Bow Street Phantom Lancaster Bomber
There are a few cases of phantom aircraft still flying the skies of Britain and we were recently contacted by a witness called Doug about a ghostly Lancaster Bomber seen in the early 1960’s.
“It would be 1964, give or take a year, that I was driving (with a passenger) north from Aberystwyth to my cottage in Bow Street, when, descending from waun Fawr towards Comins Coch I saw a whitish ghost-like bomber – almost certainly a Lancaster – that may have been in camouflage pattern nevertheless, flying west at perhaps 150 feet, over the Plant Breeding Station, turn south in front on me, and disappear around a hill. I could describe the route with a map in front of me. The plane made no sound, although I was in a car and may have missed that (hard to miss a Lancaster’s engines though.)”
I would love to hear from anybody who knows anything about this plane and whether there have been other sightings.