Part One – The witnesses
Reports of UFO sightings in the newspapers used to be a rarity but now there doesn’t seem to be a day or week go by without some reference to UFO’s in our skies and no more so than in Shropshire?
What factors could be at play that now makes Shropshire one of the top ten UFO hot spots in the country? It has been determined by scientific analysis that ancient sites such as stone circles or burial chambers and fault lines in the earth’s crust are areas of high intensity for UFO sightings with up to an 80% increase in activity in these areas compared to other locations.
There is a known fault line that runs from the Wrekin through Much Wenlock all the way down to Church Stretton, Marshbrook and Craven Arms.
During the late eighties, 60% of all sightings reported to me were from the Wrekin area and numerous UFO encounters by people driving along the old A5 between Overley Hill and Uppington.
In 1957 a man called Hubert Lewis claimed he encountered human-looking beings just outside Church Stretton while cycling to work early one morning. Another encounter reported from Church Stretton by a man driving over the Burway late at night in 1978 encountered a large structured craft hovering over his car with multi-coloured flashing lights before disappearing at high speed. When he reported it to the authorities he claimed he was interviewed by two intelligence officers who took him to a government establishment in Birmingham and showed photos and films of alien craft filmed from around the U.K.
He was also told that Church Stretton for some reason had the highest degree of UFO activity in the country?
To many readers, it will now become clear that the UFO phenomena is nothing new and been around for a very long time with some archaeological evidence suggesting not thousands but hundreds of thousands of years?
One of the early UFO investigators of the 20th Century was a Shropshire man by the name of Gavin Gibbons a linguist and scholar who wrote two books documenting UFO sightings around the U.K from the 1950s to the early ’70s.
One of the earliest known UFO reports in Shropshire was made by Mr Phillips, a miner of Weston Rhyn in North West Shropshire, and when retired he became a member of the Special Constabulary. He reported that he saw an unusual object in the sky early in September 1912, when he and his mother saw a strange machine hanging motionless over Selattyn Hill on the borders of Shropshire and Denbighshire. He recalled it was orange in colour, and of a bottle shape, having a strange cylindrical extension rising from the top of it.
This sighting was documented and published in the book ‘The Coming of The Space Ships’ by Gavin Gibbons, 1956
I operate with my colleagues a CE-5 programme called NEX-TEP (National Extraterrestrial Encounter Project) in the hope of instigating contacts with the intelligence behind UFOs?
To achieve this you have to be in the right place at the right time to give us the increased opportunity to monitor and record UFO events so we have been working for a long time with scientists to achieve this goal.
In particular, we have been working with Roy Dutton, a retired civil engineer who has created the computer ability to not only predict the time of a major UFO incident but also the location, and he is hoping to make new protocols for human instigation of ET contact, CE 5.
Roy has achieved this by developing computer programmes that correlate information from UFO abduction, contacts, and sightings.
The computer analysis of relevant data has indicated which star systems, planets and other astronomical information the ET civilisations need to consider before they can instigate an ET contact or encounter.
Roy has assisted many serious UFO organisations from around the world that are actively seeking UFO contacts. Some of these groups have had tremendous success especially in Canada and Ireland, in one case a UFO was filmed leaving a large lake at precisely the time Roy predicted.
One of the most highly active dates of the year globally for UFO sightings is the 21st of December so my colleague Peter Jones and I decided to conduct a sky watch from Lyth Hill south of Shrewsbury that gives a fantastic view of Shropshire on this day in 2003. We also had a family who had long-term UFO encounters watching from the foot of the Wrekin.
We did not have to wait long before we observed a number of white lights zig-zagging over the Wrekin, at times these lights would cluster into a long line like a pearl necklace. We observed for over an hour over 20 unidentified lights and two very large spheres of light that approached from the west at low altitude and stopped in front of the Wrekin.
The family that was located at the bottom of the Wrekin observed the lights through binoculars and at one point could see a rotating white diamond or a cone-shaped object that also appeared to be pulsating. At another time they could see a golden trail of light go over the Wrekin.
The mother also saw a red grid shape on the back of her daughter’s coat and had no clue as to where it was coming from.
To try and identify the lights we filmed I contacted RAF Shawbury and spoke to the Community Relations Officer, he stated that no helicopters or aircraft were operational on the 21st as they were all tucked away in the hanger until the 5th of January for the Christmas holiday period and he said this also goes for RAF Valley that comes under the same command.
I also contacted the Police Helicopter Unit at Halfpenny Green, Bobbington and they informed me they had no record of anything flying until the following morning, this was also the case with the civilian aerodromes and they all said they had no flights at this time?
Read More Casebooks:
Casebook Part 1 – The Witness
Casebook Part 2 – The Triangle Mystery
Casebook Part 3 – UFO abductions
Casebook Part 4 – Crafts and crop circles
Casebook Part 5 – Shropshire Animal Mutilations
Casebook Part 6 – The Cosford Sphere
Casebook Part 7 – The Long Mynd UFO
Casebook Part 8 – The Cigar Shaped UFO
Copyright Phil Hoyle 2012