Most major media outlets have yet to pick up on a seemingly far-fetched report of UFOs spotted over the Church of Scientology Headquarters in East Grinstead. This might have something to do with the fact that not a single
blurry cell phone photo or grainy video shred of evidence exists to substantiate the claim.
The East Grinstead Courier and several UFO blogs have picked up the story, which alleges that three separate commercial airlines pilots witnessed “flat silver discs” hovering above the town close to the Saint Hill Scientology HQ campus. Two of the UFOs nearly collided with each other.
Curiously, the UFOs were called “mad-made” by one expert, a guy named Nick Pope.
“This is one of the most spectacular and intriguing UFO sightings that I have heard about in recent years. The evidence is first-rate; the witnesses are experienced pilots and critically, there is radar evidence to back up their stories.”
A report from the Airprox Board does show that there was some sort of sighting on radar which was concluded as unexplained.
“There is a disturbing side to this encounter, understandably played down in the official report. The UFOs – whatever they were – came dangerously close to hitting the aircraft. Whatever people believe about UFOs, we were 100 feet from catastrophe.”
But to appease some of the ufologists among you, this UFO sighting was pretty well downplayed by those involved, as well as the mainstream media. We don’t exactly doubt Nick Pope, either. Giorgio Tsoukalos, he isn’t. If he really said these things, you should know that this guy was actually paid by the British government for a long time to research UFOs for the Ministry of Defense.
Still, if aliens exist and they are smart enough to master interstellar travel, why did they nearly brain each other in plain sight of air traffic controllers? I smell a conspiracy.
Do you believe in UFOs? Is there any significance to this UFO sighting over Scientology HQ in East Grinstead?
UPDATE: British tabloid The Sun has apologized to Scientology for the story and have printed a retraction.
“Following a letter from lawyers for the Church, we apologise to any alien lifeforms for linking them to Scientologists.”
Now that’s some expert-level trolling!