Go Back Report # 281



Walthamstow “object from space”

       The Walthamstow Guardian reported a most unusual incident in its April 17 issue: “An unidentified flying object hurtled through the air above Walthamstow, scythed down telephone wires, etched a deep scar in the concrete edge of the River Lea towpath, and plunged into the peaceful waters.

       “That was the report received by police just before nine o'clock on Monday night (April 13). It came from Walthamstow bus driver Bob Fall, a down-to-earth man of 26, who lives with his wife and two children at 47, Upper Walthamstow Road.

       “A police search party went straight to the spot, just off Ferry Lane. They found the phone wires down but a search of the banks revealed nothing. The river was dragged--in vain.

       “And this week Bob Fall told the Guardian what happened as he drove his 123 bus towards Tottenham on Monday. He said, ‘I just glanced into the sky and saw something coming towards me very, very fast. It flew straight across the road and, had I been a few yards further forward, it would have hit the top deck of the bus. I saw it cut through the telephone wires, and there was a loud crash as it struck the bank.

       ‘At first I thought the back windows of the bus had come in and, as I turned around, I saw all the passengers looking out towards the river. There was a big splash in the water. I stopped as soon as I could to report it.’

       “A police spokesman said that four ducks had been disturbed while the river was being dragged and that these, flying in line, could have been the object. He stressed that the river was only four to six feet deep in this part.

       “But Mr. Fall discounted this theory. ‘The thing was at least nine feet long, probably more, cigar-shaped and silver,’ he said, ‘If it had been a bird or birds, I must have seen the wings. Besides, it was going too fast.’’’                                                                                             

This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 21, July/August, 1964.

Original reference: Walthamstow Guardian (newspaper), April 17, 1964          

UFOCAT PRN – 74073

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Walthamstow Guardian (newspaper), April 17, 1964

UFOCAT URN – NONE    Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 21, July/Aug., 1964

UFOCAT URN – 076790 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 226, © 1970

UFOCAT URN – 074073 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 29-30, Sept./Oct. 1971

UFOCAT URN – 177578 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 06480, © 2002      

Europe – United Kingdom, London

Walthamstow  Latitude 51-36 N, Longitude 0-02 W (D-M)

Tottenham       Latitude 51-36 N, Longitude 0-04 W

River Lea          Latitude 51-31 N, Longitude 0-02 W

Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950      

UFO Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 51.57 N, Longitude 0.02 W (D.% )


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