Due to recent revelations, I have decided to share my evidence. When I was younger I was a poacher, I lived very close to Rendlesham Forest and frequently went poaching there. So back in 1980, 28TH December I was in the forest poaching.
Now bear this in mind, before this encounter I saw and heard a lot of strange things in that forest. I could tell you stories that would bend your bones, so every time I went poaching I always took my camera always hoping to capture some evidence.
OK so let’s cut to the chase, so I saw a basketball sized red orb, it had a black centre like a pupil and looked just like an eye winking at you, just like Halt explained it.
It was zig zagging between the trees, strange, freaked me out, weird man, proper not right, I saw it before Halt.
It passed me first. Halt and his team was about 200 meters away, I could hear all the noise. Later I saw another UFO it was firing beams of light down to the ground, definitely looking for something, God knows what.
I tell you, what I witnessed was simply incredible, definitely extraterrestrial no two ways about it. You can read books and watch TV shows about it, but I’m telling you man you had to be there to really understand and appreciate just how incredible this thing was, changed my life for ever.
I’ve sat on this information for over 40 years and it feels good to get it out and show the truth. After this thing happened I was followed for weeks, I had my phone tapped, scary time man. Anyway enjoy my photos, these are the real deal!!! Peace and Love from John The Poacher.
I love to star gaze. I have seen many different satellites over the years and this was NOT a satellite. I was headed outside too warm my pickup up for work at 0545. It was a crisp clear starry nights sky out. Something caught my attention and I looked up. To my surprise I watched as an object was dropping into our atmosphere leaving a burning flame like trail. It was moving like a super slow motion meteor. It then slowed and almost stopped, changed direction and then kept moving. At this point I ran inside and grabbed my I phone and took as many pics as I could as it was moving away silently into the night. As you can see this is not a plane, train or automobile. I am not sure what it is. What I can say for sure though is that it burned into our nights sky leaving a short trail of what looked like a shower trail of sparks and flames, then changed direction and moved on. I wish I had my camera when it 1st came in. I watched it for about 30-45 seconds quite surprised at what I was viewing then realized I had to break away to get my phone. By the time I was able to actually snap some pics the burn had stopped and it was moving silently away from me headed North East.
At approximately 2145 hours on Thursday night, December 29, 1994, a
mother (with her six children) was driving north on the Zaring Cut-Off
Road in southeastern Washington State, just 5 miles north of the Snake
River. Several of her children suddenly started shouting, and called the
mother’s attention to three extraordinarily bright lights above a recently
harvested wheat field off to the right (east) side of the road. At first
they thought the lights were the landing lights of an airliner at low altitude,
perhaps making a forced landing in the field, and flying directly toward
them. Then one of the older children suggested the lights were the headlights
on a “semi” (an 18-wheel truck), but they almost immediately
realized that description didn’t fit, either.
Suddenly, the family began to see the objects that were attached to
the three lights, and they were awed by the vision! They saw three coal
black, delta-shaped craft, with articulating structures on their noses,
from which the blinding lights were radiating. They appeared to be scanning
the ground ahead of them. The objects, apparently locked in tight, unwavering
formation, slowly drifted across the road (and car) at very low speed,
slowly turned left (south) and proceeded south parallel to the road the
family was on.
The mother submitted an excellent 3-page report, together with a drawing
of one of the crafts she reportedly witnessed that night. In addition,
she submitted a detailed drawing of the area and the approximate flight
path of the objects.
Drawing of La Crosse, Washington ship provided by witness
The mother reported that the objects were right above their car, they
gave off a barely perceptible humming sound (“…like an electric
refrigerator…”), and they were close enough that a “person
with a good throwing arm could have hit them with a rock.” When I
talked with her on January 01, 1995, (Our first call of the year), she
was still seemingly upset by the experience. She volunteered that she was
frightened to either drive, or even go outside, after dark, which is not
uncommon among people who have had recent UFO experiences.
(Note: Ships of quite similar shape have been reported to the Center from all over the country)
Between 9;30 and 10;15 PM more than 200 people phoned local and state police to report a huge object with bright lights flying low over the highway near the towns of Newtown and Southbury in Connecticut. Those witnesses that called state police in Southbury were told that it was nothing more than a group of Ultra light aircraft from Candlewood airport flying in close formation and hanging colored lanterns from the bottom of the plane. The police also told witnesses that the aircraft were painted black so that all that can be seen is the lights. Many of the witnesses to the phenomenon found it very hard to believe the official explanation.
One witnesses to the UFO was Mrs. Betty Proulx of Middlebury who said that the object hovered over her house without a sound for over two minutes.here was no doubt in her mind that what she was looking at was one solid object.When Mr. Proulx heard about the explanation he could not accept it since he was in the air division of the Navy. “It was one craft and like no aircraft that I have ever seen in my life”.
Another witnesses was Mr. Randy Etting a commercial airline pilot with over thirty years of experience. Mr. Etting said that the idea of the ultra light theory “is the prattling of idiots” Mr. Etting observed the lights from his home in Newtown Connecticut at about 9:45 PM. He said that there were at least eight lights of different colors flying very close together and without a sound. As the object passed his home he observed it in a pair of 7 X 35 binoculars. Mr. Etting told me that the UFO was one object and he saw some type of heat waves coming from the object which distorted the area around the lights. Mr. Etting watched the object with neighbors and his son for over ten minutes as it slowly drifted to the north west. All the witnesses agree that the UFO was one solid object and round in appearance.
The Etting party was observing the UFO while it was passing close to I-84. At this time over a dozen cars pulled over to view the UFO as it passed overhead. One witness a Charlie Tuperman described what happened that night.
“It was about 9:30 or so and I was driving East on 84 around the Southbury area when I noticed these lights ahead of me. They were low and it looked like a 747 was going to land on the highway.This thing had about ten lights in kind of a half circle and the lights were yellow, green, blue, white and red. This thing was going very slow and moving from the east to the west. All of a sudden every one on both sides of the road began slamming on their brakes and pulling over to the side. It was a dangerous thing to do since there were several trucks apparently trying the same thing. I pulled over and watched this thing pass directly over the west bound lanes. I saw a dark mass behind the lights and there was no sound. I saw the lights of a state trooper just ahead of me and I figured he was called to see what was going on. Then all of a sudden this thing gets real bright, I mean all the lights just got ten times brighter for about ten seconds or so, then they faded to where they were before and that is about as bright as a planes wing lights. That really scared me. I wanted to get going because I thought there was some type of invasion or something,I just wanted to get home. Besides I was afraid of some trucker plowing into my car. I watched it head west and lost it . I turned on the radio for news, but didn’t hear anything about any UFOs on any of the local stations”.
