posted on Oct, 7 2003 @ 01:41 PM
This event did get nationwide coverage, although the local paper here in Swindon, Wiltshire did run an article:
First published on Thursday 21 August 2003:
UFO gives village a buzz as it sweeps over stones RESIDENTS in Avebury gawped in wonder on Saturday night as a white, saucer-shaped UFO skimmed
through the air over the village.
Many drinkers taking the air outside the Red Lion Inn at about 9pm stood in amazement as the object circled over the ancient Sarsen stones. Many got
on their mobile phones and soon others came from Marlborough to see it.
Then, after about ten minutes, the craft turned towards Calne and flew off. David Williams, a cellarman at the Red Lion, said: "It was a wonderful
sight but most people realised quite quickly it was a very clever scam.
"It was your traditional saucer shape, like two white soup plates turned upside down. At first it was thought it was a microlight in disguise but I
have since heard that it was a remote controlled model plane.
"A group of people were seen standing on a line of hay bales and we now think they were controlling it.
"Everybody enjoyed it. It was very well done and I think the people responsible should be congratulated for giving us all a bit of a buzz."
Resident Richard Pearce, 21, who was at the Red Lion when the saucer appeared, said he tracked it, saw it land in a field and watched two men
dismantle it and pack it into a van.
[Edited on 7-10-2003 by SimonGray]