Thursday, 11 December 2008

St Edmundsbury Cathedral ‘Power Cut' UFO Has Multiple Witnesses (Nov-Dec 2008)

Reports are still coming (Dec 11th 2008) in regarding the Bury St Edmunds UFO sighting. (The UFO was spotted on the 29th November 2008). According to one of the witnesses it was of a ‘classic' flying saucer, i.e. metallic grey and appeared to be spinning. The media reports which were posted online were quick to point out that back on the 3rd September 2008, a UFO was reported to be spinning and tilting over houses in the area (Mildenhall and Howard estates).

Perhaps a more interesting (and corroborated) aspect of this particular UFO report is regarding the two power-cuts that seemingly accompanied the sighting and is suggested to have heralded its appearance. Back in the day the interruption of electrics, electrical interference, internal combustion engines malfunctioning or failing etc. were reported along with UFO sightings & experiences a great deal more than in recent times and if believed (and in the majority of cases there's no reason not to) is certainly an intriguing and physical side effect of these encounters. This has also been reported in some other 'high profile' UFO reports .....

Here's part of an article posted by the Bury Free Press on the 1st December:

UFO sighting over Bury St Edmunds (Cathedral) Sat 29th Nov (2008)
Bury Free Press UFO Report
(Published 1st December 2008)

An anonymous witness stated:

"I looked up at the sky - I was quite frightened. There was a grey thing spinning around and around. About four or five other people were looking up at the sky….."It went around the cathedral and then disappeared. Then I saw this bright orange ball fly through the sky from Churchgate Street towards the churchyard….. I'm just puzzled by it all."

He said a friend had subsequently suggested the sighting might have been something to do with the Christmas fair in the Abbey Gardens and on Angel Hill.

A police spokeswoman said: "We did have a report of a large object in the sky for approximately 10 to 12 minutes that looked like a UFO," adding that police had only received one report regarding the sighting.

Source: Bury Free Press (1st December 2008)

Bury St Edmunds (St Edmundsbury Cathedral)
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
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Then on the 5th December the East Anglian Daily Times (online) confirmed a second witness:

UFO spotted above Cathedral (5th December 2008)
East Anglian Daily Times

Bury St Edmunds UFO sightingThe UFO was spotted above St Edmundsbury Cathedral. POLICE were alerted after a UFO was spotted above St Edmundsbury Cathedral. New twist in UFO mystery. The UFO was spotted above St Edmundsbury Cathedral

A UFO spotted above St Edmundsbury Borough Cathedral was seen by a member of staff, it emerged today. Police were first notified about a UFO above the cathedral in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday night. The incident, which lasted just minutes, happened in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday night. It is understood the man saw the grey UFO spinning in the air near the cathedral before disappearing behind the Bury landmark.

But it has now emerged a member of the cathedral's own staff saw the UFO as well.

The cathedral's visitor officer Sarah Friswell said: “I mentioned it at our staff meeting yesterday and a member of staff did see 'it' as well. But I have to say no-one else has commented or 'phoned or mentioned it…..It happened in between two short power cuts, so we wondered if it was linked to that .”

A police spokeswoman said: “We received a report at 10.43 pm on Saturday from a gentleman who said he'd seen a large object spinning in the sky for around 10 to 12 minutes, which looked like a UFO. This was the only report received."

The apparent sighting comes just four months after similar reports of a UFO above the town's Mildenhall and Howard estates. Eyewitnesses told how, on September 3, they saw an object at about 9.30pm spinning and tilting above houses and appeared to change colour.

