Prince Philip has a collection of books about aliens & UFO sightings in the UK

Britain's Prince Philip (R), Duke of Edinburgh arrives for the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles ceremony at Windsor castle in Windsor on July 22, 2020. - Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will step down from his role as Colonel-in-C

We can criticize Prince Philip for a lot: he has a long history of racism, infidelity, general unpleasantness and sexism. But one of the few things I like about Philip – at least back in the day – was that he was always an intellectually curious man. He loved to get out of the palace, and he had a wide assortment of friends and associates from all walks of life, from all levels of education and background. I don’t believe the Queen is particularly curious about anything, but Phil was always pretty worldly. Maybe even other-worldly? Apparently, Philip has always been interested in reading about extraterrestrials, aliens, Ufology and more.

Like all good X-files fans, Prince Philip knows that “the truth is out there,” which is why the royal has reportedly spent decades preparing himself for a close encounter of the third kind by compiling a library of books on the subject. According to The Sun, it was Philip’s uncle Lord Mountbatten who first sparked his interest in the subject of extraterrestrials. Mountbatten wrote an official report about a flying saucer landing on his Broadlands estate in Romsey, Hampshire after it was spotted by bricklayer Fred Briggs in February 1955. According to the report, which was kept secret until after his uncle’s death in 1979, Briggs claims that he saw a flying saucer hover above the ground and a man dressed in overalls and a helmet emerge before he was knocked off his bike and held to the ground by an “unseen force.”

Last summer, the husband of Queen Elizabeth also reportedly brushed up on his knowledge of alien sightings by reading The Halt Perspective about the Rendlesham Forest Incident which took place over the course of three nights beginning on December 26, 1980 near Suffolk, England. The book chronicles the series of UFO sightings and unexplained lights that took place on two U.S. airbases on those nights, with one officer even claiming he was close enough to touch the spacecraft.

In a letter to one of the co-authors of the book, retired West Midlands detective John Hanson, Philip’s private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell reportedly wrote, “I am certain it will be read with close interest over the summer.” After receiving another book on the topic— Haunted Skies: The Encyclopedia of British UFOs—Miller-Bakewell again replied, “His Royal Highness will add this copy to his collection. It will make a most welcome addition to his library.”

When asked about this recent revelation of the Prince’s interest in his book, Hanson told the outlet, “Why shouldn’t any sensible person have an interest in a phenomenon that has baffled mankind for millennia?”

[From Vanity Fair]

Do I really believe that Philip, at the age of 99, is kicking back in Windsor Castle, reading about UFOs? Not really. But perhaps he gets people (Penny?) to read to him. And I’ll also buy the idea that Philip has always had an interest in Ufology and aliens, and I bet Lord Mountbatten did too. They both seem like the type to have an interest in that stuff. Lord, I hope Ancient Aliens devotes an episode to alien-hunters in the British royal family. COME ON!! We all know that Henry VIII was an alien. Alien technology made Westminster Abbey! The aliens did Stonehenge!

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    Lets not forget the ‘theory’ that the BRF are all really reptiles from another planet!!!!! Think ‘V the mini series’.

    LOL, if he really wanted to know the truth he could always get the Misses to ask her intelligence community – after all it is her secret service.

    • GuestwithCat says:

      Oh my God! I was just about to post this! And here you go and beat me to it!

      The conspiracy theory that Liz actually is a Lizard person is huge! I ran across it when I was being nosy about her relationship with Lord Porchester and an internet search on that somehow turned up all the reptilian rumors about the royals. If the Cambridges really were reptilian, that would frankly be the only interesting thing about them at this point.

      I think even at 99 Phil does still read whatever it is that interests him. My 99 year old grandmother couldn’t see well but she kept up really well with books and periodicals that were converted to audio format. My husband and daughter see perfectly well and consume a lot of literature in audio format. I’m just starting to get into that myself because the new screen technology on devices hurts my eyes so much. And I just can’t afford to spare the space that books and magazines take up.

      Well this is some fun gossip and I am much amused to see it today!

  2. Mac says:

    This might be the most interesting thing I’ve ever heard about the BRF. Maybe Phillip has been to area 51?

  3. Becks1 says:

    I’m not surprised that he’s interested in that kind of stuff – he’s certainly not alone, given the popularity of series like Ancient Aliens and X files etc.

    However, let’s be snarky for a moment. Can we imagine an article about Kate or William’s interests like this, tied directly into what books they have on their shelves, and what books will make for good summer reading for them? At least Phillip has interests and intellectual curiosity.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Becks you’re so right. And I don’t understand it, because something like that would make Kate so much more relatable, and might encourage some of her fans to read more (we already do but I’m sure there are a lot that don’t but would want to CopyKate!). It’s like she doesn’t want the public to know a single, solitary thing about who she is as a person. We might like her a lot more if she wasn’t basically a mannequin.

    • windyriver says:

      Philip has interests and curiosity, and so does Charles. Obviously skipped a generation with Will, but fingers crossed for George, Charlotte and Louis to find interest in the world around them and passions of their own.

  4. Sam the Pink says:

    Now I’m picturing old Phil settling in with a good English stout and some rarebit to watch some Ancient Aliens on the History Channel!

  5. lucylee says:

    Spinning, spinning, spinning. The royal family PR are running out of fake stories to keep their subjects amused.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    Philip also believes in eugenics. An all around terrible person who should not be venerated in anyway.

  7. Coco says:

    This reminds of the conspiracy theory sketches from ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look.’ The one on the assassination of Princess Diana is especially hilarious.
    ‘Q: Why are we doing this?
    A: Because Prince Philip told us to. It’s well-known that the nation’s security services are still at the beck and call of the royal family.’

  8. ArniePz says:

    This man is not alive right? Like can we all agree on this theory.
    They’ve been propping him up for photos weekend at Bernie’s style? 🤣