Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The "Thing" At Christmas Time...!

Here is a tale from the U.K. that is baffling, to say the least. Stranger yet is that it takes place on Christmas!

The Warminster ‘Thing’

One of the United Kingdom’s first UFO hot spots was a small town named Warminster. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Warminster was a haven for UFO sightings. However, the sightings were not initially flying objects, but unexplained sounds.

On Christmas morning in 1964, many Warminster residents were disturbed by a series of strange noises, which consisted of strong, pounding vibrations and could best be described as “sonic attacks.” One resident was awoken by the repeated sound of something falling onto her roof. When she looked out the window, she heard a strange humming noise, but the weather was clear and nothing had come into contact with the roof. This same experience was reported by many different residents in different locations that morning, including 30 soldiers at a nearby base camp. However, no one saw anything strange, nor could they figure out where these sounds originated.

The most unusual incident involved a resident named Marjorie Bye. While walking to church for a Christmas service, Bye was so overwhelmed by vibrating noises that she was knocked to the ground and rendered unable to move. In her own words, she was “pinned down by the invisible fingers of sound.” Over the course of the next year, there were numerous reported incidents of strange unexplained sounds in Warminster. These noises were eventually nicknamed “The Thing.” By summer 1965, witnesses started reporting unidentified flying objects in the sky.

Warminster garnered a ton of publicity after a photograph of a flying saucer was published in the newspapers. UFO enthusiasts starting flocking to the town, but the hype eventually died down and there would be no more visits from “The Thing.” Even so, no one has ever been able to explain the origin of the strange sounds heard on Christmas 1964.

Sounds to me lik maybe Santa's sleigh may have needed a tune up, or maybe a new muffler. Either that, or the folks around Warminster had a little too much egg nog! Either way, it seems strange to have something like this show up at Christmas, don't you think? Thanks to the folks over at Listverse, we now have another thing to ponder this holiday!

Better have our coffee in the kitchen this morning. Weather is acting crazy lately!

7 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I normally like to blame aliens for everything :-) but in this case my guess is the army. They tried some weird stuff through the years, even with sound.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Chickenmom said...

I agree, Chister. Who knows what experiments they have done and are still doing. Raining here, coffee in the kitchen is fine - I'll bring the cookies.

Mamahen said...

To me this would be more frightening than actually seeing something ....cozy kitchen n good company = great combination.....pretty mild expected high in the 50s but raining here ....ready for a cookie thanks CM :))

JO said...

Hmm I think I will have to agree with Christer. Scare the crap out of people but never give them the new of what they were doing.

Kitchen and friends works for me.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Quite a mystery and especially on Christmas Eve. Do you think maybe the raindeer had the croup?

linda m said...

I agree with Christer - the Army is notorious for experimentation and not telling people. Freezing rain here AGAIN today, so kitchen is fine. I'll bring some crullers to go with the cookies and some milk to "dunk" them both in.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
I have to agree with you on that one. They have done stranger things, that's for sure!

Thanks for coming over today!



Hey Phyllis...
Looks like we all agree that the Army could be behind this. Long time ago, though.

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Hey Mamahen...
Things always seem more scary if you can't see them, I reckon.

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Hey Jo...
Scaring folks is what they seem to do best.

Thanks, sweetie, for coming by today!



Hey Dizzy...
Sounds like as good explanation as any so far! The timing seems strange, doesn't it?

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Hey Linda M...
I wonder why they do that? Guess they enjoy their secrets.

Many thanks for coming by today!