Source: East Anglian Daily Times (5th December 2008)

And also on the 5th December ran the following story, as 'AllTheWeb' is an Australian based website I'm assuming that due to extensive media coverage that the UFO phenomenon is currently receiving in Australia explains why they ran it. This is only an excerpt as the original article goes well beyond conjecture and into plain fantasy. Prefixed with, “There are some people who believe…..” before wandering into wholly unsubstantiated supposition and equally outlandish hypotheses, that's not necessarily a criticism (in this case) just the reasoning behind its exclusion:

UFO causes power cuts in the UK (5th December 2008)

UFO over Cathedral Causes power cuts in UK historic town

AllNewsWeb - UFO ReportLast Saturday night a slightly luminous grey UFO was reported to police in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds in the United Kingdom . The UFO was seen spinning and hovering over the St Edmundsbury Cathedral by a townsman. Now it has emerged that the UFO was also seen by a staff member of the Cathedral. Sarah Friswell, the Cathedrals visitor officer, noted that the topic of the mysterious craft had come up in a staff meeting and one of the staff members confessed to also witnessing the rather clear UFO of a very ‘Classical' appearance.

More interestingly the sighting was accompanied by unusual power cuts, confirmed by the Cathedral administration that could not be explained by the local electricity provider. Many have claimed that such sightings are in fact pranks by hobbyists involving RC flying models, yet the power cut seems to somewhat disprove this theory as it is unlikely any hobbyist could pull such a feat off.

Source: AllNewsWeb (5th December 2008)

And the ‘East Anglian Daily Times' posted another article in which a Mrs Carol Marsh “who lives in the shadow of St Edmundsbury Cathedral” also reports witnessing the UFO. The following was posted on the 9th December:

More sightings of UFO over Suffolk (9th December 2008)
East Anglian Daily Times

UFO fever is taking hold in a Suffolk town as tales of mysterious flashing lights over Suffolk 's mother church abound.

Fresh reports of the “amazing” light show over Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, November 29, have come in from resident Carol Marsh, who lives in the shadow of St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Mrs Marsh said she and a group of friends watched entranced at around 10.30pm as the lights travelled low in the sky from Northgate Street , over the cathedral and neighbouring St Mary's Church and out of sight towards Southgate Street .

And Mrs Marsh is no stranger to the supernatural - when she was an 11-year-old girl she firmly believes she witnessed a flying saucer in the skies over her then home in Lincolnshire . Her father, a Lancaster bomber pilot, was so convinced by his daughter's story he called ministry of defence bosses to check out the mysterious sighting. The Church Walks resident was less convinced her latest brush with little green men was for real, but she believes there was a chance the sighting over the town could have been a UFO: “It's certainly a possibility."

“It was the weekend of the Christmas fair and I suppose they could have been sending up some sort of lights from Angel Hill but what ever it was, it was absolutely amazing.....The lights were low in the sky, very bright and seemed to be revolving. It was totally noiseless and for 45 seconds it lit up the sky - it was just incredible - an amazing thing going on the sky outside my house. The amber lights were almost like they were being fired up into the sky.”

One sky-watcher reported the strange lights to the police. He said he saw a grey UFO spinning in the air near the cathedral before disappearing behind the Bury landmark.

The report was confirmed by a police spokeswoman, who said:

“We received a report at 10.43 pm on Saturday from a gentleman who said he'd seen a large object spinning in the sky for around 10 to 12 minutes, which looked like a UFO. This was the only report received.”

A spokeswoman for the cathedral said a staff member also saw the unexplained lights.

Source: East Anglian Daily Times (9th December 2008)

Bury St Edmunds UFO sighting

So now there are three independent witnesses who have come forward and at the time of writing (12th December 2008) the following article posted (again) on the website is the latest piece of information to be released. It was submitted by an internet user called, “Susan.” According to the website and after a cursory glance her personal details had at least superficially checked out.

More witnesses come forward claiming to have seen the
St Edmundsbury Cathedral UFO (11th December 2008)

AllNewsWeb - UFO ReportFurther witnesses have come forward claiming to have seen a UFO hovering over St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk , UK on Saturday night. One of the witnesses, Carol Marsh, lives within the proximity of the Cathedral and says she and a group of friends saw dazzling lights she describes as 'amazing' swirling above the Cathedral Spires. Local Police have confirmed that they received the report first mentioned in All News Web. 'We received a report at 10.43 pm on Saturday from a gentleman who said he'd seen a large object spinning in the sky for around 10 to 12 minutes, which looked like a UFO. This was the only report received.' noted a police spokeswoman.

