Place: Kodak Limited, Headstone Drive, Harrow, Middlesex, UK
Date: Approx December 1977-80
I worked in a building outside the large Kodak plant, (Recreation Society & Catering + Bar and Theatre), where there was a doorman on duty day and night.
It was late on a Friday night, and I had just said goodnight to the doorman and headed straight for the bus stop; as I was looking down the road for my bus, (it being a straight road to the traffic lights), I noticed in a tree, a brilliant white dot; as I looked on, the 'dot' slowly began to move directly upwards.
My attention was now all on this tiny light moving up in a peculiar way, (i.e. straight up): The 'dot' stopped in mid-air for a while, then seemed to come towards me, at which point it grew in size very rapidly, and started to form into a cigar kind of shape.
There seemed to be large lights on either end of whatever this thing was.
By now I was getting very scared, and thought of returning to the Kodak building: I Looked around for anyone in the road, but there were no people; looking back, I couldn't even see the doorman with who I had just spoken to, standing in his usual spot - and everything was unnaturally quite.
As it approached, I could see that this object was clearly a craft, and enormous in size!
Suddenly it slowed down and stopped directly above me.
There was a large window in the middle of this cigar-shaped craft, and I could see two people – yes, it was THAT close!
One of these figures was standing up, the other sitting down; they wore silver suits – and looked human in their shape. I could even see that they were behind some kind of control panel.
I was now hiding under the bus shelter, and peeked out occasionally - and when I did, I saw a small, bright, red antenna-looking thing coming out from the middle on top of the craft, which had lots of 'sticks' at different angles.
Back under the shelter, I didn't quite know what to do. I waited for ages then heard a sort of humming sound coming from the 'cigar', ...a quiet, strong noise.
I heard which way it travelled, and waited until it was safe and looked out to see a small cigar-shape disappearing into a dot in seconds, then nothing – and now I could hear 'normality' again, the sound of cars moving along and other general noise; it was as if I had been in some kind of time warp!
Anyway, on Monday morning back in the office, I related this UFO experience to my colleagues who laughed and said that I ought to speak to Alf who had been telling the kitchen staff about his own sighting of a UFO, which they had also laughed at.
So I spoke to Alf, and it transpired that he had seen exactly the same craft as I did, doing the same things, exactly as I had seen.
This confirmed to the both of us that the UFO event had been real.
There was a difference though: we both saw the craft on the same day – but he had seen his at 6.00 in the morning – I saw mine at 6.00 in the EVENING!
Although this was decades ago, I still remember what happened as if it was last week!”
Drawing accurately rendered from actual witness description; please click to increase size and sharpness
Location of UFO event: Kodak building/office, Headstone Drive, Harrow
And still today we get the occasional UFO report from others in this area.... look
A mysterious light in the skies above South Harrow has been captured on film by an amateur photographer. The unidentified flying object appeared through the clouds at about 7.45 PM, on March 31, and was snapped by computer network engineer Ahmad Zaigham.
Mr Zaigham posted the picture on website Flickr where he said that he had spotted the object out of his window.
He said: "The light coming from this thing is something I have never seen the like. I don't think any aircraft has a light like this. Photograph © Ahmad Zaigham-http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk photographer.
And this interesting video example from 12/01/2014, of a strange series of lights seen and recorded near Brancker Road, Harrow, which hold tight formation - so these are defininitely NOT Chinese lanterns. Please view on a proper monitor, (as opposed to a little mobile phone screen), highest definition, maximum picture setting - to fully appreciate what has been captured here.
As seen by this map, the distance between Kodak building event and the formation sighting, (video above) is just 8 minutes.