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

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Encounter – undated

In September 1699. – UK  Beings suddenly appeared in the room, slits for mouths, black eyes like cats, 3.5-4′ tall. Paralysis. Waves of light scanned her. No message or communication.

2 September 1786 – UK  An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed.

19 January 1793 Noon – UK  An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. One object was observed in foggy weather by a male witness.

29 September 1870 – UK –   An unidentified object was sighted by multiple independent witnesses, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed.

12 October 1870 – Bristol, UK –   An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness (Denning).

20th Century Night – Warminster, UK –   An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One object was observed by two witnesses, a married couple (Paget).

5 January 1919 20:00 – Netheravon, UK –   Nocturnal lights were reported.

In December 1930 Night – Salisbury, UK –   An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one witness (Stoneham).

In May 1943 Night – Ludham Raf Base, UK –   Walking back to RAF camp, encountered man with device on chest that made greenish glow. 20-30m away stood UFO, “alight in colours.”

In 1952 Evening – Swindon, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc, larger than a star, was observed by two witnesses.

20 January 1953 10:00 – Trowbridge, UK –   Fog, mist. Postman watches thick fog, brilliant saucer overhead, beams of light entire neighbourhood.

In August 1953 – Bath, UK –   An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. An object which flew in a straight line across the sky was reported (Cutler).

In August 1954 – Calne, UK –   Flying discs were observed. Many discs were observed by a male witness.

26 August 1954 18:30 – Bath, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by several witnesses.

24 March 1956 19:00 – Swindon, UK –   One object was observed by one female witness (Goldsmith).

17 January 1957 23:00 – Chippenham, UK –   A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by two witnesses (Todd).

24 January 1957 Around 1100 – Chippenham, UK –   An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. One object was observed by two experienced witnesses for 18 seconds (Todd).

In late January 1957 – Chippenham, UK –   Hovered.

11 November 1960 Evening – Warminster, UK –   Blinding bright orb descends, nearly lands, takes off rapidly to the north.

11 November 1960 23:00 – Warminster, UK –   A blinding object that left a trail of sparks

12 November 1960 08:00 – Keynsham, UK –   Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Two objects, the size of the moon, were observed by one female witness for over one minute (Dewey; Iles; Mann).

21 December 1960 17:30 – Wiltshire, UK –   An object was observed. Physiological effects were noted. One object was observed in foggy weather by one male witness on a farm for a few minutes. A noise was heard.


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One Reply to “UK – Wiltshire UFO Encounters – to 1960”

  1. As a child living on the Isle of Wight I saw an unexplained aerial phenomenon which was also recorded as being seen in Wiltshire. I don’t know the exact date, but believe it was sometime between 1958 and 1960. I was with a friend on the golf course near the village of Binstead on a winter evening with a clear starry sky. We noticed what looked to be two stars slowly moving in the sky, as we watched they moved in the same direction, but at the same time were going closer together then further apart then closer again. Then all of a sudden one shot off at in a totally different direction at a fantastic speed across the sky and the other moved away in the opposite direction. It was all over very quickly and as young boys we chatted about it and then promptly forgot, until a couple of days later when there was an article in the Daily Mirror by some kind of aeronautical expert. He had also witnessed the same event from somewhere in Wiltshire and he stated that it couldn’t be explained and that there were no craft that could perform such manoeuvres nor travel at such speed. So I was immensely pleased to have witnessed a genuine ufo sighting and have held it in my memory ever since.
    Now I don’t want you to think that I’m a crank, the above is all genuine and factual and what follows is possibly complete fantasy and coincidence, but within the same time period (though I never linked the two events until many years later) I had a very vivid dream in which I was abducted by a classic looking flying saucer close to the same location. If you are interested in this aspect I can recount the dream and explain why I linked the two events many years later.

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