This might be one of the fastest blog posts I've ever typed, and there is a pretty good reason for me wanting to get it online as quickly as possible. At around 9pm tonight (Tuesday 24th March 2015), hundreds of Cannock Chase residents witnessed strange phenomena in the skies. I have to admit that I am among those who bore witness to the event.
Before anything could be seen with the naked eye, there was a deep and very loud drone noise not unlike that you would expect to hear from an old WW2 bomber. After around three minutes, the craft came into sight. It seemed to be incredibly large and astonishingly low in the sky with three red lights that were easily noticeable. The UFO traveled very slowly, and so many people thought it was about to crash to earth. Thankfully, it disappeared out of view without anything too catastrophic happening. The sound from the engine (or whatever it was) lasted for around another five minutes.
Local residents soon turned to Facebook with their questions about the strange craft seen over Cannock Chase. Here are some quotes from their sighting reports...
"It was stupidly loud. My heart is still pounding."
"I heard it and thought that's low..thought it might have been a plane coming down ....it looked like one big thing with 3 lights,,scared the ......outta me."
"Way to slow for fighter jets, it flew directly over our house it made a sharp left turn and carried on"
"My house was rumbling....and i'm still shaking..it was slow and it was bloody huge."
"I heard it. Very low and loud- sounding and seemed to last for about 3 mins. The dog went mad. Unfortunately, I was too lazy and comfortable to get up and look! Very low engine noise. This was by Cannock Cemetery."
"It wasn't a fighter jet. Way to big. Three red lights one at rear one on each wing. Usually commercial planes have flashing lights but this just had three solid red lights. Could have been a large military plane especially with such an unusual flight path."
As you can see from their comments, the whole town is talking about the sighting. Let's look at some of the possible explanations:
- There is currently a US aircraft carrier stationed just off the coast of Portsmouth. It is possible the craft was some kind of top secret plane.
- We can't rule out the possibility that we all saw an airplane in distress that was in fact experiencing engine trouble.
- Lastly, we have to acknowledge the fact that hundreds of people in the Cannock Chase area have just seen a genuine otherworldly UFO.
Getting information out of the military is sometimes tough, but my FOI will be written and emailed off within minutes of finishing this blog post. I'll do my best to get to the bottom of it guys.
With so many UFO sightings during the last couple of years in this area, many people now believe they are from another place. A place we don't even dare to imagine. A place where everything we know about the universe it turned on its head. That's right folks, we're talking about alien planets at the other end of the galaxy. What do you think?
I'll post an update soon!