Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Earliest Strange Secret?

Dave Clarke tells a fascinating story of what may very well be the earliest official X-Files-type investigation.

As Dave says: "The September issue of Fortean Times reveals my discovery of what may be the very first British Government inquiry into 'UFO' sightings - in 1865. 'The False Lights' were mysterious revolving lights seen above a rocky headland at Whitburn, county Durham, by mariners negotiating a hazardous stretch of the northeast coast. During a ten year period from 1860 more than 150 ships were wrecked on the rocks near Whitburn after following a light or lights in the sky which they wrongly believed were from a lighthouse at the mouth of the Tyne."

Check it out!

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