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UFO files released by government

Thousands of previously classified documents on UFOs have been released by the Ministry of Defence.

They reveal tales of one man being abducted by aliens, a Lancaster bomber shadowed by a strange craft and an RAF officer having a close encounter while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

The files reveal how in the 1970s the phenomenon was even debated in the House of Lords.

John Maguire reports.