Date: September 15, 1985
Location: Bagshot Heath, Surrey, United Kingdom
David and Susan McMurray were driving home across Bagshot Heath, Surrey, to Famborough, Hampshire, with their two children when they encountered a "huge saucer-like craft about 50ft. long with brilliant lights coming from portholes around the centre. Then it suddenly took off." When a second craft began to tail the family's car David stopped, got out and went to investigate. But it too, took off.
Witness David McMurray's drawing of one of the two objects the McMurray family saw. (source: Sunday Mirror)
Susan, Katie and David McMurray. (source: Sunday Mirror)
Type of Case/Report: StandardCase
Hynek Classification: DD
Shape of Object(s): Disc
# of Witnesses: Multiple
Special Features/Characteristics: Portholes/Windows, Vehicle Encounter, Witness Sketch, Witness Photo
Source: Bill Davey, Sunday Mirror (London, UK), Sept. 29, 1985
By BILL DAVEY
A family had a bizarre close encounter on a day out—with two UFOs.
The first flying saucer put butcher David McMurray and wife Susan in a spin when it hovered in front of their car.
Minutes later a second "spacecraft" flew into view—and now the strange sightings are being probed by experts.
David and Susan were driving home across Bagshot Heath, Surrey, to Famborough, Hampshire, with their two children Paul, 5, and Katie, 18 months.
David, 35, said: "I saw something hovering above the road In front of us. I could not believe my eyes.
"It was a huge saucer-like craft about 50ft. long with brilliant lights coming from portholes around the centre. Then it suddenly took off." When a second craft began to tail the family's car David stopped, got out and went to Investigate. But it too, took off.
David said: "The whole family were weak and trembling for days afterwards."
Susan, 25, a hairdresser, said: "When David tried to start his car the battery was drained." She added: "I saw the two things with my own eyes. It was an incredible experience."
One UFO was also spotted five miles away by salesgirl Lyn Brookes. 24. of Wokingham, Berkshire.
She said: "It hovered in one spot for about five minutes.
"I was really frightened. It was as if it was watching me."
Now David has sketched the strange craft and is sending his drawing to the Ministry of Defence who are to investigate.
UFO expert Omar Fowler, 54. has also seen the drawing and said: "I have no doubt this report is genuine."
Heathrow Airport say none of the strange craft could have been planes.
UFO-watchers beileve. the area is a target tor flying saucejs.
Case ID: 947
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