Thanet GhostWatch Walkabout and UFO Watch
and Foreness Point (2)
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
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
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
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
This is something we will be looking at to rectify for the next UFO
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.
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
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.