By ANDREW PARKER and JOHN COLES
Published: 10:21 AM 6/25/2008-
A SHAKEN soldier told last night how he saw THIRTEEN UFOs spinning in the skies above his military barracks. Corporal Mark Proctor was among three squaddies who spotted the objects while out on night patrol.
He filmed them on his mobile phone and reported the close encounter to Army top brass.
Ministry of Defence experts were studying his report and video yesterday — after ordering Mark and his pals NOT to say anything else about the incident.
Mark Proctor Video Frame Grab
The sighting, at Tern Hill barracks near Market Drayton, Shrops, came two hours before helicopter police officers reported an encounter with a huge craft 80 miles away near Cardiff.
And three hours before a couple claimed they were followed by a strange light in the sky along the A5 near Shrewsbury. Yesterday further mind-boggling evidence emerged as dog walker Bonnie Lewis, 29, told how she filmed seven UFOs at Bromsgrove, Worcs, last Friday.
To see the amazing footage of Bonnie's alien encounter click on the multimedia link for Saturday night lights, below right. Cpl Proctor, 38, of the 1st Battalion Irish Regiment, recalled how he saw the amazing “craft” just after 11:00 pm on Saturday, June 7.
He said: “I was on duty in the guard room when the other boys outside began shouting. I went out to see what the commotion was about and could see thirteen craft in the skies. They were zig-zagging, but I filmed two before they disappeared. They were like rotating cubes with multiple colours."
“I made a full report to my commanding officers and gave them my footage. The other lads were as amazed by it as I was.”
A 19-year-old private on patrol said he also saw the “fleet”.
The soldier, who asked not to be named, said: “I saw these things flying in the sky and I told my guard commander. There were about 30 lights passing over for a few minutes, very high but not at a great speed. They were bright red. Another soldier saw them too.”
An MoD spokesman said: “We deal with any UFO sightings to see if there was a military threat.”
The Sun told last week how helicopter cops were confronted by an object as they attempted to land at their base near Cardiff the same night.
Map indicating recent UFO sighting locations
Cabaret duo Katy Cunnion and Russell Quinn claimed they were pursued by the light in the sky for nearly an hour at 1:00 am the following morning.
And last night Bonnie told of seeing cylinder-shaped craft.
She said: “They weren’t from this world. They made no sound and had flashing dots inside.”
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