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Summer 1962 to 2016 - Aylesbury, Steeple Claydon, Barmouth & Dorchester - Various UFO Sightings

Birmingham UFO Group Case Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Release Date: 17/09/2019

Note: For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used

In August 2019 I was put in touch with an 83 year old man named Lester. He has a heart condition and wanted to get his various UFO experiences down on record while he still has time. Over two extensive phone calls we discussed four fascinating experiences from his life which have taken place in a variety of places.

UFO Over Westcott

Lester first got interested in the subject of UFOs back in 1962. He informs me there was a UK wide UFO flap at the time which he recalls reading about.

This also happened to be the year of his first UFO sighting, when he was 26 years old. At the time he lived in Quainton, Buckinghamshire. He worked at CBS Records on the Western outskirts of Aylesbury, several miles away. Five miles West of Aylesbury is Westcott Rocket Propulsion Establishment. Until the mid-1990s the establishment designed and developed rocket motors used in British guided missiles and research vehicles. Lester would regularly hear the roar of rocket engines being tested while at his work place.

Aerial map of Westcott Venture Park, the site where the rocket propulsion establishment still stands today

Aerial map showing Aylesbury (A) and Wescott (B)

One bright and clear summer’s day Lester was relaxing in the canteen and glanced out of the window. The surrounding area was quite flat and it was possible to see for miles to the North, including a veiew of Wescott in the distance. Above the establishment he noticed a light grey coloured object hovering motionlessly in the sky. It appeared to be about 800 feet off the ground. Due to the distance it was hard to determine the shape or size of the object. He had some binoculars with him and decided to take a look, but even through these it was hard to see it clearly. Sadly he did not have a camera, but it was probably too far away to pick up anyway.

Old photograph of Wescott Propulsion Establishment

Fascinated by what it could be, Lester watched the object for about 6-7 minutes. During this time he called a couple of his work colleagues to also observe it. They briefly watched it before leaving to do other things. Then suddenly without warning the object shot away at an incredible speed to the West. As it went it flew on a level and straight course. It moved like a bullet and in less than a second had vanished from sight!