Man 'fell ill after UFO encounter'
An eyewitness from South Wales claimed he had an unexplained skin condition after a UFO experience - one of the more "unusual" features in the latest UFO files to be released.
A man in Ebbw Vale, on a clear and dry night, at 10.40pm on January 27 1997 claimed to see a UFO as he was driving his car.
In his report to Ebbw Vale police the following day, the man, from Newport, Gwent, said his car was surrounded for five minutes by a "tube of light" which swept towards him from the north east.
During this time both his radio and mobile phone stopped working.
The incident then takes an even more bizarre turn, when the man, a funeral director, reports feeling ill following his brush with the unknown.
The report said: "He felt and was indeed sick later on. He is still feeling ill today (28/1/97) and has developed a skin condition. Advised to see doctor."
The report goes on to describe the encounter: "First sighting seemed like a "massive star" moving towards the car. Having stopped the car and switched the lights off, the light encircled the car, remaining for perhaps five minutes.
"(The man) was able to walk through the light which was very bright. There was no sound, no aircraft or helicopter noise, and besides feeling ill was very frightened."
The report said the man's car was left covered in "dust and dirt".
Other eerie sightings include reports of a large triangular UFO hovering in the skies above former home secretary Michael Howard's home, a "Toblerone-shaped" UFO hovering over a field, and four lights hovering over Chelsea's Stamford Bridge football ground in south-west London.