Like McMinnville UFO photographs, 1965 became an important period that also witnessed UFO sightings. This incident was called ‘The Warminster Thing’.
1. The Warminster Thing
Warminster is a small town that has historic importance. It is located in the South-West, of England. Let us begin to understand what exactly was this ‘Thing’. It was June 1965. Strange objects were seen floating in the sky around the whole town. This phenomenon came to be known as ‘The Warminster Thing’.
In the dark, they could be seen as a star or lights forming a pattern of the cross. They could not be explained properly as they were unrecognizable. Some named the ‘thing’ Ufos or flying saucers.
These UFO reports were called The Warminster Thing. The people who saw the UFOs also reposted that they also heard a strange voice and sounds when the UFO passed across the sky. It was never heard before. As they approached to see the UFO closely, it moved faster than usual. But soon it disappeared.
2. Strange Sound
These Ufos also made sounds that awoke many people in the neighbouring communities. During the early hours of Christmas Day, a small town locator shared her experience with the strange sound. In the middle of the night, she was awoken by a whirring. Gradually its intensity increased.
This incident was very unexpected. The sound was coming from the roof of her house. At first, she thought she was dreaming but later noise increased. That sound was very unnatural. She finally sat up and listened to the noise carefully.
In the beginning, the sound seemed like a paranormal activity. It was like a person dragging a branch or a twig. Then the noise changed. It was like a dull thudding accompanied by hailstone falling on a rooftop. She thought it might be raining. So, she got up and looked out of the window. But the sky was completely clear.
3. Iconic Image Of Warminster Thing
The Warminster thing became famous in no time. The UFO activity was captured by Gardon Faulkner in 1965. Soon enough the photograph was published by every newspaper. The photograph has a flying saucer floating across the sky. The image is enlarged so that the shape of the UFO is visible. The flying saucer looked like a pie or flat disc tipped above.
The image was printed in the daily mirror. The paper was printed on the date 10 September 1965. The title said ‘As Warminsters discuss – The Thing’. This news gained a vast amount of publicity for the small of Warminster. When the citizens of Warmister spotted the strange object in the sky, they also observed an orange flame floating in the air. The sound was crackling and hissing.
Within a short period, the town became famous for UFO sightings. Thousands of people used to gather around to watch unidentified objects. A public meeting was held to discuss the same matter. The citizens hoped that it would provide them with some explanation, but it didn’t.
4. Power Down
The UFO sightings were reported by residents of Warminster who were still driving a vehicle such as a car or a motorcycle. They noticed that when they watched UFOs in the sky, their vehicle used to break down. When the UFOs were nearby the radios experienced disturbance. Their sightings also caused a malfunction in the vehicle engines. Extremely vivid experiences were reported.
It was predicted that the Warminster sightings might also have side effects on brain and psychological functions. The person may not remember the incident or would have repetitive memories of the same.
5. Pie In The Sky
Pie in the Sky was a documentary filmed by BBC West in 1966. Its duration was half an hour. It became one of the famous documentaries and shows made about a small town like Warminster.
The Warminster Thing continued to be spotted till the end of the year 1966. But in the year 1970, the popularity of the sightings began to drop. It became old news and lost nationwide publicity. Ken Rogers, who was a UFO buff started a newsletter called ‘The Warminster UFO Newsletter.’
6. Warminster Information Centre
Warminster Information Centre thought that such an incident should not be taken lightly and not be forgotten. They have organized an artwork which is painted on the old police station wall. The police station is near the information centre.
This artwork has gained a lot of attention and popularity. People are very curious to get familiar with the history of Warminster and its UFO sightings. They take a lot of pictures near the wall. Leslie Blain from the Warminster Information Centre says that the artist of the painting is a secret. The artist is still finishing the painting. One day somebody might be able to catch him during the process.
The artist has conveyed through the Warminster Information Center that he would add some other elements to the painting. The final artwork would convey the stories of the UFO sightings experienced by the citizens of Warminster. The paint would glow in the dark, so it would have an amazing effect in the night. The paint is of a special kind. It would get charged up when the sun is up and then glow at night.
7. Fake Or Real?
The report for the Warminster Thing stated that the reasons for the strange incidents were not clear and unrecognizable. The pictures had pie-like images and figures mixed with dust and emissions. The report explained that the dust and other particles might contribute to the formation of shapes that might look like Ufos.
The sightings can be said paranormal activities but still cannot be explained. The incidents now have been forgotten in the history of England and other UFO sightings happened worldwide.
Was Warminster Thing a cultural or social event/stunt or genuine experience by the citizens of Warminster? It is still an unresolved mystery. But the report contained not only one person but the entire town witnessed strange events in their life for the time being. The sounds, voices, and vehicle breakdowns could not be made up.