A UFO researcher and author has appealed for any information from people who may have seen things in the skies above Wiltshire to contact him so he can document their stories.

Retired police officer John Hanson is attempting to document all UFO sightings across the UK in the Haunted Sky Series of books.

He has so far published nine volumes and is currently working on the tenth.

He said: “We estimated that 75 per cent of the cases listed in our books are not found in material released by the Public Records Office.

“We are also approaching the 50th anniversary of the Warminster UFO sightings which became affectionately known as The Thing.

“I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to mark the occasion and would like to document other reports, sightings and personal experiences.”

If anyone has information, email johndawn1@sky.com