All News Web received this email yesterday:

“I read your story on the UFO near the Cathedral, I live about one mile from there. I am employed as a nurse and have never claimed to have seen a UFO before although that night I noticed the strangest thing as I looked out of my bedroom window, a blurry disc like object moving quickly that appeared to be circling the Cathedral and then vanished-the object appeared to be black with a glow around it. I noticed slight electrical surges of lights in the vicinity. I work in health and would rather remain anonymous as I don't want to be labelled as stark, raving mad!”

The alleged witness allowed us to identify her as Susan, and has supplied us with further personal details that seem to suggest personal credibility.

Source: AllNewsWeb (11th December 2008)

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

More UFO Sightings Over Fenland Skies (Wisbech)

Fenland Citizen UFODOZENS of people have contacted the Citizen to report sightings of UFOs in the skies over Fenland following last week's front page picture of some unexplained lights spotted over Wisbech. Among those who rang in was Doreen Annetts from March who said she had seen a similar set of lights as she drove home early on Tuesday morning after dropping her husband off at work.

She spotted the lights over-head as she travelled along the Twenty Foot from Hobbs Lot Bridge at around 5am. Mrs Annetts said the lights were very bright and looked to be in the same formation as those captured on film by a 23-year-old Wisbech man on Monday November 17 and featured in last week's Citizen: “ I knew it wasn't an aeroplane because they usually have various little lights. I'm not somebody who imagines things.

• Michael Marshall from Bourne also called to say he had seen the lights. He spotted them from his hill-top home at around 9.15pm on November 18. He said they had come in from an easterly direction and were moving over Wisbech.

• And a Chatteris man said his daughter had captured some lights on her camera phone a couple of months ago. He said they were coloured and there were lots of them.

• A March woman told how she had spotted a bright light track across the sky as she looked out of the bedroom window of her Green Street home. She had believed it was a shooting star at first but then noticed it was leaving a trail behind it. She saw it at around 9pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday.

• And a Wimblington couple also spotted a strange orange light in the sky over their Norfolk Street home. They spotted it at around 10.55pm on Children in Need night. They said the object moved silently through the sky before suddenly disappearing. “ We get a lot of jets over this area and they are noisy. This was quiet and was quite spooky .”

• And finally Reg Wenn from Chatteris sent in a photo of an object he captured from his home in Acre Fen: “ I have been tracking one of these for over 16 years, it appears in the sky south of my home from time to time, I managed to get a picture of it a few weeks back .”

(Top left is original image) Looks suspiciously like camera shake to me.....
UFO Sightings Over Fenland Skies (Wisbech)
“This thing appears and disappears like switching a light on and off.”

Source: Fenland Citizen

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Saturday, 23 February 2008

More Fenland (UK) UFO Sightings

If I'm being completely honest, I'm now more than a little sceptical of the Fenland Citizens UFO Reports. In 2007 they had three articles on UFOs, all of which were in January and were about the (explained) lights that were reported on Christmas Eve. I mentioned this in the first paragraph of the original post I made about the recent Fenland UFOs, you can view it here. This month (February 2008) has seen four UFO articles published in less than three weeks and really there's very little information about the original UFO sighting in the subsequent articles with the content focusing on being older sightings of its readers. In my opinion their latest article (20 th February 2008) is a little telling when they state that:

“Readers have been in sending in their experiences and
thousands have checked out articles on the Citizen website.”

But irrespective of this most recent statement I thought their intentions may not be entirely, “Honourable” when their third UFO article in three weeks appeared, but as I've covered the others I decided to add this latest one.


