Many of the posts in this thread, going back way in time now, try to be objective and 'scientific'. When it comes to this kind of thing, it's impossible to offer proof. I read the article in Metro today, and thought it was brave of him, given his position, to speak up. But now I'm watching the related video interview with Simon Parkes - that's the real meat. To many people it'll sound utterly mad, but in fact in confirms thousands of such experiences by people from around the world. What I'm finding interesting in this video interview is the fascinating detail he recalls from childhood, of 'Ufonaut' contact .... and of fully-human Men In Black (the term didn't begin with the film: the film copied the real-life term that existed) involved in all this.
Hmmm… even I'm finding it hard to believe that one David!
Anyway, found some more info on Captain Thomas Mantell. Seems he chased the UFO to such an altitude that he passed out due to lack of oxygen, then crashed in a farmers field. There are some strange details about the crash however, including the way it landed. Also another witness says it exploded in the air.
To cut a long story short my dad spoke of an experience 20 odd years ago whilst traveling in his car towards kings lynn . He spoke of a craft unknown to him that was about a mile in front / above him . He was scared to say the least and his car lost power and came to a halt .
A minute or so later military planes were seen heading towards this light source and then it disappeared . . and then his car regained power ..
I was staying with my friend. One day, she wanted to go out to a talk at the local library. I didn't fancy going, so she went by herself. Feeling a bit tired in the afternoon, I went to my room for a sleep. I awoke to a very bright light, yet not dazzling. The cause of the light was at the bottom of the bed: two glowing figures with bald heads and pea-shaped eyes. Their bodies were just shafts of light. These two were in profile and took no notice of me. They disappeared very quickly. When my friend returned home I told her about the experience. Her reply was, 'Oh, you've seen them, then?' I can only describe them as some sort of 'alien' beings, but I know not what, but whatever they were, my friend had frequent visits from them.
There had been several alien craft sightings in the Colne/Barnoldswick area at the time.
P.S. Forgot to say that the 'Rendlesham Incident' is among the most frightening I've read about alleged alien sightings. I was never convinced about Roswell, but Rendlesham is very convincing, as reports were made by eye-witnesses over two nights. Evidence of 'something' was found in the forest some days later. Orford Ness was/is a secret site, but this account was totally strange and weird.
Thanks for your reply. I can't undrsatnd, even to this day, what happened with my 'brief encounter.' All I can say, is that it was not frightening but very calming - I felt very much at ease with it. The light was puzzling though. Normally, very bright light would dazzle folk, but this did not.
Another strange incident. known as 'The Rowley Regis Case' or 'The Mince Pie Incident' occurred many years ago. I remember this case and how amusing it was:
Not heard of that one before but it's very amusing! They sound like pesky little elves don't they! Sometimes it's the weird stories that turn out to be the best ones as our minds tend to think aliens are going to be very serious creatures.
Thanks Caveman. A very odd story. From what I remember of the original story, the lady's husband came home to find his wife drunk. I'm not saying it didn't happen, only that it's unusual, for as you say, we think of alien stories as spooky or serious. This one proves that not all of them are.
Haven't heard of that story, no. And your 1995 incident actually doesn't sound like a UFO (alien encounter) one to me. Occupants appear to specific people who are repeated abductees, and they are tracked: aliens (which they don't sound like in appearance) don't appear in the same place irrespective of who's there. Interesting, but not necessarily UFO-related....
Thank you for your reply. I don't know what these beings were, whether they be aliens or not. I know that after the 'encounter' I discovered that people had seen UFO's in the area for a few days prior.
I don't know if all alien encounters involve an abductee situation, or that they are all necessarily scary experiences. I don't know. I only know that my encounter was something very strange yet pleasant. While I think that some people's experiences may well be awful, some maybe are not. Trouble is David, we only ever hear of the scary ones; the nice ones and offbeat ones (e.g. The Rowley Regis Case) rarely get a mention.
It was something I never expected to happen because prior to that, although I had 'seen things' in the sky before, I never thought about it much. Only my experience, and the Rendlesham Incident of 1980 made any impact on me.
Sure is some weird stuff going on out there! Not sure about those flashes, probably either electrical issues, rock concerts or lasers at events. The 'thing' at 5.00 in is quite interesting, not sure what to make of that one
This is a very interesting crop 'circle'. Why am I posting it here? Well the design clearly rules out any natural phenomenon producing it, so it has to be man-made or alien. I just don't understand how it could be created by people though as it is so detailed. You have to remember fakes are made during the night with little to no light to work from. Sure, sometimes you could get a group of people together to make one but this is just so intricate, it would have taken hours and it just looks so accurate!
Yes I probably should have included this shot in my first post. It does make you wonder what it's all about doesn't it? I mean, if they are messages from aliens then why don't they just spell it out instead of making things so cryptic? Why don't they make words in the the wheat saying "No more war" etc