- Sep 20, 2021
As a treat for fans of 1970s ufology here's Holliday's original article:
Agreed, it is the fear they experienced in addition to the unusual dimensions and lack of movement or craft they strongly suggest to me it wasn't a hoax or simple misidentification. It wasn't a fleeting glimpse either, as the truck was climbing up the hill. However, they were on the opposite side of the road to them so how much light did those eight headlights actually cast upon them as they passed their location?That's an interesting idea and might explain the 'aerials. The reddish-orange colour threw me a bit but that could be one explanation for it.
Assuming accurate reporting by Pugh on this point, the men do seem to have been extremely frightened. I had thought about road construction equipment parked up for the night but in all honesty, you'd think Lloyd would have been familiar with such sights. I do wish that Holiday had attempted to get a sketch from the witness as it's really very hard to visualise what the men thought they were seeing.
The article quoted says 'huge figures about seven feet high and correspondingly wide.'It is difficult to visualise someone seven foot tall and seven foot wide and without legs, isn't that essentially a square with a 'head' on top, or did they mean the shoulders were seven foot wide but then tapered to the chest?
Does look somewhat like what they described, however, I can definitely remember the primary witness describing how "so incredibly broad" they were or words to that effect. This may have been in the Paget book or Pugh & Holiday, I will check but it does seem the original interview described them as seven feet wide.The article quoted says 'huge figures about seven feet high and correspondingly wide.'
I take that to mean they were a shape which corresponded to a humanoid figure, so were somewhat narrower than they were tall. It doesn't mean they were seven foot wide.
Note that a tall human wearing a 'celluloid' costume could easily be seven foot tall once you take into account the headpiece. These could have been construction workers wearing protective clothing, or people in biohazard suits responding to a dangerous goods incident. Or just a training exercise.
an anti-chemical attack suit, seemingly made of 'celluloid'.
Or people in fancy dress, or transparent rain gear, or even a pair of badly made scarecrows.
Good fit bar the fact the military have never been fond of bright reflective colours as you highlight, other than on military vehicles whilst being used on British roads in peacetime