|A Phantom Aircraft?|
The following account will
NOT be attributed: the people involved do not wish to be identified for
fear of ridicule. That does not, of course, mean that this tale is untrue!
The airfield was a pre-war
grass strip : at the time commercial flights to the Scilly Isles had just
been initiated and a concrete runway added.
A little later I carried
out a navigation exercise: this involved flying west along the coast to
Lands End before returning cross country to base. I was flying the training
workhorse of the era: the delightful de Havilland Chipmunk.
Everything went well until
I began the return leg over Bodmin Moor: scanning ahead, I was dismayed
to see a grey mass of cloud covering the general region of the airfield.
Trying to keep calm, I contacted the control tower, who confirmed the
unexpected situation and suggested an alternate: the prospect of trying
to land on an unfamiliar runway was not an attractive one to a
tyro pilot such as I then was.....
Greatly relieved, I did
as I was bidden, and, despite the swirling grey mist, managed to keep
the cheery yellow aircraft in view.
Can YOU see the spooks?
In June 2002 we left our
home in Brixham for Ireland, crossing from Fishguard to Roslaire. We had
both long held a desire to see the Giants Causeway: we were not disappointed:
it was wonderful and really lent itself to photography.
|Click on the picture for an enlarged view!|
|The rest of our
holiday was very pleasant and uneventful.......
In September I decided to look at the Irish photos, which I had not yet had a chance to examine closely. Two consecutive pictures of the Priory (which were taken from almost the same position) showed faces in the windows! Using Paint Shop Pro to alter the brightness and contrast, I discovered there were apparently many faces in the windows, all looking at Sue and me!
The most significant was a brown human skull in the second and a young girl in the first, neither of which appeared in the other photograph.
I have shown the pictures to a number of people, many of whom are shocked by the images.....