Sliver Disc UFO Seen Over Malmes Croft, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, UK
Statement received 10/08/2016
"Hi Ken and Hil,
I don't know if either of you have seen a UFO or are just interested in the subject, but I know that they exist without a shadow of a doubt as I have seen one close up and right overhead.
I was 15 years old at the time, but the experience was to shape my thinking on many subjects for the rest of my life. I am now 61.
Firstly if you see one... (and I don't mean some ambiguous light far off in the distance moving strangely which could be open to a number of legitimate interpretations), I'm talking about a craft which by normal scientific definitions is not supposed to exist, the experience never leaves you.
I think 'haunted' would be too strong a word in my case, but it continues to nag at me and I think it always will do. Quite how someone who has been abducted copes with it all I have no idea... with great difficulty I should imagine.
My friends and I were playing outside my family home in Malmes Croft, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead. I was with two others one who I still keep in contact with and remembers the incident, and another who I have lost contact with. It was a warm late summer evening about 9pm in the early 1970's unfortunately I did not make a note of the date (continue to kick myself over this as I believe that it could have been correlated with another sighting subsequently), however when you are 15 you don't think of the important of such a detail.
We were talking together, the sky had low, broken cloud at about 1,000 feet; it had just started to get dark when we saw a sliver disc fly overhead between the broken clouds, I saw it for no more than 4 seconds, but I saw it clearly.
It wasn't windborn as the clouds were moving in the opposite direction. I would guesstimate that it was about 30 to 50 feet across, it looked exactly like the bottom of a saucer which has been sprayed with aluminium paint so has a smaller inner section to it. It had a particular sheen to it as if it was 'brushed aluminium ' and was totally silent, no noise whatsoever.
Perplexed by what we had all seen we went to speak with my friends father who had served with the RAF during the Second World War ...having been confronted on his doorstep by his son and a couple of friends with this tale of what they had claimed to have just seen, he naturally made light of it , as I would have done in his position, and we took it no further.
I don't know but I would assume that that location would have been within the radar field of Luton airport."