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Friday, April 27, 2007

Mile wide UFOs Sighted near Guernsey

Our Jim has kindly relayed this UFO report forwarded to him by Tim C...

More details from, where else, the Guernsey Press ('the Island's
leading source of news, information and advertising') -

Pilot’s UFO shock
by Joel de Woolfson

Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon.

Surprisingly, Jersey radar equipment did not pick up the object, although an air traffic controller said he had received simultaneous reports from the Aurigny and Blue Islands pilots.

Aurigny’s Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object during a flight from Southampton.

He spotted a bright-yellow light 10 miles west of Alderney while his plane was about 30 miles from the island and at 4,000ft.

‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary,’ he said.

‘I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a 737.’

A 737 is slightly smaller than a jumbo jet.

‘But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.’

As he continued his approach to Alderney, Capt. Bowyer saw a second identical object further to the west.

‘It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey.’

The sightings come days after reports that scientists have discovered outside our solar system an Earth-like planet capable of supporting extraterrestrial life.

‘I can’t explain it. At first, I thought it might have been a reflection from a vinery in Guernsey, but that would have disappeared quickly. This was clearly visual for about nine minutes.’

The sightings happened at about 3pm. Capt. Bowyer, who has flown commercial planes for about 20 years, said he had described the objects to air traffic control and filled in an incident report.

‘As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I had to think of the safety of the passengers first.’

He added that the experience had been quite scary.

‘I’m certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I’m saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying.’

Paul Kelly, 31, the air traffic controller who was on duty, said the Blue Islands pilot had made a similar report, but nothing had appeared on his radar.

‘The pilot from Blue Islands was en route to Jersey at the same time and as he went past Sark he described an object behind him to his left,’ he said.

‘The description was very similar to Captain Bowyer’s and they described it as being in exactly the same place. But they were looking at it from opposite sides.’

The pilot told him the object had been 1,500ft beneath his plane.

‘The Blue Islands plane was at 3,500ft at the time so, again, both pilots placed it at the same altitude.

‘If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.’

Published 26/4/2007

Thanks, Jim. UFOs seem to be getting rather immense of late, these two being, in the pilot's estimation and like the eerie black triangles, a mile wide. I like that, as immensity fires up the imagination far more than the previous typical saucer sizes of 10, 30 and 100 meters.

I am interested especially in the last line about the radar system screening out stationary objects. I'm not sure why it would be designed to do that... I mean, seriously... what if a plane were to hit said stationary object?... d'uh... anyway if that is indeed true then it might be useful info in other cases.

I was disappointed to note the cheesy insert regarding the newly-discovered planet that was found to be likely inhabitable over in the Libra constellation... ha, I can just see all the loonies leaping about saying "Nooo, they're from the Pleiades"... I guess it was to be expected, though.

Personally, I'd love to see a big one, black or yellow, preferably rectangular, but triangular would do as well.


Anonymous said...

The observation of captain Ray Bowyer UFO is really impressive for several reasons: day time, huge size, low altitude, nine minutes of sighting, passengers and other crew to confirm the fact….

I am a retired Air France captain, well known in France, to have seen, with my crew, a huge UFO over Paris on 28 January 1994, which has been identified by the Defence radar for 50 seconds.

The characteristics of this UFO were: lens shape, altitude 35 000 feet, 500 meters wide, brown red, one minute of observation, and dematerialization…

More information: http://baseovnifrance.free.fr/afr3532.php

This case has been officially identified by the GEIPAN depending of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse: http://www.cnes.fr/web/4461-geipan.php

In 60 years, all over the world, there are a total of about 1300 UFO observations which have been made by civil or military pilots, and 15% of these observations have been confirmed by radar.

A really scaring reality!...

If the UFO seen by captain Ray Bowyer has been identified by the British Defence, or the French Defence, you have to know that this radar identification could have been classified, for several weeks, or months…

The air lines pilots, and public, need to be officially informed about UFO which seems not to be dangerous if they are not aggressed…

Jean-Charles DUBOC

iggymak said...

Captain DuBoc,

I thank you very much for your sighting report. I am honored that you'd choose my little blog for that and I appreciate the useful information that you have presented. We need more people like you.

Do take care, Sir.