Location of Sighting: Basins, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Date of Sighting: Summer 1989
Witness Name: J Pocock, Gaul Sandy, Lee Hill, Terry Davy, Steven Troat
Witness Statement: Night fishing one summers night with a group of friends at a local lake in Wellington Somerset called the Basins right beside the Wellington sports centre, it grew late 3am and I was feeling tired so I put down in my tent for the night when shortly after a friend whom was still fishing started shouting look what the f~:@ is that, I emerged from my tent to see across the lake and above the tree line a very large metallic object just hovering there. Now this object was not small actually it was shockingly large, I would estimate around 100 foot in diameter, the entire object was rotating very slowly, we were able to see the details on the metal exterior and many small lights around the circumference.
Now a number of things immediately struck me (besides the fact a massive metal object is floating in front of me), firstly the hairs all over my body, head, arms, neck stood on end, I could feel what I can best describe as static in the Air ,the sort of feeling you get when you know touching that car door handle will give you a shock but this feeling was all over. Secondly a faint small in the air, I can’t think of a way to describe this, sort of like the smell before a thunder storm and thirdly a low frequency humming sound, after speaking with my friends about what we had saw it was only me who heard the humming, anyway the Disc shaped object must have weighed tons, yet it just hovered above the tree line silent and steady. We all ran around the lake but as we approached the side of the lake the object started to slower glide southwest following the track (Corams Lane) running toward Lindon House (TA21 0DW), we all followed the object to Linden Hill were it shot of in the direction of Holywell lake.
Now a friend (Gaul Sandy now resident of Rockwell Green, wellington) had been night fishing with us, he had left to head home just before I got in tent, Gaul at that time happened to live in Holywell lake, and that’s where the object headed. Gaul was riding a DT50 motor cycle and the following morning was full of it, he told us you wont believe what happened to me last night, I was riding home after leaving you lot, and was about half a mile from my house when a bright light shined down on the road and all around, really bright, the motor bike just cut out and after a couple of failed attempts to get it running I dropped it and ran the rest of the way home, He told us he woke his mother, dragged her out of bed saying you got to see this, but when his mother got to the door it was just a light in the distance, which was now over Tonedale, which happened to be the direction we had been walking in trying to find it again and sure enough about 3 fields in front of use it passed slowly past the large chimney of Foxes lower factory and then it was gone.
Now I consider myself an educated man, I now work in the aerospace industry for some of the largest Aircraft manufactures in the world and to date I have never seen anything even slightly resembling what we saw that night, I know what I saw like a blue print in my mind, and I will openly tell colleagues I have seen a UFO if the conversations arises, although I do get some strange reactions sometimes.
Now and again I bump into one of my old friends and we sometimes discuss that night, the funny thing is after all these years all our reclamations still match, not like many other sightings. We were not drinking or on any type of drug, we were just 13 year olds night fishing.
I would happily take a lie detector test or regression hypnosis, I know what I saw and to the day I leave this body no one will convince me otherwise.
P.S some local reports appeared in the papers from other witnesses of that night, plus my cousin in Rockwell green saw the object from his window, the time he said he saw it was right on the time we saw it about a mile away.
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