Rendelsham Forest Encounter
December 27, 1980
Rendelsham Forest UK
January 17, 2002: Incredible UFO Video Captured by British
Mother, and more about UFOs over Derbyshire, 2001-02.
A 44 year-old single mum in Britain is getting more opportunity to meet
new people than she ever bargained for in any of her new year's
resolutions. Planning for a New Year's Eve party, she stepped outside
for a moment and found her eyes drawn to a strange shape in the sky.
Eventually she called to a friend inside to bring out the video camera
to get a better look. What they got was amazing footage of a UFO that
has everyone from the paranormal community to NASA feverish with
excitement and curiosity.
The footage shot that mid-day would have
been amazing enough, except that the disk-like craft apparently decided
that it liked the attention enough to come back that evening for a
repeat performance. Again, the camcorder captured the event on tape. The
following morning, garbage workers arrived early to pick up trash from
the curb of the house and witnessed it there a third time. Unbelievably,
once again the footage on tape verifies their incredible story.
This is not the only report of a UFO
sighting in the area, either. There have been a total of 7 since last
fall, all in the same general region of Britain. What exactly is the
camera-hungry craft, and how many times will it come back for a repeat
performance? Could this be the same unidentified craft captured on
NASA's satellite photo near the STS-75 shuttle? Exactly who is gathering
information and data on whom, here?
As in the first sighting (see story
below) of this craft
last fall, this UFO seems to be disc-shaped, with a "bite taken out
of the edge" in one place and a donut-like hole in the center of
the spacecraft. Blinking colored lights were noted flashing in patterns
along the underside. In the videotape footage, it is seen both moving
soundlessly and staying perfectly still, passing through clouds and with
other clearly-focused objects in the foreground. All of these things
indicate that the tapes are genuine and not the product of fraud or
incorrect shutter settings that would compromise the resulting pictures.
Footage of the first sighting last fall
was sold to the United States, where it has been studied but not ever
released to the public.
The subsequent sightings recorded on tape are
available for viewing on the Internet in several different sized clips
that can be downloaded and viewed on your computer.
Photos of the NASA clip are also
available for inspection and comparison. As for our camera-hungry craft,
it appears that it's not quite finished yet. Incredibly, the same woman
reported yet another sighting just days ago-her fourth with the craft.
Details on that encounter are still forthcoming.
details, images, and video clips can be found here.
Some additional comments
received by UFO TODAY:
No person can make the UFO move across in
front of the moon and stop above a house.
Is this merely a video camera/shutter effect from zooming out of focus? Not likely!
People have said it was a star or a light bulb they should make up there
mind and one said it was Jupiter.
That's interesting, didn't know Jupiter bobbed and weave in the sky, or
traversed so rapidly from one part of the sky to the other in minutes.
What a planet!
Additionally, why would the "bracket" effect (left) clip off
only the bottom half of the supposedly blurred UFO and not the moon?
two slightly different zoom levels of these clips may indeed impose some
distortion, but that distortion should be uniform throughout the image.
To me it looks like it reflects the sun.
Later when it
has turned dark, the object returns. From a distance it appears as a
white glowing stationary object, at times it appears to be changing
shape morphing into two connected objects and then back to a single one
He zooms in onto the object and it clearly resemblance's
the original "Derbyshire" phenomena, the "bite"
missing on the one end of the disc is clearly visible, and on close look
the object displays a myriad of green, blue, red colours.
point the object begins to move, first slowly, and later it floats
through the a layer of skies and disappears. This is captured on video
The next morning the woman is alerted by a team of
garbage men, that has arrived early to collect garbage. They have
spotted the object in the sky, and once again the object is recorded on
movie, during daylight. However, this object to me looks a bit different
from the one spotted the day and night before. It seems triangular
shaped, and not circle round.
The photo which
appeared on the front page of London's Daily Star was part of a film
shot by a house wife in Derbyshire, England in October 2000.
video tape had to be locked in a
Nottingham bank because it reputedly contained footage of
The footage was recorded by a
villager living in the Derbyshire
village of Bonsall. They were so
concerned it could fall into the wrong hands that they placed it in the, as yet, unnamed
Nottingham bank for safe keeping. The locals
first started seeing strange objects in the sky
in September 2000.