At about 10:00 after the series of sightings in the I-84 area. The UFO was seen heading to the west. It was then seen in the New Milford Connecticut area by a Robert Nellis his friend Jeff and Mr. Nellis dog. They were all in Nellis car off a side road off Route 7 in the northern area of New Milford. They were driving home after a long day of boating upstate along the Connecticut river.The dog began to bark and cry and at that point Jeff looked over to the northeast to see a number of bright lights hovering over a stand of pine trees less than a quarter mile away. They stopped the car and at that time their car radio began to sound “funny” with all types of strange sounding static that interfered with the station that they were listening to.
They stopped the car and continued to watch the lights. At this moment the lights began to move slowly towards them. They were amazed at the size of the object, “larger than a football field”. The dog continued to bark as the object passed over their car . Neil looked up and saw a very dark structure connecting the lights that extended toward the rear of the object. He said it was teardrop in shape and the lights in the front were in a half circle.The object was so large he said that” it covered the sky and blocked out everything overhead”
The object he said was made of some type of “dark grey material with very little reflect ability”. There was no sound and they estimated that the giant UFO was no more than 500 feet above their car. The UFO then passed over their car and then shifted towards the north. They both noticed some type of flashing lights under the object that gave the impression as if something was moving. They watched the UFO slowly move away. The total duration of the sighting was ten minutes, however both men arrived home forty minutes later. This is could be a case of missing time, or the witnesses observed the object longer than they thought.
Neil would call me for several days after my interview with him since he felt “uneasy and upset” about his Close Encounter. My research team and I are still investigating this case and it seems that it may be another of the many missing time cases that are escalating in the area.
This UFO was so bright and large that it was only a matter of time before someone would come forward with a photograph. To our surprise we were contacted by a person of high standing in the Southbury area who took a picture of the object as it moved very slowly over I-84 at about 9:30 PM. The photographer wishes to remain anonymous since his position is very sensitive. He his a very highly trained college educated man who fears that the publicity surrounding the photograph could hurt his career. He gave us full rights to the photograph and his sighting account providing we do not use his real name. We will refer to him as David. (This person was actually Randy Etting; B J)
David was on I-84 on Official business when he saw the lights. The lights were in the northwest and heading east. As he watched, the object tilted and all the lights got much brighter.He was pulled off the road at the time and had his camera ready. The UFO was about 45 degrees above the horizon. Due to traffic he had time to take only one picture. His camera was a 35 mm with a 50 mm lens at 1.8, the film type was Kodacolor ASA 400 and the exposure was 1/60th of a second, or 1/125.
He was not sure of the setting, but feels it was 1/60th of a second. The object then moved toward the east without a sound. During an interview with this researcher, David told me that the he was sure there was a solid object behind the lights. He also said that when the object turned it looked like the lights on the sides were pulling out from the main mass, but he realized that this effect was due to the object changing position from his point of view.
Several photo-analysis experts are now looking at the photograph. Our initial study showed that the image is without a doubt hanging in the sky above the ground. Also the photograph was looked at by Dr. Willy Smith a scientists and UFO researcher of some repute. Dr. Smith’s initial calculations show the object to be anywhere from 650-1600 across!
We believe that this photograph is one of the best nighttime UFO pictures taken in the past twenty years. There were quite a few witnesses to the sighting over a twenty-five mile radius, all reporting the same thing. A close examination of the original negative shows that the lights are reflecting off of some type of structure in the central part of the object.Also the lights are in a perfect half circle. There is no doubt that what ever the UFO photograph represents it is one solid object. We hope to get more data on the photograph and the sightings in the weeks to come. I have taken an add in the local papers asking for videos and photographs and sighting accounts from that night.
What about the theory that the UFO is nothing more than Ultra lights from Candlewood airport. We questioned state police on this theory. An officer stated that they made a mistake about the airport, it wasn’t Candlewood but Stormville airport. A flight instructor at Stormville later told us that there is only one Ultra light at Stormville and it only flies in the day since it is illegal for them to fly at night.
The UFO sightings in the Northeast continue. In the days to follow I received several calls from witnesses who saw formations of military helicopters in the sighting area. One witnesses took a picture of this formation. Is the government involved in the mysterious happenings over the Connecticut area? Many of the residents feel that the government is well aware of the UFO and is doing its best to play down the sightings by explaining them away.
I called nearby Bradley international airport to find out if they had any information about the sightings. I was informed by air traffic control that no formations or large aircraft were tracked on radar at that location and time.
I was also told that unless the “aircraft” have transponders (a device placed in aircraft that helps identify them on radar) in them they would not be picked up at that location at an altitude of less than 2,000 feet. I have enough witnesses in different locations at the same time observing the UFO to determine that the approximate altitude was between 1,000 and 1300 feet.
Based on this information my calculations indicate that the span of lights was at least 900 feet! Its apparent size in the sky was quite large, this is evident by the image on the 35 mm frame that takes up almost half the negative.
It is obvious from the photograph and by the witness statements that something more than ultra light aircraft was in the sky over Connecticut that night.
The crew consisted of veteran Captain Kenju Terauchi, co-pilot Takanori Tamefuji, and flight engineer Yoshio Tsukuba.
On November 16, 1986, laden with wine, JAL1628 took off from Paris and flew the first leg of the trip, to Reykjavik. The next day, they continued, flying over Greenland and then across northern Canada without event.
Just after they crossed into Alaska, at 5:09 PM local time, Anchorage Air Traffic Control contacted them on the radio to report initial radar contact. The Anchorage flight controller asked them to turn 15 degrees to the left and head for a point known as Talkeetna on a heading of 215 degrees. They were at 35,000 feet and traveling at a ground speed of about 600 mph.
At about 5:11 PM local time, Captain Terauchi noticed the lights of some sort of aircraft about 2000 feet below and 30 degrees to the left front of them. He decided that the aircraft was probably an American jet fighter from nearby Eielson or Elmendorf Air Force Bases patrolling Alaskan airspace, so he ignored them at first.
However, after a few minutes, he noticed that the lights were keeping pace with his own aircraft, which would be an unusual thing for patrolling jets to do.
It was about seven or so minutes since we began paying attention to the lights (when), most unexpectedly, two spaceships stopped in front of our face, shooting off lights. The inside cockpit shined brightly and I felt warm in the face.
Terauchi said that it was his impression that the two objects he had seen below them minutes before had suddenly jumped in from of him. The craft, one above the other, kept pace with the 747 for several minutes, moving in unison with an odd rocking motion.
After about seven minutes, they changed to a side-by-side arrangement.
Terauchi said that the “amber and whitish” lights were like flames coming out of multiple rocket exhaust ports arranged in two rectangular rows on the craft. He felt that they fired in a particular sequence to stabilize the craft, much like the small maneuvering thrusters on the Space Shuttle.
He also reported seeing sparks like a fire when using gasoline or carbon fuel.
