UFO Investigations



This page is dedicated to the memory of  former LPS member and UFO expert Henry Wharton who sadly passed away.  

Roswell USA

Article by Henry Wharton

What are UFOs?

Extra-terrestrial intelligences visit our skies in spacecraft which are sometimes, rather clumsily, referred to as “flying saucers”, “cigar-shaped objects” or “UFOs”.

The term “UFO” – “unidentified flying object” – is often inappropriate since many so-called “UFOs” have clearly been identified as vehicles from other worlds. The overwhelming body of evidence for the visitation of extra-terrestrial beings to Earth in this way – including literally tens of thousands of eyewitness accounts – should be enough to convince any sceptic that we are not alone in the universe.

Some people have had spectacular sightings, clearly seeing a craft, and occasionally even extra-terrestrial beings. But most sightings are limited to distant lights in the skies. Often there is a conventional explanation – such as Chinese lanterns. But often there is not. There is nothing irrational about seeing a craft from another planet, and the idea that “we are not alone” is becoming ever more common.

How do you identify a UFO?

Of course not all UFOs are extra-terrestrial spacecraft – each case must be judged on its own merit. However, here are some simple guidelines to help distinguish the sighting of an extra-terrestrial spacecraft from the sighting of a plane, helicopter, ordinary satellite, comet, star etc.

  • Did it dramatically change its speed?
  • Did it suddenly change direction at a sharp angle?
  • Did it change size?
  • Did it flicker in and out, as if appearing and disappearing in quick succession, in a way that could not be explained simply by flashing lights? (Many craft do this – possibly because they are moving from one plane of existence to another very quickly).

Red Fireball

Red Fireball investigation Sept 2020 - David Coupe


St Albans UFO

St Albans UFO Sighting

Britain’s Most Famous UFO

Rendlesham Forest 

Pictured below; the alledged spot of the UFO Landing.

In late December 1980, there were a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights near Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, which have become linked with claims of UFO landings. The events occurred just outside RAF Woodbridge, which was used at the time by the United States Air Force.

This location was also the scene of a joint investigation between Luton paranormal society and NPEG a Norwich paranormal group.

Pictured above; LPS and NPEG members investigate     Rendlesham Forest



A6 UFO Sighting

25th October 2013

While driving along the  A6 at 7:45pm approaching Maulden woods Andrew Fazekas observed a unidentified flying object flying adjacent to the A6 and fast speed towards Bedford.
The object was visible for a few seconds and Andrew describes this as being like a long while light tube akin to a bright fluorescent tube and then a dark gap and then a ball of glowing light. the object followed the A6 for a few seconds at fast speed and then seemed to shoot into the ground or into the distance as it disappeared from view. Andrew did not see any signs of a crash from his car.

Sharpenhoe Clappers

Pictured above; Sharpenhoe Clappers





Owned by The National Trust, Sharpenhoe Clappers near Streatley Village in Bedfordshire, is a classic chalk escarpment standing out like the prow of an ocean liner from the surrounding flatter land.
The Iron Age fort on the Sharpenhoe Clappers forms part of a series of defended sites established along the Chiltern Ridge during the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age. It is, however, the only regional example of a promontory fort, relying for its defence primarily on the strength of its topographical location. Its commanding position dominates the local landscape, providing not only defence, but also displaying the status of its former inhabitants. Additional fortifications on the most imposing, northern side may also have served this purpose.
LPS has on many occasions investigated the Iron age fort not least because of the legend of the warrior ghost who is said to appear there. However, given that Sharpenhoe Clappers also provides outstanding views over the local area and the night sky on clear nights makes this an ideal area for UFO investigation as well.
During this investigation the team observed a triangle shaped craft fly over them making no sound and showing only two white lights beneath the craft, but no red or green lights as might be expected with regular aircraft. Since a UFO is an unidentified flying object. A description that includes anything in the sky you cannot identify not necessarily aliens then this would fit the bill.
One team member also observed a distant pulsing blue light in the night sky that appeared very distant in the milky way for a few seconds only and never appeared again. Also seen were silver flashes that appeared and could have been light reflecting off space junk or satellites that passed over head on regular intervals along with the odd shooting star.
For the third UFO investigation of the year this was an interesting evening and watching the night sky away from town air pollution can be very relaxing as astronomers will well now.

Deacon Hill

Pictured above: Deacon Hill in Hertfordshire

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Ivinghoe Beacon

Pictured above; Ivinghoe beacon

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