More UFO sightings in Fenland, UK
20 February 2008)

STORIES in the Citizen about strange lights and possible UFO sightings have prompted a flood of responses. Readers have been in sending in their experiences and thousands have checked out articles on the Citizen website. One of the latest readers to give details of his experience is Graham Chapman, of Walpole Highway , Mr Chapman said it was in his home village he saw the strange lights - the first time on Saturday, February 9:

"From the ground all you could see was a pulsating light. It was so high up that it looked no bigger than a star…..When I looked at the light with my binoculars, I could see a red and blue flashing light and a constant light which, even with the binoculars, still looked like a star…..The object in the sky from 5.30pm to 12am was in different positions. Each time I saw it but I never saw it move…..On Sunday, February 10, there were three objects all the same as the one the previous night…..They disappeared one-by-one over the course of the night…..The last sighting was on Wednesday but with the fog the last few days it has been impossible to see if they have been there since.”

Mr Chapman said the last reported UFO sightings were in 2001 over Wisbech St Mary, Christchurch , Chatteris and Queens Road in Wisbech.

"How many more sightings have there been that were not reported and is there a logical explanation? Who knows?"

Andy Cordery and his wife, of Wisbech, saw the same sight as Alison Hunt from our original story, on the same evening (January 30).

"I had just turned on to the 16 Foot Bank road when I noticed an orange light in the sky which seemed bright, with a slight haze about it. The light went from one light and appeared to split into three, but closer together…..It didn't gradually disappear. It just vanished."

Reg Wenn has spotted many strange lights in the skies around his Acre Fen, Chatteris, home for over 15 years. One sighting he has seen so many times he calls it 'Old Mate'.

It has alternating orange, green and red lights at the bottom and bright lights above, like a cluster of stars…..It just appears, as if someone had switched a big set of lights on, and we never see it fly away…..On odd occasions we do see really thin red streaks in the sky when it has gone."


Our previous posts on the Fenland Citizens UFO articles are here.

Source: Fenland Citizen

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Saturday, 26 January 2008

UFOCasebook Video Exclusive - Stephenville , Texas UFO Footage Jan 2008

Compelling Video of UFO from Texas

This video was taken in the vicinity of San Antonio , Texas . I cannot verify that it is connected to the recent sighting wave near Stephenville , Texas , but I can assert that it is not hoaxed in any way, and is quite compelling.

The video shows what appears to be a fairly large oval shaped UFO hovering, or barely moving behind a group of trees. The video is displayed at regular speed, and there have been no enhancements to the video. I received the film in the .dat format, and compressed it for Internet streaming. The first :35 contains still frame grabs, and then the film begins and plays in its entirety.

Anyone who is genuinely interested in downloading the original 12 megabyte .dat file for study, can do so by request.

Originally Published by UFO Casebook

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Stephenville, Texas UFO Sightings, UFO Sketches And UFO Video

New witness accounts of UFO sighting (Taken Saturday 19th Jan 2008) when Mufon began their investigations into the multiple witness UFO reports which occurred on 8th January 2008 in Stephenville, Texas.
More Stephenville, Texas UFO Clips, Witness Interviews

There were reportedly over 30 witnesses, 400 to 500 (depending on which account you read) members of the interested public and the press was represented by over 40 camera crews!!

Ricky Sorrells Stephenville, Texas UFO Witness

Ricky Sorrells, one of the original Texas UFO witnesses recently conducted an interview with LMH of Earthfiles and submitted a couple of sketches of his UFO sighting.

Ricky Sorrells UFO Sketch
Ricky Sorrells Stephenville, Texas UFO Sketch

Close-up of one of the many cone-shaped holes embedded into the surface of the aerial craft

that obliterated the sky above Ricky Sorrells on January 1, 2008, and above the woods on his Dublin, Texas, property where Ricky had gone to hunt deer. Drawing © 2008 by Ricky Sorrells for

Ricky Sorrells (2nd) Stephenville, Texas UFO Sketch
Ricky Sorrells (2nd) Stephenville, Texas UFO Sketch

Gregory W. created this illustration of the Texas UFO
CGI illustration of the Texas UFO (C2C)

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CNN News Coverage, UFO News Reports,

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