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Report: 1974 - Triangular UFO Sighting, Wanstead, East London, UK 

The object that I saw looked very similar to this
Stock image used for illustration only

It was the late summer of 1974 and I was 15 years old, my parents had gone away for the weekend and had put their trust in me to be home by 10.30pm. But instead I went night fishing with a School friend.

So we headed over to the Eagle Pond Snaresbrook, Wanstead on the edge of East London and set up our Rods.

A road runs alongside the lake with street lights and we stood there fishing on the pavement, looking across the Lake towards the old building which is now Snaresbrook Crown Court.

It was just after 2.20am a calm summer night with a fairly dark sky, something over the other side of the lake to the right in the sky caught my eye, three lights close together. 

At first I thought they were search lights shining up from the ground, but there were no light beams.

They suddenly darted to the left and stopped for a few seconds, then in a blink of an eye they would dart sideways and stop again, each time getting closer to us as they became larger.

I thought to myself, an Aircraft or Helicopter could not move that fast and stop so suddenly and there was no engine noise.

It then moved closer over to the middle of the lake and stopped again almost like it was checking us out.

It was a Triangular shape with a light on each corner and a light in the center, the lights were a slight yellow colour.

It then moved closer around 40ft away (We used imperial measurements in those days) and as it did the static would become more intense. I could make out the Triangular shape by the lights that appeared to be underneath and it looked like it was sitting half upright as its lights were shining on us.

There was a sudden change in the air pressure, a bit like you get before a storm then a crackling sound like static electricity, like the sound and sensations you get around high Voltage Electric Pylons but stronger, the atmosphere felt charged.

I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck tingling, then the rest of my body and the hairs on my arms were standing on end.

I turned to my pal and said “look at my arms!” but the hairs on his head were standing on end
straight upwards and outwards like he was plugged into the mains.

We had hair down our backs in those days, so it was quite a sight to see.

He said to me “Your hair is doing the same!” as I lifted my hand to feel my upright hair, sparks were coming from the ends of my fingers. By now the crackling static or whatever it was, the tingling was so intense I felt like I was covered in ants.

A few minutes earlier there had not been a ripple on the lake, but it now looked like it was spitting like oil in a frying pan.

During the few seconds we had diverted our attention to laughing at each others hair, the imposing Triangle had now moved right above us, every thing was lit up so bright, the energy that was coming from it was frightening. It looked about 30+ft across and I don’t think it could have been any more than 30ft above us, as it lit up the night sky.

The lights were so bright I wasn’t able to make out any of its structure or colour, just a large triangle with intensely bright lights.

The noise of static dancing on the water was deafening as we both stood there speechless looking upwards at the blinding lights, mouths wide open in shock and awe with our hair standing on end like we were plugged into something.

I remember thinking that whatever it was, it sure had an interest in us.

It hovered over us for what seemed like just under a minute, but just when I thought we were about to be abducted or something. Without warning it shot off at lightning speed heading towards central London making a swoosh noise, as it disappeared into the night sky with a yellow trail.

The night returned back to quiet calm with not a ripple on the water, the crackling sound had gone and I stopped tingling, but I felt like I’d just survived a session in the electric chair.

I said “Was that a UFO we just saw?” but we didn’t speak much about it to each other afterwards, I think we were in shock not really being able to comprehend what had just happened.

After a while we both felt drained and fatigued, so we dragged ourselves home. I remember sleeping  for hours after that experience, along with dreams of bright lights.

The next week I read in the local newspaper that a Triangular shaped craft had been seen over Hainault Forest, Essex which is less than 10miles away.

Shortly after that night my family moved away from London and I never saw my fishing pal again, but I often wonder if he remembers it and still thinks about it as I do.

All my life I have often thought about that night but have kept it to myself, I feel like we experienced something that very few people have. I

’ve recently seen reports and pictures of triangle shaped UFOs over the U.S and now cant get them out of my head. Which has prompted me to write this and to share my UFO experience, although over 40 years late.

It was the 70's but we had not taken any drink or drugs , we were just two 15 year old boys fishing.

Sometimes people can recall a story and the more they tell it slight exaggerations creep in.
But this is the first time I have told this story and every word is the truth.

I would be happy to take a lie detector test or even hypnosis.

The pic of the Triangular shaped UFO I got from Google from the U.S sightings and they look strikingly similar to what I witnessed that night.

Steven long.