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Abingdon/Didcot, Oxfordshire, England

October 1998

UFOINFO Online Sighting Report

Location: Abingdon/Didcot. Oxford. UK

Date: 10/??/1998

Time: Aprox 17.30

Number of witnesses: 1?

Number of objects: 1+

Shape of objects: Short Oblong (or square) turning into vertical cigar shape

Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No

Weather Conditions: Clear skies with sun going down

Description: I was driving west on the M40 and coming down Stokenchurch hill with Oxfordshire opening up as I came over the top. I looked left towards Abingdon power plant chimneys and saw this object shaped like a matchbox, stationary above what I presume was the American Airbase. I noticed a very small object circling which I also presumed was a helicopter. THEN, it shimmered and transformed into a cigar shape in vertical position.

I slapped my face pretty hard incase I was seeing things, then looked again as it shimmered back to matchbox shape..I slapped my face again in disbelief by which time I was at the bottom of the hill and the sighting was behind me.. For the next few weeks I listened to radio BRMB for anyone mentioning the incident. After a few day the radio station said that any more calls on the sightings would be forwarded to the MoD.. Any ideas..

Follow-on comment:

Hi John. Thanks for replying. Been meaning for years to try and find out about it. Whatever it was must have been huge as it dwarfed the cooling towers at Abingdon/Didcot.

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