Justified & Ancient
- Jan 9, 2012
Agree with as regards Broad Haven school (the UFO that was Unidentified but never actually Flying) and have discussed this on that thread. You might also be correct with this case and was the "telegraph pole" humanoid actually the arm that swings out from the machine and then down into the drain?I agree, the noise is key to the experience and the noise suggests some earthly piece of machinery.
The 'vacuum cleaner' type noises did suggest a hovercraft to me but there is one additional possibility I'd like to put forward, bearing in mind the other characteristics reported by the witnesses (including the cylindrical shape of the object, red light on top and the presence of a 'telegraph pole' type of object alongside it briefly).
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Perhaps a culvert, or some drain or septic tank associated with the pub, was being cleaned or emptied.
Of course pumping tankers don't fly, but it may be the case this bit was filled in afterwards by the imagination of the frightened witnesses.
Not coincidentally a similar sort of thing is my favoured explanation for Broad Haven.
The railway by then had been closed for some years and thus the drainage system maintained by British Rail (Scotland) would have been neglected since the track was lifted and flooding was probably already a problem in the old cuttings.