Date of sighting: Sept 2016
Location of sighting: Swindon, UK
News source: http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14766789.WATCH__Swindon_UFO_footage_sparks_more_confirmed_sightings/
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Scott C. Waring
FOOTAGE of a mysterious flying object seen in Swindon’s skies by dozens of residents on Sunday has prompted more confirmed sightings and sparked speculation over what it could be.
As reported in the Adver yesterday, former BT engineer Graham Woodward was driving home near Westcott Place with his son Stefan, 18, at 8.19pm when three ‘brilliantly white lights’ in the shape of a triangle with a red light in the centre appeared in the sky.
The 62-year-old of Nelson Street is convinced it was not a drone nor a military or commercial aircraft as it had no blinking navigation lights. He could also not hear the sound of an engine when he wound his window down.
“It certainly was unlike any flying object that I have ever witnessed before,” he said.
The small aircraft only hovered for around three minutes before it veered to the left and vanished out of sight. Graham was so perplexed he even called police on 101 to report what he had seen.
And yesterday Richard Newton shared a video with the Adver of what he describes as ‘strange lights’ hovering above Liden at the same time on Sunday as Graham spotted the mystery triangular object.
“It was not a drone,” Richard said.
However, after viewing the video Graham says what he saw was slightly different as the red light in the centre was not flashing but he noted the similarities of the three bright lights in a triangle.
While an Old Walcot resident, who phoned the newsroom after reading the article about Graham’s sighting, said: “He’s not a crank, me and my wife saw it too.
“We saw those three lights in the sky about 8.20pm coming back from West Swindon near Kingshill Road. It was definitely three bright white lights and it didn’t look like an aircraft.”
Another added: “I saw something like that last year for several weeks in the Greenmeadow area while delivering newspapers at about 6am to 6.30am. It would just stay in one spot then it just vanished.”
However, many have taken to the Adver’s Facebook page to dispel suggestions the video shows a UFO, instead some believe it was a C-17 Globemaster, which is a large military transport aircraft, possibly heading to Brize Norton.
One person said: “My boyfriend is in love with planes and he said it's a c17 as it has a red flashing light.”
Another added: “I can confirm from radar data that it was an RAF c17 at 8:20pm on Sunday night.”
But Graham is not convinced. He said: “I definitely saw a triangular shaped craft over Westcott Place which is nothing like a Globemaster in shape.
“Having just searched the internet there seen to be very many accounts and pictures of exactly what I saw last Sunday night.”