1967 Devon UFO Sighting
Sgt. Roger Willey and Pc Clifford Waycott witnessed an "unusual bright white light in the sky" while driving along a country road in Devon in October 1967.
They reported that the object was moving slowly, and that it was bright white. Waycott said, "It wasn't a star. It was bright - it was white. If you look at glass which has got rain on, it was the same sort of inference. It was a splash. It was just too...eerie.".
Willey and Waycott were later visited by an official from the Ministry of Defense. Clifford claims that the Ministry of Defense offered no explanation of the unidentified object, and that he and Waycott had not asked for one. "We've just gently been asked to sweep it under the carpet. It didn't happen - that's what they said. But we know what we saw."
This incident occurred in the midst of a wave of other reported sightings across England in the adjacent days and weeks, including a "cross" that was observed flying in the sky over Dartmoor, Salisbury, and East Sussex; a "cigar-shaped" object was reported hovering above Glossop, Derbyshire and Bacup, Lancashire; and a "giant object" was observed hovering at 15,000 feet over Drixham, Devon, witnessed by seven coastguardsmen.