Friday, January 8, 2016

UFO INCIDENTS: Burbage Historian Recalls Delta-Shaped UFO Lights Over Hinckley, England - 1978!

UFO

January 8, 2016 -  ENGLAND
 - Steven Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977 upon a mainly unsuspecting public, although UFOs sightings have been reported around the world for some years prior to 1977.

With the release of the film sightings increased dramatically no doubt the film made us much more aware of the possibility of visitors from outer space and, thereafter, we were observing the night sky and also the daytime sky much more than we had in the past.

I must admit that the film fired my imagination. I hoped that one day I would see a UFO – but did not really believe that it would happen.

Well happed it did, and not on one of the occasions when I was searching the night sky – in fact, I was driving my car when the sensational event began.

It was the evening of Mayday 23rd October 1978. At the time I lived on Hinckley’s Hollycroft estate.

On Monday evenings I drove my wife to Hinckley College to a class that she attended.

On this particular Monday I was driving up Hollycroft Hill at about 6.35pm when my wife said: “what is that strange object in the sky?”

I glanced in the direction of the Gas Works in Coventry Road and saw it for myself.

The object appeared to be delta in shape and had lights dotted around it. On arriving at the junction of Upper and Lower Bond Street I observed that the object was high in the sky over the direction of the Borough.

I drove along Lower Bond Street into Council Road and then into Stockwell Head.

All the time my wife was saying the object was overhead. My curiosity overcame me and I pulled into the parking area near to the Concordia Theatre. I noticed that tow or three other cars were doing the same thing.

We got out of the car – as did other people – and looked up. Immediately above us was the object.

It was now perfectly still. How high I could not say. There was no sound coming from it.

There appeared to be some kind of observation cabin below the main structure, which seemed to have numerous windows from which lights flashed on and off.

We all held our breath not knowing what was going to happen next, when all of a sudden there was a loud “whoosh” and then the object had vanished. My wife and I spoke with the other people.

None of us could say what it was we had really seen.

I believe it was a UFO in the true sense of the word. If our Government or any other earthly power was testing some new kind of flying machine, then they have certainly kept it quiet for the past years.

Recently, I discussed the incident with someone far more learned in astronomy than I am, and his belief is that it is impossible that it could have come from another planet.

Well, I can only say what I saw. It certainly was no hallucination as a number of other people had also seen it.

So what did we see on the night of the 23rd October 1978? Whatever it was, it was an unnerving and thrilling experience. - Hinckley Times.



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