AN UNUSUAL INCIDENT AT CHURT, FARNHAM: (14 miles from Farnborough) CASE s817 from SIGAP investigated by Omar Fowler:
[Brief background to this investigator: Omar Fowler has always been interested in aviation and objects that fly around in the sky. At the age of 17 he joined Fleet Air Arm, in which he served for 7 years. On leaving the service he spent a further three years in the field of aviation at the Empire Test Pilots School (Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough)].
APRIL 06, 1978 ...Later that same day, the 6th of April 1978, yet another sighting was reported from Churt, a village only 3 miles South of Farnham. Two girls, Penny (13) and Monica (14) were walking along a country road near Churt, the time was about 9pm.
Their attention was attracted by a number of coloured lights flashing fairly low down in the sky. At first they thought that it must have been a helicopter, but as they drew nearer, they realised that the lights were coming from a huge glowing oval object. The body of the craft appeared to be a metallic colour and the lights around it were mutli coloured, the girls were able to take note of the positions of the various colours as they watched it for a period of four to five minutes. Two red lights were positioned on the top right hand side, two white lights were at the top left, while at the bottom centre of the oval craft, it was possible to see two green lights.
All the lights were flashing and they noticed that the green lights were flashing faster than the other two colours. The whole body of the thing seemed to be a ''shimmering silver'' colour and it hovered there quite stationary, in complete silence. The whole machine was in a classic ''saucer'' shape, but above all, they saw a unique feature. Around the top rim of the UFO, there appeared to be a line of windows that ran around the top section of the craft and they were not the usual ''porthole'' type described by so many witnesses, but were like ''insects eyes'' said the girls. It was the last feature that convinced the two girls that they were looking as something very strange indeed, they turned and ran for their home as fast as they could.
They reached Monica's house within a few minutes, they arrived home and blurted out their story to her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Mitchell. ''When the girls said they had seen a UFO I thought they were joking'' said Mrs Mitchell.'' But I changed my mind when they asked me to go back there with them, but I refused''. The two girls sat and rested for a few minutes and then after some discussion, decided to return to the scene of their ''encounter'' and take another at this strange craft.
They set off back down the road, but the UFO had now changed it's position and they caught sight of it lower down and behind and behind some nearby trees.
They ventured forward stealthily and watched the pulsating craft for several more minutes, but it was now 9.30pm and the woods where lonely at that time of night.
They looked at each other, this was no place to be by themselves, anything could happen. ''This time we didnít wait'' said Monica. ''We were dead scared and ran home as fast as we could.'' They didnít stop to see the craft disappear, or what it would do next, they ran back through the night as fast as their legs would take them.
This little episode completes the story of the UFO activity around Farnborough area on the nights of the 5th and 6th of April 1978.
Almost certainly the same 'parent' craft' had been responsible for the various sightings reported." End report