Originally posted by Lowneck
Anglican clergymen are, or perhaps used to be, most impressive witnesses. Father Gill, for example. I believe Gill and his friends probably saw a genuine UFO, but I doubt that the light was good enough for them to make out 'men' allegedly standing on the 'deck'. But I expect you know far more about that case than I do. Wonder what McDonald made of it.
Lowneck, clerymen certainly do make intriguing UFO witnesses my friend, here's an interesting statement from a Catholic Lay Minister concerning a mystery object emerging from the ocean (and flying away) from Sabah, Malaysia on October 8th, 2005:
After about 2 minutes and maybe a thousand meter from where we first noticed it, a grey/white craft broke out of the water right were the white wave was and it continued to move in the same direction except this time it was flying in the air.
From what I could see, I could not make out any conventional means of propulsion that I know of, no propeller, no rotors, no jet exhaust and completely silent from where I was.
I have no explaination whatsoever,I am Catholic Lay Minister and a Catechist. An educator of Faith. I do not lie."
George Gregory Matanjun,Catholic Lay Minister.
Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia-October 8, 2005
As for the Father Gill case, Greg Bishop does raise some interesting points at this link about the Kwajalein atoll and the possibility of the object being some kind of U.S. classified aircraft or 'unconventional aerial platform'- the priest's own object (and occupant) description is also posted on there and sounds pretty mundane:
"You must also keep in mind that there was nothing eerie or other worldly about any of this. It was all so ordinary, as ordinary as a Ford car. It looked a perfectly normal sort of object, an earth made object. I realised, of course, that some people might think of this as a flying saucer but I took it to be some kind of hovercraft the Americans or even the Australians had built.
The figures inside looked perfectly human. In fact, I thought they were human, that if we got them to land we would find the pilots to be ordinary earthmen in military uniforms and we would have dinner with them."
Whilst I'm not saying this is the answer, there's a pretty interesting video here about Hiller flying platforms and if these things were being developed as far back as the fifties then who knows what else the U.S. Military (or Office of Naval Research) could have had under wraps in unacknowledged classified projects?