Co-pilot Tamefuji described the lights as “Christmas assorted” lights with a “salmon” color. He said: I remember red or orange, and white landing light, just like a landing light. And weak green, ah, blinking. He also described the lights as pulsating slowly. They became stronger, became weaker., became stronger, became weaker, different from strobe lights.
The lights were “swinging” in unison as if there were “very good formation flight… close” of two aircraft side by side.
He described the appearance of the lights as similar to seeing “night flight head-on traffic,” where it is only possible to see the lights on an approaching aircraft and “we cannot see the total shape.”
He said, I’m sure I saw something. It was clear enough to make me believe that there was an oncoming aircraft.
Flight engineer Tsukuba, who sat behind the copilot, did not have as good a view of the lights. He first saw them “through the L1 window at the 11 o’clock position,” and he saw “clusters of lights undulating.”
These clusters were “made of two parts… shaped like windows of an airplane.”
He emphasized that “the lights in front of us were different from town lights.”
He described the colors as white or amber.
Tamefuji decided to call Anchorage Air Traffic Control, and for the next thirty minutes the 747 and AARTCC were in constant contact regarding the UFO.
During this time, Captain Terauchi asked Tskububa to hand him a camera so that he could attempt to take a photograph of the lights. However, Terauchi was unfamiliar with the camera and could not get it to operate. Tsukuba also could not get his camera to operate due to problems with the auto-focus and finally gave up trying to take a photo.
At this point they began experiencing some radio interference and were asked by Anchorage to change frequencies. Terauchi later said that Anchorage kept asking him about clouds in the immediate area:
They asked us several times if there were clouds near our altitude. We saw thin and spotty clouds near the mountain below us, no clouds in mid-to-upper air, and the air current was steady.
Soon after the exchanges about clouds, the objects flew off to the left. Terauchi said later: “There was a pale white flat light in the direction where the ships flew away, moving in a line along with us, in the same direction and same speed and at the same altitude as we were.”
Terauchi decided to see whether they could see anything on the 747’s own radar:
“I thought it would be impossible to find anything on an aircraft radar if a large ground radar did not show anything, but I judged the distance of the object visually and it was not very far.
“I set the digital weather radar distance to 20 (nautical) miles, radar angle to horizon (i.e., no depression angle). There it was on the screen. A large green and round object had appeared at 7 or 8 miles (13 km to 15 km) away, where the direction of the object was.
” We reported to Anchorage center that our radar caught the object within 7 or 8 miles in the 10 o’clock position. We asked them if they could catch it on ground radar, but it did not seem they could catch it at all.”
At 5:25:45, after spending two minutes looking, the military radar at Elmendorf Regional Operational Control Center also picked up something. The ROCC radar controller reported back to the AARTCC that he was getting some “surge primary return.” By this he meant an occasional radar echo unaccompanied by a transponder signal.
As the 747 neared Fairbanks:
“The lights (of the city) were extremely bright to eyes that were used to the dark. (The cockpit lights had been turned off to eliminate window reflections of internal lights.) We were just above the bright city lights and we checked the pale white light behind us.
” Alas! There was a silhouette of a gigantic spaceship.
“We must run away quickly! Anchorage Center.”
The JAL1628 is requesting a change of course to right 45 degrees.” It felt like a long time before we received permission.”
Just after the plane turned to the right, the AARTCC controller called the Fairbanks Approach Radar controller to find out whether or not the short-range radar had a target near the JAL. The approach radar reported no target other than JAL1628.
The plane came out of the turn and flew toward Talkeetna at an altitude of 31,000 ft, with the object still following.
At about 5:40, a United Airlines passenger jet took off from Anchorage and headed north to Fairbanks. The AARTCC controller decided to ask the UA pilot to try to see the object that was following the JAL flight.
The UA pilot said he would look when he got closer. The controller asked the JAL flight to stay at 31,000 ft, and the UA flight to stay at 29,000 ft. He then directed the UA flight to turn some more so that the planes would pass within five miles of one another.
As the United Airlines jet got closer, the UFO apparently dropped behind, allowing the JAL plane to get far ahead. The United pilot asked the AARTCC to have the JAL pilot flash the headlights on the JAL aircraft so he could locate the plane.
At 5:49:45 the JAL pilot did that. At this point the planes were about 25 miles apart.
When the planes were about 12 miles apart, the UA plane reported seeing the JAL plane and nothing else. But by this time the UFO had apparently disappeared, not being seen by JAL1628, either.
At about 5:51, the AARTCC requested that a military TOTEM flight in the area also fly toward the JAL plane for a look. During the next several minutes TOTEM viewed the JAL plane, but couldn’t see any other traffic. JAL1628 proceeded to Anchorage and landed at 6:20 PM. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
In March my husband and I were returning on foot from our local Shoprite grocery store, which is within walking distance from our condo community. It was past 8 pm and as we approached our unit we observed a large stationary ball of bright light high in the sky. We also noticed that there was no sound whatsoever. This caught our attention as we live in the NYC suburbs and are in the flight path of Teterboro Airport and Newark International. JFK and La Guardia airports are also not so far from us. We often see and hear helicopters, private jets, military jets in addition to commercial airplanes. It’s pretty busy air space over us. This sighting was not any of those aircraft we observe and hear near daily in daylight and at night. In fact this caught our attention because it was unlike anything we are used to seeing and hearing. The shape was round, slightly oval or may have changed shaped slightly. As my husband and I stared at one point I asked him did it change shape as I perceived a slight shape change then it appeared round again. The object was low enough that if it were a helicopter we would hear the typical chopper sounds but it was silent. The object was stationary so certainly not a plane. We stood and observed for at least 10 minutes and this object didn’t move or emit any sounds the entire time. It remained stationary the entire time not appearing to move or change location. The intensity of the light never changed, never wavered. We stood and stared and tried to attribute it to some type of aircraft that we know but could not. The object was already there when we came home, no idea how long it had been there before we saw it or how long it remained after we went inside. As we were both holding heavy grocery bags we eventually went in. We half joked that we were being observed by aliens as the COVID-19 situation worsened in our area. It’s half joking because we both believe there is life beyond Earth but until now have never observed any evidence and don’t actively seek to find such evidence. As a scientist I believe but have never witnessed anything so far. In fact I almost dismissed this sighting as such but the nagging feeling that has not left me since that this was not Earthly has pushed me to report what we saw. I became more sure that this was possibly not human made as about 3-4 weeks later I saw a documentary about the Brookhaven and Southhaven, NY UFO incident of 1992 where one of the witnesses that lived in the area also described a stationary, silent ball of light in the sky that remained for a long period of time. This made me reconsider that quite possibly we did see something that night that was a UFO and worth reporting. Long story short, my husband and I observed a bright ball of light in the night sky that was stationary and silent and neither of us could attribute this object to any known aircraft. NOTE: The above image is from a similar sighting in Kansas.
