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The big problem with military areas is that unless you have a well trained observer at hand you cannot say if the phenomena were mundane (flares, helicopters engaged in low level manouvers, "secret weapons" being tested etc) or genuinely unexplainable. The military aren't bound to say everything they do, even seemingly innocent activities like nightime exercises may be kept from the public if the order is to keep them secret. A "supernatural" explanation may be even be spread to cover sensible activities: during WWII a number of "lake monster" stories were spread on both sides of the Atlantic. When the veil of secrecy was lifted it was discovered they had been "blind" for various military activities including pocket submarines training, captured equipment tests and sonar experiments. Personally I am convinced that at least one big UFO case in Britain was actually a cover for an aircraft mishap of some kind, possibily involving the USAF.
In Distortion We Trust
"Louhi spoke in riddled tones of three things to achieve: find and catch the Devil's Moose and bring it here to me. Seize the Stallion born of Fire, harness the Golden Horse. He captured and bound the Moose, he tamed the Golden Horse. Still there remained one final task: hunt for the Bird from the Stream of Death"
-Kalevala, Rune XIII-
For anyone new to the fascinating subject of UFO's. If people say 'I've never seen one' - the reason why is because they never look up. It's as simple as that! Take note the next time you are out and about - no one ever looks up. You will, of course, not see anything strange every time - but then, just when you least expect it!
It is interesting how UFOs are generally spotted around airports, military bases and UFO-spotters homes. Very rarely are UFOs seen in broad-daylight in cities (other than Wolverhampton - eh-hem!).
Look, as a very cynical police officer I did not believe in UFOS full stop. I thought people who did were, quite frankly, nuts. Then, in 2008, I saw one. Another Officer was with me. Late morning, just off the ferry, Isle of Coll, Scotland. Usual tour of the island and ...there it was, near Boud. Huge, stationary and in the air. Classic cigar shape, aluminium or metallic colour. What I noticed most was the longtitudinal centre line -- dash-type marks with fuzzed cross at equal distances. Saw it for about 30sec then a Tornado aircraft came from north and curved round behind us. Aircraft at low level. The UFO then went vertical at immense speed and vanished. Decided not to report it. Next morning the Cardiff airport incident with the police heli was reported. I know what I saw - this was not any technology I have experienced.
It would be really useful if you could provide a date and time for this incident - then anyone esle who had a similar experience may be able to participate in the discussion.
Personnally, your experience sounds facinating particularly to the detail of the speed and ability of the object.
I'd like to hear any more info. Thanks for the comment!
it was about 1035hrs on 7th June 2008.
Whilst I've lived on the Army Training Area for most of my life, I also hunt up there and go for walks etc. I technically know everything that happens up there. My father and his friend are both ex-Army, with his friend owning a farm in the heart. I would be able to class a military object such as a flare/helicopters/tracers etc from any other stuff. It's pretty amazing what you see on Salisbury Plain. They was testing a invisible tank out there a few years ago. (A tank which projects itself to the imagery behind it)
Wayland's Smithy is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain. Somehow this ancient grave became associated with Wayland, the Saxon god of metalworking, from whom it takes its name.
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