A338 UFO (1967)
On 6th November 1967, Carl Farlow was driving along the A338 at around 1.00am in the morning. He was coming up to a bridge over the river Avon, when the 32 ton diesel lorry he was driving lost all electrical power. Carl told Mysterious Britain that the trucks two batteries were flat and never held charge after, they were later taken off the truck by three army personnel and replaced.
He pulled up to the roadside to check out what the problem was, and spotted an egg shaped object hovering above the road. He noticed a strange smell like burning wood, and heard a humming sound like that of a refrigerator that seemed to originate from the machine. The object then disappeared, there were another two witnesses to the event, a vet and his female passenger.
The police were called and the road seemed to have melted under the object. Later it seemed as though the incident was covered up by officialdom. Carl said, ‘in the air was a very strong smell of ozone, this smell was around for over three hours while we were questiond at the scene, then taken to Bournmouth police station and quizzed again by two men from the ministry of defence for a further 5 hours. When we were released I was taken to LARKHILL BARRACKS to collect my truck. When I got back to my depot our mechanics checked the truck out and found the starter, dynamo, regulator and batteries had all been replaced!! in all there were several witnesses to this event, indeed the other car involved had extensive electrical damage!!’