This case is under investigation by Chief Investigator Glenn Green of MUFON New Jersey.
Hi Ken : I was in the back garden with my Nikon P900 camera taking photographs of a royal navy helicopter when a small black UFO probe flew right past it. I managed to capture the small black probe in a photograph just as it was right in front of the royal navy helicopter. I then followed the small black probe across the sky where to my surprise I spotted two small white spheres which I now turned my full attention towards. I watched them as they flew around the sky in a playful manner before a larger sphere flew into view. This larger sphere had the appearance of a pearl which was glistening in the sun light. I zoomed in a bit more with my camera and immediately took a photograph. I continued to watch as the large pearl sphere flew across the sky closely followed by the small white spheres and the small black probe which had now turned white. They disappeared off into the distance where I unfortunately lost sight of them. I was completely gobsmacked I had just witnessed four UFO’s in quick succession. What on earth was going on today. I wasn’t even trying to capture any UFO’s I was only trying to photograph the royal navy helicopter. This is totally bizarre. The Photographs were taken at 13:15 PM on the 20th of May 2020, at Newton Abbot Devon England. All the best John.
In 1987, in the community of Wytheville, Virginia, a series of UFO encounters would occur.
The first sighting to be reported was made by three policeman.
On October 7, 1987, WYVE radio station news reporter Danny Gordon received a telephone
call from the local Sheriff. This was a routine call that Gordon received to gather news each day.
However, this report was not your run-of-the-mill call. Gordon was shocked at what he was
told – three Wythe County Sheriff deputies, all former military, had seen a UFO.
A report such as this was normally relegated to the end of Gordon’s news cast, as a
tongue-in-cheek report. This was the case with the UFO report, but it would not remain
Almost immediately after the broadcast, telephone switchboards were overloaded with UFO
reports. Obviously, the three deputies were not the only witnesses to UFOs.
On October 19, Gordon set up a call-in show for the UFO reports. Though the reports came
in, Gordon felt that there must be a reasonable explanation. He made numerous calls to
the military, but was assured that nothing from the military would explain the reports.
On October 21, Gordon, along with his friend Roger Hall, a commercial pilot, took a drive to the southern part of Wythe County, where most of the UFO reports had originated. They were armed with both still and video cameras.
For about two hours they searched the skies for something unusual, but saw nothing. Their
luck would change on their drive home. Gordon saw a strange object in the sky, and alerted
They quickly pulled off the road, and piled out. Both men could clearly see a large, domed,
wingless object moving toward them. The right side of the UFO was illuminated with
various colored lights.
Hall reported that the object was the size of two football in length. He could see three
windows on the craft, light from the inside. Also, he was shocked to see a red ball moving
toward what he felt was a mother ship.
Soon, the larger ship slowly moved into a cloud bank, with the red ball joining it. Both men
thought the other was taking photos or video of the object. They were both so taken by
what they were seeing, neither man had grabbed a camera.
The very next night, the two sky watchers again searched for the UFO. They were reward
this time with photographs. Although the photos were not yet developed, a press
conference was called for the following day.
The night before the conference, Gordon received an anonymous call, warning him that the
Federal Government was very much interested in what Gordon and Hall had seen. Gordon
continued to receive calls, warning him to back off of the UFO subject.
After the conference was held, Gordon arrived at his home only to find that someone had broken in. Nothing was taken, but Gordon believed that someone was trying to find his UFO photos.
Gordon would get a second chance to capture a UFO with his camera. Six weeks after the
conference, he, along with his wife and daughter, were leaving a local mall after doing
some shopping. Suddenly, they heard a roar of voices coming from a Wythe school bus
which was sitting in the parking lot.
The reason for the student’s excitement was soon discovered. Hovering in plain sight was a
large group of four unknown lights. This time Gordon had his camera ready and snapped
After the photos were developed, it could be clearly seen that the
four lights changed shapes.
The sightings in and around Wytheville continued. By the end of December, approximately
1,500 reports had been filed. These described various shapes and sizes, with most of the
objects seeming to be noiseless.
On March 19, 1988, Gordon, while packing for a Broadcaster’s Conference in Virginia Beach,
where he would discuss the UFO sightings over Wytheville, he received a telephone call
from a retired Military Intelligence Officer.
The officer told Gordon to tape the call because if something was to happen to Gordon, he
would have proof that Gordon had been warned to cease publicizing the UFO sightings. The
officer threatened Gordon and his family.
Naturally, Gordon was frightened, but also maddened by the threats. Approximately a
month later, Gordon had a visit from two men. They claimed to be from a newspaper. One
of the men interviewed Gordon about the sightings for about 45 minutes, while the second
visitor roamed around the house, taking photographs.
Gordon has been promised a copy of the interview, but after a suitable time passed with no
information, Gordon called the paper where the two men claimed to work. Gordon was
informed that the men were not employees of the paper.
A few weeks later, Gordon got a chance to go back through all of the photos he had taken
of the UFOs. He discovered that although some of the negatives remained, one set in
particular was missing – the photos taken over the shopping mall.
The threatening phone calls, the visits by bogus newsmen, and the breaking in of his home
finally took their tool on Gordon. Two weeks after he discovered the missing set of photos,
he keeled over.
His wife rushed him to a local Emergency Room, where it was first thought that he was
suffering a heart attack. It would soon be discovered that he was suffering from
Gordon his health at rich, finally decided to back off of his ardent search for the mystery of the UFO sightings
over Wytheville, Virginia, and gave this advice to others: “Don’t look up.”
What can be said about the mysterious lights / objects in the Virginia skies in the late 1980s? Were they from the stars? or were they some highly classified military experiment? We may never know for certain. The mystery continues.
One of the strangest incidents during this period also comes from the United Kingdom, and on this occasion, also features a brief encounter with the apparent occupants of these strange ball-like crafts.
At around midnight one early December evening in 2003, an unnamed 25-year-old man was making his way home on foot from his girlfriend’s home in Longbridge. As he was walking past a park that was on his route, he noticed a strange “mechanical” humming sound, similar to an idle car engine. He stared into the park area and noticed strange lights moving behind the trees.
He made his way toward the lights and upon peering through a gap in the trees could see a “large round object” in a clearing, hovering around five feet in the air. The sphere appeared metallic and it was obvious that the humming sound was coming from the hovering ball. It was as he was taking in as much detail as he could of the object that he first noticed the “shadowy figures” below it.
He turned his attention to these strange entities, noting how their arms and heads were too long and too large for their frames. As he was studying them, he suddenly felt a surge of fear run through him. A second later, the figures all turned toward him as one. As they did, he could see clearly how large and black their eyes were.
