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Above: Original case image marked & with BEAMS-made enlargement insert rotated to show Saturn-like feat. Please click the image to study unmarked original 5184 x 3456  All images ©Paul D Stevenson

06-05-2018 UFO Sighting At Old Warden Airshow, (Near Bedford) Bedfordshire, UK

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Please read this thoroughly as it is most important to all true students of UFOlogy.
To begin with, I must apologise to Paul Stevenson, because I have had to poach his excellent sighting from MUFON, where I spotted this case while browsing through their site yesterday; naturally, I immediately left a really nice comment there asking for this witness to contact BEAMS, but alas, as we feared, the moderator of those pages (UFO Stalker?) simply deleted my request (bit rude I thought); anyway, at least nobody can say that I didn't try to seek permission - which we always do in such circumstances. Incidentally, in a strange sort of way, Old Warden holds a special place in my heart because, oddly enough, years ago, (prior to moving to Farnborough) I used to live not far from there at Shortstown, (almost opposite the famous Cardington hangars... once home to the R101)... and near to our road, (North Drive), I had a quite disturbing paranormal/alien experience one night - along with my then partner; but that is a long story in itself - and one for another time.

We feel that this case is of special, educational importance and should be shared, so we are printing regardless of permission. Kenneth Parsons.

All images are the copyright of Paul D Stevenson.

Sighting Basics:

Case  94130.
Sighted: 2018-05-06 17:25.
Submitted: 2018-08-14 16:48.
(Reported 99 Days Later)
Time Zone: Europe/London.
Source: MUFON.
Summary: Seen hovering stationary above airshow which as attended by thousands of people.
Sighting Location.
City: Village of Old Warden.
Country: United Kingdom.
Distance: 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Altitude: Over 500 Feet - No cloud cover
Duration: 00:05:00

Detailed Description:
This object was spotted by myself hovering above an airfield in Bedfordshire, England. I have visited this place many times, in fact I am a member of the museum there. On this occasion, late in the afternoon around 5.25 pm while photographing some gliders performing tows and aerobatics, I noticed a very bright star-like object, high up, but not overhead. I recognized the object as I have seen these before, but more about that later.

It was stationary as far as I could tell, and remained visible for some five or six minutes in a very blue and cloudless spring sky. I began to take photos of the object hoping to enlarge the images when I returned home that same evening along with all the other images I had taken that day. I take many aviation photos as a hobby and have done so for many years.

I remember while taking the pictures, looking around to see if anyone else around me was looking up at the object.. maybe by their reaction, pointing etc... but who knows, it's hard to tell if anyone could or had spotted it or had even taken any notice. After a while the object simply disappeared from view, almost as though it had flown away very quickly.

It was star-like, but later looking at the images I noticed it had a structure and either reflective, silver-like, or lit from within; also it was not round in shape, although enlarging the image may have caused the shape to distort somewhat - so its hard to tell.

As I said before, this was not my first encounter with these lights as I have noticed them in the sky all my life; some are more round like silver balls and moving through the sky... all during daylight hours and even responding to me watching. One flew over my garden and when I noticed, I thought for it to stop and it did... even allowing me to run in the house and grab some binoculars and observe the object closer. Very silver and round just like a silver sphere and high up or just very small. I also saw a sphere while walking one day; it changed direction in an instant and began following a jet airliner; my wife also witnessed it to. Also, I have seen the same hovering object in the the sky at another air show a few year's ago.

Enlargement of object correct way round
BEAMS-made enlargement of object - original angle

BEAMS-made enlargement of object - rotated
(notice its almost Saturn-like ring - we've seen this before)

What I’ve tried to do here is to highlight any bit of possible detail from the photo using only suggestive areas of reflected light, and vague shadows to suggest the form for what this object “might” actually be.

Image darkened somewhat to bring out detail - these are the REAL stars whenever they attend an airshow!

Another shot
Another shot from this case showing the UFO: All images ©Paul D Stevenson

Another shot from this case; the UFO again (with only a slight difference from above): ©Paul D Stevenson

Another image from this caseAnother shot from this case showing just gliders being towed: All images ©Paul D Stevenson