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The following article was published in the Guardian Newspaper (UK)

Thursday February 27, 1913 

Reported visits of German airships Reasons for doubt 


During the past week scores of persons in various parts of England have convinced themselves that they have seen an airship in the night sky. Most of the reports agree that two bright lights appeared close together, hovered in the air for a time, and then rapidly disappeared. Some of the observers add that they heard the droning of an engine. The reports come from several places on the east coast and also Portsmouth. Based on these facts suggestions are now being made in many quarters and positive assertions in others that German airships have travelled each night over England. 

For many reasons such a conclusion should be regarded with grave suspicion. First there is no satisfactory evidence that an airship has been seen. Four years ago several English newspapers spent many days working up an airship scare which in the end feebly frittered out. At that time the evidence was as good as the evidence advanced to-day. No doubt the observers who report the lights act in good faith, but even an expert would find considerable difficulty in making sure of the presence of a dirigible at night. And the observers have not been experts. Moreover, a vessel paying a secret and unwelcome visit to England would have every reason for hiding her lights, which she could easily do. An interesting fact bearing on this point is that the lights have usually been seen in the western sky about the time when the planet Venus, now very bright, is sinking towards that horizon.

 

 

Jack and Terry's Sighting

 
 
The following incident was reported to "The WHY? Files" by Jack (aged 11) and his brother Terry.

At approximately 8-00p.m. on Sunday 9th March 2003, Jack (11) was playing in the garden to the rear of their home on the outskirts of Liverpool (UK) when they observed an extremely bright object in the sky. The object was flying from the East towards the West, jack reported:

"It looked like a star at first but then it began to move very fast. It slowed down when it approached a distance where I could barely see it . Then it vanished. I could not move I was stuck in a fixed position (even to the extent of my body failing to do what I wanted it to) with my brother lying down on a pile of sticks. We tried to disguise are selves because we were scared"

Jack went on to describe the object:

"Silvery but when it came closer it changed into a greeney brown colour. I thought it was a star shaped 
craft but my brother said it was a diamond shaped. There was no detail in the craft but it was in no way blairy".

Terry was also frightened by the strange object, he remarked:

"It was a cold night me and my brother were playing in are back garden. When we saw a diamond 
shaped object in the sky. We got on the floor and held each other when it had gone we ran inside".

Terry described the object as a silver diamond shaped craft.

Jack and Terry's father has given permission for this report to be published - He remarked that Jack certainly believes in what he said. If anyone else saw the object or can thrown any light on the situation - please contact The WHY? FILES.

The following article was published in The Daily Post - North Wales,

July 14th, 2003

Is Anybody Out There?


STRANGE lights in the sky, humanoid visitors with no faces, and even stories of people taken to faraway planets. Since the dawn of space travel and science fiction writing early in the 20th century, man has been fascinated by the possibility of life on other worlds. With films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET in the 1970s came a rapid increase in reports of flying saucers and men from Mars. Wales in particular has become a hotbed of evidence that we're not alone.

UNDER SURVEILLANCE
ACCORDING to reports of sightings over Denbighshire, we could be under regular surveillance by more advanced life forms struggling to understand our primitive earth ways. Are aliens carrying out their own 10-year census of life on Earth, unbeknown to the unbelieving majority? In spring 1964 a woman was walking her dog in the grounds of the haunted Denbigh Castle when the dog gave a sharp yelp. She found the animal cowering under a beam of light in the bushes. The woman rescued her beloved pet but felt a burning pain in her arm as she came into contact with the light.
Ten years later two women saw a bright orange light hovering in the sky above nearby Denbigh Hospital. A similar sighting was also reported in 1984, and again 10 years later in 1994. Will the visitors be returning next year?

FAMILY OUTING

ONE family claimed to have been abducted by visitors from outer space while travelling through North Wales on November 10, 1977.
On the same night an elderly man from Llandudno had been frightened by unusual beams of light in the sky above the Great Orme. The family were driving near the village of Llandernog, Denbighshire. They saw a purple triangular craft which then swallowed up their car. The purple object seemed to vanish. The family had lost several hours but could remember nothing about what had taken place during that time.
Meanwhile, another man driving along the Llandernog road that night claimed he saw a spaceship as big as a football pitch with hundreds of bright lights emanating from it. The man whose family were abducted was reportedly instructed by the RAF not to speak publicly about what had happened to him.

TALENT SCOUTS
1977 was a busy year for Welsh ufologists, with a wave of sightings over Anglesey and West Wales known to alien watchers as the Broadhaven Triangle. On February 4 a game of football between children at Broadhaven School was interupted when a glowing cigar-shaped object landed in a nearby field. David
George, nine at the time, said he saw a "silver man with spiked ears" near the craft.

