British Royal Family Intrigued by UFOs and Crop CirclesJanuary 25, 2009
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Colin Andrews, has been asked to remove details of the British Royal's family interest in crop circle research from his website. On the site he states that their interest was aroused because crop circles appeared on their land.
Colin's book 'Circular Evidence' was on the Queen's Summer Reading list in 1989 and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh subscribed to his Circles Phenomenon Research Newsletter. The Duke also asked Colin to keep him up-to-date with his research.
Colin states that the British public has been continually lied to in regard to the Royal Family's interest in UFOs. He thinks it is about time the public is told the truth about this matter.
Nick Pope who was formerly head of the Ministry of Defence's UFO department replies that:
"Some of the issues Colin highlights have arisen because the line between official and private interest - even within government, the military and the intelligence agencies - can be blurred. There are particular sensitivities and political difficulties when members of the Royal Family are involved.
"I agree that the MoD has downplayed its interest and involvement in the crop circle issue, as it has with the UFO phenomenon. This has been the policy for many years and it's no secret that I had to play my part in this when I worked for the government."
The Royal family's interest in UFOs actually goes back to the 1950s.
Earl Louis Mountbatten was one of the first subscribers to the highly-influential "Flying Saucer Review" magazine when it began publication in 1955, and he received copies right up to the time of his death in August 1979.
The Duke of Edinburgh kept a map at Buckingham Palace showing the location of UFO sightings on his wall and he asked the British Air Ministry to send him a copy of every UFO report they received. He also allowed his equerry, Sir Peter Horsley, to discreetly study UFO cases and to bring UFO witnesses to the Palace for private discussions.
One of these witnesses was Stephen Darbishire, who took two photographs of a UFO flying near Coniston, in the Lake District on 15 February 1954. Along with his father, he spoke to a private secretary at Buckingham Palace in March 1954. Another visitor was BOAC Captain, James Howard, who had seen a group of UFOs in June 1954 whilst flying over the North Atlantic.
What must be one of the weirdest encounters ever experienced by the Royal Household involved Sir Peter. The former World War Two fighter pilot and Air Marshall met an alien in a Chelsea flat in 1954.
From the very beginning of their meeting the alien, who called himself "Mr Janus" said he wanted to meet the Duke of Edinburgh. Mr Janus was dressed in a suit and tie and looked like an average 45 to 50 year old man, who spoke in a quiet, rich voice.
The most disquieting part of this meeting was that he seemed to know all about Britain's nuclear secrets and had the ability to read Sir Peter's mind.
When pressed about why he wanted to meet the Duke of Edinburgh, Mr Janus explained that he; "is a man of great vision ... who believes strongly in the proper relationship between man and nature which will prove of great importance in future galactic harmony."
As far as we know, the Duke of Edinburgh never got to see this enigmatic character. He was equally unsuccessful when he expressed an interest in meeting the famous UFO contactee, George Adamski.
Adamski became famous in 1953 when he published a book about his meetings with aliens. The book "Flying Saucers Have Landed" revealed that from 1946 onwards he saw and photographed cigar and bell-shaped UFOs over Mount Palomar on numerous occasions. This culminated in a meeting with a longhaired humanoid alien in the Colorado Desert of Southern California on 20 November 1952. Through sign language and telepathy, he learnt that the alien came from Venus. In later books, he even claimed to take trips into outer space onboard flying saucers.
Due to the interest in his encounters, Adamski went on a world lecture tour in 1959 and the Duke saw this as an ideal opportunity to meet him on the British leg of his tour. However, there were concerns that a meeting would endorse Adamski's highly controversial claims and bring ridicule to the Royal Family, and it was cancelled at the last minute.
Dr. David Clarke the co-author of "The Flying Saucerers" (Alternative Albion, 2007) says: "This alone shows how far these bizarre ideas had penetrated the upper classes and royalty. There's no doubt from the documentation we have that Prince Philip and his uncle Lord Mountbatten were UFO enthusiasts, and I'm sure Philip would have met Adamski if he felt he could have got away with it.
"But it looks as if he realized the danger this would place him in - not least the huge potential embarrassment for the royals if it leaked out."
Colin Andrew's website is at:
Nick Pope sets out the Ministry of Defence's official position on UFOs at: