posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 07:20 PM
SILVER-SPHERE UFO CAUSES FLAP IN BUCKS AND SURREY
"Frightened nanny Michelle Williams said she almost careered off the road when she spotted a UFO hovering above her car. It was her second sighting
in a day."
"Michelle, 25, of Billings Close, Stokenchurch (Bucks.) first saw the sphere at her window when getting out of bed."
"She said, 'It was around 6:45 on Friday morning (August 18, 2000) and I saw something hovering above the trees in the back of my house. At first I
thought it was a police helicopter and it was probably about a mile away. One minute it was there, and in the next minute it shot off in a straight
line above the trees. It suddenly stopped but it disappeared.'"
"Michelle, who lives in Marlow, said she was slightly bemused but thought little more of it."
"But that was until she spotted the silver craft as she drove to work along Marlow Road, Stokenchurch."
"'Driving toward Marlow, directly in front of me, I could see the object. Again it was hovering, and there were flashing bright white lights. It was
something very dodgy-looking, and I was quite frightened.'"
'Then it just shot up into the air, and that's when I careered off the road.'"
"Michelle guessed the flying saucer must have been about the size of a large family car and that it was at least 200 feet (60 meters) above the
"She added, 'People will probably think I am a weirdo, but this was the first time I have ever seen anything like this. It was quite scary actually
and I wondered if I was going to be beamed up or something. I even checked my watch to see if I was missing a few minutes.'"
"Police confirmed their helicopter had not been in the area at the time, and a spokesman for RAF Naphill (air base) said there had been no reports of
unidentified flying objects in the area and that the base did not equipment to track such objects anyway."
""Melanie Redgrave (distant relative of actresses Vanessa and Lynn--J.T.) spotted a UFO the same day frightened nanny Michelle Williams nearly
careered off the road after seeing a silver-coloured craft hovering above her car."
"Melanie, 30, of Hanging Croft, High Wycombe, said she saw the flying saucer just hours after Michelle's sighting in Stokenchurch."
"Former retail assistant Melanie said, 'I was drawing the window curtain when I saw this really bright light. I pulled back the nets because I
thought it was a helicopter or a large jet, which we get round here. But there was no sound. It was silent.'"
"She added, 'I thought Oh, Crikey, this is really, really bright! And I looked over to the left over some high trees. It was far too low to be a
plane, so I kept staring at it but it didn't move much, just slightly up and down. Then it moved to the right and vanished.. I thought, This is
"Melanie, who lives with her parents and is new to High Wycombe, " said it had "glowing orange lights and two long bars across the middle. The top
had small lights all the way around with spaces in between."
"Michelle (Williams) said she was pleased someone else had seen the mystery object in the sky. She said, 'I've been getting a lot of stick for what
I saw, but I am 100 percent certain I saw something. The last thing I would want to do is make a fool of myself.'"
On Wednesday, August 23, 2000, at 9:10 p.m., Timothy Silver was in Addleston, Surrey when he saw "three 'pinpoints of light' like average 'stars'
in size and brightness but with a dim halo" travel "through approximately 12 to 16 degrees of sky in about six to eight seconds. The lights did not
keep a regular formation. The outer lights moved in and out relative to the middle light.," as if RAF jets were in pursuit.
Tim added that there "were no navigation lights flashing" on the UFOs even though they were close to London's Heathrow International Airport. (See
the Bucks Free Press for August 23, 2000, "Nanny spots UFO," and August 24, 2000, "Second sighting of UFO." Many thanks to Louise Lowry and Tim
Silver for these news reports.)