Now beyond terrified, he would turn and run out of the back and out into the road. A black car pulled up at the same time, its driver seemingly halting to see what the matter was with this obviously distressed man. However, when the man staggered over to the car, the driver, dressed in a dark suit offered to him that “you didn’t see anything, did you?” It was spoken more like an order than a question.
The witness would gather his thoughts as best he could and make his way home. He would make a report to the police, but they were largely dismissive of the incident and offered only that no other reports had been made.
As a quick side-thought, the inclusion of what would appear to be a visit from the Men In Black is an interesting notion. What should we make of such claims? Does it discredit this particular account or merely add another layer of interest to it?
And if so, does that suggest a secret, covert government involvement in these and other UFO sightings? Or are these entities themselves of an extraterrestrial or ultra dimensional origin? NOTE: The above image is CGI.
One of the most unique accounts of alien abduction comes to us from the Ilkley Moor in
Yorkshire, England. The witness and subject of this case is a former policeman named Philip Spencer. Spencer claims that in the early morning of December 1, 1987, he was taken aboard an unidentified flying craft, and after his release managed to snap a picture of one of the alien beings.
The Ilkley Moor is very much as you would picture it. Reminiscent of the setting of the moors of Baskerville Hall in Conan Doyle’s “Hound of the Baskervilles,” it is an eerie place. It has been said that “The Ilkley Moor can scare you to death during daylight, and at night it’s even worse.”
It is a place of mystery. There is the Swastika stone; boulders etched with strange markings; the Badger Stone; and the Twelve Apostles stone circle.
Many times the only living creatures on the moor are the sheep. Ilkley has other legends too, like the hovering lights at night, which bring occasional reports of UFOs. There are strange, swirling lights that are filtered through the fog and seem to have a mind of their own. Possibly some of the mysterious sights can be attributed to the not too distant Menwith Hill Military Base, or the nearby Leeds Bradford Airport.
The activities of these two facilities will not, however, explain what happened to Spencer. There were also stories of strange creatures that roam across the moor at times.
After four years of being a policeman in another city, Spencer had moved his wife and child to the Yorkshire area to be closer to her family. He was walking across
the moor on this December morning heading for his father-in-law’s house and on the way was hoping to get some photographs of the strange light tricks of the moor. To be able to get the images he desired he was using a high ASA rated film to compensate for the poor light in the area.
Unfortunately, the picture that he took was somewhat blurred, but there is no doubt that the creature in the photo is a one of a kind being which basically resembled the small grays.
Along with his camera, Spencer also took a compass to navigate through the fog before sufficient daylight shone through the moor. As he was searching for some photo angles, suddenly he caught the sight of a strange looking being in the slopes ahead of him. He aimed and snapped a picture of the creature which seemed to be gesturing for him to stay away.
It then ran away. Spencer gathered his wits and took off in pursuit of the being. Today he says he doesn’t know why. It was just an impulse reaction. He arrived just in time to get a glimpse of a flying craft with a domed top rise up from the moor and disappear into the sky. Atop the dome was a whitish square. He was not able to get a photograph of the object.
There was silence now. When he saw nothing else of the being or its craft, he began to walk to the nearest village. This walk took about 30 minutes, and during this time, a couple of things became apparent to him. First of all, his compass now pointed south instead of north, and secondly, the village clock showed the time an hour ahead of his…
Spencer was confused now. Did he see what he thought he saw?
To answer this burning question, he headed by bus to the nearest town with instant film development. Sure enough, he had a picture of the creature! It looked to be about 4 foot tall, and had a blue-green tint to its skin. He knew he had something of importance, or at least, he thought he did. He found the proper channels to contact UFO investigator Peter Hough.
Hough knew what he was hearing was a “too good to be true” case, and it worried him, but after meeting Spencer, he was convinced that he was a man of integrity and was not seeking fame or fortune for his picture. There was no reason to not believe what Spencer had told him. Hough began a thorough investigation. The film with the alien picture would be the first thing to undergo professional scrutiny.
The alien picture was first looked at by a wildlife photography expert. The object in the image was not an animal of any known kind. It could not be determined either way if the figure was animate or static. A reconstruction of the original site did establish the alien’s height at or near 4 and one half feet.
The photograph was next sent to Kodak laboratories in Hemel, Hempstead. An analysis showed that the object was indeed part of the original photo, and not superimposed. This conclusion did not, of course, determine what the creature was.
Next, the picture was sent to the United States for computer enhancement and analysis. Dr. Bruce Maccabee, optical physicist with the United States Navy rendered his expert opinion;
He stated that the slow film speed used for the low light conditions made the film too grainy for proper testing. “I had great hopes that this case would prove definitive. Sadly circumstances prevent it from being so,” Maccabee stated.
Something strange was noticed in the picture. Appearing on the hill at exactly the spot where Spencer says the UFO was is a white square. Could it be that he had gotten a part of the UFO in the shot unknowingly? He was not sure.
(Salem, Oregon) – Our UFO sighting was in 1988, but it was years before we told anybody. Amongst ourselves it was rarely mentioned, as if we didn’t want to believe it. Being practical Oregonians, our minds reeled at the possibilities that were unleashed by the occurrence.
Suddenly we had become players in one of the stories that we could only read about before. I know now what others must have gone through when they saw a UFO at close range, the incredulity that other people expressed when we told them. It became a life-changing experience. The universe seems a different place now, less a barren vacuum of space.
Our sighting wasn’t necessarily extraterrestrial, but it was an extremely advanced technology. What that really means is open to conjecture. Most radical departures from conventional wisdom have had to overcome the inertia of the scientific community.
One day we will reach out for the stars, but it is folly to think we will be the first to have done so. I have formed this opinion only since that night in 1988. I was formerly a person who looked at the sky expecting only the usual clutter of planes, stars, and the occasional blinking satellite.
Our encounter was on a crisp fall night like any other, with errands to be completed. The sky was clear and full of stars. My wife and I were returning from the grocery store, driving northward along Fischer Road in Salem, Oregon. It is a residential thoroughfare that parallels Interstate 5. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something hovering over the freeway. The unnatural stillness and lack of visible support for the object had caught my eye.
At first I thought it was a traffic helicopter, which by itself would have been unusual in this area. As I looked closer at the object, the uniqueness of it compelled me to pull the car over to the side of the road and stop. I got out and listened hard for the sound of rotor noise, but there was none.
The fact that it was only about 200 feet away made this highly unusual. The craft had lights about its perimeter, but the exact outline of the body was strangely indistinct, like it had a low profile when viewed from the side.
In an attempt to explain the phenomenon, I initially dismissed it as one of those Harrier jets that can vent the exhaust downward for landing. However, the quietness of the craft and the fact it was over the freeway made this impossible. As human beings symbolic logic is our forte.
