Location of Sighting: Various
Date of Sighting: 1980-2013
Time: Various
Witness Name: Gavin Harold

Witness Statement:UFO?s
I?ve been meaning to record a summary of personal sightings for some while, but several recent ones have finally prompted the following notes.

Central East Anglia (In car, between Thetford and Diss). Early evening. I was one of four witnesses. Initially a bright white light among the stars. Became evident that it was descending. Changed from constant bright white, to flashing lig…hts of differing colours. Hovered approximately 100 feet above our now stationary car for around 10 seconds. Viewed craft from open car window. No discernable noise. Departed vertically at high speed. Same night as famous events at Rendlesham (20 miles south-east).

Circa 1985
Framlingham ( Suffolk ). Afternoon, sunshine, very few clouds, good visibility. Sun reflecting (in my direction) off stationary object next to small cloud. On closer viewing I found it to be a tubular/cigar shaped, metallic object. Remained stationary (horizontal) for approximately 5 seconds. Departed vertically at high speed. Out of sight within 3 seconds.

Framlingham to Sweffling road (B1119). Early evening. Approximately half mile or more ahead, a slightly arced (horizontal) red light was stationary & above distant tree-top level. Although a considerable distance ahead, light source gave impression of being very sizeable. Red light faded out. In same position and shape, a series of 6 or 7 bright white lights appeared systematically from right to left. Once last light on left appeared, a very sharp increase in light intensity was quickly followed by fading out. Having stopped car (along with one other motorist), I then drove toward source of lights, but nothing else seen. Discomfort with eyes for day or two.

Circa 1999
Diss to Framlingham road (Farm opposite turning to Depperhaugh House, Chickering). Late evening. Passenger witnessed horizontal row of 3 white lights hovering some 100 feet above barn to right of farmhouse, set back around 150 yards from road. Stopped car in farm drive entrance. Object began slowly drifting toward our position. Stepped out of car. When almost directly above, it gradually turned 90? right, and slowly departed in direction of Diss. Impossible to define shape. Craft appeared to be black, against very dark skyline. No lights other than the 3 at front, but slight orange haze at back. No discernable noise, despite very low altitude.

Framlingham. Early morning (around 1am). Woken by 2 helicopters. In addition, a singular stationary bright white light in sky over town. Used camcorder, recording around 10 minutes footage. Sighting lasted over half an hour. Helicopters departed area after roughly 15 ? 20 minutes. A second smaller white light appeared below/left of main light source, suggesting a sizeable singular craft or two smaller stationary objects. Two or three very small lights/orbs then seen to emerge from (and then return to) the light source area. Slowly, the craft drifted away and out of sight. No noise. Hope to upload footage to PC and attempt to clean up/establish more clarity from analogue tape. The above can be seen on tape playback.

Circa 2009
Framlingham. Early evening (dusk). Black cuboid shaped object flew in straight line over house. No discernible light emitted. No noise. Viewed for less than 10 seconds.

Outskirts of Framlingham & Orford ( Suffolk ). On two separate occasions, I saw (from car) orange coloured orbs of light moving quickly across a dark skyline at fairly low altitude. No other notable features.

August. Kefalonia ( Greece ). For 3 consecutive nights, a bright orange light seen to appear at dusk in sky above Argostoli (Island Capital), some 15km n/w of our location. On each occasion, remained in same position until around 10.30pm before suddenly disappearing.

August. Easyjet flight from Kefalonia back to UK . Daytime. Excellent visibility. Three other aircraft off to our port side. Closest at similar altitude to us, other two lower. Each aircraft appeared to be similar distance apart and flying in same direction. Off port side, at our altitude, a white/metallic curved-edge cuboid shaped craft (of similar size to our passenger plane) flew past from opposite direction to that of flight path. Difficult to establish likely distance, but would estimate between quarter & half a mile. Only observed features were two dark strips of colour horizontal around its centre. No vapour trail, but clearly defined wedge shaped slipstream. Having passed, object manoeuvred sharply to its right before visual contact

October. Outskirts of Framlingham. A ?bobbing? white light, fluctuating from dull to bright was seen in the distance from back garden. Object began fading from view, as though travelling further away, before appearing to sweep round to the right and horizontally across the skyline at speed. Began viewing object through binoculars, and a defined triangular formation of three small white lights could be seen for just 3 or 4 seconds until out of view.

