Saturday, 28 April 2007

Alderney UFO...

It seems that Britain's UFO flap is not yet over. Earlier in the year we had two major sightings, following swiftly upon the heels of the O'Hare event: one in Gatwick and a similar visitation in Islington. Both involved multiple crafts- or chinese lanterns, depending on who you believe.

Now we have this, courtesy of the Cosmic Paradigm blog:

'Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon. Surprisingly, Jersey radar equipment did not pick up the object, although an air traffic controller said he had received simultaneous reports from the Aurigny and Blue Islands pilots.

Aurigny’s Captain Ray Bowyer, 50, said he saw the strange object during a flight from Southampton. He spotted a bright-yellow light 10 miles west of Alderney while his plane was about 30 miles from the island and at 4,000ft.

‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary,’ he said.‘I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a 737.’ A 737 is slightly smaller than a jumbo jet. ‘But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide.’

As he continued his approach to Alderney, Capt. Bowyer saw a second identical object further to the west.‘It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey.’

For the full story, click here.

The same site, oddly enough, includes another UFO-related story which sits very comfortably with the themes we explore here at the Daily Behemoth. Unfortunately- without securing an interview with Sir Michael Jagger himself- the claims are impossible to verify, and even for an old Bromley boy like myself I suspect that's not about to happen soon.

Is the researcher responsible, a Michael C Luckman, simply trying to bluff his way to notoriety? Here's what the man has to say:

'Michael C Luckman - author of Alien Rock: The Rock 'n' Roll Extraterrestrial Connection - says The Rolling Stones rocker developed an interest in extraterrestrial phenomena after a close encounter of the third kind in the 60s.

Luckman said: "Mick Jagger has been very involved with the subject of UFOs for many years.
In 1968 he went camping in Glastonbury with his then girlfriend, singerMarianne Faithful, and encountered a rare, luminous cigar-shaped mothership.

"Around the same time Mick had a UFO detector installed at his British estate.The alarm kept on going off whenever he left home, indicating the presence of strong electromagnetic activity in the immediate area."'

The latter detail throws up some tantalising possibilities, of the sort that I have frequently entertained- especially considering the singer's increasingly reptilian appearance. But it's the next paragraph where things get particularly interesting.

'The 63-year-old singer also sighted a UFO over the crowd during The Rolling Stones' infamous 1969 Altamont Concert in California.'

Infamous indeed. In fact, if there was ever a concert that might have been graced with an event of this kind it would be Altamont... which came at the peak of the Stones' immersion in the occult subculture of Kenneth Anger and Aleister Crowley. In the Rosslyn article, I reproduce the following letter to Rolling Stone magazine which appeared shortly afterwards. It says:

'To those who know, it's been obvious that the Stones, or at least some of them, have been involved in the practice of magick ever since the Satanic Majesties Request album. But there at least the colour was more white than black. Since then the hue has grown steadily darker and darker. At Altamont He appeared in his full majesty with his full consort of demons, the Hell's Angels. It was just a few days before the Winter Solstice when the forces of darkness are at their most powerful. The moon was in Scorpio... (and) it was held in a place dedicated to destruction through motion...'

As author Gary Baddeley described the night: 'It was a crack in the door through which demons from the Aeon of Lucifer could pass.' In other words, a stargate...

(Luckman also repeats the story of John Lennon and Uri Geller, which I relate in my artice, Above us only sky. Unfortunately, this is less compelling than an earlier account- which Lennon referred to on the back cover of his Milk and Honey album- in which the star claimed to have had a close encounter with a huge Alderney-like mother ship over New York City.)

I will attempt to contact Mr Luckman to find out more. His book is available here. Anyone wanna buy me an early Christmas present?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The observation of captain Ray Bowyer UFO is really impressive for several reasons: day time, huge size, low altitude, nine minutes of sighting, passengers and other crew to confirm the fact….

I am a retired Air France captain, well known in France, to have seen, with my crew, a huge UFO over Paris on 28 January 1994, which has been identified by the Defence radar for 50 seconds.

The characteristics of this UFO were: lens shape, altitude 35 000 feet, 500 meters wide, brown red, one minute of observation, and dematerialization…

More information:

This case has been officially identified by the GEIPAN depending of the Centre National d’√Čtudes Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse:

In 60 years, all over the world, there are a total of about 1300 UFO observations which have been made by civil or military pilots, and 15% of these observations have been confirmed by radar.

A really scaring reality!...

If the UFO seen by captain Ray Bowyer has been identified by the British Defence, or the French Defence, you have to know that this radar identification could have been classified, for several weeks, or months…

The air lines pilots, and public, need to be officially informed about UFO which seems not to be dangerous if they are not aggressed…

Jean-Charles DUBOC