On February 17 the ship was seen by one of the school's teachers and then later in the day by two dinner ladies. One of the dinner ladies claimed to have seen a figure climb into the craft before it made its departure.
In the months that followed, up until June, there were numerous sightings of flying, cigar-shaped objects in the skies above Dyfed and Pembrokeshire. Many people reporting seeing white, humanoid figures, with pointed, apparently faceless heads. The cynics and those in officialdom suggested they were simply MoD personnel in radiation suits carrying out routine training exercises.
Were these dome-headed beings talent scouts for some intergalactic sports academy? The same month that they landed next to the playground kick about in Broadhaven, the cigar-shaped ship was also spotted by Bronwen Williams, who was teaching girls netball during a PE class at Rhos-y-Bol school on Anglesey.
In September the following year, a group of boys were playing football in Llannerchymedd, Anglesey, when they saw what they thought was a helicopter land nearby. The boys went to investigate, finding a small white object with a red glow stuck in the ground where the helicopter had been. They also claimed
to have seen two hooded humanoids near the craft.

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
MANY people put UFO sightings down to the armed forces testing new designs and equipment, but there have been sightings in North Wales as early as the 18th century. In 1743 William John Lewis, a farmer from Peibio, near Holyhead, saw an object sailing through the air above the nearby mountains long before man had mastered flight. He claimed he had seen similar crafts at roughly 10-year intervals.
Historian James Buckley interviewed descendants of miners from Mold who saw a UFO in the 1880s. The men, who were struggling to feed their families on the miserable wages they were being paid, had gone to nearby Padeswood to collect some snares they were using for poaching. Already tense at the prospect of being caught stealing by the landowner, they were terrified when they saw a large, bright, purple sphere hovering above the field. The men ran away, but when they returned again to pick up their snares there was a circle of scorched grass where the craft had been.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

THE Egryn lights are a famous phenomenon that have baffled people in Meiryonnydd for centuries, but in the last few decades they have also attracted the attention of ufologists. In the 17th century balls of flame were seen crossing the sea near the west coast of Wales. In Harlech in 1662 it was claimed that these strange lights were setting fire to crops and barns and infecting grass, although they seemed to do no harm to people who were in the fields at the time.

In 1877 blue lights were seen over Pwllheli and the Dysynni Estuary, and in the early 1900s the lights were adopted by Mary Jones and the Revivalists as proof that God was trying to communicate with them.
Ms Jones was widely discredited as being barking mad, but with the increase in UFO sightings over the 20th century the lights became a focus for people convinced of the existence of little green men.
The lights were the subject of an investigation in Flying Saucer Review in 1971, and have aroused alien conspiracy theorists across the world.

FAMILIAR FACES
A WOMAN from Halkyn, Flintshire, has been visited by aliens on a regular basis since she first saw a UFO in July 1982, according to North Wales UFOlogist Margaret Fry. The woman, who was interviewed anonymously by Mrs Fry, thought she was witnessing a meteorite hurtling towards the earth until the large, round object stopped over a neighbour's home. It was yellow, had two rings around it and made a humming noise as it hovered above the house.
Then, one night in November 1983, she was woken by a bright light shining into her bedroom. Outside her window - 20ft off the ground - was a face looking at her. She claims the figure, who had a human appearance, then appeared in her room before finally disappearing. The woman says she has been in regular contact with people from outer space ever since.

OUT OF THIS WORLD
MANY people, known as contacted, reckon they are visited regularly by aliens on their jaunts to our corner of the universe. But for one young girl from Flintshire, frequent visits from space travellers resulted in the chance-of-a-lifetime trip to visit their home planet.
Gaynor Sutherland, from Oakenholt, claimed she was taken on the journey by aliens she had met when she was nine. In 1976 Gaynor was playing in fields near her home when a flying saucer landed nearby. Two figures, which she supposed were male and female, emerged from the ship and began to carry out what appeared to be scientific tests on the ground.
The aliens continued to make contact with the Sutherland family over the next few years and at times Gaynor seemed to be possessed by the visitors and unable to control her own actions.
The girl's claims were backed up by her family, who all gave matching descriptions of the aliens.

DANCING TO AN ALIEN TUNE

IN 1896 Welsh Folklore, by the Rev Elias Owen, recounted the story of Dafydd Fawr, a farmer from Penrhyndeudraeth who thought he saw a fairy dance but may actually have had a close encounter of the third kind. Dafydd was on his way home from market when he saw a small comet fall to the ground, followed by a hoop of fire. Two small figures appeared from the flaming hoop, drew a circle on the ground and started to dance around it.
Dafydd watched amazed as more little people, both men and women, seemed to appear from nowhere and join in the dance. The fairies, as Dafydd supposed they were, danced for a few minutes until the first two figures climbed back into the hoop of fire and flew away. The rest of the fairies vanished.

