Here’s a list of documented observations.
This list is for Warminster and its surrounding area only.

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General encounters – 1964

25 December 1964 06:12 – Warminster, UK –   Flock of pigeons struck down by “whining, crackling, rasping, droning” mysterious force, rigor mortis rapid.

4 June 1965 18:45 – Bath, UK –   An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed by two witnesses.

19 June 1965 20:40 – Warminster, UK –   Cigar turns sideways at low altitude. Portholes glow along entire side.

7 July 1965 03:15 – Warminster, UK –   One object was observed by two witnesses, a married couple (Horlock).

18 July 1965 Daytime – Satellite Tracking Base, UK –   70 feet diameter black disc flies by, none outdoors can hear.

10 August 1965 03:40 – Warminster, UK –   Disc hovers. Orange ball of light manoeuvres, sped head-on toward truck windscreen. Driver swerved to avoid collision.

20 August 1965 23:02 – Dilton Marsh, UK –   Electromagnetic effect: Motorcycle stalls. two UFO spheres seen by couple on motorcycle, changed colours, erratic manoeuvres four minutes then explosion, both spheres vanish.

25 August 1965 10:00 – Stonehenge, UK –   Driver stops car, four ovoids manoeuvre and spin. Crowd of tourists also see them but ignore them.

29 August 1965 20:30 – Warminster, UK –   Photos. Classic domed disc with rectangular dark patch on top.

7 September 1965 20:00 – Warminster, UK –   Army Major incident.

Encounters – 7 Sept 1965

13 September 1965 08:30 – Codford St Mary, UK –   Nocturnal lights manoeuvre, flash and play all over Army Camp area.

22 September 1965 22:20 – Warminster, UK –   Silver lampshade disc. Photos show nothing!

28 September 1965 15:40 – Warminster, UK –   Vertical cigar. Witness zapped, 8mm movie camera and watch ruined.

7 October 1965 15:45 – Cley Hill, UK –   Photo

7 October 1965 23:32 – Heytesbury Area, UK –   Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by two witnesses on a railroad (Plowman; Randall). Two beings were seen.

9 October 1965 00:25 – Heytesbury, UK –   Electromagnetic effect: motor and headlights died. two objects one closer. One hovering in sky took off higher, turned colour orange to red, emits red and blue sparks. Witness thought saw two beings by road.

18 October 1965 21:10 – Warminster, UK –   A hovering object was observed. One amber ring was observed by two witnesses in a town for two minutes.

30 November 1965 15:00 – Warminster, UK –   Cop on foot patrol in town saw bright silver ball hurtle through sky, “giant plate of light lit up whole horizon with glare.” Appeared to be spinning.

9 December 1965 – Bath, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. An unidentifiable object was observed at close range.

10 December 1965 Night – Bath 4M, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one male witness (Hann).

25 December 1965 Morning – Warminster, UK –   Reported encounter with inhuman beings involving radiation effects. One object was observed by one witness (Bye).

2 January 1966 – Warminster, UK –   Photo

3 January 1966 21:00 – Longleat, UK –   Three objects were observed by several witnesses.

4 January 1966 19:30 – Bishopstrow, UK –   One object was observed by one female witness (Bell).

10 January 1966 06:45 – Warminster, UK –   One object was observed by one witness at a building.

14 January 1966 Night – Battlesbury, UK –   One object was observed by several witnesses.

17 January 1966 20:50 – Warminster, UK –   Chain of white lights. Some vanish or pop, others manoeuvre. Balloons? Explanation: Balloon.

21 January 1966 23:55 – Crockerton, UK –   UFO landing, three men seen, traces left at the site. See Warminster Mystery, p. 156.

9 February 1966 20:20 – Warminster, UK –   Glowing ovoid hovered, made 8 circular manoeuvres in 15 minutes. Changed colours.

26 February 1966 Night – White Gates, UK –   One object was observed by four military witnesses at a building.

28 February 1966 19:40 – White Gates, UK –   One object was observed by two witnesses at a building.

28 February 1966 20:00 – Corsley S, UK –   Photo. Nocturnal light flies east to west, loops and makes fantastic manoeuvres, circles, and accelerations.

1 March 1966 Night – White Horse Hill, UK –   Photo

20 March 1966 14:12 – Warminster, UK –   Three metallic discs fly rapidly to the south, enter odd cloud, never emerge again.

27 March 1966 08:10 – UK –   BUA incident.

31 March 1966 20:00 – Warminster, UK –   Viewed through telescope. Black cigar with green beams, nocturnal lights manoeuvre nearby, one enters cigar craft.

In April 1966 Evening – Battlesbury, UK –   Several white “fluffy balls” passed across sky, at no great height above the ground.

1 April 1966 04:45 – Warminster, UK –   Huge silver cigar-shaped object flies west to east, flows and splits: 6 red balls of light exit, fly to the north.

3 April 1966 23:15 – Warminster, UK –   One object was observed by one male witness in a rural area (Strong).

4 April 1966 22:00 – Heytesbury, UK –   Six orange balls of light trail large cigar-shaped object. Cigar flies rapidly to the south, balls of light manoeuvre in all directions.

7 April 1966 02:30 – Warminster, UK –   Army Officers incident.

9 April 1966 Night – Warminster, UK –   Nine objects were observed by five witnesses.

10 April 1966 01:27 – Barrhill, UK –   An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One object was observed by several witnesses.

