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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Haunted Skies update

I spoke to Brenda Butler yesterday, about the forthcoming event at Woodbridge,on the 10th of september,which will be attended by Larry Waren who is according to Brenda going to tell the real truths about what he witnessed on the 27th Dec 1980 as he is not now bound by the official secrets (whatever that means! An American airmen bound by military restrictions on English land) and out of his jurisdiction? not sure what the legal requirements are, not forgetting the 30 year rule, over here.

The speaking times are as follows:-Brenda 6pm-6.30pm
Peter Parish...................6.30pm-7.15pm
15minute break...................................
David Bryant 8.30pm-9.30pm
Matt Lyons 9.30pm 9.45pm
Larry Warren 9.45pm-10.45pm
Questions and answers.....

We still have not received any reply to any emails or letters sent to the Newspapapers asking them if they are interested in reviewing our work, we dont know whether to be flattered or rejected...! This is the sort of email that we have sent

HAUNTED SKIES Series - An Encyclopedia of the Social History of British UFO Activity – written by John Hanson & Dawn Holloway, 31, Red Lion St, Alvechurch, B487LG Worcestershire.

Published by CFZ Press Devon
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Currently on sale at Amazon and receiving some excellent reviews.

The Haunted Skies Project - I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you just to let you know that, Volume 3 is nearly completion, and wonder if you may be prepared to review the books on your website or newspape.

I am a retired CID Officer with the West Midlands Police who has spent the last fifteen years cataloguing on a daily basis thousands of reports from members of the Public about strange things seen in and over the UK going back to the 1940’s.They are unique as nobody else has ever attempted to write up a concise account of UFO activity which has taken place over the UK going back to the 1940’s.

I believe that the volumes which we are publishing will be judged one day as being some of the most informative and accurate books that have ever been produced with regard to the UFO subject- books which will eventually have quite an impact on peoples thinking with regard to the subject of UFOs.

Haunted Skies – the real truths behind sightings of UFO's and how it began

As a retired Police Officer from the West Midlands Police, I had not the slightest inkling that such objects existed until a colleague of mine Chris then a PC from Belgrave Road Birmingham contacted me, in January 1995.

Chris: “As a result of several 999 calls made to the Police we attended the scene. After interviewing the Doctor we drove around the area when we saw a massive saucer-shaped object with a thin rippling red line running through it surrounded by a blue haze, over the Stirchley area of the City two miles away from where a Doctor had reported seeing the ‘object’”

This was to trigger off an insatiable curiosity to find out for myself whether UFOs existed, prior to then, I had not the slightest interest and if it hadn’t been Chris I would have questioned the state of their mental health! Over the years I received many reports from Police Officers, and RAF servicemen, not forgetting hundreds of members of the public.

So I decided to write up their experiences believing that it now forms part of our social history, and have condensed them into eleven Volumes! Haunted Skies 1 1940-1959), Haunted Skies 2 (1960-1965) believing that the Public should have the opportunity to see for themselves the real truths which lie behind such reports rather than basing their beliefs on sensationalised and inaccurate accounts which continue to be shown to the Public

Yours faithfully, John Hanson

This is a typical report from a newspaper about the latest files released.... what a bunch of fools they really are! when are they going to wake up and realise the truths, that there is overwhelming evidence of UFO presence! rather than propping themselves up on doses of Mork and Mindy and a belief system which confuses UFOs with aliens as depicted in Independence Day, The X Files, Dark Skies, Men in Black, Mars Attack, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Not forgetting everyone's favourite Star Trek, where you can boldly go where no man has gone before and join Captain Kirk, and Spock and the crew to encounter a wide assortment of colourful life-forms in a Universe that is chock-a-block with alien life. Certainly, in the world of Science Fiction UFO's not only exist, but are here to stay. Haunted Skies sorts out the wheat from the chaff and presents for the first time ever evidens that they certainly exist!

THE latest batch of UFO files released today contain sightings of mysterious lights over the Glastonbury Festival, a “flying saucer” outside Retford town hall and the bizarre story of “Mork and Mindy’s” visit to East Dulwich. Defence experts were called in to examine a 2004 photo of a “flying saucer” taken outside Retford town hall in Nottinghamshire.The series of images were captured by Alex Birch and having ruled out lens flares and aircraft, he contacted the Ministry of Defence, who sent them to the Defence Geographic and Imagery Intelligence Agency (DGIA) in July 2004.

The files also contain first-hand testimony of retired RAF fighter controller Freddie Wimbledon and retired MoD official Ralph Noyes, on the famous 1956 UFO incident at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.