A huge multi
coloured disc was apparently spotted over the village of
There had been at least 20 apparent UFO sightings in
the Bonsall area in the months before the object was filmed. Many of
these involved "enormous"
craft, according to witnesses. In
what has become the most famous, Sharon Rowlands claimed she
filmed a flying saucer for six and a half minutes. It's that
video which was nestled somewhere in
Ms Rowlands, 44, said: "I was a complete
disbeliever but this has made me think twice. The thing
was huge and through the lens it looked like it was going
to hit me. I just couldn't believe it."
A bidding war broke out among television
companies from all over the world desperate to
see the alleged UFO evidence.
A US television company
then paid Sharon Rowlands £20,000 for rights to the video.
Kiviat Productions purchased the six-minute
tape of what appeared to be a three-mile wide saucer.
NASA were also said to be interested in viewing the tape
she made. It is reported that the space agency believed the craft was similar to
one spotted by their cameras during a space-shuttle
The craft resembled a 'disc covered
with yellow, orange and blue lights. It had a dark centre
and sent out light pulses', said a representative of the California company.
They called the video one of "the top five
pieces of UFO footage ever".
Robert Kiviat, of the TV company, said: "The film
will shock people."
footage was shot over Northwhich in late May, 2001.
( From BBC online) A UFO group
based in northern England is unveiling what it claims is
the best footage ever taken of a UFO in the UK.
called the British UFO Studies Centre, says the video is
the most convincing video-evidence of alien craft craft
visiting earth this year. The four minutes of footage was
shot near Northwich just over a week ago. The Cheshire-based
Centre says that it shows a UFO spinning and rotating as
it flies over Hartford. Even spookier, the Centre says
that a colleague of the cameraman has a recorded
conversation from the same time in which a pilot confirms
there is a target in the sky and then refers to a
military-style chase. The film is to be screened at
Waterloo Community Centre in Runcorn along with other UFO
sightings in the north west of England.
Sightings in England: Between the time Ms Rowlands shot her film and
the second lot of tape was taken near Northwich, villagers kept
reporting seeing objects in the skies overhead. Several have been
collected and tabled below.
Files #9 -- 2001; February 26, 2001
LEICESTER, ENGLAND -- Andy Seaton reported that, "On
the morning of January 24, 2001, I woke at 05:10 AM,
sitting up and looking out through our East facing window
(we sleep with curtains open). I observed what I
first took to be a star, my attention was drawn by its
unusual sparkling appearance akin to a fireworks sparkler.
It then began to move in a very jerky fashion, not unlike
the flight of a butterfly. The general direction of
movement was south to north. The morning was not
yet fully light. There was only a little wispy
cloud above the object. I woke my wife (a skeptic)
who, when I showed her, had to agree it was indeed
a UFO. We continued to observe until it disappeared
traveling northward. The whole sighting lasted
about five minutes. I have had an interest in UFO's
since I was a child, but this is my first definite
DERBYSHIRE DALES - On February 15, 2001, the Matlock Mercury Newspaper
reported that close
encounters continued in Dales as the national media picks
up on the long string of UFO stories. Last week,
sightings including the videotape episode in Bonsall were
reported by the Daily Mail, Channel Five and BBC News.
Now the Mercury has received word of another close
encounter - the 20th sighting since the first back in
September. Paul Hannan (37) of Yeld Close, Bakewell
saw a dome-shaped craft at around 8:00 PM on February 3.
"It was over Haddon," he said, "more or
less on the Manchester flight path. "I shouted
to my wife, 'Look at this bright light out here!' Mr Hannan, who saw a similar object in Bakewell during
the mid-1900s said the craft was a brilliant white light
in the sky. Through the binoculars, he could see
the light gradually fade.
TANSLEY -- On February 21, 2001, a Wirksworth
couple who saw a large blue light with an orange tail
which shot across the night-sky. The man was going
for a walk with his girlfriend on Summer Lane, at about 7:30
PM when they saw the strange light.
He said: "At first I thought it was a plane crashing
- it is the funniest thing I have ever seen. "It
had a massive glowing tail at the back of it - but it
went far too fast for a plane. "My friend also
details, images, and video clips can be found here.