A French UFO.....
During the Easter Holidays in 2002, my wife and I made one of our frequent trips to our beloved France: our mission (as always!) was to enjoy a few good meals and select a couple of hundred bottles of wine for the cellar........
As we drove back from the ancient port of Boulogne along the coastal trunk road, I suddenly spotted a bright light in the Northern part of the sky.....
Drawing my wife's attention
to this strange phenomenon, I slowed down our car for a better view of
The stranger slowly glided across the fields at a height of perhaps fifty metres, actually hovering over the road for several minutes. In shape, colour and texture, the UFO resembled an unfluted dustbin lid: it was about the size of a C130 transport aircraft. After a short while, the strange craft accelerated rapidly away to the South, soon disappearing behind some low hills.
A VERY close encounter of the first kind!
Another daylight disc!
|As I was sitting
at my PC today (May 25th, 2005) I happened to glance out of the window towards
the pre-dawn Northern sky. There was a complete covering of light cloud
as far as I could see. Suddenly a bright disc-like shape slid into view
from the West, moving Eastwards beneath the cloud base:
I reached for my Olympus digicam and took a single shot before the mysterious visitor disappeared behind the high trees that form the Eastern boundary of my garden. The picture above has been enhanced using PSP, but only in terms of contrast and brightness....
Incidentally: a correspondent has just pointed out the darkish sphere to the bottom right of the photo. I didn't see it at the time and have no idea what it might be!
An amazing UFO encounter!
through some of the new contributions, I suddenly recalled a singular
experience of my own that took place in Derbyshire many years ago.
of the boys, knowing of my interest in Astronomy, invited me to name the
brighter stars: this I began to do, feeling quite flattered by the apparent
interest of the group. I had, I recall, just finished naming the seven
components of the familiar constellation of Orion, when an eighth and
ninth slid in from the West to join them! Even the non-scientifically
minded Robin sat up and took notice! The two new 'stars' were about as
bright as Rigel: that is to say extremely bright and blue-white in colour!