Dafydd continued home, a journey which would normally take him about 20 minutes. When he got home he found he had lost three hours. According to writer Richard Holland the "fairy dance" episode had all the cult hallmarks of an alien landing - a strange object comes out of the sky, unusual humanoid figures emerge and leave a circle imprinted in the ground, and the incredulous earthling watches spellbound before realising he has lost hours in what seemed like minutes.

DARING DUO
TEN years ago a Colwyn Bay woman and her boyfriend spent the night in Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, when they were disturbed by a huge craft hovering in the sky above them. The two had been dared to stay in the supposedly haunted ruins of the abbey, but halfway through the night the abbey lit up around them and, looking up, they saw a diamond-shaped object above them, its red and yellow lights beaming down on the ancient monastery. A group of campers also saw the ship, which stayed for about five minutes before silently zooming off at a speed no man-made craft would be capable of.

UNSOLVED MYSTERY
ONE of the most famous UFO sightings in Wales occurred in the village of Llangernyw, Conwy, in the 1970s. After farmers reported seeing strange lights in the sky military personnel cordoned parts of the village off and evacuated civilians from the area. The incident attracted worldwide interest from ufologists, but to this day the Ministry of Defence has never come up with an explanation of what the lights were or why the village was closed off.

 

 

ENGLAND - UFO Video At Air Show

 
On September 5, 2003, at the Revival air show, two World War II aircraft were flying in formation above the crowd when a disc entered the formation in a clear sky. A British Spitfire and a P-47 were flying in formation, when a disc shaped UFO joined them at 1:35 PM. Simon, a 29-year-old from West Sussex was filming the event with a JVC Hi-8 PAL camcorder and his images are excellent. The manoeuvring UFO could have caused a dangerous collision. The footage is crystal clear with zooms to both the aircraft's and the UFO. The two planes, flying in formation and making a turn from left to right are filmed with an unknown brownish object, round in shape that appeared in the scene passing from right to left close to the airplanes at moderate speed. The images are clear and the unknown object was caught in several frames on camera - the object and it's shape and size was clearly revealed. A disc shaped UFO was floating making balancing movements and appears to be a metallic structure. Simon and the crowd were impressed by the unknown intruder.
This is the second well known Air Show that has been joined by a UFO. A Stunning video was shown on Ukrainian ICTV and Russian television showing a UFO skimming a Ukrainian fighter jet moments before it crashed into a crowd of aviation enthusiasts at Sknilov Aerodrome killing 84 people on July 27, 2002. The video clearly shows a UFO that is mentioned by the TV commentator, which passed near the descending Su-27 fighter that killed 27 children, and wounded 199. It was the most tragic air show crash in history. The UFO's presence during this tragedy was confirmed again and attracted public attention when published in the "Komsomolskaja Pravda" newspaper in Moscow and the "Komsomolskaja Pravda" in the Ukraine on August 7, 2002, Page 10. The UFO that participated in the Air Show in England fortunately did not cause the fighters to crash. The UFO pilots must be aware that that high quality video is available at most air shows indicating their willingness to be videotaped, and to show they're maneuverability and superiority. Both of these incidents indicate a brazenness and openness not generally shown by UFO pilots

   The following article was published in Plymouth Evening Herald on 19th February 2004

      

 UFO SIGHTED OVER CITY

 

 This amazing photograph snapped over Plymouth is being called one of the best pictures of a UFO ever taken.

A city-based amateur photographer captured this image when he was trying out his new hi-tech digital camera at night. It shows what can only be described as an 'unidentified flying object' hovering above St Budeaux. Another, equally stunning, snap shows the same brightly-illuminated object tilted at a different angle.

UFO experts are highly excited by the pictures and the Royal Navy today asked the Herald to supply them with the photos - because they want to study them.

Plymouth-based UFOlogist Bob Boyd has called the snaps among the 'best five' pictures of a UFO he has ever seen - in 25 years of spotting the phenomena. Mr. Boyd, chairman of the Plymouth UFO Research Group, said:

                     "It's the real thing."

He claimed the picture had been examined by a photographic expert who confirmed it was genuine.

The man who took the photograph, a dockyard worker living in St Budeaux, didn't realise what he had snapped until he got home and inspected his pictures.

A Plymouth City Airport spokesman said it was 'highly unlikely' it was a commercial flight. Mr. Boyd does not know of anybody else reporting the UFO, but said: "That doesn't mean nobody saw it."



Quotes

"It is my view that this (UFO) situation has possible implications for our national security which transcend the interest of a single service"
General Walter Bedell Smith. Director of Central Intelligence (1950-53)

 

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