Location of Sighting: Bedford
Date of Sighting: 14/7/2012
Witness Name: Simon
I saw this object approaching from the west a long way off. I thought it was the local police helicopter at first because there was a bright pinprick of light visible towards the bottom of the craft.
The light was red in colour: I was paying particular attention because I was wondering how near the ‘helicopter’ would come before I heard its rotors. Once its proximity was close enough to me make me realise the object wasn’t making any sound I ran to get my phone to try and video it.
As for the light, imagine the effect of landing lights on a commerial aircraft. You can see them a long way off as they come in to land; by the time I had retrieved my phone to try and video capture it, the object was already side on to me so the light isn’t visible in the footage. There were no flashing globes that you would see on a commercial aircraft.
It flew at the speed, height and distance that one would normally see a helicopter fly, perhaps a bit higher altitude.
movement was very steady, it didn’t jump around the sky, just proceeded
its way casually towards wherever it was going. It approached from the
west, and as it passed the location I started filming it started to
head north east. I ran to keep up with it but it disappeared behind the
buildings on the other side of the road.
Hard to tell the what the dimensions were, but it was clearly huge. Judging by how normal aircraft look at that altitude, it must have been at least 20m across.
I don’t believe the object was rotating because of the light eminating from the front of the craft. It was completely steady, as if looking into a headlight; I would have expected some kind of pulsing or oscillation had the hull been rotating.
I wish I would have started filming sooner because it would have helped to quantify both the speed and movement of the craft, and qualify why I noticed it as far away as I did. Although not dazzling, the pinpoint of light was very noticable from a long distance away, even in what was still almost full daylight.
I would be happy to discuss this experience with anyone who is interested.