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Thanks for your reports.
Hi Andy, No it certainly wasn't the goodyear airship. You are right, I am very familiar with the airship. What I saw was the classic flying saucer shape, I had a side view prob 35 degrees ( it appeared flatish with raised dome ) then as it came right overhead it was a perfect circular shape.
all the best.
Thought you'd probably have considered the blimp, but just to rule out another possibility. :)
I've even looked on the internet for toy balloons, these chinese lantern thingies and any other larger type balloons to see if I could class the object I saw under such, but no, I can't see anything that remotely resembles it. I must reiterate that what I saw was a lot bigger than a toy balloon, it looked a very solid structure and altho flew in an arc, was very steady.
As regards the height of the object, its very difficult to say, but it was low , possibly same height as light aircraft, if so it might make the object approx 20 feet diameter
That's the problem. If you don't know its size, you can't work out its height and vice versa. How do you know it was low?
thinking if an Alien lifeform made their first contact in Wolverhampton they'd leave with a strange impression! I mean that in a nice way, are the Cowboy and the Bowler-hatted preacher still hanging about outside the Mander Centre? I heard the Ring Road Tramp sadly died, he was my favourite, reminded me of a Mystic from the Dark Crystal.
To Mystery shopper,
Yes you are right, but I did say it was hard to estimate, But you see, you can make an educated guess I suppose. I mean, you can tell an airliner is thousands of feet up, ie, visibility, familiarity direction etc ... a light aircraft you have probably got some idea how big/high it is , the same as a hot air balloon just seems to hang in the sky, even close by. The object I saw didnt look high in the sky, it looked quite low, therefore it wasnt anything as big as an airliner, it didnt look anything like the size of a airliner, you have a sort of idea. Unlike a night time sighting, this had a definite circular shape not just a light or two. I have no idea as to what I saw, Ive already stated that I do not beleive that we are being visited by aliens ... I just can't identify what I actually saw. I hope this helps a bit.
Yes, Esra or Ezra is the name of the bowler hatted gent, he is still there altho not every day.
The cowboy is still around Wolvo and Bilston, but in a different guise ... he approached me in Bilston and thrust a small leaflet into my hand , he said that he is working for the lord, when asked where his guns were, he replyed. "There is no place for firearms in the place of god"
Yes, he has become a preacher like Ezra, maybe not the same faith or religion though.
I'd just like to conclude that every time I go into Wolverhampton, I probably come away just as confused as any alien passing by would be, there certainly are a lot of strange characters up there ... still it takes all sorts to make the world go round doesn't it folks!
All the best Rob.
Yes but those are all familiar objects. You can guess how high they are because you know roughly how big they are. With an unknown object that is not possible. Unless an unknown object interacts with other things, like clouds, trees or hills (or you can shine a light on it) there is no way you can tell how high or how big it is.
Ha! Excellent. Thanks for the Wolves update, Rob.
So Dave the Cowboy has found the Lord (I bet the Lord is chuffed about that! Was probably hiding from him)got some neck, he gave me some grief for wearing a crucifix once (in between condemning Paddy Ashdown for his extra-marital shenanigans and I dunno what else, possibly something about Wimbledon).
Ezra's prayers must be doing him some good mind, he looked as old as Methusalah in the mid 90's.
Digressing a bit from UFO's .. but hell, Wolverhampton is just as weird :}
Lower than the dark thunder clouds, higher than highest leylandi trees around ... I didn't see it actually fly past any object , I caught sight of it just past the leylandi in my garden. It didnt fly in front of anything, I'm afraid I can't tell you much else.
"Lower than the dark thunder"! That would make a great name for a book or song!
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