It is one of the things that distinguish us from lower primates and other animals. But there was nothing in my experience with which I could represent the UFO in my mind, so I came up with the best that I could, a rather poor representation of what I was actually seeing.
Later this would become more pronounced, a bothersome feeling of something totally alien in my familiar world. My wife was also observing the strange craft. Exchanging glances with her, I got back in the car and we drove on to Silverton Road, turning left and passing under the freeway and several blocks westward to our apartment.
As we turned into the parking lot, we both viewed a sight that is still fixed in my mind like a photograph. There was the hovering craft directly over the parking lot. It had followed us over from the freeway. I had to drive toward it as I pulled into our parking spot. We watched in amazement for a few moments and then decided to get out.
There were no bright lights shining downward, and nobody else was outside at the apartment complex at this hour to view it besides my wife and I.
There was just it and the two of us, as if we had been selected out of a nighttime crowd that was too busy to look upward. One of my impressions at the time was how unusually easy it was for something so remarkable to be otherwise unobserved in the dark sky.
It appeared that the UFO inhabitants had seen us watching them, and they were now looking at us out of curiosity or to see if we represented some kind of threat. At this point the craft was about 70 feet overhead.
I could see clearly it was perhaps 30 feet across, with a triangular shape that was outlined with small round lights. There was no significant sound coming from it, only a faint humming that was barely noticeable.
The way it hovered absolutely motionless made it all the more fantastic. The craft quietly defied all rational attempts to explain it. It was real, a dark gray triangle floating in a sea of stars. We stared at it for what seemed like thirty seconds. By now tension had built to an alarming degree, so we hastened inside our apartment and walked directly across to the patio door to look out.
The craft was slowly moving southward, building speed with deliberate precision. Its ponderous mass floated like it was a feather, disappearing in the night sky. Since we had said little during the event, I asked what my wife had seen as verification. She mirrored my observations. Looking at the clock, we were relieved to see no time was missing.
I feel privileged to have viewed such an amazing phenomenon. We shall never forget it.
Was it a secret military prototype, the implementation of Nikola Tesla’s later theories of gravity repulsion, spawned from his confiscated notes? Perhaps. But at this late date nothing resembling it has surfaced in the news. Or was it something from beyond our solar system, cloaked in darkness and the ignorance of our more primitive world? NOTE: The above image is CGI.
On the 20th January 1988, whilst driving on the Eyre Highway, Nullarbor, Australia, Faye Knowles, her 3 sons, and the family dog, were traveling towards South Australia to visit some relatives.
As they were driving along, they suddenly saw a strange light ahead of them. It was pale yellow and seemed to be zigzagging around. The object then shot straight towards the Knowles family and hovered right in front of the car.
They described the object as looking like an egg in an egg cup.
After swerving and zigzagging themselves to try and get clear of the object, they suddenly realized that the object was now hovering directly above their car.
The Knowles family could hear a high-pitched humming sound as the car was being tossed from side to side by apparently very strong winds.
During this time they also noticed a terrible smell of electrical burning, and the car was filling up with a strange grey mist.
All of a sudden they realized that the car was no longer touching the surface of the road. It seemed to be hovering a few meters up.
After a short while the car crashed back down to earth and crashed off the edge of the highway. Inside the car there was a fine sprinkling of powder, and the strange electrical burning smell.
They reported the incident to both police and UFO investigators, who took samples of the grey powder. The powder contained chemicals very similar to those that NASA uses to coat the surface of the space shuttle.
One theory put forward was that they had been engulfed in a fierce and very unusual form of electrically charged tornado. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Sheila and Henry Baker were driving home with their three children about 8:35 p.m., after going out to dinner. As they neared the waterfront, Sheila noticed something hovering over the lake and they drove down to the beach to investigate and got out of the car.
The moon was bright and there was ice on the lake; Sheila could hear it cracking like claps of thunder.
Plainly visible was a huge, gunmetal gray football-shaped object that was rocking back and forth, blinding white light emanating from both ends, but it was silent. Then the object began moving, swinging one end toward the shore and descending. The Bakers became frightened, ran back to their car and fled.
When they got home, the object was still visible from a window that faced the lake.
The object moved out over the ice and continued to descend, with red and blue lights now flashing in sequence along its lower edge. Sheila then called the Eastlake police to report a UFO, and was finally referred to the Coast Guard.
Suddenly 5 or 6 bright yellow triangular objects shot out of the center of the large object and began darting around independently. Once they stopped and hovered, point up, around the parent object, then sped away to the north, turned east, then inland toward the Perry nuclear power plant.
At this point Sheila called the Coast Guard, which sent a team to their house to investigate. Seaman James Power and Petty Officer John Knaub arrived towing a Boston Whaler, a seaworthy boat.
When Sheila pointed to the main craft and some of the triangular objects still zipping around it, the men drove closer to the lake to investigate, accompanied by the Bakers.
At the lakefront they could hear the ice rumbling and roaring.
In their incident report later sent by teletype to the Coast Guard headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, the men were quoted as saying that “the ice was cracking and moving abnormal amounts as the object came closer to it.”
Power and Knaub gave a running report to their base via the two-way radio in their Chevy Suburban on what they were seeing. The window was down, and the Bakers overheard them saying words to the effect, “Be advised the object appears to be landing on the lake… There are other objects moving around it.
Be advised these smaller objects are going at high rates of speed. There are no engine noises and they are very, very low.”
One of the triangles zoomed straight toward the Coast Guard vehicle, a blur of light, then veered east, straight up, and came down beside the parent object.
Two witnesses in separate locations also reported seeing the triangles. Suddenly the triangles returned and one by one entered the side of the parent object as it seemed to land on the ice.
The ellipse flashed a series of red, blue, and yellow lights, the light emanating from the end of the object turned from white to red, and the triangles re-emerged and hovered above it. The noise from the ice abruptly ceased, and the lights and triangles disappeared. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Hi Ken: I was in the back garden sky watching and it had been a very hot day. I had only seen one plane pass over the area and it had left a thick contrail behind it in the sky. I always look around contrails for UFOs as they always seem to be near or around them. I was looking along the contrail through the viewfinder of my Nikon P900 camera when all of a sudden a round white UFO darted right through the contrail so I instantly took some photographs capturing it. I then watched as the round UFO flew right over the house where I lost sight of it. I often see these types of UFO’s flying around passenger planes in this area.
They seem to be non physical and may be plasma based. These UFO’s always seem to know when I am pointing my camera towards the sky and they just appear from out of nowhere and fly across the area of sky that I am viewing. It really is quite fascinating that I am seeing physical and non physical UFO’s in the sky above me. The only question is where exactly are they coming from. It really is a perplexing mystery. The photographs were taken at 5:10 PM on the 17th of may 2020 at Newton Abbot Devon England. All the best John.
