9/26/2012 7:27:34 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Bright white light flashing, then dividing into two, and then three, all blinking on/off at a rate of approximately one flash per second & moving in different directions. It was at least as high in the sky as a plane, and the first flashing light reminded me of wing lights blinking on and off.. but when it divided it really got my attention. My mind is still boggled when I think of it.
Size of Object(s)
From my viewpoint it was a long way away, & high in the sky and all three flashing lights appeared to me as about the size of match heads. I had (and still have) no experience with aircraft and am unable to judge size from this distance.
Description of Area / Surroundings
A housing estate built approx 1930s going up a steep hill. At the top of the hill was a farm with open fields. At the bottom of the hill was the main road into Oxford city. There is/was an American Air Force base near Oxford at the time,but I never knew the distance or direction from Botley.
Full Description & Details
I was married with a young baby and living on the Elms Rise estate just outside Oxford, in the Botley area. At the top of the hill was a small shop (I believe this shop is no longer there), which I had just been into, and I was returning down the hill to my house (approx halfway down). This is quite a steep hill, and the view ahead of me was fairly unobstructed as this road went all the way down the hill, so I could see across the top of houses and across to the horizon/skyline.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
I could not then, and still cannot, think of any conventional, natural or man-made object that would divide into 3 apparently equal pieces, all blinking on/off in unison, once per second, and travelling in 3 directions. I wish I could.
I was educated at Grammar School level in Oxford, but my education was not continued due to ill health at the time. I have since trained as a typist, but have retained an interest in all the sciences and read as much as I can about any topic that catches my eye & makes me think about things. (My main interests through the years have been genetics and quantum physics - not that I claim to understand either, I am just fascinated by both & try to read as much as I can about them)
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I had heard the term UFO before, but had no real interest in the subject and had not read anything about the subject. Since I saw these lights, I have remained very curious and have read a great deal. But I don't understand much more now than I did then.
My viewpoint has remained that whether what I saw was man-made, natural, or some other alternative. I just want to know!
Your Location:Wiltshire/Dorset border