Mr Wimbledon remembers the RAF scrambling fighter planes to intercept a UFO seen on radar and by observers on the ground. The UFO reportedly latched onto to a fighter plane, “following its every move” before speeding off at “terrific speed”.

Staff involved were sworn to secrecy, while Mr Noyes recalls being shown gun camera footage of the UFOs taken from aboard the aircraft at a special MoD screening in 1970.

One of the more bizarre tales from the files is the 2003 sighting of “worm-shaped” UFOs “wriggling around in the sky” over East Dulwich in London.

A mother and daughter reported it to the police but according to testimony she later gave to the MoD’s UFO desk, the two police constables who attended the scene were joined by two men dressed in “space suits and dark glasses who called themselves 'Mork and Mindy'

The woman complained of being made “to look foolish”. In a letter dated January 21 2003, the woman says “your men have fed us with a lot of rubbish, presumably to make us look foolish and our story unbelievable, which they have succeeded in doing”.

Police told the MoD they sent two ordinary PCs to the address but “they could not see anything in the sky and concluded it was possibly a reflection of a star and a street light in her window.”

Another report describes mysterious lights seen moving 300ft above the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 28 2003. There are also details of a UFO sighting over a music festival at Llanfyllin, Wales, in July 2006.

A file also contains a number of sightings reported to the MoD during the summer of 2006, that describe formations of orange lights in the sky. These appear to be observations of Chinese lanterns, released at parties and public events, the experts concluded.

Other incidents include UFOs spotted by the pilot and passengers of an aircraft over the Channel Islands in 2007 and F-16s scrambled to intercept UFOs over Belgium in 1990.

On Sunday, 11 September 1988 schoolboy - Peter Topham, (aged 11), from Tutt Hill,Fornham All Saints, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, (close to the junction with the B1106 and B1112), was getting ready for bed at 9.30 pm., when he saw, through the open bedroom window, a bright object in the sky.n a written interview conducted by Del Newman and Ron West, from the East Anglia Paranormal Research Association, on the 23rd September 1988, he told them:

“I went upstairs to get ready for bed and looked out of the bedroom window, when I saw a bright light come out of the sky from nowhere - like a bullet.I went down to tell my sisters, who came upstairs. We could see other lights on it.I tried to stay awake all night, but I fell asleep.We had heard no noise and the colours of the lights were four purple lights, with three different colours on it, and they changed colours blue, changing red. There was no noise or sparks going across the field.”

His sister, Rebecca (15): “After following my brother upstairs, I looked out of the window. The first thing I noticed was four purple lights. After a while (maybe ten minutes), a large rectangular shaped light came on very brightly. While this was happening, I saw small darting lights across the field (these were white).

The following Monday, we went up to the area where we had seen it land.There was a large round circle of flattened sugar beet. On the Wednesday, we took my Dad to the area.He pointed out that the sugar beet and soil in the circle was dry, while the field was wet from rain.I didn’t hear any noise.”

His other sister, Josephine (10), added: “At 9.30 pm. Peter told us to come upstairs , so we went up and saw a big light in the middle with other lights on either side, and then they started flashing different colours. A few minutes later, the large white light in the middle went even brighter, but after watching it for a short while I decided to go to bed,” and Ron made their way to the scene of the incident, where they examined the circle of flattened beet.

“The ground was bone dry; the remainder of the field was moist. The sugar beet within this circle was flattened compared to the rest of the field. The beet inside the circle was showing signs of decay, with yellowing leaves, in contrast to the outside, which was still thriving with dark green leaves.

We found no indentations within the circle or outside.We measured the flattened area and found it to be 30 metres, but it was not a perfect circle.”

As a result of some considerable newspaper publicity given to the incident, along with an appeal from Del and Ron, seeking any other witnesses, a Mrs. Susan Slinger, of the White House, Bury Road, Fornham All Saints, claimed she had her husband, Cecil, had seen ‘a cigar shaped object hovering in the night sky, at around the same period’. Unfortunately, enquires made at the address given revealed no trace of any such woman.

Other witnesses to something strange seen in the sky, over Bury St Edmunds, during this month, were Reuben Eaves, and his sister - Esther. They were cycling home, close to Prigg Walk, Bury St. Edmunds, at 4.00 pm, when they saw: “A long shape, to begin with, then it formed the shape of an umbrella and seemed to be moving like it was opening and closing. It was a frightening experience.”

(Source: Bury Free Press 'Yes we also saw UFO’, 28.10.88/East Anglian UFO Research Association)

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