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Thanet GhostWatch Walkabout and UFO Watch Report
Palm Bay and Foreness Point (2)

Palm Bay
Palm Bay - Photo: Bob

Friday 27th April, 2012.

Group: Bryn, Bob, Andy, Roger and Karl.

Written by Bob with additions by Bryn.


With most of the group's sensitives away at Tintangel, we decided to concentrate on an observational and equipment vigil at the impact site of the WWII American bomber crash which occurred here on this date at dusk as it returned from a bombing mission over occupied France.

All the group heard what sounded like a large propeller aircraft, although this seemed to be inland and fairly distant.
This was heard on several more occasions.

Using Andy's PSB7-ITC research device, Bryn asked-out.
Most of the time it was completely silent, apart from static, although it did seem to react, with snippets of indistinguishable speech, to two specific names on several occasions.
Although this could have been entirely coincidental?

A large white flash on the cliff-face was witnessed by the entire group when no cameras were in use.

With dusk now passed, we moved away from the impact site and headed towards Foreness Point.

Shortly afterwards an IFO (Identifiable Flying Object), a Chinese Lantern, was seen, in a Southerly direction, heading out to sea.

Just as we reached the slope up to the cliff-top at the other end of the bay, a red ball of light (possible UFO) was seen in a NNW direction.
Karl's phone app indicated there were no aircraft, operating transponders displaying their identity, present in that area.

A minute later, another red ball of light, in the same area, was visible for 4 - 5 seconds.
Karl commented that he saw many different colours in it but this was missed by the rest of the group.

We moved on towards Foreness Point, and stopped at the same spot as the previous Walkabout.

Four lights were seen just above the horizon in a Northerly direction, these were changing from red to white, intensely flickering and moving away and upwards at an angle.
The flickering gave the impression that they were rotating.

Bryn saw a group of three white lights just above the horizon to the North, which were moving West to East.

Just as we were about to pack up and move, Bob saw an unusual white, fuzzy light just off and above the foreland towards Margate.
Bryn was just able to catch it in his Night Scope before it vanished.

Karl, who had to leave prior to this, texted to say he had seen a red ball of light as he had travelled towards Margate.
Unfortunately, using the timing for this, nothing showed up on the locked-off video camera nor was it noticed by any of the group from our location.

As well as the sightings listed in this report there were several other BOLs (Ball Of Light) seen, although less impressive in appearance.

Bryn, through his Night Scope, had been able to confirm that most of the lights seen did not appear to be aircraft or astronomical bodies and, in several cases, an object was still just about visible after the lights had disappeared.

Unfortunately, none of the possible UFOs sighted were captured on the locked-off video camera. This was down to a problem with the exposure control - a combination of the light pollution from the street lights along the coastline and the black sky creating too much of a contrast, along with the camera attempting to auto-focus.
This is something we will be looking at to rectify for the next UFO Watch.

We headed back towards Palm Bay.

Shortly after passing the first slope up to the cliff-top, the entire group, except for Andy, felt as though we were being followed.
Roger thought he had heard two male voices just prior to this.

As we neared the impact site, Bryn witnessed a brief bright light shinning on the ground through his legs.
There was no physical person behind the group and no light source which could have been responsible.

An EVP session was commenced at the impact site but later examination of this recording revealed nothing unusual.

End of Walkabout.


Scientific Analysis by Bryn

Between this and the previous Walkabout here, Bryn had returned to gather samples for analysis at the alleged impact site.

Visual inspection at the site seems to indicate the chalk, in this area of the cliff, appears to be weak and crumbling, having a 'shattered' appearance, possibly suggesting it may have been exposed to intense heat.
Dirty chalk and other debris seems to be more common and heavier at the possible crash site compared to other areas. Also, there's a possibility of a natural spring or water seepage adding to the deterioration of this section of cliff which could explain the differences in the chalk's appearance and any entrained minerals.
Visual and microscopic examination of samples of 'normal' chalk from further along the cliff face certainly highlighted these differences.

Photomicrographs of the 'impact' chalk compared to 'normal' chalk seems to indicate it may have been 'cooked' to lime (exposed to extreme heat) - it also dissolves to a low pH.

The orange/rust discolouration concentrated in this area does seem to be plant life of some form, but is well saturated in iron oxides.
Later analysis of dried 'orange' areas do contain debris and algae/moss-like fragments - confirmed under microscope - some staining does remain in the chalk even after the samples were washed clean of any surface materials.

The metal fragment found embed 1 -2 cm into the chalk has still not been identified, it's very heavily corroded, but along the breaks it appears to 'look' like steel and is weakly magnetic.
It is man-made, not iron pyrite, meteorite or any kind of mineral nodule.
This was tested via a "Streak Test" on an unglazed ceramic tile.

No way of telling the origin of this fragment, could be from the diggers scraping the cliffs, wartime shrapnel or any of a multitude of other sources.

Overall the results from the samples collected and tested are inconclusive.
The area of the cliff is discoloured, damaged and may have more artefacts embedded in it.
As we are looking at a site exposed to weathering and man-made alterations for about 70 years, definitive physical evidence of being the impact site may be rare.


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