Sunday, May 6, 2007

Giant jellyfish in the sky!

KENT TODAY - 7/4/99 - A motorist has told police she was followed along the M2 for nearly 15 miles by a mysterious flying object that hovered above her car. The woman was with her husband and a friend who also saw the UFO which they reported when they arrived home at Gravesend.
The police said the woman driver, who has not been named, said the strange flying object followed them along the London-bound carriageway of the motorway from Faversham to Blue Bell Hill at Chatham where it disappeared.
Police have so far been unable to find any explanation. Police spokesman PC Dave Wisdom said the driver described the object as transparent with lights underneath which followed the car about 20ft from the ground. Checks were made with other areas and Maidstone police had also received reports about lights in the sky that evening. But it appears these were probably laser beam searchlights being used to advertise a town centre pub.

GAZETTE & TIMES - 14/4/99 - Motorists watched in wonder as they followed an unidentified flying object swirling around the night sky above the M2 motorway, from Faversham to the Medway Towns.
Two couples returning from the coast on Good Friday saw the object which they described as, " the bottom of a jelly-fish", circling close to their car, just past the Faversham turn-off.
Mrs Pauline Davis (51) had her attention drawn to the strange phenomena when her sister Mrs Val Springhall noticed the sky looked strange.
Mrs Davis described it as being transparent, with white lights swirling around. The object disappeared, then reappeared about 20ft from the car. It eventually disappeared when the family reached Blue Bell Hill, near Chatham.
Mrs Davis, from Gravesend, said, "I was dozing off when my sister said she saw it in the sky. When I looked I knew I had never seen anything like it before. A lorry in f ront of us was swerving all over the road, so I think he may have seen it too. It just kept swirling like the bottom of a jelly-fish. You couldn't see an object, just lights. We called the police when we got home and they say there was a light show at Detling, but when we went back along the motorway there was nothing. If there is a simple explanation for what we saw, I wish someone would tell me."

KENT TODAY - 14/4/99 - You can sleep safely in your beds - Medway may not have become a hotbed for paranormal activity after all.
the source of an alleged UFO sighting over the M2 could have been a giant laser image from a nightclub in Maidstone, we can reveal.
Last week we told you how a motorist claimed to have travelled 15 miles between Faversham and Blue Bell Hill with a mysterious flying object hovering above her car on Good Friday.
Valerie Springhall and her sister Pauline Davis were terrified when what they described as a 50ft long jellyfish-shaped object appeared to deliberately keep them under observation.
"I was absolutely terrified" said Mrs Springhall. "I have never seen anything like it before in my life and I don't want to repeat the experience. It was around 50ft long, fluorescent white, and changing shape from round to oval as it revolved. At one stage it tipped over slightly as we could see small fluorescent circles in its main body."
But the answer may be the laser lights emanating from Atomics nightclub in Maidstone town centre.
Sean Tudor, who writes articles on spooky happenings in the Blue Bell Hill area, believes lights from the nightclub laser show are capable of shining across large distances and is the most likely explanation for the sighting.
He said, "My girlfriend and I happened to be out in Maidstone on Friday and saw the jellyfish display again swirling on the underside of the cloud cover over the town - which confirms to me that the UFO witnesses probably saw something like this the previous Friday. The display clearly has a powerful beam and would be seen for some distance which might extend as far as the M2 at Faversham but would, under the right conditions, almost certainly overplay the M2 closer to Blue Bell Hill. The reason it disappeared at Blue Bell Hill may have more to do with a confined arc the display travels than any sinister association. This doesn't definitely explain the story but the very close descriptive and behavioural similarities suggest strongly that this might be so."

GAZETTE & TIMES - 28/4/99 - The UFO sighting over the M2 motorway on Good Friday was also seen in the hamlet of Bedmonton, near Wormshill. Mr Don Brown and his wife told the paper of their strange experience after reading the report two weeks ago, which they say described exactly what they saw. The couple were settling down for the evening on Good Friday when Mrs Brown noticed something in the sky. She called her husband who went out to look at the swirling object above.
He said, "It was a clear night and there was nothing in the sky to suggest where the lights were coming from. It rotated from left to right in a three-quarter circular movement. It was there from 9:30 pm and it was still there when we went to bed at 10:30 pm."
The following day Mrs Brown asked her friends whether they had seen the swirling object but drew a blank. It was only when a friend told her about the report in the newspaper that the couple realised they had not been alone in what they saw.
One explanation for what these and similar UFO sightings in the sky above Swale might be has been put forward by a local taxi driver.
Carol perry, who first witnessed the mysterious swirling lights in the sky two weeks ago whilst parked outside a fare's house in Roseleigh Road, Sittingbourne, believes they might be reflections on the sky of laser lights from a nightclub in Maidstone. A few days after the first sighting, Mrs Perry dropped off a fare at Maidstone and saw the lights emanating from Gabrielle's nightclub.


pmj said...

I have been ploughing through the internet trying to find a case which is similar to what I saw over Bexley, Kent a couple of weeks ago (today being 01/03/10) and have just found the Giant Jellyfish case. Well what I saw wasn't Chinese lanterns, as has been suggested. There were two very large dullish orange lights travelling high in the sky, quite quckly, heading south-east, from horizon to horizon. They were translucent and appeared to be animal like. There were two very small dim lights at the front of each of the objects, as if they were eyes. I described them at the time to be more like sea creatures, but would say more like translucent stingrays than jellyfish. They travelled along beside each other and wobbled their way across the sky, parting and meeting again. As they travelled they appeared to tumble, but in an orderly fashion. I find it difficult to explain what I mean, but it was like nothing I have ever seen and no I hadn't touched a drop. I was in a very dark place at the time, so my view of them was good, although the moon was quite full. I just cannot describe them in a sensible way. I would love to speak to the two women involved in the Giant Jellyfish case to see if there are any similarities. I am 56 years of age and have no reason to make anything like this up, I would just like some answers to a weird episode that lasted not much longer than 10 seconds, but left me awe-struck.

Blake Dyer said...

I saw this exact same thing when I was a kid. Some friends and I were camping out in my backyard. I woke up in the middle of the night and stepped out of the tent to go to the bathroom. And I looked up in the sky, and saw what looked like a giant jellyfish floating across the sky. It was blinking a glowing white light on and off, all over its "body". And it seemed to be floating from one side of the sky to the other. I never knew anyone else had ever seen the same thing until I stumbled across this story. A friend and I were swapping stories and when I got off the phone I decided to google what happened to me. When this happened to me, it was 1996 and I was 10 years old, and didn't have a way to search the Internet. On a hunch, I did tonight. Does anyone know what this was?