“The MoD may have stopped investigating UFOs in 2009 when they axed their UFO project, but people didn’t stop having sightings.
“While most FOIA responses are standard replies, some can be more revealing, if people ask smart questions.
“And while most UFO sightings are reports of lights in the sky, some cases can be truly spectacular, so all in all, there should be some interesting nuggets in these new files.”
Until recently, the RAF would hand its classified UFO files over to the National Archives.
The digitised files, however, will be published online and on a dedicated www.gov.uk website, accessible to all.
A spokesman for the RAF said “it had been assessed that it would be better to publish these records, rather than continue sending documents to the National Archives, and so they are looking to put them on to a dedicated gov.uk web page”.