Well not quite but you need a catchy headline to get people on here to even bother reading your posts. Having said that, it is a story I still can't
explain and it is certainly different from anything I have ever heard. Maybe someone can shed some light on this.
If you do, could I ask please that you read all of the post and not just jump to conclusions that I have heard many times and which are not
So here is the story:
This happened when we lived in a small village called Wyboston, which is cut in two halves by the A1. In order to get to our road from which was
you travel northbound, you have to come off [left- we are in the UK] and follow the road over the flyover bridge, the come off again to join the
It was about 18:30h [6:30 p.m] and I came home from work. It was the middle of summer and had been a very hot day with absolutely no clouds
whatsoever. The sky was completely blue.
I had my window open and came up on the flyover, when I saw a car in front of me [about 30 meters ahead] putting on their windscreen wipers like
My thoughts at the time were: "It would be a good idea if I cleaned my screen as well", because I thought that was what they were doing.
At that point I could see nothing at all out of the ordinary.
However when I reached the spot they had used their wipers, it suddenly began to pelt down with rain.
Now let me go into detail here, it wasn't so much rain as a Monsoon. It was chucking down buckets and buckets of water, so much that there were no
individual rain drops any longer but just a wall of water. When I put my wipers on, I had them on very fast and they still couldn't cope with the
As soon as I did this, it stopped. It was so amazingly weird, that I checked my back mirror and stopped the car at the further end of the flyover in
order to look back and around.
When I looked back I did not see any water in the sky but I did see a distinct area being completely wet. See picture:
I looked up to see if there were any planes but there were none [and remember the sky was absolutely clear and I could see for miles.
Then I looked if I could see any sprinklers anywhere on the greens around but there were none.
At the time, there were no trees on any of the green bits you see on the images and anyway, nobody wastes water on the weedy greens anyway. Also none
of the buildings you see existed, there were fields with cows on.
Puzzled I drove home. One thing that I am glad about is that somewhere someone had the same experience, the driver ahead of me. He was driving a
silver hatchback, possibly a Ford. So I know that this happened exactly as I remember.
What the heck was this?
Here is what it wasn't:
- Water sprinkler
When you have an idea, please remember these points:
- It wasn't just rain or water, it was probably the worst rain I have ever encountered, as if someone poured buckets and buckets over my
- It was contained in an exact rectangle. You could see the sharp edges on either side.
- No water was visible in the air, not before and not after.
I'll be interested in any good explanations.