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
“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.
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.’’’
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,
UFOCAT URN – 074073 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 29-30,
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)
51-36 N, Longitude 0-04 W
Latitude 51-31 N, Longitude 0-02 W
United Kingdom Gazetteer, prepared in the Division of Geography, Department
of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950
Location (UFOCAT) - Latitude 51.57 N, Longitude 0.02 W (D.%