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Released files offer UFO answers

UFOs sighted over Devon and Cornwall could have been an American spy plane or a Russian rocket, files released by the National Archives suggest.

Ministry of Defence reports include details on sightings across the region of a large, low-flying object, which made a humming sound, on 31 March 1993.

Witness descriptions are similar to a secret US spy plane, the files reveal.

They also note the sightings coincide with the re-entry into the earth's atmosphere of a Russian rocket.

More than 70 people, including police and military personnel, reported witnessing the object which was seen in the skies above Devon, Cornwall, South Wales and Shropshire.

The newly-released MoD files relate to sightings in the UK reported between 1981 and 1996.

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