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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 5/1/1994 (Entered as : 1994/5)
Reported: 11/14/2006 3:41:11 PM 15:41
Location: Sedgley (West Midlands) (UK/England),
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|Mysterious Mi-8 helicopter and crop circles in Sedgley, West Midlands, early 1990s.
I am now 24, and I have always had this hazy memory of seeing some strange goings on in the fields at the end of my street (Tanglewood Grove, on the Northway estate) when I was a kid during the early or mid 1990s.
I'm really not sure of the exact date, but I just found another report on this site dated as 1995 from the same town, and its not a big town, so I think it might well be related.
Basically I didnt see a UFO, but one night me and my slightly older sister were upstairs when we heard a noise from the fields at the end of our street. We went into my parents' bedroom which afforded a view over the fields and we saw a helicopter landing.
Now, one of my passions has always been aviation, and even as a kid I could identify most aircraft. For some reason I distinctly remember being convinced that it was a Mi-8 or Mi-17 transport helicopter of Russian manufacture. I know that the helicopter was not camoflouged, and I think it was white and blue.
It landed in the field directly at the end of the street. People definately got out of it, and there was some comotion.
After perhaps 10 minutes the helicopter left. There were no sirens or police cars around and the local police helicopter was very familiar to me, as was the local air ambulance, as they were based just a few miles away at what is now Wolverhamption Business Airport, and I saw them frequently, and it was not either of them. The only other helicopter I saw regularly around there was a bright orange Bell 206 that was something to do with the National Grid.
Anyway, the point is that this helicopter that landed in the field that night was certainly not familiar to me, and was definitely not an Army Lynx or Gazelle, and definately not an RAF Puma, Chinook, or Wessex.
Despite not talking of the helicopter in the field for years, recently it cropped up in conversation and my sister (who still lives in the area) confirmed that she clearly remembered that night's goings on.
The next day there were several large crop circles in the field that the helicopter had landed in. The crop circles were clearly visible from my house, and I remember that me and my friends did our best to investigate the surrounding woods that bordered the fields, but we were too scared to venture into the field.
We found nothing out of the ordinary. From Sedgley Hall Park (which is on the hill going up to the town of Sedgley) the circles were clearly visible.
It is interesting to note that the fields where the crop circles appeared that night, and where the helicopter landed and the men were seen is near to a reservoir (towards Penn, Wolverhampton); could it be the same reservoir mentioned in the other Sedgley sighting? There are a couple of reservoirs in the Sedgley area.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. Witness does not indicate what the time of the sighting was. PD))