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Dozens Saw UFO Land In Bromley, London In 1955 -

From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 11:40:20 +0100
Fwd Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 17:11:38 -0400
Subject: Dozens Saw UFO Land In Bromley, London In 1955 -

 >From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@privat.dk>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 23:35:35 +0200
 >Subject: Dozens Saw UFO Land In Bromley, London In 1955

 >The Bexleyheath area is part of Bromley in East London. I tried
 >to locate the September 4 story in the archives of
 >'thisisLocalLondon,' but didn't succeed. I'm still looking,



 >Source: NEWSSHOPPER via the 'thisisLOCAL LONDON' network


 >September 16, 2002

 >this is LOCAL LONDON

 >'Our 1950s X-Files experience'


 >More than 47 years ago, an unidentified flying object was
 >spotted in the Bexleyheath area by several people. Now a former
 >policeman is doing research on the sightings. LINDA PIPER
 >investigates ...


Good morning Errol, Stig, All

I have now heard back from Margaret Fry who was one of the
witness's and now a researcher of UFO's.

She has sent me a hand written five page letter about the
incident, which I will endeavour to type up over the next few
days. She has also sent me a copy of the leaflet posted through
residents doors to try and get further witness's on the

This is a transcript of it.


Dear Householder

I hope you will excuse my writing to you, you may not believe in
the UFO phenomenon, or you may have an open mind, I hope so and
that you will read what I have to say before throwing this away.
The incident changed my perceptions of life and in 1964 when a
National UFO Research Organisation was founded (BUFORA) I joined
it and investigated and researched the subject ever since. I
came to Wales in 1983 and formed WFIU particulars enclosed.

Although over the years I have interviewed well over a thousand
people, the sighting I want to prove the most, is my own, my son
Steve Costello aged 8 1/2 years then and a young Indian Doctor
Thukarta who died in 1965 who saw this on the 17th July, 1955 A
young lad James Weller who has formed a group of young friends
interested in the UFO phenomenon said he would help me by
distributing this letter on your road, he precipated this with a
note of his own, you must be wondering what this is about.

Well, on the 17th July, 1955 a Sunday, mid-day there had been a
heat-wave on in the UK a week, my eldest son was ill, and Dr
Thukarta called and took me and my younger son to the Surgery at
King Harolds Way for medication; the Chemists were closed. From
the onset, something shadowed the car from my house at 12 Hythe
Avenue, the car was stalling, and stopped just before the T
junction of Ashbourne Avenue/Whitefield Avenue, where we got
out. What seemed an enormous craft was hovering just above our
heads. It just flopped down at the T Junction, therefore could
not have been more than 30ft in dia. It was absolutely still &
silent. There were about 10/12 children between 8-10 yrs.
playing hop-scotch on the pavement, they came and stood round
the craft with us, we were all totally staggered, they were
yelling it was a "flying saucer". It was a bell shaped pewter
dull grey/blue craft. After 5/6 minutes, it silently, gradually
very slowly rose until about 100ft up, it tilted and flew away

What I would desperately like to know is, are any of those
children still living in the area? they would be in their 50's.
Do any of them remember this? My son does vividly. We would
dearly love them to contact us please. Since becoming more
experienced I have wondered if the people in the corner house to
Ashbourne/Whitefield experienced any unusual vibrations, or
effects to electrical appliances? (there was no garage then,
only a small lean to shed).

There are TV programmes, many books & magazines, people are more
informed now about the subject, so perhaps you will realise this
is not a hoax, but a genuine desire for me to contact others,
who have shared this extraordinary, out-of-this-world experience
with my son and self. Although it is 22 years since I left, some
people on Hythe Avenue would still remember my family, my
children grew up there.

Mrs Margaret E Fry 1999


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