had seen the triangular
object move away from the boat then suddenly descend into the sea. The
moment it had disappeared all electronic power was restored.
- At 9.00pm on Sunday, 18 February 1996,
a further call was received from the boats at sea. On this occasion the
caller told me that the whole crew were terrified because three huge black
triangular objects, accompanied by three independent red balls of light,
had come out of the sea and were hovering silently in the air close to
- I asked if the balls of light were connected
to the triangles and he said, "No they are totally seperate and independent".
The caller was asked if the triangles were showing on the ships Radar.
He replied, "No the Radar is not picking them up, the whole crew are
standing on the deck watching them."
- Were the objects close to the boat? "Yes,
they are hovering near the port bow, we're all scared". Asked if he
could hear any sound coming from the objects, he replied, "No there's
no sound coming from them". Were there any lights on the triangles?
"Yes there are small lights on different parts of them."
- He then said, "The whole crew are
out on deck watching them". Suddenly the transmission was lost and
the phone went dead. A short time later the connection was restored and
the voice at the other end said, "The objects have now gone, they
all descended and went down into the sea".
- At 3am. on Monday, 19th. February, 1996
a call was received in the middle of the night, from a fishing boat at
sea, off the coast of Iceland. The caller said, " We have just been
watching a gigantic sphere, hovering in the air, not very far from our
boats. It slowly moved away from us and then descended and disappeared
into the sea. We have no idea what it was."
- An hour later the telephone was ringing
again and once again the message was from the fishing boat. "There
are now six large florescent tube like objects hovering in the air close
to our position, they are a blue color and not making a sound. All these
strange things are making the crew very frightened, we don't like all this".
- At 10.55pm. on Tuesday, 23rd. April,
1996, a further telephone call was received from a ship which was fishing
200 miles South West of the coast of Iceland. The caller said, " You
are not going to believe what we have just seen. We were fishing fairly
close to a group of American Warships and suddenly there was a blinding
flash of light and one of the warships just disappeared in front of our
eyes. I know it sounds crazy, but I can assure you it happened a short
time ago. Soon after this an American boat came over to us an ordered us
and other fishing boats to leave the area immediately.
- Our Captain didn't need any telling,
he told us to get our boat out of the area as quickly as possible and to
return to our base in Iceland. We are now making our way back. The incident
has upset us all, particularly the Captain, he has retired to his cabin
with a bottle of whisky".
- On Sunday, 19 January 1997, A large number
of UFO-related events occurred off the south coast of Iceland. Reports
were received of large numbers of UFOs gathering over the sea. I can assure
readers that these reports were coming from ships at sea, witnesses on
the ground and from airline pilots.
- On Monday, 20 January 1997, airliners
attempting to land and depart from Keflavik Airport were delayed because
UFOs were seen flying in civilian air corridors. Only when the UFOs had
departed were things returned to normal. Recent information from our Spanish
contacts reveal that their fishermen have also reported seeing huge triangular
craft and other objects coming out of the sea off the coast of Ibetha.
These are currently being investigated.
- There is no doubt that these extraordinary
events are not something recent or new to the areas most effected. They
have been occurring since the early 1960s and appear to have continued
unabated to the present day. Thirty years ago, pilots and other witnesses
described amazing speeds and aerial manoeuvers and cited their apparent
ability to operate equally as well in the oceans. Perhaps they are not
visitors from another planet, perhaps they have always existed in the darkest,
deepest depths of our oceans. If so, could it be that their increasing
appearance is tied to the ecological damage we are inflicting on our planet's
surface, as well as in our Oceans? Speculation I know, but an interesting
possibility. On the other hand, what if they are indeed visitors from another
planet? Why are they here and what are their intentions?
- They act secretly and come and go like
shadows in the night, watching our every move. Why are UFOs seen so often
in the vicinity of military bases, nuclear missile sites or in areas of
- Is it a case of 'know the strength of
your enemy' or one of observing a primitive culture working towards their
own self- destruction? What do you think?