October. A large bright white light stationary, at high altitude, in close proximity to Mendlesham Transmitting Station ( Suffolk ), and initially viewed whilst driving with passenger witnesses on A140. Object visible throughout journey (13 miles east) to home in Framlingham. Object then viewed from first floor window, just a little above distant tree level. Small/barely visible light fell vertically to the ground in same area. A few seconds later, a flash of white light appeared to emanate from impact point. A few minutes later, the object faded from view.


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Updated: November 11, 2013 — 9:05 pm


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  1. Wow, where do we start lads?

  2. Its an interesting catalogue of sightings – i know after the first most people pay much more attention to the .

    What are your thoughts now – about UFOs?

  3. Wow! What pictures do you have? Did you report the air miss to the Captain?

  4. Lovely place Argostoli, love the central square on a night time. What was the Greeks reaction to this object?

  5. Wow! That’s some experience you list there! I’m going to have to take time this lunch hour to read it all, had to stop at this point:

    “Same night as famous events at Rendlesham (20 miles south-east).”

    I admit to being a sceptic where the Rendlesham case is mentioned, but felt I should point out that this sighting took place, you say, in the evening of the 26th; the Rendlesham incident, according to the witnesses, occurred in the very early morning of that date, making it at least 12 hours earlier than yours. Furthemore, Halt, in his statement, gave the date as the 27th, 12 hours later. It’s discrepancies like this (and there are many associated with the case) that raise suspicion for me.

  6. Hi Gavin,
    Yikes!! – To echo Alan, where indeed do we start.
    Such a lot of sightings, but all very interesting nevertheless.

    26/12/80- Rendlesham night! – Yes, possibly another witness to another event! Steve T – You are right in your times and dates re what Halt said he saw.

    Very interesting set of observations to comment upon shortly.
    Will have to have a look at all of the other events to comment any further at the moment! -Paul

  7. I think the Rendlesham sightings were over 2 nights

  8. Alderley, for once I agree with you. Actually, there were sightings years earlier. These are often forgotten.

  9. I think you are correct, Alderley, in fact I believe it could even have been more than two nights. On a recent night visit there, with a well known local person as our guide, I’m sure we were told there were several incidents over a few days. Unfortunately my memory sometimes lets me down these days, so I could be wrong, but it was certainly more than one night.

  10. Alderley, you’re absolutely right; the early morning of the 26th and 28th. Or, if you’re Col. Halt, the 27th, and 29th. On all of which, it must be said, the Orford Ness lighthouse was doing its usual, very powerful, stuff.

  11. Hi Gavin, what did the Greeks say or do?

  12. Hi Gavin, I await your answers to my questions.

  13. Why do I have the sneaking feeling this is overload and sorting the wheat from the chaff?

    Why not report it all earlier?

  14. I have been open minded and kept my eyes open all my life (now 66)and never seen even one slightly odd or suspicious incident that could be described as a UFO. Seen the ISS and other satellites; seen lighthouses, helicopters, planes, vehicles, lanterns, people with torches, ships at sea…….. and this person has at least 11 recorded incidents? So what am I doing wrong?

  15. Nothing J., trust me. I’m an avid plane spotter and as such spend much of my time craning my neck to the heavens at every aircraft engine noise and have seen nothing remotely sinister. I’ve spent hours looking through aircraft windows hoping to see something unusual, but haven’t. You’re not alone. Oops, that was unintentionally prosaic ????

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