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Multiple pilots near Guernsey

dimarts , 7/05/2019
Multiple pilots witness large object near Guernsey, U.K.
Date: April 23, 2007
Location: Guernsey, United Kingdom

Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon. ‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary,’ one of the pilots said. “At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”


Pilot Captain Ray Bower claims to have seen a UFO in the English Channel near Alderney.


Photo of newspaper on the sighting in the Jersey Evening Post


Mr. Bowyer’s [pilot’s logbook] log entry recording the sighting. (Includes a small sketch of the
shape of the object). Log entry reads: “Unidentified object seen. Bright yellow thin,
stationary. Size of 737. 2nd object same shape seen behind first at some distance.”


Experienced Aurigny pilot Captain Ray Bowyer’s reports of massive UFOs off the coast of
Alderney have been corroborated by a Blue Islands pilot en route to Jersey.

Source: The Guernsey Press & Star – St Saviour, Jersey, – April 26, 2007

Pilot’s UFO shock

by Joel de Woolfson

UFO sightings are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.

Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon.

Surprisingly, Jersey radar equipment did not pick up the object, although an air traffic controller said he had received simultaneous reports from the Aurigny and Blue Islands pilots.

Aurigny’s Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object during a flight from Southampton.

He spotted a bright-yellow light 10 miles west of Alderney while his plane was about 30 miles from the island and at 4,000ft.

“It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary,” he said.

“I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a 737.”

A 737 is slightly smaller than a jumbo jet.

“But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.”

As he continued his approach to Alderney, Capt. Bowyer saw a second identical object further to the west.

“It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey.”

The sightings come days after reports that scientists have discovered outside our solar system an Earth-like planet capable of supporting extraterrestrial life.

“I can’t explain it. At first, I thought it might have been a reflection from a vinery in Guernsey, but that would have disappeared quickly. This was clearly visual for about nine minutes.”

The sightings happened at about 3 p.m. Capt. Bowyer, who has flown commercial planes for about 20 years, said he had described the objects to air traffic control and filled in an incident report.

“As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I had to think of the safety of the passengers first.”

He added that the experience had been quite scary.

“I’m certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I’m saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying.”

Paul Kelly, 31, the air traffic controller who was on duty, said the Blue Islands pilot had made a similar report, but nothing had appeared on his radar.

“The pilot from Blue Islands was en route to Jersey at the same time and as he went past Sark he described an object behind him to his left,” he said.

“The description was very similar to Captain Bowyer’s and they described it as being in exactly the same place. But they were looking at it from opposite sides.”

The pilot told him the object had been 1,500 ft beneath his plane.

The Blue Islands plane was at 3,500 ft at the time so, again, both pilots placed it at the same altitude.

“If the object was stationary, our equipment would not have picked it up because the radar would have screened it out.”

Pilot Captain Ray Bowyer

dimarts , 7/05/2019

Here is a transcript, word-for-word, of what Ray Bowyer said he saw,


(@38s) From my first sighting of it, which was initially 50 … maybe around 50 miles away, perhaps 40 miles away from the actual object, it appeared to be fairly small, but it must have been pretty huge. It must have been very, very much larger than I thought it was originally. I told the air traffic controller, they asked me for a size approximately. I said about the size of a 737, perhaps twice the size. But in reflection, seeing this object from about 40 miles away. It must have been very, very much bigger than that. Perhaps maybe a mile across, perhaps.

 

 

Pilot spots UFO over Guernsey & Alderney

dimarts , 7/05/2019
Wednesday, 25 April 2007 

"Mysterious" flashing lights - generic

Pilots have reported unusual foreign objects since the 1940s

A commercial airline pilot has reported seeing two unidentified flying objects in the sky near Guernsey.The bright yellow flat disc shapes, estimated to be twice the size of a Boeing 737, were spotted on Monday, 12 to 15 miles north east of the island.

Captain Ray Bowyer was flying an Aurigny plane from Southampton to Alderney when he saw the objects through binoculars.

Mr Bowyer said he was “pretty shook-up” by the sighting.

“This is not something you see every day of the week – it was pretty scary,” he said.

At first he thought it was the sun reflecting from greenhouses in Guernsey. He said the objects were bright like the sun, but did not hurt his eyes when he looked at them.

The stationary objects were also observed by other aircraft and the passengers on the plane.

Disappearing pilot

John Spencer, deputy chairman of the British UFO Research Association, said: “These types of sightings have been reported by pilots – generally accepted to be reliable and sensible observers – since the 1940s and they have excited attention to this day.

“Such light effects are often popularly thought to represent alien visitors but many UFO researchers believe they more likely represent natural, atmospheric, phenomena not yet fully understood by science.

“However, a similar encounter in 1978 over the Bass Straits in Australia, where the pilot was in radio contact with the ground throughout, resulted in the pilot never being heard from again, so these phenomena are important to study.”

 This is the sort of sighting that is taken seriously and should be investigated thoroughly 
Nick Pope, UFO investigator for the MOD

Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs for the Ministry of Defence said: “While no witnesses are infallible, pilots are trained observers and less likely than most people to misidentify something mundane.

“The MoD’s UFO case files contain several reports from civil and military pilots, some of which were correlated by radar. This is the sort of sighting that is taken seriously and should be investigated thoroughly.

“While most UFOs can be explained as misidentifications of aircraft, weather balloons, satellites and suchlike, a small percentage are more difficult to explain. This is one of the most intriguing sightings I’ve heard about in recent years.”

A current spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence, said that while it does monitor air space for any unusual foreign objects which might pose a threat, they would not be carrying out an investigation in this instance. 

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