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Ok so here goes nothing…
I was 18 years old and in Sixth Form studying Geology. I guess this is College for you lovely Americans.
I was still living at home with my parents. My bedroom window looked out onto a large patch of Marshland with houses, mountains and valleys on the
My room was in the process of being decorated and my dad had not got around to putting the Curtain rail back up on the wall. So it was just me and the
I was watching TV in bed at around 10:45 PM. I’m Alan Partridge series 1 on VHS. “Ahhaaaa!!” lol. My bed faced the window and the TV was just below on
a night stand. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a light in the sky. I passed this off as being a police helicopter as it was not uncommon to see one
every now and then. It just hovered. I thought nothing of it and carried on watching the TV. About 15 minutes had passed. I glanced up at the window
and was horrified to see that the object was in the exact same spot it was in 15 minutes prior. I leaped out of bed and ran to the window. I took a
long hard look at it. I remember it vividly.
The object was metallic and had a rugby ball sort of shape to it. I could make out the faint silhouette of the body. Kind of the way you see the
darker half of the Moon during a Half Moon .It had two bright lights one on the left and one on the right hand side. I have a hard time remembering
the colours but I recall one of them being green and then perhaps chroma into a blue. Both very bright. I distinctly remember there where also smaller
white lights in a circle around the craft there where maybe about 10 of these visible. They flickered in rotation. The overall size is hard to judge
but I would say it was about as large as a London double decker bus maybe a bit larger.
I watched It hovering motionlessly for about 2 minutes, still trying to makes sense of it all. I opened my bedroom window to see if there was any
sound. A helicopter this close would have been audible as there was no wind and it was a very clear Summer night and the times I had seen them in the
past they always gave off the chugging sound of the rotors.
At this point I was freaked! My dad worked night shifts so the only people in the house were my Mum and my Sister who was 16 at the time. I screamed
to my mum yelling for her to come and see. She thought there was a burglar trying to get into the house or something because I was very worked up. My
sister did not follow as she was scared.
I’m not great at judging distances but it must have been about 400 meters from my house and was just above eye shot from my window maybe about 200
meters off the ground. I will add some drawings and locations on Google maps If anyone would like to see.
Mum came to my room almost angry that I had woken her and I pointed at the object and my exact words… ” What the F~@Ing hell is that!!”. She stopped
dead in her tracks.
We both watched it perfectly still in the sky. It was at this point I began to realise what we were both looking at was not normal. I had a crappy
£200 camcorder under my bed which I had for Christmas the year before. I fumbled for it. I switched it on and began recording. Due to the poor
quality of the camera bearing in mind this was about 2004 I struggled to focus on anything outside as the shutter couldn’t really handle the lack of
lighting. However I did manage to capture the audio from the scene. I think I filmed for about 3 minutes before I gave up.
At this point the object started to move very slowly. This is where it became surreal for me. It went straight up like a balloon. In a perfectly
straight vertical line with no swaying motion at all. The way it moved was only what I can describe as being magnetic. It did not shoot off but
maintained a perfectly steady slow speed after about 30 seconds it was high enough enough to leave our field of view. We could not see it any more. We
both ran to the front of the house but it was gone.
I slept in my Mums room that night! Shameful for an 18 year old Teenager but I was shaking. I do not recall any loss in time but I had a terrifying
nightmare that night. I remember faces in my dream and seeing a UFO fly off over the housing estate from the view of my parents bedroom window. Again
this dream could have be due to an over active imagination due to the event.
The next day I knocked on a few neighbours doors to see if they had seen anything odd but they just looked at me blank. I also asked a few friends who
lived on the estate but they just made fun of me and told me I was crazy. We even contacted the local police to see if there had been any sightings
that night. They could not give us any information and wasn’t able to confirm if one of their choppers had been on patrol in our area. We both know
what we saw. I am intelligent enough to know what a helicopter looks like. Even in the dead of night.
Even though I have no real visual evidence of the craft its-self I do have the audio of the event. We have both relived this story on several
occasions in conversations together. My mum still asks me about what we saw that night. We both know what we saw was real. You will just have to take
my word on this.
Just to add some more info:
The footage is buried somewhere at my parent house in a box in the loft on a mini-DV tape. The next time I visit I will look for it. It may not be
much but you will sure be able to hear the panic in our voices.
I tried to seek out a hypnosis expert a few years back so see if he could recount any of this. But I was too embarrassed.