Go Back Report # 663
10-25-1964

10-25-1964  

Anglers get a ‘flying saucer’ shock

Express Staff Reporter

Four anglers spoke with relief last night of the one that got away.

       For this was no monster salmon they saw gliding upstream towards them near Bridgwater, Somerset.

       The men from Sheffield and Accrington said of the “thing” hovering 12 ft. above the silent waters of King’s Sedgemoor Drain:

       “It must have been a flying saucer.”

       Within seconds of seeing the mystery object, a half-crazed herd of cows stampeded towards them. They hid behind their car to save themselves from being swept into the water.           

FLASHING

       Said one of the anglers, coal merchant Mr. Jim Sharman, 21, of Jeffcock Road, Sheffield: “We saw a red light approaching up the drain.

       “It was just like the red light on an aircraft and as it got nearer, it was so bright it lit up the banks and surrounding fields.

       “The light tapered to the rear about 12 ft. away and when it got overhead, it hovered, flashing on and off.”

       Said a Bridgwater police spokesman: “We have had no reports of mysterious flying objects.”

This reference: The Daily Express, London, UK, 26 October 1964       

With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/  

ALSO  

'SAUCER' STAMPEDE

Anglers nearly trampled to death

Yorkshire Post Correspondent

       A mystery aerial object, thought to be a flying saucer, has been seen by four anglers on a night fishing trip in Somerset. “It was weird and frightening,” said one of them yesterday.

       The men narrowly escaped being trampled to death by a herd of 50 cows terrified by the object. “It was like all pandemonium let loose and we hid behind a car in case the cows swept us into the water,” commented Mr. Jim Sharman.

       It happened soon after midnight as the party was fishing the King’s Sedgemoor Drain, Bridgwater. Mr. Sharman, 21, a coal merchant, of Jeffcock Rd., Sheffield, said they first noticed something unusual when they saw a red light approaching up the drain.

       “It was just like the red light on an aircraft and as it got nearer, it was so bright it lit up the bank and surrounding fields. The light tapered to the rear about 12 ft. away and when it got overhead, it hovered, flashing on and off.      

‘BRIGHT LIGHT’

       The anglers shone two spotlights towards the object but the light was so bright they could not see where it was coming from. “It became so bright that the cows started making a heck of a noise and chased round the field.”

       After about 15 minutes the object suddenly accelerated quickly and soon disappeared. “There was no sound and we don't know whether it was a flying saucer, spaceship, or a secret craft from a nearby airfield.

       A spokesman at Bridgwater Police Headquarters said: “We have not heard of any more cases like this. It is a complete mystery.” The others in the party were Mr. Walt Depledge, 21, of Shirland Lane, Sheffield, and two men from Accrington.                                                                 

This reference: Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire, England, October 30 or 31, 1964

With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/  

UFOCAT PRN – 108534 [DOS 10-26-1964]

UFOCAT URN – 038114 Computerized Catalog (N=3173), #1662 by L. Schoenherr, no © date

UFOCAT PRN – 108534 [DOS 10-30-1964]

UFOCAT URN – 108534 UFO Investigator, publication of NICAP, July 1965, p. 5

UFOCAT URN – 079773 Mysteries of the Skies by Gordon I. R. Lore, p. 153, © 1968

UFOCAT URN – 038121 Flying Saucer Review, November 1970, p. 27

UFOCAT URN – 038122 Project Grudge/Blue Book Special Reports 1-12

UFOCAT URN – 177582 *U* UFO Computer Database by Larry Hatch, # 06615, © 2002      

Europe – United Kingdom, Somerset

Bridgwater       Latitude 51-07-00 N, Longitude 3-00-00 W (D-M-S)

Sheffield           Latitude 53-22-00 N, Longitude 1-30-00 W

Accrington        Latitude 53-46-00 N, Longitude 2-21-00 W

Reference: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/            

King's Sedgemoor Drain           Latitude 51-6-56 N, Longitude 2-52-48 W (D-M-S)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Sedgemoor_Drain  -H J-        

UFO Location (UFOCAT):

                        Latitude 51.13 N, Longitude 3.00 W (D.%) [URNs 038114, 038121, 038122]

                        Latitude 51.12 N, Longitude 2.98 W [URNs 079773, 108534, 177582]          


 



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