A website devoted to conspiracy theories has said Monday's sonic boom drama over Yorkshire was down to a UFO rising from the North Sea - and that local people thought World War 3 was starting.
The website, What Does It Mean, picks apart the official line from the Ministry of Defence which said that two RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to intercept an Air France airliner which lost radio contact between Paris and Newcastle.
Under a report headed "Northern England Stunned After British Fighter Jets Battle UFO" it talks of a secret report being circulated in the Kremlin - the Russian corridors of power - describing the "mass panic event" on Monday night.
Writer Sorcha Faal said: "An extraordinary Ministry of Defence report circulating in the Kremlin states that a squadron of Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft were the cause of the “mass panic event” that occurred in Northern England after these planes were scrambled to intercept a “mysterious object” (UFO?) that had risen out of the sea.
"When met by these fighter aircraft (it) was fired upon by them causing it to then “disappear/realign."
People across Doncaster and huge swathes of Yorkshire reported hearing "massive explosions" shortly after 9.45pm on Monday after the jets went supersonic over the town en route to the north east.
The story continues: "According to this report, multiple Federation, British, NATO and American satellite and radar sources detected this “mysterious object” rising out of the sea off the coast of North England prompting RAF Coningsby, in Lincolnshire, to launch a squadron of Eurofighter Typhoons to intercept it - with one of these fighter aircraft making “repeated/numerous” combat attacks against it."
It continued: "Local people from Leeds, York, Harrogate and Doncaster who were witness to this event became panic stricken and terrified that World War III was starting as loud booms filled the region and fighter jets filled the sky."
"Within 15 minutes of this event occurring, the British government issued a DA-Notice (Defence Advisory Notice) making it illegal for any news media organisation to report the facts of what had occurred - and seven hours later published a “propaganda account” of this event stating that it was caused by a wayward Air France airliner over Yorkshire that had experienced a radio communication problem.
No local media organisations were issued with any such notice. - although some conspiracy theorists have implied local newspapers and television have been complicit in the cover up by going along with Government orders not to report on the truth surrounding the drama.
The writer claims that all of Air France's aircraft have multiple communication systems that continue to work under emergency mode under all circumstances - except a plane crash.
Faal claims the UFO could be the so-called Baltic Sea Anomaly, an alien spaceship supposedly found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2011 and which Russian President Vladimir Putin is said to have ordered to be "nuked," according to the website.