The Phobos program was an unmanned space mission consisting of two probes launched by the Soviet Union to study Mars and its moons Phobos and Deimos.
Phobos 2 became a Mars orbiter and returned 38 images with a resolution of up to 40 meters. Both probes suffered from critical failures.
Phobos 1 and 2 were of a new spacecraft design, succeeding the type used in the Venera planetary missions of 1975-1985, last used during the Vega 1 and Vega 2 missions to comet Halley.
Phobos 1 was launched on July 7, 1988 and Phobos 2 on July 12, 1988, each aboard a Proton-K rocket. They each had a mass of 2600 kg (6220 kg with orbital insertion hardware attached).
The program featured co-operation from 14 other nations including Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France, West Germany, and the United States (who contributed the use of its Deep Space Network for tracking the twin spacecraft).
Phobos ll arrived in January 1989 and entered an orbit around Mars as
the first phase towards its real destination, a small Martian moon
The mission was flawless until the craft aligned itself
with the moon.
On March 28, 1989 an elliptical object was detected
moving towards the satellite seconds before it failed.
were that the elliptical object had attacked the satellite which was
now dead and left spinning out of control.
On March 28, 1989 Tass, the official Soviet news agency stated:
“Phobos II failed to communicate with Earth as scheduled after
completing an operation yesterday around the Martian moon Phobos.
Scientists at mission control have been unable to establish stable
But the next day a top official of the Soviet Space Agency
(Glavkosmos) said: “Phobos II is 99% lost for good.”
It is important
to note that he stated the entire satellite was gone and not just
contact with it.
Of great interest to Ufologists was an image captured either on, or above the surface of Mars. Commonly called the shadow, whatever caused this has never been determined. If it was indeed a craft, it was of immense size.
On March 31, 1989, headlines dispatched by the Moscow
correspondents of the European News Agency (EFE) stated:
“Phobos 2 Captured Strange Photos of Mars Before Losing Contact With Its Base.”
Vremya revealed yesterday that the space probe Phobos II, which was
orbiting above Mars when Soviet scientists lost contact with it on
Monday, had photographed an UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT on the Martian surface
seconds before losing contact.”
Scientists described the UNIDENTIFIED
OBJECT as a thin ellipse 20 KILOMETERS LONG!
It was further stated
that the photos could not be an illusion because it was captured by 2
different color cameras as well as cameras taking infrared shots.
One controller at the Kaliningrad control center concluded that the
probe was now spinning out of control. It would seem that something
struck or shot the Phobos II Probe.
In the October 19, 1989 issue of Nature Magazine, Soviet scientists
concluded that the craft could be spinning because it was impacted.
It has long been rumored that Mars and its moon Phobos are alien
colonies. The surface of Mars is covered with strange
shapes/buildings that do not appear to be natural such as the
pyramids, square buildings, runways, etc.
One structure shows the
face of a man with a helmet looking into space. It can be seen at the
National Space Science Data Center, Viking photo with catalog number
76-A-593/17384 Titled “HEAD.”
Another photo is 070-A-13. There are
now eleven Viking photographs (and growing) of this obviously intelligently
constructed monument on the surface of Mars.
The “HEAD” and other
artificial features such as the pyramids were combined by electrical engineer and
imaging specialist Vincent DiPietro and a Lockheed computer scientist.
The composite images seemed to show that the features on the surface of Mars had been artificially sculpted… Just maybe, WE ARE NOT ALONE!
October 24, 1989 – A sailor reports about the UFO sighting he had while in the Navy. “I was assigned to USS Memphis (SSN-698), Homeport – Titusville, FL. (Cape Canaveral.)
Our mission was Special Assignments which meant we protected the Space Program. We would go to sea and patrol while the shuttle was on the pad.
On October 24 and 25, 1989, my ship was on patrol about 150 miles of the Florida coast. We were cruising at about 500 feet when the submarine started experiencing electronics problems.
The ship was malfunctioning, our tanks were blowing out of control, we were losing navigation ability and the communications area was totally lost.
We went to all stop and tried to access what was happening. The controls in the reactor area started to malfunction. This presented a serious danger to our safety, so the captain ordered us to shut down the reactor, surface and go to diesel motors.
When the ship surfaced I went to my watch station. The ship was still experiencing electronic difficulties but the mechanical devices such as diesel engines, cook stoves, and turbines were fine.
It was raining and the entire sky was red like a red neon sign.
I saw a large inverted V-shaped UFO off the port side. The executive officer told me to stand fast and he would speak to the captain. In a minute, the captain appeared on the tower and asked me for a distance to the craft.
The laser range finder determined the closest point was 200 meters, and the farthest point was 1,000 meters off the port. The UFO was not perpendicular to our ship but at about a 45′ angle.
This huge vessel was over a half mile across. The UFO made a half circle around our ship then passed across the stern causing our electronics systems to go crazy.
We had permanent damage in communications and the sonar room. As the craft flew over the stern, I could see the rain stop under its red glow.
The water seemed to rise almost a foot as the UFO passed over silently. When the UFO finished its swing across the stern it paused – the sky got brighter red and it simply moved off at tremendous speed inside 15 seconds.
When the UFO left, our boat returned to normal with the exception of the radio and sonar. We did a quick system check and the captain ordered us to return to reactor power and get underway.
The captain took two petty officers, the executive officer, and myself into the wardroom. He told us to not spread any rumors until we had a chance to talk to Commander Submarine Fleet – Atlantic.
We reached port in about 7 hours where I was taken into “protective custody.”
Two enlisted men and myself agreed we had witnessed a real UFO. I was the one who shot it with a laser range finder, so I was the only one that had its exact sizes. I shot that vessel as it hovered and I got solid readings, not spotty like I would on debris.
We were in holding for about three hours when an officer from the Air Force arrived and gave us a line of bull about an exploding weather satellite.
The Navy then transferred virtually everyone on the crew to new assignments.
This included the captain, the executive officer and the entire crew. They were split up which almost never happens unless one of them gets a promotion or a new command, neither of which happened.
The military just split up a 4 year team. I was watching a program tonight that gave me the courage to share it. NOTE: The above image is CGI.
Hi Ken: I had been sky watching for hours and I had not seen any unidentified objects so I was feeling a bit disappointed. I had just watched a passenger plane pass over the area that had left a contrail behind it which had now begun to fade. I looked around the area of sky were the contrail was and to my amazement I spotted something that was slowly moving around directly beneath it. I immediately looked through my binoculars to see what it could be and to my surprise I could see that it was some type of structured mechanical craft.
