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UFO Reunion But No Aliens Turn Up

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:29:26 -0400
Archived: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 09:29:26 -0400
Subject: UFO Reunion But No Aliens Turn Up

Source: The Wiltshire Times, Chippenham, UK


Thursday 30th August 2007

UFO Reunion But No Aliens Turn Up
Exclusive By Victoria Ashford

Skywatchers returned to the hills around Warminster at the
weekend, 30 years after a 100-strong vigil was held by those
hoping to catch a glimpse of an infamous UFO.

Reporter Victoria Ashford joined enthusiasts on Cradle Hill on
Saturday night, hoping to catch a glimpse of The Thing - a
reported UFO first reported as being seen in the skies above
Warminster in 1964.

The occasion also marked the 60th anniversary since the first
sighting of a flying saucer, a phrase coined by pilot Kenneth
Arnold following an incident in Washington, USA in 1947.

Author Kevin Goodman has returned to Cradle Hill regularly since
his first visit in 1976 and recalled one of his most memorable
experiences while studying UFOs at the Fountain Centre for UFO
Studies in Warminster in late July/early August that year.

He said: "I looked out of the window and saw a silvery cigar-
shaped object moving across the sky to where the golf club is.

"There were people on the hillside looking at it and I took
three shots of the object on my camera. I got the pictures back
three weeks later and found that I had got a picture of the sky
and some trees, but no object. I had the object dead in the
centre each time but nothing came out."

Mr Goodman has written about his sky watching experiences in a
book called UFO Warminster: Cradle of Contact that chronicles a
series of UFO related events throughout the 1970s.

Despite having been brought up in a strict Catholic family Mr
Goodman admits it is still difficult to explain what he has
seen, except to say that he has seen something.

He said: "If you were to ask if I believe in UFOs, well, I don't
know, that's the answer. I'm not trying to convince anyone but I
was not the only person there on those occasions." Another sky
watcher at Cradle Hill on Saturday was great-grandmother, Molly
Carey, 88, from Corton, who said she used to bring her son and
daughter up to the hills every week when they were in their
early teens.

She said: "I was up here one night and I saw a strange light
come down from the sky.

"I can't see how this can be the only inhabited planet. It is
quite possible messages could be being sent down to us."

This year also mark the 60th anniversary since the Roswell UFO
incident in New Mexico, USA, in which a press release was issued
by the Roswell Army Air Force announcing that a flying disc had
been recovered.

The statement was retracted later that day by the Commanding
General of the Eighth Air Force who said it was, in fact, a top-
secret research balloon.

For more details visit www.ufo-warminster.co.uk

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