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The mystery of Warminster's 'UFO'


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Warminster's long and controversial UFO history began early on Christmas Day, 1964.

Arthur Shuttlewood reported in his book The Warminster Mystery: "The air was brazenly filled with a menacing sound.

"Sudden vibrations came overhead, chilling in intensity.

Within weeks, the floodgates opened, and the phenomenon was christened "The thing" by the locals, as no one had actually seen anything that could be attributed to the cause. The townsfolk had never heard of UFOs or 'flying saucers' at the time.

http://news.bbc.co.u...000/8694729.stm

50th anniversary marked

http://www.bbc.co.uk...tshire-32972518

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So in reality, this 'flap' was about strange sounds....a phenomena that stil exists today, and a typical ufo photo that could be anything from hubcaps or similar...

Ok!

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Right just found a wiki on it.. my bad, apparently there were cigar shaped ufo's too.. leaving a trail of sparks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warminster#UFO_sightings

Funny how early sci-fi movie ships left sparks too isnt it? Heres Flash Gordons ship...

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So in reality, this 'flap' was about strange sounds....a phenomena that stil exists today, and a typical ufo photo that could be anything from hubcaps or similar...

Ok!

Yes I didn't understand if there was going to be like some hidden connection or I didn't read it thoroughly enough. As seeder stated the sound phenomenon is still occurring, but the over zoomed unclear image is a lot to base a entire UFO "streak" on.

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A photograph of a flying saucer over the area, taken by local man Gordon Faulkner in 1965, and which came to be the emblematic image of The Thing, now used for the cover of In Alien Heat, later turned out to be a hoax. In January 1969, the veteran TV astronomer Patrick Moore visited Warminster, poked fun at Shuttlewood, and cracked that several of the objects seen in the sky "looked like balls".

However, Shuttlewood, who died in 1996, wrote two further books in which he claimed to have had contacts with extraterrestrials wanting to save humans from destroying the planet.

http://www.ufocasebo...rrevisited.html

i guess this explains where this could be going.

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The Warminster Thing - An Introduction

For those interested in ufology, the Warminster mystery is an essentially 1960s phenomenon. Apart from the unusual sounds, it provided nothing that had not been described for earlier UFO sightings, both in Britain and the US. What marked Warminster out in particular was the sheer number of sightings, as well as the fact that a whole town seemed to be enmeshed in the phenomenon. What was also unusual, perhaps, was that the phenomenon had one prime focus, through which all information flowed. Shuttlewood's position as a respected local journalist helped focus attention on the Thing. It was to Shuttlewood that many of the reports of UFO sightings were made, and it was through him that these sightings were articulated for the public.

http://www.ufo-warmi...ing_history.htm

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The townsfolk had never heard of UFOs or 'flying saucers' at the time.

Oh, come on! Who, in a sizeable town in the English-speaking world, had not heard of "UFOs or 'flying saucers'" by 1964?

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Sounds a heck of a lot like a meteor shower, and exceptional one, but a meteor shower all the same. Arthur Shuttlewood seems to have created the alien slant to the claims. His claims seem far more imaginative than others.

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Right just found a wiki on it.. my bad, apparently there were cigar shaped ufo's too.. leaving a trail of sparks

http://en.wikipedia....r#UFO_sightings

Funny how early sci-fi movie ships left sparks too isnt it? Heres Flash Gordons ship...

snap002.jpg

Ahhh memories. Love the exhaust pipes down the side. More UFO's should have exhaust pipes dont the side. I'd say this baby was a V6.

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Ahhh memories. Love the exhaust pipes down the side. More UFO's should have exhaust pipes dont the side. I'd say this baby was a V6.

It looks like a V-2 with a V-6

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Ahhh memories. Love the exhaust pipes down the side. More UFO's should have exhaust pipes dont the side. I'd say this baby was a V6.

Pretty much impossible configuration too, the exhaust pipes start from under the cockpit windows...wow the cockpit must get really hot :lol: and no rocket/jet thrusters either...unless the exhaust is that powerful it powers the ship

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A photograph of a flying saucer over the area, taken by local man Gordon Faulkner in 1965, and which came to be the emblematic image of The Thing, now used for the cover of In Alien Heat, later turned out to be a hoax. In January 1969, the veteran TV astronomer Patrick Moore visited Warminster, poked fun at Shuttlewood, and cracked that several of the objects seen in the sky "looked like balls".

However, Shuttlewood, who died in 1996, wrote two further books in which he claimed to have had contacts with extraterrestrials wanting to save humans from destroying the planet.

http://www.ufocasebo...rrevisited.html

i guess this explains where this could be going.

What is a shuttlewood?

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I believe it is a persons surname? :-)

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What is a shuttlewood?

Arthur Shuttlewood

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