As I watched the craft flying around the sky near the faint contrail I could see that the craft was crescent shaped and had a round dome that was situated on the top of it. I quickly put down my binoculars and immediately grabbed my Sony HX-300 camera and took a photograph of the craft just before it flew up into some near by clouds where I lost sight of it. I was left wondering where this craft had originated from. It was definitely strange and I believe that all of the unidentified crafts that I have witnessed around this area are coming from the sea. The photograph was taken at 1:47 PM on the 13th of May 2020, at Newton Abbot Devon England. All the best John.
John Mooner is the Chief Investigator for World UFO Photos.
NOVEMBER 1989 AND JUNE 2008 BRECON BEACONS MOOR.. WALES UNITED KINGDOM
Back in November 1989, my girlfriend Katie Francis, and her great aunt Janice had a stunning close encounter with a UFO while crossing the Brecon Beacons.
It is something that even after all these years they remember quite vividly.
After interviewing them both about the incident I can now reveal to you what occurred.
At the time of the sighting, Katie was eleven years old and her brother Tim was five. They had been on holiday visiting Janice at Leamington Spa. She was driving them home to Neath in South West Wales. Their journey took them across the Brecon Beacons moor.
It was early evening and quite dark in the sky, but the moorland was still partially visible. The weather was clear and there was very little cloud.
The road was deserted and there were no other cars on it. Katie was sitting on the back seat next to her brother and staring out of the back window of the car.
She noticed in the sky an object with a row of coloured lights along it. The object was quite far away and high up. There were too many lights along it to be a normal aircraft.
They were flashing and changing colours, mostly white and red, but some other colours too.
The object was moving slowly across the sky. Katie alerted her great aunt to the object, and she also glanced back at it. The object seemed to keep changing position in the sky. It was there one minute, gone the next, and it kept reappearing in different places in relation to the moving car.
Janice was trying to scare Katie and Tim about the object, saying it was going to come and get them.
Suddenly, the object appeared much closer to the car and much lower in the sky, Katie estimates under 100 foot up.
Both Katie and Janice could now clearly see that the lights were in a curved line as if along the edge of a large disc shaped object, however the main body of the object could not be seen.
Katie estimates that it was at least twice as big as a house. It was behind and to the right of the car hovering in the sky. At this point Janice decided to stop to get a photograph of the object as she was very interested in what it could be.
She pulled up at the side of the road and got out. She went round to the back of the car and opened the boot to get her camera.
The object appeared to now be stationary and it was completely silent.
Katie started to panic at this point and was screaming at Janice to get back in the car. Janice was also a little unnerved by the object, but mostly fascinated by it. She got the camera out but couldn’t work out how to use the night setting on it.
Because of this, and the fact that Katie was very frightened, she decided to get back in the car and continue driving. After this. neither witness looked back to see if the object was still following them so it was not seen again.
Janice also informed me of something else unusual which occurred. Shortly after they continued on their journey, there was suddenly a huge glow of bluish-white light that lit up the hills in front of the car.
The glow lasted for up to ten seconds before dying away. Janice felt it was linked to the object which they had seen but because Katie was frightened she did not tell her about it.
A Related Sighting?
In June 2008, Dr Simon Griffey saw mysterious lights over the Brecon Beacons. His reported sighting has numerous similarities with what Katie and Janice witnessed. Below is the article that appeared in The Sun on 27th June 08 including a photograph:
A baffled university don who spotted a UFO over the Brecon Beacons last night said: “There is no logical explanation.” Dr Simon Griffey saw lights loom over a mountain village – before they disappeared. His close encounter is the third reported in the space of just five days, following sightings by the Army and police.
Simon, a doctor of psychology at Cardiff University, said: “I’ve had loads of theories proposed by friends and neighbours but none of them add up.” Dr Griffey, 50, and his son Jack, 23, were driving near Llangynidr Mountain in the Brecon Beacons, Powys, when they spotted lights over Talybont-on-Usk.
He said: “There was no noise whatsoever, it was a bit eerie. I’ve driven over this mountain for 17 years and have never seen anything like it. There were seven lights and having read the description from the soldiers in Shropshire, there are some similarities.
They were the same sort of colour and the same spherical shape that they reported. I know I wasn’t seeing things because Jack saw exactly the same as I did – and two other cars pulled over to look.”
Sceptics have suggested the sightings could be huge man-made lanterns floating into the sky. But the boffin, of Llangynidr, said: “It was too big. It was way above the horizon and stayed there for 15 minutes.
It was a bit smaller than a full moon – quite big and high up.” Jack recorded the phenomenon on his mobile phone – but when they examined the pictures later, they found only three of the seven lights showed up.
To this day, both witnesses are convinced that the object they saw was definitely not a conventional aircraft or helicopter of any kind. The arrangement and number of lights on the object, and the way that they were changing colours seem to suggest something very unusual.
Janice and Katie both mentioned independently that the object was very large and disc-shaped even though the main body of it could not be made out. Also the object was completely silent even when it approached, and it seemed to be able to move or hover still in the air at will.
The area of the Brecon Beacons is used for military training and often jets are flown over it. Could the object have been a secret advanced aircraft of some kind?
This is a possibility, but if this were the case then why did it appear to be following the witness’s car as if interested in it? Surely the pilots would have wanted to keep such a craft away from the eyes of the public?
The glowing light that lit up the hillside shortly after the sighting of the UFO is also very interesting. The only natural thing which could possibly account for such a sight would be sheet lightning.
However Janice said that it stayed visible far too long for it to have been this. Also the weather was clear and it only occured once so it seems very unlikely that this would have been the cause.
In all the years since the years since the incident, Janice has never seen anything else like it, even though she has driven over the Brecon Beacons many times.
6.30 PM…I was on my deck having a cigarette before work when I noticed a bright light off in the distance. I live near an airport and have seen many numbers of planes and helicopters. There is also an Army base at the airport. Civilian and military airplanes & helicopters frequent the area. This particular light was stationary and was glowing blue and white. The light was also in the opposite direction of the airport. At first I thought another plane, but the light was floating there over houses. The planes that land at the airport have a designated flight path that does not pass over any housing areas. I went inside and grabbed my camera off the fireplace hearth and snapped a series of 3 photos.
It was tough to snap a photo as it was dark, so I placed the camera on the deck railing to gain support and zoomed in. I only have a 10x zoom lens. Just as I was looking at the view finder the light slowly dissapated and where gone. I’m not sure what to make of the pictures. What I do know is that this light was not any sort of plane, or helicopter. 100%…. While examing the photos in Photoshop I was able to zoom in on the object. Notice how the stars around the object are stationary but the lights seemed blurred as if it were vibrating or moving. You can also see the tree branches in my yard as the object was in the distance.
KENS NOTE: This case was classified as IFO…plane….The photos were sent to the MUFON photo expert and he said it was a plane. I have reopened the case and I am re-classifying the case as an unknown. We are not allowed to classify a case as an alien craft, only unknown. IFO means identified flying object. …… MUFON case 17217