Did ET get sent to Coventry?
JUDGING by the flood of reports, Brian was in the right place to experience extra-terrestrial activity.
At the time, the Coventry Telegraph carried page after page of sightings.
And he was not alone in being gripped by ET fever.
He believes the flood of sightings coincided with experimental research by the Government. The Rolls Royce factory was nearby, he pointed out.
Coventry folk - even city policemen - were experiencing close encounters on a daily basis.
The dramatic reports can best be described as "of their time". Frankly, some of the Coventry Telegraph reporters seem to have approached the topic with tongue firmly in cheek.
For example.... "UFO Became A Mum" (September 28, 1968): "A flying saucer which gave birth over Willenhall has been reported to the Unidentified Flying Object Information Centre of Mr Brian Leathley-Andrew.
"An eye-witness phoned Mr Leathley-Andrew to report that the mother UFO was a giant sphere-like object seen in 1953. Sparks came from the underside of the UFO which gave birth to a small sphere. The incident was seen by people in a bus queue near Willenhall traffic island."
And there's more... "Flying Saucers Not A Load of Tripe" (September 24, 1968): "Flying saucers were the greatest mystery of our time and should not be dismissed as a load of tripe, Mr Wilf Grunau told Nuneaton Rotary Club.
"Mr Grunau is managing director of the Awson Motor Carriage Company which has works at Solihull and Nuneaton. Mankind, he said, had been seeing strange things in the sky since the beginning of recorded history. Mr Grunau spoke of making two sightings himself over Coventry through binoculars. He said: 'As a result, I believe in UFOs. All I can repeat is UFOs must be piloted by beings from other worlds or else they are a natural phenomena in our atmosphere.'" And yet more... "Saucer Over City Say Women" (March 31, 1969): "Two Coventry women believe there may have been a flying saucer over the city during the weekend after they were woken by an 'unearthly' high-pitched whining accompanied by a glowing light.
"'I have been over all the possibilities and that is the only explanation I can think of,' said 28-year-old Patricia Hughes."
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|Publication:||Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)|
|Date:||Jan 14, 2018|
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