Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Warminster File

Once all but forgotten ufologically (try looking it up in a UFO book of the 1990s), the sleepy Wiltshire town of Warminster, located about 15 miles west of Stonehenge, was once as much a UFO mecca as Roswell or Rendlesham.

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend of 1965 it is estimated that as many as 10,000 people flooded into the area, all in search of the mysterious “thing”, a UFO that had been spotted by numerous people since the previous Christmas. Pubs ran dry that weekend for the first time since World War II, and it would be a good five years before things ever returned to anything approaching “normality”.