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UK Police Chopper chases UFO

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posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 02:41 PM
I find it hard to see how the ufo reported on friday by the three man crew of the police helecopter could be wedding lanterns. I read the article and distinctly remember the police as saying they had to take an evacive manover. And then proceeded to give chase so to speak untell they ran low on fule.

How could wedding lanterns fly faster than a helecopter? also why didnt they pick the object up on infrared or with night vision gogles, after all the lanterns would have been lit with a sourse of heat. Again the police officers described a huge saucer shaped object with a dome on the top surrounded with flashing lights.

If the lantern theory is to do with last nights report by the soldier there were reported to be thirteen objects, He caught only three on his mobile.
How many lanterns did they release at there wedding?

Also a couple said they were folowed by a huge object on the same day as the police report two houres later.


posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 05:11 PM
The trouble is there isn't actually any factual statements about the helicopter event, it is all hearsay, anonymous newspaper reporting. We don't have any statements from the 3 man crew. And there are lots of conflicting accounts,

Did they swerve to avoid it or is that made up?

Did they chase it or merely note that it went towards the channel?

Did they chase it to the north Devon coast line or is that fiction invented by the Sun

Unfortunately the only facts in this case so far are that there was a reported incident on that night, reported by the chopper pilot/crew, what the incident was and who was involved has not been released.

Lanterns are for me entirely plausible, given that we know nothing about what they actually saw and did.

[edit on 25/6/2008 by Wig]

posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 06:02 PM
1st time user here. has posted video from the chopper. At first it looks like a blur, but the later frames are slowed down and you can see an upright cylinder, very white.

posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 07:15 PM
Has this been posted yet? Sorry if it has:

[edit on 26-6-2008 by ufo reality]


posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:09 AM
This is Fox news lying to you. Fox is really pathetic to get such basic facts incorrect.

That video is from the Kent or Sussex Police (helicopter) UK who on 17th May 2003 flew around a chinese lantern, there is the same video with audio out there somewhere. And the mind boggling staggeringly obvious, in your face confirmation that this video cannot possibly be from Cardiff is that in the top right corner there are latitude and longitude coordinates


Which if you put into google will show you is Seaford, near Eastbourne, UK
Link to google maps

There's no excuse for Fox news to get it so wrong.

posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 09:00 AM
Mornin' Forumerions,

Here's an update as to what some of the British Ufologists are doing re this case:

British Ufologists Quick To Look into Aerial Police Chase of UFO

Gary Anthony, Dave Clarke, and myself are onto this already.

The MoD UFO department has told me that they have no knowledge of this event, though I enquired about the date provided in the newspaper article (7th June).

Dave Clarke has spoken to the Police and they informed him that the event took place on 8th June at 00:40. They also told him that they did not attempt to pursue the object and that it was not saucer-shaped but shaped like an aircraft.

The rest of the story . . .


posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 02:59 PM
There was a statement from one of the police officers involved the pilot, i can't remember his name but i remember him being a captain. He said that he took an evasive manouver to avoid a huge object shaped like a flying saucer with flashing lights around the edge. Also that they followed said object untell there fule ran low.

I understand that newspapers take libberty's with the truth and The sun is known to embellesh a story to suit it's needs,but all the same there was a witness, and was a statement.

All this week there have been stories about ufo's in the sun. I know from reading this paper for a long time that the most they ever print about ufo's was a pull out section in the middle a few years ago. so for them to be mentiond every day is something else.

posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 04:16 PM
Wasn't that statement taken from the Sun? Seeing as they have got just about ALL of the facts wrong in this case, I don't see how anything they say on the subject can be trusted.

I've got my own reasons for why the Sun have gone UFO nuts lately and have outlined them in an article at my site.


Excerpts from the article:

The recent sighting of an alleged UFO by the crew of the South Wales Police Helicopter has generated a veritable storm of inaccurate reporting and sensationalism by news media outlets worldwide.


Continuing hysterical reporting by the Sun newspaper, including their recent devoting of an entire section of their site to the UFO "phenomena" - replete with tales of abduction and dodgy photos galore - are leading to a huge increase in people believing that "something is going on".

Something is going on alright, it's called selling newspapers.


A South Wales Police spokesperson said:

"South Wales Police can confirm the South & East Wales Air Support Unit sighted an unusual aircraft. This was reported to the relevant authorities for their investigation. In today's skies, there are a wide variety of aircrafts which come in a range of different shapes and sizes and in all probability, this sighting has just confirmed that one of these was in the area at the relevant time."
Extra information:

**It was not a flying saucer and has not been described as so.

**the helicopter did not chase it.

**the police helicopter was not attacked.

**The unusual aircraft did not speed straight at the helicopter.

** The helicopter did not have to swerve sharply to avoid being hit and the crew would not have been "dead" as stated in The Sun.

**The helicopter did not follow it, or chase it, across the Bristol Channel and the North Devon coast.

**we haven't confirmed any of the details in The Sun story and a lot of the details are inaccurate.


While there is no doubt that the three man crew of the South & East Wales Air Support Unit saw an unusual aircraft while waiting to land at their base in St Athan, one has to wonder why the Sun newspaper would twist and turn the facts of the story to such an extent as to make it completely unrecognisable from the (boring) truth.


posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 06:47 PM
If thats the case then why hasent the captain of the police helecopter said to another news source that he had been mis quoted? Why did the M.O.D state that they don't recomend and that it might not be safe to follow a ufo.

Why bother reporting it to any news paper if it was'nt inportant, cause all the oficer in question will get from his men will be stick. He is in a position of responsiblity and i know most U.K police take responsiblity seriously thats why they are in the job in the first place.

Your right they do sensationalise to sell papers thats why they are going on about things that happend years ago, but to have botherd reporting on it in the first place is of importance. I mean the sun is not exactly short of stories at the moment so i doubt it has had any real effect on the amount of copies sold.


posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 04:00 AM
The only statement I have read from a police helicopter pilot with rank "captain" who "took evasive manouvers" Was from the recently reported news article about a chav who fired a green laser pen at a UK police helicopter, causing temporary blindness to the chopper pilot.

The chav was found, convicted and sentenced in court very recently. I'm sure you are getting your news stories mixed up. The source for the UFO/helicopter was anonymous.

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