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Newspaper coverage on Police sighting of UFO!(August 2012)over last few days.
Will they ever get it right no!
Will they ever seek to question what the hell is happening out there No!
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No wonder the Officer asked that his identity be keep secret! bearing in mind the Police felt that any subsequent newspaper publicity may well bring the force into disrepute. The second cutting is from the Metro and was sent to us by UFO Investigator Bill Eatock, the first clipping from Don Ramkin. Suffice to say,there are many details that are incorrect in these two versions.
Haunted Skies report into West Midlands Police Officers UFO sighting 02.25- 5.8.2012
At 9.25am the 10th of August 2012 we made our way over to Coventry Police where we met up with the Officer in the front office. On this occasion we were accompanied by Mr Bob Tibbitts a personal friend and formerly the head of the Coventry based UFO Group (CUFORG)
The Officer (who asked that his name be withheld after consultation with Dan Barton of the West Midlands Police Press Office,) was accompanied by a colleague, who confirmed that he had received call on the radio from the Officer following the UFO having been seen and that all communication was then made via a personal phone.
The Officer now 12months from retirement told us that he was travelling along the A45 out of Coventry heading towards Birmingham, towards the Stonebridge Island along the darkened section of the A45. Weather conditions were described as being clear with a Moon and intermittent cloud cover although fog developed later. About a quarter of a mile past Map location SP280812
“I noticed a light in the sky which was pulsing rhythmically. It was very bright and had a bluish tinge to it. I thought at first it was plane and then realised as it was only a single light this was not likely to be the case, as I had never seen an aircraft in that part of the sky. A couple of seconds later it shot off at an incredible speed silently heading towards the Birmingham direction. As it did so the pulsating continued but of course diminished as it moved away, now over the Birmingham Airport direction. Suddenly it shot straight upwards into the sky at a phenomenal speed far to fast to have been any aircraft. About 2-300yars past where I had seen it I pulled into a lay-by on the left and radioed a colleague also on duty that night and told him what I had seen”.
The incident was then reported via mobile phone rather than contacting the Force Control room using the Police radio for obvious reasons.
The Officer then contacted a relative to report the matter and then made his way to Birmingham Airport where he discussed the matter with the ATC and the crew of the Police Helicopter. According to ATC nothing had shown on Radar and no flights were plotted for that time (15minutes before and 30minutes later)
The Officer dismissed any suggestions made that he had seen a fireball meteorite, a sky lantern or jet aircraft. He feels that what he saw wasn’t man made; and maintains an open mind as to the identity of the object. He also stressed that if it had been an aircraft travelling at the speed why it didn’t break the sound barrier
as it moved through the sky.
While we were unable to identity what it was the officer saw, we had of course come across many other examples of this phenomenon before during our research.
Those examples also include occasions when film has been taken of these pulsating flickering objects which are seen stationary in the sky before suddenly shooting away at speeds which rule out the possibly of any terrestrial explanation.
One such example took place in Greenlands near Redditch a few years ago. The witness a taxi driver called the Police who attended but were unable to offer any explanation.
Another witness living in Longbridge Birmingham also filmed a UFO over the Birmingham area in 1995. Interestingly she told of seeing a dark hardly noticeable object rotating around a luminous object creating what appeared to be the pulsating effect.
Whether these have any bearing on what it was the Officer saw we can’t say, all we can say is that although these are examples of Unidentified Flying objects which continue to be seen around the skies of the UK we should only judge each case on its individual merits and not jump to any conclusions, rather than attempting to sensationalise incident like this (as are often seen in the media)by suggesting that they are extra terrestrial in origin, nothing may be further from the point!
In June 1998 Mr Alan Howard from Walton on Thames who was very familiar with the passage of aircraft and the occasional Airship as used by Fuji and Orange Telecommunications was sat is his armchair watching TV when he noticed an object in the sky through the window climbing steeply, and presumed it was a balloon that had come adrift, ‘Suddenly it stopped in mid air and began to descend in a falling leaf motion, before slowly rising upwards I asked my partner Pam what she thought the object to be, and continued watching wondering if it was tethered to the ground in some way.
Then an aircraft appeared over the trees in front of us heading out of Heathrow, at which point the object whatever it was raced towards the plane like a missile, and stopped short of the aircraft in mid air for a second or two before moving quickly away into a nearby cloud, we were both literally struck dumb by what we had witnessed.
Moments later the object dropped out of the cloud and continued to fly around the sky making impossible tight turns diving and climbing. I went and fetched my camera and took a clip of film of the UFO which by now was quite small through the viewfinder”
Throughout the following days and weeks Mr Howard scrutinised the newspapers hoping to see that somebody else had seen the UFO but found nothing. (Source :UPN Investigations London Elaine Waite)
At 12.25am 2nd August 1998, a resident of Bury St Edmunds contacted the Police after sighting eight to ten lights rotating around a larger object moving across the sky. Five minutes later at12.30am a revolving circular object with square lights was seen over the A4 Cambridge near to the M11 junction by a motorist and his wife (yet another UFO sighting from this locality). At 1.40am a pulsating glowing object with an outer ring was seen hovering and circling the sky over Wrexham North Wales and reported to the Police.
A Cleethorpes housewife was hanging out her washing at 1142pm when she saw ‘three lights forming a triangle in the sky’ bright enough to illuminate the house with two flashes of light. - ten seconds later they vanished from view.