In June 1966 – Warminster, UK –   Engine failed abruptly as bright light passed over car.

1 June 1966 – Warminster, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one female witness in a city (Marston).

22 July 1966 – Cradle Hill, UK –   Photo

In September 1966 Night – Cradle Hill, UK –   Photo

28 September 1966 15:42 – Warminster, UK –   Photo

24 October 1966 – Warminster, UK –   Photo

In January 1967 – New Frome, UK –   Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by one witness.

In January 1967 21:45 – Warminster, UK –   Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by two witnesses.

3 January 1967 18:35 – Salisbury S1M, UK –   One object was observed by several witnesses.

5 January 1967 19:40 – Old Hill, UK –   Three objects were observed by one witness.

22 February 1967 23:00 – Chippenham, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one male witness on a farm for five minutes (Crammond).

22 February 1967 23:00 – Chippenham, UK –   G. Grammond saw an object with flashing red and green lights glide, circle, and land in a field.

In May 1967 – Warminster, UK –   Objects were sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. An unidentified object at close range was observed by several witnesses in a yard. A noise was heard.

28 May 1967 15:30 – Warminster, UK –   Occupants.

8 July 1967 Night – Warminster, UK –   Close encounter with an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by two witnesses in a forest (Strong).

20 July 1967 21:45 – Trowbridge, UK –   Nocturnal lights were reported.

29 August 1967 Night – Warminster, Cradle Hill, UK –   Cone-shaped UFO seen by 25 witnesses, landed 100m from copse of Cradle Hill. Arthur Shuttlewood went toward, at 300m he spoke to a being (no details). UFO went blank, as walked back creature flew over

5 January 1968 – Swindon, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed.

9 January 1968 – Swindon, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one witness.

18 January 1968 21:00 – Longleat Estate, UK –   Far-fetched story about soup plate-sized UFO, 24 tiny 4″ humanoids, growing in size to human sized. Shrinking in size and shrinking witness, journey. Explanation: Hoax.

15 February 1968 21:10 – Swindon, UK –   One object was observed by three witnesses.

25 February 1968 Noon – Salisbury, UK –   One object was observed by one witness.

27 March 1968 20:30 – Swindon, UK –   One object was observed by several witnesses.

16 January 1969 21:50 – Salisbury, UK –   One object was observed by one witness in a city.

24 May 1969 23:08 – Chippenham, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc, the size of the moon, was observed in overcast weather by 12 witnesses in a city for over two minutes (Carter).

28 June 1969 23:50 – Cradle Hill, UK –   One object was observed by six witnesses for 20 minutes. Explanation: Prank.

29 June 1969 02:30 – Cradle Hill, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by six witnesses for 20 minutes. Explanation: Prank.

In Mid- 1969 Around 1900 – Imber, UK –   Hovering flying discs were observed. Two discs were observed by two witnesses, a married couple, on the ocean (Binnington).

13 July 1969 02:30 – Glastonbury, UK –   One object was observed by two witnesses for a few seconds.

15 July 1969 23:00 – Sherston, UK –   Two objects were observed by one witness at a building.

17 July 1969 02:30 – Glastonbury, UK –   One object was observed by four witnesses for 20 minutes.

18 July 1969 01:40 – Frome, UK –   One object was observed by three witnesses for three hours.

20 August 1969 22:50 – Warminster Cradle Hill, UK –   One object was observed by two witnesses.

27 August 1969 22:10 – Warminster, UK –   11 people on UFO watch see fiery ball of light 600 yards away. two run toward it. Light went out, but 7′ tall figure seen in moonlight, wore shiny tight black suit, with gold sash. It raised its right hand.

27 August 1969 23:45 – Cradle Hill, UK –   Three objects were observed by 11 witnesses for over 75 minutes.

8 September 1969 22:20 – Cradle Hill, UK –   One object was observed by eight witnesses for six seconds.

27 October 1969 22:10 – Warminster, UK –   Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by two witnesses (Trunbridge).

1 November 1969 19:00 – Cradle Hill, UK –   An object was observed and photographed. One object was observed by two witnesses briefly. Explanation: Satellite.

In 1970 Night – Warminster, UK –   Photo. Explanation: Hoax.

18 January 1970 21:30 – Cradle Hill, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 40 feet across, was observed by four witnesses in a rural area for 30 seconds (Shuttlewood).

4 February 1970 22:58 – Warminster, UK –   One object was observed by two witnesses for over three minutes.

7 February 1970 21:54 – Cradle Hill, UK –   One object was observed by 12 witnesses for 12 seconds.

18 February 1970 19:20 – Warminster, UK –   One object was observed by one witness.

28 March 1970 23:02 – Cradle Hill, UK –   Elaborate hoax by debunkers fools many at UFO watch. Explanation: Prank.

1 May 1970 20:30 – Glastonbury, UK –   Police incident.

28 September 1970 21:30 – Warminster, UK –   11′ beetle on tripod landing gear by old Roman road. Ground marks, metal traces found.

29 September 1970 After 1300 – Stourhead Park, UK –   Photo of structured object

In late October 1970 Night – Devizes, UK –   An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed by two female witnesses on a highway (New).

27 October 1970 15:15 – Wootton, UK –   (Ambiguous location – more than one place with this name).

5 November 1970 Evening – Swindon, UK –   (Ambiguous location – more than one place with this name).

24 November 1970 14:00 – Swindon, UK –   School Children incident.


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