A UFO in Science Fiction: But Are They Secretly Science Fact? 24,000mph UFO Buzzes Britain; RAF TRACKS MYSTERY CRAFT OVER NORTH SEA .. . AND FIGHTERS CAN'T CATCH IT
Byline: DAVID DERBYSHIRE
THE RAF has tracked a UFO 'as big as a battleship' off the coast of Britain, military sources revealed yesterday.
They said the massive craft was tracked flying in a zigzag pattern at 17,000mph over the North Sea.
It then accelerated to 24,000mph and zoomed off towards the Atlantic.
The Dutch air force also tracked the UFO, but two F-16 fighters scrambled to intercept the object were unable to keep up, it is claimed.
RAF officials are said to be baffled by the object, spotted by the Ministry of Defence long-range listening station on Fylingdales moor in North Yorkshire.
'It was definitely under control, judging by the various manoeuvres executed,' said a source. 'It appeared to be triangular and was around the size of a battleship.' Radar records of the craft are due to be presented to science and military experts from around the world, who will examine how to exploit space for military purposes at a conference at RAF College, Cranwell, Lincolnshire, in June. Other tapes of the UFO - thought to have been made during the last two years - are being withheld because they give too much information about the radar base's scanning ability.
However, military chiefs may release a second series of tapes, reported to show 12 UFOs changing shape in mid-flight. …