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Date: July 24th 2015
East (Magdalen Hill)
Duration: 01:40 - 03:57
bright (white) light source
Witness: JD Bluestone
Witness statement: I was
heading off to bed at 01:40 hours on the morning of July 24th 2015 and
as is my habit, glanced towards distant Magdalen Hill, which lays two
and one half miles from my observation point at Stanmore, Winchester
and saw a brilliant single point of light, which resembled the glare
from an arc welder. It was a uniform white, of considerable size
(relative to my point of reference and apparent distance) and was
motionless in the sky just above the skyline, which in this case were
the slopes of Magdalen Hill.
I immediately attempted
observation of the light with binoculars while simultaneously using a
Canon EOS 1200D DLSR Camera with a 77m-300mm telephoto lens (manual) to
take photographs and although I was using a tri-pod it was hard to
center the light in frame due to it being difficult to make small
movement changes on the tripod itself. I also shot several minutes of
footage (manual zoom) with a Canon LEGRIA HF R506 Video Camera although
these did not come out as well as I might like due to there being
considerable foliage in the way from nearby trees which the light was
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were absolute darkness with no Moon in the sky. No visible stars and
during the course of the observation (just over three hours) the light
source remained fixed in position in the sky and did not move relative
to the movement of the Earth suggesting it was not an astronomical
object, and I find it hard to believe that any man-made aircraft would
remain so perfectly positioned for that period. I've checked into the
area in which these lights are being seen and there are no lighting
gantries, no sources, which could be creating the lights; so have to
suggest that it is in fact a UFO. No
additional lights were witnessed, no colors other than white and
towards dawn the lights simply seemed to vanish abruptly (03:57) as if
a switch was flipped.
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