Saucer lands on ancient pyramid in Wiltshire, UK
Source: UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 5, Number 9; Editor: Joseph Trainor
2nd Mar 2000
"Driver Clive Stevens is seeking the truth behind mysterious coloured
lights he saw over Silbury Hill (in North Wiltshire, UK) in the dead
of night." "He said the flashing lights formed the shape of a flattened
oval 'rather like a flying saucer' and he is hoping other motorists
might have spotted them and tell him what they mean."
"Mr. Stevens, 25, of Upper Isbury in Marlborough, was driving home on
the (Motorway) A4 past the Waggon and Horses pub in Beckhampton when
he saw the shimmering blue, green, white and red lights in the distance."
"'It looked like a helicopter landing pad on an oil rig with all the
bright lights,' said Mr. Stevens, a consultant on water softening devices
who was returning home after dropping off a friend in Chippenham," a
city about 125 miles (180 kilometers) west of London.
"He said it was on a clear night with a bright moon but he could not
see people on top of the (Silbury) hill, just the lights forming an
oval which he estimated as being two-thirds the size of the hilltop."
"On top of the hill was a whole pattern of lights in a traditional flying
saucer shape. They were blinking red, white, green and blue, he said."
"'I could not tell if it was hovering, or if it was stationary on top
of the hill. It really scared me because I was on my own.; there was
no other traffic about, and you hear these stories of alien abductions.'"
"Mr. Stevens said he was also well aware that the hill stands in the
centre of an area where mysterious crop circles are frequently found."
"He said that as he drove past the hill the light dropped behind the
hill, and although he did look in his mirror, he did not see it again."
"He added, "I am not frightened to admit I was scared stiff, and I could
not get along the A4 quick enough.'"
"Mr. Stevens, a keen military historian, said he doubted the light could
have been from a helicopter or aircraft. Nor does he think the lights
were caused by hoaxers because they would have had to be on the end
of long poles."
"'It was very cold on Sunday morning (February 20, 2000), which makes
me think that if there were hoaxers there, they would have needed their
heads read,' he added."
The sighting took place at about 4 a.m.
"Doug Sheppard, landlord of the Waggon and Horses pub, said he was in
bed at 4 a.m. on Sunday, and he had heard reports of strange happenings
at Silbury. But, he said, 'I don't know if it's connected at all, but
my telephones went down at the weekend. When BT (British Telecommunications--J.T.)
came to repair it, they said it was an exterior line fault.'"
Silbury Hill is one of the most ancient sites in Britain. It's an earthen
pyramid that covers five acres and is constructed of over one million
tons of earth, apparently moved by hand.
According to Aubry Burl, author of Prehistoric Avebury, Silbury Hill
is an estimated 4,000 years old and is said to be the burial site of
King Kunedha, a legendary monarch of the Beaker Folk. The king's body,
clad in golden armor, is said to lie at the base of the man-made mound.
Silbury Hill bears an amazing resemblance to the pyramid of Cuicuilco
in Mexico, which geologists maintain had to have been built before 8,000
B.C. Nearby Beckhampton and Abury Hill have been the site of intensive
archaeological efforts recently, but it is not known if these activities
have anything to do with the landing of the saucer. (See the Wiltshire
Gazette and Herald for February 25, 2000. See also Prehistoric Avebury
by Aubrey Burl, Yale University Press, 1979, pages 128 to 136. Many
thanks to Gerry Lovell of Far Shores for forwarding the newspaper article.)
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