WASHINGTON D.C. – Two great past leaders may have been part of a great cover-up!
If the “X-Files” ever wanted to make a return, they would certainly have a conspiracy worthy of a movie. According to a letter sent to the British government, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower covered up a UFO sighting during World War II in an effort to prevent mass chaos.
Leading a world power during wartime certainly means that there’s going to be a need to maintain classified information. Despite anyone’s best efforts, not every secret remains a secret and the English Bulldog and Ike kept a mammoth one for decades.
The Daily Telegraph explains that Churchill is reported to “have made the orders during a secret war meeting with U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower, the then commander of the Allied Forces, at an undisclosed location in America during the latter part of the conflict.” He ordered that the information remain a secret for a period of 50 years.
United Kingdom’s National Archives released thousands of documents related to the sighting of unidentified flying objects on Wednesday.
A letter sent in 1999 by an unnamed person from Leicester, England, relayed a story he was told by his mother, which came from his grandfather, who claimed to have witnessed the alleged cover-up.
“It is claimed that my grandfather, [REDACTED} was present during a debate between Winston Churchill and Mr. Eisenhower during World War II involving making a decision about an unexpected incident,” the letter states, dated Sept 20, 1999.
The cover-up revolves around an incident off the English coast and the a Royal Air Force bomber crew, which was returning from a “photographic mission” in either Germany or France.
“The aircraft was intercepted by an object of unknown origin,” the letter explains, “which matched course and speed with the aircraft for a time and then underwent an extremely rapid acceleration away.”
According to the letter, the grandfather who witnessed the conversation heard Churchill state: “This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic amongst the general population and destroy one’s belief in the Church.”