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Did aliens visit Rollesby?

PUBLISHED: 10:39 05 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

On a holiday to the Broads you would expect to see wildfowl, reed beds and dragonflies.

However you can imagine the shock of those who glimpsed a UFO flying over Rollesby Broad, near Great Yarmouth.

On a holiday to the Broads you would expect to see wildfowl, reed beds and dragonflies.

However you can imagine the shock of those who glimpsed a UFO flying over Rollesby Broad, near Great Yarmouth.

But then think of the

embarrassment if it turned out the sighting was only a reflection from your camera.

Sadly for three fishermen from Essex that is what exactly happened after they apparently videotaped a strange diamond shaped object flying over them.

Although the Rollesby Broads incident happened in October 1993, it is back in the public limelight after the release of Ministry of Defence files today.

A press cutting from the time and the results of a MOD enquiry are featured in 5,000 pages of UFO reports, letters and sketches of strange craft, which are now available on the National Archives' website.

Also featured in the large online resource are reports of UFOs buzzing over Norwich and the Wash.

There are also detailed statements from one of the most infamous UFO cases in Britain - the 1980 Rendlesham Forest mystery.

The Rollesby Broad incident was reported in the Mail on Sunday and involved Dagenham fishermen Mark Wilkins, Bill Deuters and Stephen Farrow, who recorded a mysterious diamond shaped object on a video camera.

A MOD report from Whitehall said: “I can tell you that records confirm that there was no evidence to suggest that the UK Air Defence Region had been compromised and as such official interest in the sighting ceased.

“You may be interested to know that the video footage was examined at the time by various photographic experts and it was concluded that the diamond shape seen in the video could be attributed to a reflection of the camcorder's iris.”


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