Spain Makes Public Top-Secret UFO Files Over 1,900 Pages

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has made public more than 1,900 pages of files on UFO sightings recorded in Spanish airspace between 1962 and 1995.

The process of declassifying the documents began in 1991, when the Ministry of Defense decided to review the reports and reduce their classification level in order to make them available to the general public who did not have access to these documents on “Sightings of Phenomena Strangers”, also known as “UFO Files”.

It is a total of 80 files, with more than 1,900 pages on sightings of strange phenomena in Spanish airspace. Despite its declassification, the data of the declarants and the rapporteurs are omitted.

These documents cover phenomena that have occurred throughout Spanish airspace, from the first observed in 1962 in San Javier to the last dated 1995 in Seville. Some are sightings in a single place, while others cover several points of Spanish geography as they are seen from an airplane or coincide in date and description in different locations.

The reports include the location of the sighting, the date, the summary of facts, considerations, conclusions and the proposed classification or declassification of each document.

The material is available to the public in the Online Library of the Ministry of Defense of Spain and can be accessed at this link:

inexplicable phenomena

One of the most interesting UFO sightings was reported by pilots and crew when President Adolfo Suarez was traveling from Germany to Spain.

The strange UFO was located in an undisclosed location. The meeting took place when the former Spanish President was aboard an Air Force aircraft. Pilots and passengers witnessed strange lights that could not be explained. The report reads: “During the night of February 25, 1980, aboard the 401st Squadron, on a flight from Germany to Spain with President Suarez, strange lights were observed by pilots and passengers.”

Furthermore, the documents reveal a number of different sightings that took place over Spain when the UFOs were detected by radar but were invisible to the pilots who were sent to intercept them.

A document dated November 28, 1979 indicates that numerous individuals observed two UFOs in Madrid. A military plane was sent to look for the UFOs. The pilot of the interceptor aircraft saw nothing, despite “weather conditions being excellent” and “radar contact was established four times,” the report says.

That same report details other sightings, one of which occurred on November 27, 1979, when “lights in the sky were observed by many people” and “unknown radar echoes” were recorded.

Furthermore, the report details how, in 1971, a “luminous object was seen by the crew of a Lockheed T-33 plane en route Talavera-Getafe” and in 1977, mysterious lights were seen above Madrid.

The first UFO sighting over Madrid was recorded on December 11, 1968. Two different witnesses reported the occurrences, the first at 20:05 and the second at 20:30, about the presence “of a very bright object with changes in brightness”, in the parts southwest of the Spanish capital.


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