Appearance / Description of Object(s)
LARGE BLACK STRUCTURED TRIANGLE APPROX 200FT LONG AND 30-45 FT ACROSS. WHITE LIGHTS WITH A FAINT RED GLOW AT THE REAR OF THE TRIANGLE AND A WHITE LIGHT AT THE FRONT THAT WAS SHOOTING A BRILLIANT WHITE BEAM TO THE GROUND WHICH MOVED AROUND AS IF IT WAS SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING. THE TRIANGLE MADE A REALLY LOW HUMMING SOUND THAT WAS IRRITATING TO THE EARS. IT MOVED SLOWLY APPROX 2-3 MPH FROM LEFT TO RIGHT AND AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROX 300FT UP AND 100FT IN FRONT OF WHERE I STOOD. SIGHTING LASTED APPROX 6 MINUTES UNTIL THE TRIANGLE SHOT OFF TO THE NORTH AT AN INCREDIBLE SPEED MUCH MUCH FASTER THAN A CONVENTIONAL JET AIRCRAFT.
Size of Object(s)
200FT LONG AND APPROX 30-45FT WIDE.
Object(s) & Altitude
300FT ALTITUDE AND APPROX 100FT UP IN FRONT OF ME
Description of Area / Surroundings
I WAS STANDING ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET AT A POINT WHERE THERE WERE NO STREET LIGHTS. TO MY LEFT WAS THE EDGE OF A RESIDENTIAL HOUSING ESTATE AND TO MY RIGHT WERE EMPTY OPEN FIELDS AND HEDGEROWS. APPROX 6 MILES TO THE NORTH OF ME WAS RAF SHAWBURY AIRBASE AND FURTHER TO THE EAST WAS RAF COSFORD AIRBASE WHERE THE TRIANGLE WAS SEEN FLYING OVER BOTH BASES.
Full Description & Details
On 30 and 31 March 1993 there was a series of UFO sightings in the UK involving over a hundred witnesses. Many of these were police officers and military personnel as the UFO flew directly over two local RAF bases. It was dubbed 'The British UFO Mystery'.
As a 16 year old at the time of the incident I was preparing to enter the army as a solider with the army air corps. Since the age of 12 I had been a member of the cadet force in which I held the rank of flight sergeant in the royal air force section. So as you can imagine I had extensive knowledge of all types of military aircraft in this country but also in other countries. I also had good knowledge of civilian and or NASA type aircraft and satellites. Being a member of the cadets I was a frequent visitor to RAF Shawbury airbase near my home where I went flying in fixed wing and non fixed wing aircraft.
I had and still have a big interest in aircraft.
On march 30th 1993 at approx 11pm I was walking home from my part time job at the local bowling alley in the northern outskirts of Shrewsbury. My parents at the time owned a public house called the 'Harry Hotspur' and it was only 600 metres from my work along Harlescott lane.
The walk only took me normally approx ten minutes. As walked back and got to within 100 metres of my home, my eye caught a slow moving structured object moving from left to right, south to north, in the sky approx 300ft up!
As I got to my home, I continued to watch this object. It was a black triangle shape, structured, approx 200ft in length and approx 30ft to 45ft in diameter. It was very defined, and blocked out the stars. As it was a clear night with no clouds. On the two rear points of the triangle I noticed a faint red or orange coloured glow and at the front the triangle was omitting a brilliant white light, and this was moving back and forth as if was looking for something.
The triangle was moving very slowly, I would say about walking speed, I could hear nothing but a very low humming sound that was irritating to hear. I also felt warm and the sense of being watched, or at least whoever or whatever was controlling the triangle knew I was watching it!
Opposite my house, at the time was rough ground and fields and the triangle continued to move north over them with the white light flicking back and forth randomly. At this point I estimated that I had been watching this craft for about 6 minutes when all of sudden it shot off to the north at incredible speed making no sounds at all.
I knew that this craft was not a military or civilian aircraft and I rushed into my house and woke my parents up to tell them what I had just witnessed, all of us then went outside to see if we could see the craft but there was nothing.
Basically that was that for me I never told the authorities because I didn’t know what to do and during my time in the military I never spoke of the incident as I didn’t want to be ridiculed.
However it’s only been in the last 3 years where I found out about the Cosford incident and that what I saw was linked to sightings all over the UK that night.
Ever since the incident I have had a feeling of knowing that the craft will come back, it makes me feel uneasy but at the same time I want to know where it was from and why it was here?
I think the military in the UK and the United States know of these craft but are keeping it under wraps away from the public so as not to alarm people.
I 100 percent believe that UFO and extraterrestrials are with us constantly, and it is only a matter of time until it is fact.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
NO, THERE IS NO WAY AN AIRCRAFT THIS SIZE COULD MOVE SO SLOWLY WITH NO SOUND AND THEN SHOOT OFF AT INCREDIABLE SPEED WITH NO SOUND. THE SKY WAS CLEAR. THE STARS WERE SHOWING AND THERE WAS NO CLOUD OR WIND. THIS TRIANGLE UFO CLEARLY BLOCKED OUT THE STARS AND SKY
EX MILITARY, CURRENTLY WORK AS A BANKRUPTCY ADVISER
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
DID NOT THINK MUCH OF UFO'S BEFORE THE SIGHTING AND DID NOT BOTHER TO READ ABOUT THEM. AFTER THE SIGHTING I DID NOT BOTHER WITH IT AND KEPT IT PRETTY MUCH TO MYSELF EXCEPT FOR FRIENDS. THREE YEARS AGO I HEARD ABOUT THE COSFORD INCIDENT AND SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT I WITNNESSED THAT NIGHT. I NOW ACTIVELY INVESTIGATE AND RESEARCH UFO'S
MY STORY IS WELL KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD AND CAN BE CONFIRMED BY NICK POPE.
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: NICK POPE
Name: DARREN PERKS
Your Location: SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, UK