Photos (Click on thumbnails below if more photos are available)
Case File Information


JULY 17, 1955    ....    BEXLEYHEATH, ENGLAND

On July 17, 1955, an unidentified flying object was spotted in the Bexleyheath area by several people. Now a former policeman is doing research on the sightings.  Two Bexley men, both now in their 60s, have recently been reliving their own X-Files experiences from their childhood.  Rodney Maynard, from Belvedere, who is now 62, has contacted the News Shopper to reveal he was one of the youngsters who saw the UFO featured in our September 4 edition.   

Retired policeman John Hanson, from the West Midlands, was appealing for a group of children who saw the craft land in the King Harold's Way area of Bexleyheath in 1955 to get in touch with him, as he is researching the incident for a book.  Mr Maynard was 15 at the time and was working as a labourer on a building site in nearby Streamway.  He remembers the incident vividly.  "We were on our lunch break when we heard something was happening in King Harold's Way. So we went up there to have a look.  "This thing had landed in the roadway. It took up the whole width of the road and overlapped onto the pavements. 

"It wasn't on the ground, it had about eight massive suckers. The centre was still, but the outer rim was spinning slowly and it had white lights flashing, like a camera flash," he recalled.  "There were about 30 of us staring at it. We could hear it humming.  "It had what looked like windows but the glass was concave and moulded together so you couldn't see in. A couple of us went forward to try and touch it and it began to spin faster.  "Then it lifted slowly off the ground and hovered above our heads, tilting slightly."  The craft moved slowly until it was over Bedonwell Primary School, where it stayed for about a minute, then shot up into the sky and disappeared. 

Mr Maynard, whose 16-year-old brother also saw the craft said: "It was black, sleek and streamlined with a surface like polished metal. It was very fine and beautiful. It certainly wasn't a prank."  He went on: "I have never forgotten it but I don't talk about it because people would think you were barmy.  "We used to talk about it among ourselves but our mums kept telling us we hadn't seen anything."  As well as his brother, Mr Maynard listed several other pals who were also there: "Ron Deadman, Tony Savin, Vic Clarke, Tommy Staggs, we were all there."

  Ken Fairman knows just how he feels.  Mr Fairman, from Bexleyheath, says he saw a very similar craft with his pal Roy Beadle three years before, in 1952.   They were out walking Ray's dog at an old farmstead in Bexleyheath known as The Warren (now the Warren Road area).  

"It was late afternoon. We had just come home from Bexleyheath School and we had Ray's young border collie with us. We saw it come down and hover about 18ft above the ground. There was no noise at all. We threw ourselves down on the ground and watched it. The dog which was young and usually lively, lay down between us. We lost all track of time. 

"It was about 20 or 30ft wide, with terrifically bright white lights underneath. It looked very similar to the drawing in your September 4 issue. Then it shot off and disappeared from view before you could click your fingers. 

"I could still take you to the exact spot. I don't know how long we watched for but I got told off for being late home for tea. I told my parents but they thought I was crackers."  Margaret Fry was also a witness to this UFO encounter.  Margaret, who lived in Hythe Avenue, was making her way to her doctor's surgery.  She and the doctor, Dr Thukarta, both saw what she described as an "enormous craft" hovering over the doctor's car.  She described the craft as saucer-shaped with a "blue/silver/grey/pewter texture, yet, none of those colours."  Mrs Fry said it also had what looked like three spheres inset into its base, one of which "flopped out", landing on the ground at the junction of nearby Ashbourne and Whitfield Road. 

A group of twelve children who were playing nearby saw it and went over to have a closer look, before it rose up from the ground and into the sky, disappearing from sight after a few minutes.  Dr Thukarta died in 1965, but Mr. Hanson has spoken at length to Mrs Fry, who now lives in North Wales, about her experience.

NOTE: The above image is a rendering.







