Ministry of Defence

AF/7464/72/S4f(AIR)
UFO sightings reported to the Ministry of Defence
YEAR TOTAL
1959 22
1960 31
1961 71
1962 46
1963 51
1964 74
1965 56
1966 95
1967 362
1968 280
1969 228
1970 181
1971 379
1972 201
1973 233
1974 177
1975 208
1976 167
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AF/7464/72/S4f(AIR)
"The numbers of UFO reports submitted to the Ministry of Defence...at the end
of 1975 this figure stood at 2,695...Since the number of reports submitted to you
in the 9 years prior to 1968 was 625 and in the 8 years after this period was 2,070,
this suggests an average increase for the two periods of almost 400%"
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AF/7464/72/S4f(AIR)
UFO Statistics - 1st January 1968 t 31st December 1972
Y'R | SATE'TES | BALL'NS | CEL'TIAL | METEORO | AIRCRAFT | MISCELL | UNEXP'D | = + DEBRIS +OBJECTS | + NATUR' ANEOUS
1968 65 10 36 3 114 30 22 280
1969 37 9 27 19 101 17 18 228
1970 9 8 31 16 97 5 15 181
1971 28 11 33 62 160 27 58 379
1972 7 28 17 2 128 5 14 201
Miscellaneous in this instance meaning: for example hoaxes, the reflection of lights on cloud, flares, fireworks, kites, lights on tall structures, photographic aberrations and bird flocks.

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