Lord Louis Mountbatten’s official report about a bizarre encounter with a spacecraft on his estate has sparked British royal Prince Philip’s long-running obsession with UFOs and aliens.

The husband of Queen of England has reportedly spent decades building up a trove of books on space aliens. The fascination grew after Mountbatten wrote an official report about a strange experience one of his employees reportedly had with a silver spacecraft on his Broadlands estate’s ground in Romsey, Hampshire.

Mountbatten wrote about the 1955 incident involving Mr Briggs. He said that Mr Briggs was still dazed when he first saw him and worried that no one would believe his story. Mr Briggs reportedly told Mountbatten that he had never believed in stories about flying saucers and had been amazed at what he had seen.

Philip,99, is reportedly keeping a map of UFO sightings on a wall in Buckingham Palace. He also said to ask top-secret Ministry of Defence reports into UFO sightings and close encounters.

 He reportedly spent last summer reading a book ‘The Halt Perspective,’ which looks into the Rendlesham Forest incident’s inside story.

The event saw a series of reported sightings of strange lights in December 1980. Two officers stationed from the nearby Woodbridge US Air Force base even claimed to have encountered a triangular UFO, displaying hieroglyphic symbols, which sped away after they touched it.

Retired US Air Force Col Charles Halt and retired West Midlands detective John Hanson penned the book.

Philip’s secretary Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell wrote a letter to the former detective, saying he is certain it will be read with serious interest over the summer.

Hanson voiced his approval of Philip’s curiosity. He told The Sun: “Why shouldn’t any sensible person have an interest in a phenomenon that has baffled mankind for millennia?”

After Philip received another book ‘Haunted Skies: The Encyclopedia of British UFOs,’ Miller-Bakewell stated that His Royal Highness will add the copy to his collection. It’ll make a most welcome addition to his library.

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