Popular Articles
Order by: 
Per page: 
  • There are no comments yet
Facebook Comments
Other Case Files By this member
FRIENDS CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH TALL ALIENS IN ARIZONA JULY 1, 2009    ........    TONOPAH ARIZONA The following report concerns alien contact and a possible MIB encounter. It was submitted to NUFORC and occurred near Tonopah, Arizona on July 1, 2009 at approx. 10:30 PM. The area is in western Marico…
1858 days ago
From falcon51
ENCOUNTER WITH THREE TALL ALIEN LOOKING BEINGS 1896 LODI CALIFORNIA Over 60 years before alien abduction claims became mainstream, two people were nearly abducted in Lodi, California. Colonel H. G. Shaw, along with his friend Camille Spooner, had a close encounter with previously unknown entities…
3 days ago
From falcon51
STRANGE BELL SHAPED CRAFT SPOTTED OVER CANADA NOVEMBER 20, 2013    .....     REGINA SASKATCHEWAN CANADA I was working outside just after my lunch break. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed what looked to be a red-copper colored object in sky to my left.  I stood up straight and really focused on…
255 days ago
From falcon51
FLYING DISC SPOTTED OVER JERSEY CITY NEW JERSEY JULY 3, 1992    .......     JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY I was living in Jersey City at the time, and I was coming from my second job at a video store, riding my bike, since it was only five blocks away, and as I was one block from my house.  I saw out of…
8065 days ago
From falcon51
ASTRONAUTS CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH ALIEN CRAFT What was the UFO the Apollo 11 astronauts spotted en route to the moon?   Something was there, floating in space outside the window of Apollo 11, "out there close enough to be observed," as Col. Buzz Aldrin would say years later. The crew of Apollo 11, en…
10 days ago
From falcon51
TRIANGLE SHAPED OBJECT SPOTTED OVER OXFORD NEW JERSEY JULY 10, 2014       ............    OXFORD, NEW JERSEY   I was returning home from work traveling N/B on SH31 in Oxford Twsp. Warren County in my work truck. At approximately 2230 hrs. I was passing the Warren County Recycling center (County D…
23 days ago
From falcon51
SOME UFO FILES OF THE GERMAN SECRET SERVICE AUGUST 26, 1986    ........     FEHMARN ISLAND,  BALTIC SEA The most interesting case of the sightings of an exotic UFO by four officials happened in 1986 on Fehmarn, Germanys third biggest island in the Baltic Sea which was a frontier island during that…
10203 days ago
FEHMARN ISLAND, Baltic Sea, Germany
From falcon51
CHRISTIAN FAMILY'S VIVIL ENCOUNTER IN NORTH CARLOLINA  SEPTEMBER 18, 1994     ......    GREENFIELD NORTH CAROLINA Myself and my wife had decided to go and glean the fields for sweet potatoes,and upon loading the car and heading back home which was about a mile from home, right in the clear…
7258 days ago
From falcon51
MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS OVER NEW JERSEY INVESTIGATED 7-5-14  9 PM ..............EATONTOWN NEW JERSEY My fiancé and I were sitting on the railroad tracks behind his apartment complex, talking and enjoying the night sky and fireflies. After some time I noticed an extremely bright, orange-red light in the …
23 days ago
From falcon51
ANIMAL ABDUCTIONS IN WALES MYSTIFIES POLICE A number of unidentified flying objects have been spotted in mid Wales on the last four years.  When it comes to latest flying saucer “sightings” reported to Welsh police, it seems ewe couldn’t make it up.  Because an alert about alien SHEEP abduction was…
24 days ago
From falcon51
Case File Data
Starts: March 06th, 2014 12:00 AM
Ends: March 05th, 2014 12:00 AM
United Kingdom
Where did this happen?BEXLEYHEATH
CountryUnited Kingdom
Support The Black Vault
Case Manager
Case Manager NameKEN PFEIFER
Case Manager EmailFALCON51@COMCAST.NET
0 votes
More Local Case Files