Location of Sighting: Hergest Ridge, United Kingdom
Date of Sighting: February 18, 2016
Time of Sighting: 6:39 PM GMT
I sent you some pictures I had grabbed off my videos of a night UFO some while back, on 18th Feb 2016. This frequent flyer came back to the location and with a new Canon Legria camcorder I managed to get some better footage. In the past I used a Panasonic SLR with 18 x Zoom optical, the Canon was 32 x zoom optical.
Description: Hi William:
The location as before was over Hergest Ridge which is on the England/Wales border 25 miles north of Hereford.
As you will note this object changes color in the Diamond shape and then shifts shape from Diamond to an extreme flat disc in range. The pictures are taken from two films, taken within a minute or so of each other.
The location is a frequent flyer location for these object both day and night.
George Filer may be interested in publishing these.
Second Report From Witness: The object was sighted at 6.39 PM GMT. It has been frequently observed but only small, this time to the eye it looked larger. The new camera has more zoom and through the review panel screen as I filmed I could see a diamond shaped lighted object in the sky. It looked a solid diamond shape object which was lit and changed color throughout the video I took. It looks to pulsate color in the video film. The object was in a hovering or low almost static orbit, moving slowly and seemingly under intelligent control.
This was definitely not a light from some source on the ground, the object moved around and it took some trouble to keep it in view. I am a trained observer with both Police and Air Force reserve experience.
This was one of the top night sightings of UFO’s which I have observed at night. I have observed similar lit UFO type objects which I know are not aircraft. We get frequent sightings of objects in this area, which is rich in historical monuments and where Alfred Watkins surveyed for this book on Laylines.
This is also the area that had the legend of Black Vaughn, the beast that gave the idea to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the idea for his book The Hound of the Baskervilles. Doyle stayed at Hergest Court a big house which is on the ridge where this object was seen over.
More Information Sent by Witness (In Response to Investigator Questions): That might be true except if you view the two attached pictures, they show one large near object and one far off object, if the shutter did shape a large one, it could not shape the small one which appears off center and in the top left corner.
The camera was held on a tripod and the object tracked and held as near as possible in the center of view, so the images were captured ‘full screen.’ If the aperture had been a factor, it could not have captured the shape at the top left of the screen. In that case it would have been lost from view as the aperture would have precluded it from being seen, I would say.
Yes, the sighting was Feb 18th. The object was in a southerly direction.
I did answer the question regarding the possible aperture shape which I think we can discount as a factor if you look at the attached pictures from the earlier mail. I think that the object in the corner of the picture would tend to rule that out, as the aperture would be central in the lens.
As I originally said, my Panasonic SLR has about 18 x zoom, the Canon has 32 x zoom optical with a higher ‘theoretical’ digital zoom which I did not use.
On this occasion, this frequently seen object was larger to the naked eye than usual. It also tried to ‘evade’ being locked onto.I have also found this sometimes with the Panasonic. Whatever the object is, it influences the zoom lens actuation and focus which it shouldn’t as the object was fairly ‘fixed.’
In context, if I set the camera focused on the ridge in daylight, it should stay fixed focus wise. Often when these things are about the lens focusing gets interfered with which is them saying we are here, even if not visible to the eye. When you put the clip on the computer and slow it down, you then see the UFO.
Note: It sounds like that the witness is a qualified observer given his background. However, the witness stated that the diamond shape of the object was observed thru the camera viewfinder and not the naked eye. This suggests that with a strong optical zoom that the object appears to be of a diamond shape because it is being cropped by the “aperture.” The witness further states that later images reveal a different shape. The different shape may due to zooming out of the camera and not real. The witness extracted several still images from the video. The first 3 images are shown above. The reason for the different colors of the object is not known. (This could be real.)Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.