Go Back Report # 302



UFOs AHOY! By Janet Gregory

        Only a few days afterwards, a "ghost plane" was seen to dive into the sea near Minehead on the North Devon coast. On February 12, 1965, four witnesses saw the object from two different points along the coast. A lifeboat, two RAF helicopters, and a Shackleton failed to find anything after a search of an hour and a half, and no planes were reported missing. The "ghost plane" may have been seen inland before it reached the sea, for a strange low-flying plane was reportedly seen over Swainswick, near Bath in Somerset. The sighting of the plane, ash-grey and flying about one hundred feet above the road in a west to southwest direction, was described by the witness as follows: "The plane was so unusual that it attracted our attention. There was definitely something abnormal about it. It did not seem to be distinct, but had a misty appearance, yet there was no mist or fog about. It came from behind some trees. Then it literally just disappeared before our eyes. The strange part was that it made no sound and did not appear to have an engine. But it was certainly not a glider." Shades of John Keel?

Reference for the above text is: This reference: Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, September/October 1971, pp. 29-30  
Original reference: Flying Saucer Review, May/June 1965, p. 30           

UFOCAT PRN – 74076 [DOS: 02-15-1965]   
UFOCAT URN – NONE Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 11, No. 3, May/June 1965, p. 27
UFOCAT URN – 73314 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 43, © 1970         

UFOCAT PRN – 74076 [DOS: 02-12-1965]   
UFOCAT URN – 74076 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, Sept./Oct. 1971, p. 30    

UFOCAT PRN – 74077 [DOS: 02-12-1965] [Corresponding highway event]        
UFOCAT URN – 74077 Flying Saucer Review, Vol. 17, No. 5, Sept./Oct. 1971, p. 30    

UFOCAT PRN – 74077 [DOS: 02-13-1965]   
UFOCAT URN – 38454 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1686 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

Europe - United Kingdom, Somerset, Body of water is Bristol Channel and
Bridgwater Bay.   
Minehead         Latitude 51-12 N, Longitude 3-29 W (D-M)     
Devon              Latitude 50-45 N, Longitude 3-44 W   
Swainswick      Latitude 51-24 N, Longitude 2-21 W   
Bath                 Latitude 51-23 N, Longitude 2-21 W   
Somerset         Latitude 51-05 N, Longitude 3-00 W   
Reference: United Kingdom Gazetteer, prepared in the Division of Geography, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., April 1950           


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