UFO Melts Hole in Railway Sleeper in Cheshire – July 1996
A UFO tale that is almost unknown despite the police finding physical evidence. The witness claimed he saw a UFO hovering over a cemetery before it
fired burning laser beams into the ground above a railway line.
According the report. The man - 'a sensible sort of lad and genuine', according
to police - was making his way home after a night out in Widnes, Cheshire, at 2.30am on July 15, 1996.
A bright yellow light followed the witness, who was crossing a footbridge from Avondale Drive into Upton. He reported the light as 'two houses
high', and it followed him as he tried to walk away.
He also informed the police that as it followed him he could hear a high-pitched noise 'like cats wailing', and then the craft appeared to blast
laser beams down to the ground. When he returned home, he told his father what happened and he returned to the spot with him. They found four railway
sleepers smoldering and one with a 4in hole burnt through it.
The official record records that a police officer was sent to the scene and he reported there was no sign of an accelerant being used. The officers
report states: 'One of the sleepers is still smouldering. It does look rather odd.'
The chief inspector of Cheshire Police was informed and the Aeronautical Information Service - an authority that passes information to the air
authorities whose job is to maintain the safety and security of the skies for civilian and military aircraft in UK airspace.
It is officially documented at filestore.nationalarchives.gov.uk...
File no : DEFE 24/1976.
It really is a bizarre tale that doesn't fit with a lot of other sightings. If you were being sceptical then you could think up many theories for the
light in the sky. But what about the damage to the railway sleeper?
UFO above the Home Secretary’s Home – 1997
He was once described by a colleague, Anne Widdecombe, as having “something of
the night about him”. On March 8th 1997 a large triangular UFO was seen hovering above the home of the former home secretary and Conservative Party
leader Michael Howard. Eyewitnesses said they had seen and heard a "humming" object the size of two passenger planes close to his house near
Folkestone in Kent.
Another witness said: ''It was just a huge triangle thing, which was a lot bigger than an aeroplane or anything like that. 'It had lights all
around the outside, and this disc attached to the back, and a big light on the front. I pulled up to a stop and as I did it shot off. I was really
frightened by it and I'm not stupid. I don't believe in anything like that (UFOs). This is not something I've ever seen before or like something we
would have built.”
An RAF investigation into the sighting was undertaken, but the findings revealed nothing unusual with no threat to Mr. Howard. The report commented
that inquiries had confirmed no unusual or unauthorized air activity, civil or military, was reported or observed in the area on that date in
question. Smells of a cover up perhaps?
Strangely a neighbour did see police activity and a search helicopter with it’s beam pointing skywards (not at the ground) in the vicinity of the
home secretary’s residence.
Timothy Good states that a security clampdown followed the incident in his book “Need to Know”. He did ask for a comment from Mr. Howard who
merely stated that “I was and remain completely unaware of any such incident”.
Perhaps Michael Howard felt no desire or “need to know” what was going on around his home that night or had been briefed to say nothing about
“something of the night about his home”.
Timothy Good – Need to Know
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