The Ministry of Defence are investigating two separate UK UFO sightings, both from experienced pilots and both reported to air traffic control. Both sightings were reported to be at the same altitude by the two independent sources. Jersey radar posts did NOT pick up the object on the radar.
Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object during a flight from Southampton. He was quoted in the Guernsey Press And Star as saying,
“It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary. I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”
Capt. Bowyer goes on to tell of how he saw a second identical object further to the west. “It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey. As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I had to think of the safety of the passengers first."
Finally saying that, “I’m certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I’m saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying.”
Paul Kelly, 31, the air traffic controller who was on duty added that, “If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.”
Reports were sent to the Ministry of Defence for further investigation.
Right on cue we have the debunker/s, this time in the unlikely form of another airline pilot and again reported in the Guernsey Star (two days after original sightings) Flybe’s Troy Queripel says, “There is military air space all around Guernsey and there is a lot of activity in that space. We call them danger areas. My theory is that it could have been some sort of military test aircraft that entered our air space by mistake."
British military air space starts 40 miles north of Guernsey and French military air space starts 20 miles west of Guernsey and occupies an area of approximately 150 square miles.
So which government is flying test aircraft anything up to (and over) a mile in length, the French or the UK?
I’ll leave it for you to decide……..