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US air base filmed for UFO show

SCENES for a television documentary about a major UFO incident were filmed at the Lakenheath American Air Force base.

The massive triangularshaped UFO was reported by police and military personnel on two days in March 1993.

It featured in Channel Five's Stranger than Fiction on Wednesday.

Although many of the sightings were over RAF bases at Cosford and Shawbury in Shropshire, the Lakenheathbased television production company, Steel Spyda, used the Lakenheath base for "generic" shots.

Kay Hill, the show's producer, said: "The Americans at Lakenheath were absolutely super. They couldn't have been more supportive."

The programme was based on a UFO file obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

Nick Pope, who used to run the British Government's UFO project, said the UFO was believed to measure several hundred feet across and was estimated to have accelerated away at more than 1,000 mph.

He said: "This is the most convincing UFO incident I've ever come across. It raises serious defence and national security issues. This is the case that turned me from sceptic to believer."

Kay Hill said: "We got all the documents on this incident except the MoD's letter to the American Embassy. They said it had gone missing. It is a genuinely mysterious case and one I was unaware of until making this film."

03 November 2006

First appeared in the Cambridge Evening News
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