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Devon police once chased a UFO at 90mph

Posted on Friday, 24 January, 2020 | Comment icon 17 comments

The policemen pursued the object at high speed. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Uncool Eddie
One of Britain's strangest UFO cases began when two policemen spotted something very unusual in the sky.
On the morning of October 24th, 1967, PCs Roger Willey and Clifford Waycott had been on routine patrol along the A3072 between Hatherleigh and Holsworthy when they encountered a large, bright cross-shaped object hovering in the sky nearby.

Perplexed, they attempted to approach the object and managed to get within 400 meters of it before it started moving away. They noted that it seemed to be aware of their presence.

After reporting it to the station, they decided to set off in pursuit. The chase would see them reach speeds of up to 90mph on the county's roads however they were ultimately unable to apprehend it.

A holidaymaker - Christopher Garner - later confirmed that he had also witnessed the spectacle.

"It was definitely there and definitely either manned by some sort of being or remotely controlled," said PC Willey. "It was definitely being controlled to view our car."
"On various points of its journey, it was attaining high altitude and it was down to treetop level at other times. There was no sound that I heard at all - there was no outside sound apart from the car itself."

Intriguingly, another cross-shaped object was spotted just three days later - again by police officers. It was seen in the same area traveling towards the north-east.

The Ministry of Defense later conducted its own investigation into the phenomenon however it is unclear what its conclusions were.

"No explanation has been given to us by anybody and we haven't asked," Waycott said in later life. "We've just gently been asked to sweep it under the carpet."

"It didn't happen - that's what they said. But we know what we saw."

Source: Devon Live | Comments (17)

Tags: UFO, Devon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by toast on 24 January, 2020, 17:59
I`ve heard a rumour Ford Aglias are very often subject to investigations by alienz, and some of the cars were probed as well, I`ve heard.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Robotic Jew on 24 January, 2020, 18:07
I had a Ford Probe for about 3 months when I was 18. It was hot pink. Almost identical to this...just mine wasn't this nice.  
Comment icon #10 Posted by mdbuilder on 28 January, 2020, 20:51
Wow, 90 mph in '67! It appears even UFOs didn't have the technology we have today...
Comment icon #11 Posted by openozy on 29 January, 2020, 2:26
We had a pair of cops spot a UFO here in the Blue Mountains a few years ago,they weren't as brave as the old cops with them being chased by the UFO up the highway at Wentworth Falls.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Golden Duck on 29 January, 2020, 4:36
Devon?  Sounds like baloney to me!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Alchopwn on 29 January, 2020, 7:46
Wow, my Roomba looks like it could go faster than that police car. Still 90mph is a good speed.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Matt221 on 29 January, 2020, 15:29
i'll also take a stab in the dark and say they didn't chase it in an Anglia unless they were going down hill
Comment icon #15 Posted by stereologist on 31 January, 2020, 15:56
It's funny when a witness states they have no idea what it was but they also throw in the old line "But we know what we saw." But that is what witnesses do. It's human nature.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DerDesertRat on 25 February, 2020, 1:28
British cop cars are absolutely hilarious. I'm pretty sure I can outrun the one in the picture. On my bare feet
Comment icon #17 Posted by astrobeing on 25 February, 2020, 18:13
Also when they say they don't know what they saw... but it was certainly manned or remotely controlled, and it was "aware of our presence". If you chase a paper bag blowing in the wind it would seem to be aware that you're chasing it.

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