Location: West Overton Date: Mon 5th August 1996 Time: 11.45 - 12.00am Witness: P.Vigay + Others
I was returning to East Kennett along the Lockeridge road, having spent the evening in The Barge public house in Honey Street, some three miles to the south.
Driving towards Lockeridge and the left hand turn which goes up to the West Overton T-Junction and on to East Kennett, I noticed an object in the sky. At this point it appeared to be stationery, just above the sky line to the north west of the road I was driving along. Turning left towards West Overton I slowed the car down, thinking that there was something 'not normal' about the object.
Obtaining a better viewpoint
It was unfortunately too dark to locate the object in the viewfinder of my camcorder, so I was unable to film the object. However, I watched it for some minutes, before it started drifting slowly in a southwest direction - towards Silbury Hill/Devizes direction.
When it did start moving, it was still totally silent and sort of 'drifted' in the sky, very slowly. At the time, I remember trying to categorise the object and thinking that if it wasn't a plane and wasn't a helicopter with some weird lighting arrangement on it, then what was the object.
At this point, as I was on top of West Overton Hill, an ideal vantage point, I guessed that the range of the object was only a matter of half a mile at the most. The night was cloudy and it was well below the cloud base. It also appeared to be between me and the A4, which was only about half a mile to the north.
A Second Witness
"Quick, get in. I'm chasing a UFO", he shouted. "You saw it as well", I replied as I threw my things into the back of the van and climbed in.
Racing forward, we were eager to regain sight of the object, now out of sight behind nearby trees. It must have been virtually overhead by now.
As we cleared the trees and sped towards the A4 junction we could no longer see the object. It couldn't have disappeared, unless it suddenly accelerated whilst I was parking the car - because it was moving so slowly beforehand.
We guessed that the object was travelling towards Devizes so turned left on to the A4 and drove towards the Beckhampton roundabout, past Silbury Hill on the right.
Reaching the roundabout, we still couldn't see the object, but decided to take the Devizes road, as that had the best vantage points and was also where the object appeared to be travelling.
As we were travelling quite fast, we decided that we must be ahead of the object, and therefore decided to stop the van and take a look around outside. At this point it was beginning to lightly rain.
No. All was quiet outside and there were no strange objects in the sky. It must have disappeared. Feeling slightly disappointed, we decided to turn south and circle back, through Alton Barnes.
At this point, I looked at my watch and exclaimed that over an hour and a half had past since we left East Kennett. I was puzzled by this, but know this amount of time had past because I specifically looked at my watch as I had parked the car, not wanting to wake up the friends with whom I was staying. It had been 11.52pm. It was now 12.45pm
I hasten to add that I am not suggesting that we had a missing time experience or anything, simply that I hadn't noticed the time pass so quickly. I recall all the drive from East Kennett to where we were now, and I certainly don't recall any 'missing' bits.
Also, a small red light appeared to the left of the bright white light. At this point I was uncertain if it was a distant set of traffic lights and the white light was a car arriving at them.
Fading in and out
Splitting and Joining
Our curiosity then got the better of us and we decided to drive towards the object to try and identify it, or at least get a better view of it. We headed through Honey Street towards Hilcott.
At this point the rain started to turn into a steady downpour and after driving around for some fifteen minutes, unsuccessfully trying to locate the light, we decided to call it a night and head home.
No other anomalous lights were seen and we eventually arrived back at East Kennett just before 2am.
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