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UFOs in the U-K., 1965:

This article was published in the daily newspaper Enfield Gazette and Observer, of Enfield, Middlessex, U-K., on December 31, 1965.

U.F.O. Group Investigates

A RECENT "Gazette" report of the "flying saucers" which a 16-years-old Enfield schoolboy believes he saw has launched the newly-formed Enfield Unidentified Flying Object Investigation Society into its first full-scale investigation.

The society, which was formed in June, became affiliated to the British U.F.O. Research Association in November. It has 27 members, nearly all of them teenagers.

The schoolboy, Philip Bridle, of 27 Lyndhurst Gardens, has been interviewed by the society and has agreed to give it all the help he can.

The aims of the society are to encourage and promote unbiased scientific investigation and research into U.F.O. phenomena, to collect and disseminate evidence and data relating to U.F.O.s and to co-operate in similar research in all parts of the world.


The society has observatories which are manned by amateur astronomers who keep watch on the skies and the planets. The main observatory is at Hartington Road in Edmonton. It is called "Atlantis" and is controlled by society member Mr. Robert Langley.

The society is also building up a records office which will include a photographic library containing photographs of U.F.O.s, a cuttings library of sightings which have been reported in the Press, and books and magazines.

"There have probably been more reports of U.F.O.s. in this country this year than ever before," said the society's research officer, 16 years old Kenneth Rogers, who lives at 2 Vicars Moor Lane, Windmore Hill. "December and early January is known to be a good period to see U.F.O.s. so we are keeping on our toes."

Another saucer

It now looks as though the society will soon be starting its second investigation. Fifteen-year old Sandra Page, of 16 Brodie Road, telephone the "Gazette" last week to say that she saw what may have been a "flying saucer" while she was walking home from a Girl Guide meeting on December 10th.

Sandra, who is a member of the 5th Enfield Guide Company was at the junction od Lancaster Road and Browning Roa with her friend, 11-year-old Kathleen Clarke, of 35 Sterling Road, when they saw the object.

"I looked into the sky and saw an orange-red disc coming towards us at a far greater speed than an aeroplane," she said. "Suddenly it turned and flew horizontally for a while before it disappeared behind some houses. We never saw it again. It made no sound and we only saw it for about 15 seconds."

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