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Last Updated: Thursday February 18 2010 12:22 GMT

In pics: UFO sightings in the UK

Thousands of UFO sightings

Thousands of UFOs have been spotted around the UK over the past 20 years, according to newly released reports.

Thousands of UFO sightings

The reports contain more than 6,000 pages describing people's strange sightings and eerie experiences with extra-terrestrial activity.

Thousands of UFO sightings

They include photographs, drawings and film footage of unidentified flying objects, like this one.

Thousands of UFO sightings

These pictures are sketches drawn on behalf of witnesses to show their interpretation of what they saw.

Thousands of UFO sightings

The witness in this case said the UFO was flying at around 15 miles per hour, 100ft in the air.

Thousands of UFO sightings

Loads of the UFOs described in more recent reports show the aircraft as big, black and triangular, with lights along the edges.

Thousands of UFO sightings

Back in the 1940s and '50s, most of the UFOs were said to be disc-shaped, which is why they've come to be known as flying saucers.

Thousands of UFO sightings

Some experts reckon the reason they change shape through the ages is just because of what we watch on TV and in the cinema.

Thousands of UFO sightings

The witness said this one was covered in red lights.

Thousands of UFO sightings

The reports have all been released by the Ministry of Defence and they've been given to the National Archive so everyone can see them.