Location of Sighting: Bedford
Date of Sighting: 14/7/2012
Witness Name: Simon
Witness Statement: The footage first:
MK40 1EQ (google maps it)
If you head north up the street on streetview you can see the tree on the right hand corner I was fighting to get a view past.
I saw this object approaching from the west a long way off. I thought it was the local police helicopter at first because there was a bright pinprick of light visible towards the bottom of the craft. The light was red in colour.
I was paying particular attention because I was wondering how near the ‘helicopter’ would come before I heard its rotors. Once its proximity was close enough to me make me realise the object wasn’t making any sound I ran to get my phone to try and video it.
As for the light, imagine the effect of landing lights on a commerial aircraft. You can see them a long way off as they come in to land; by the time I had retrieved my phone to try and video capture it, the object was already side on to me so the light isn’t visible in the footage. There were no flashing globes that you would see on a commercial aircraft.
It flew at the speed, height and distance that one would normally see a helicopter fly, perhaps a bit higher altitude.
Its movement was very steady, it didn’t jump around the sky, just proceeded its way casually towards wherever it was going. It approached from the west, and as it passed the location I started filming it started to head north east. I ran to keep up with it but it disappeared behind the buildings on the other side of the road.
Hard to tell the what the dimensions were, but it was clearly huge. Judging by how normal aircraft look at that altitude, it must have been at least 20m across.
I would be happy to discuss this experience with anyone who is interested.
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