Latest UFO and Alien Sightings Reported to Devon and Cornwall Police
Today marks the annual World UFO Day, and “extraterrestrial sightings” have certainly not been lacking in recent years in Devon and Cornwall.
A Freedom of Information request to Devon and Cornwall Police revealed that 2020 saw the highest number of suspected UFO or alien sightings since 2015 with extraterrestrial events reported in places such as Plymouth, Exeter, Cullompton and Torquay.
Police were asked how many 999 or 101 force calls the force received in connection with suspected UFO or alien sightings from 2017, although a previous FOI also included numbers from 2015 and 2016.
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In the past six years, there have been 24 reports to police when the appellant to police actually claimed to have seen an alien or a UFO.
However, of these, four of the reports were from people with mental health issues and therefore would not be indicative of extraterrestrial sightings.
Of the four, two incidents – in Falmouth and Plymouth in 2016 – also both involved individuals who were recorded as appearing heavily intoxicated, the response said, while one sighting in East Devon in 2018 was found to be a helicopter and a 2020 call in Illogan saw officers find no evidence of a UFO or drone.
This comes from the fact that it was recently reported that six in 10 Britons believe an alien invasion is inevitable and 80% have a plan to deal with it.
The study of 2,000 adults revealed what they would do if aliens visited us – including hiding under the bed, pretending to be outside, or just panicking.
In research commissioned by Beavertown ahead of World UFO Day, a study found that 63% would be welcome if they saw an alien and in fact, one in 20 claim to have seen one before, according to OnePoll figures.
Nick Pope, former head of the UFO investigation at the Department of Defense, said, “UFO sightings are on the rise, as is the belief in an extraterrestrial presence.
“On the occasion of World UFO Day, and with a UFO report sent to the US Congress, the topic has indeed come out of the fringe and into the mainstream.
“Until recently, people who believed in UFOs were considered conspiracy theorists. But with pilots, radar operators, and intelligence community personnel stepping forward and talking about their experiences, the topic is now taken seriously in government.
“We must remember that skeptics must be right every time, while believers only have to be right once.
“Are we alone or not in the universe? Are we visited by aliens?
“These are some of the most important and profound questions we can ask, and now we’re closer than ever to getting answers.”
Below is a list showing the year, location and summary of sightings reported to Devon and Cornwall Police, but it should be noted that the 2021 reports have yet to be released.
|2015||Redruth, Cornwall||Caller only takes part of his meds and now sees aliens|
|2015||Exeter, Devon||Report strangers|
|2015||Exeter, Devon||Suspicious people in the house, it could be aliens from a spaceship.|
|2015||Plymouth, Devon||Caller says aliens are coming out of the wall|
|2016||Plymouth, Devon||The appellant saw a UFO near the woods. He “flew into the stars” after hovering over his head…|
|2016||Falmouth, Cornwall||Caller states he just saw an alien in the sky|
|2016||Dawlish, Devon||An alien stood in the corner of the callers room|
|2016||Truro, Cornwall||Caller call again reporting aliens in his house|
|2017||Honiton, Devon||She said she saw a UFO being chased by a Stealth Jet on the M5 – The family spoke with Social Services to request further help with the appellant’s current health issues.|
|2017||Redruth, Cornwall||states that she was attacked by an alien|
|2018||Plymouth, Devon||Among other claims, appellant stating he saw a UFO and police have no “bloody clue” – seems more sanity than malicious communications or intentional waste of police time|
|2018||Honiton, Devon||The caller reports that she saw a UFO and is involved with NASA. Previous logs indicate that the appellant suffers from mental health issues and that the police visited her and spoke to her at length to reassure her.|
The caller reported strange little lights moving across the sky – returning from Lyme Regis to Sidmouth and they were first aware of these lights just outside Lyme Regis. Several times the lights were seen as they were traveling along the road and they stopped between Beer and Seaton to listen to the sound of the helicopters, but heard none.
A police officer saw the same on the way to work, but as the plane moved, it turned out to be a … helicopter.
Caller rambling, making various claims including last night saw a UFO which froze her
|2018||Falmouth, Cornwall||Something was seen flying over Falmouth Docks with red light beaming on a drone. The caller thought it was suspicious, even mentioned that they thought it was a UFO, but then clarified that it would be a drone|
|2018||Bodmin, Cornwall||The caller says there is going to be a fire at Bodmin Hospital and he knows it because he is God. He says the fire is going to be started by a UFO. Hospital confirmed caller is a patient and currently resides at Bodmin Hospital having recently been severed|
|2018||Brixham, Devon||A caller said he saw a UFO in the sky and thought it could be a threat to humanity or a nuclear missile. The man then said he began to cut himself and the police called for the assistance of an ambulance.|
|2019||Plymouth, Devon||Caller says there is a UFO in his backyard and made numerous other unconnected calls the same day|
|2020||Torquay, Devon||The newspaper indicates that the individual has mental health issues and that “she sees aliens and UFOs.”|
|2020||Plymouth, Devon||Caller appears to have a mental health episode and claims to have seen a UFO in the sky and has a video on his phone|
|2020||Illogan, Cornwall||The caller said there was a drone flying around his house with a camera on it. Officers were present, with no signs of drone or UFO activity|
|2020||Plymouth, Devon||The caller is worried about him and his partners, and the man has had mental health issues and claims to have seen an alien who told him to kill his partner.|
|2020||Exeter, Devon||A rambling call from a female who says she can’t fall asleep because of the lights in the sky. She’s on medication for a personality disorder and the ambulance called|
|2020||Cullompton, Devon||The caller said he wanted to report her missing. He thinks aliens are talking to him and states that he hears the alien all the time.|
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