DECLASSIFIED Government documents show there have been five reported UFO sightings in Herefordshire since 1997.

The official documents, which are available to read on the UK Government’s official website, contain information on unidentified flying objects seen between 1997 to 2009.

They included reported sightings from across the country which were reported to the Ministry of Defence.

The earliest recorded sighting in Herefordshire was reported at Bredenbury at around midnight on November 22, 1997.


A round green shaped object was seen moving west before falling from the sky at a steady rate.

The following year, a UFO was seen hovering above Much Marcle at 11.45pm on April 12.

The report says it had numerous flashing lights of all different colours. It hovered in the sky for about 10 minutes.

The files say somebody in Leominster reported seeing a large object the size of an aircraft with a bright light in front of it at 10am on September 23 in 1999.

They said it was “long with wings and had a jet sound and was very fast. It had black smoke coming from the rear”.

In 2003, Ministry of Defence police officers say they saw a stationary triangular object above Hereford at around 8pm on July 8.

It remained stationary for about half an hour at quite a height.

And on September 9, 2006 seven bright orange lights were seen in the sky travelling in a straight line from south to north across the county’s borders.