|Tony Dodd UFO
Ex-British Police Officer Describes UFO Seen
The incident occurred on the frosty winter
morning of December 12th, 1978, not far from Skipton in North
Yorkshire. At 4:30 a.m., a lonely police patrol car was driving on a
remote country road along the Cononley Moor.
In the car were Sgt. Anthony Dodd and Constable Alan Dale, who operated the radio.
It was very dark and the road was lit only by the headlights of the car,
the silence broken only by the noise of the motor and the occasional
messages over the radio.
Dodd loved that kind of mysterious stillness in the middle of a bare and
unspoiled countryside, with dark houses snuggling up against the low
hills as if seeking shelter from the cold winds, and the stone walls
that divided the meadows from time immemorial.
It was the land of sagas and legends, of witches and elves, spirits and
wills-o'-the-wisp, which lured unfortunate wanderers in the moor towards
There was a magic in the air which, even thousands
of years ago, the ancestors of the Celts must have been aware of, as is
shown on the mighty sacrificial altar stones in the middle of the moor.
Suddenly, a loud static noise, hissing and rustling, tore Sgt. Dodd out
of his reverie. They were just then driving into a curve when, to the
right, a bright white light seemed to be diving towards them in a glide.
They thought it was a burning airplane so they drove to the side and
stopped the car to see what was happening and where it would land, in
case help was required.
It was, however, no airplane but a big shining disc which flew over their
heads at a speed of about 40 mph.
At its closest, it was hardly 100
feet away from them, so that they could see a number of details.
"What on Earth was that?" asked Constable Dale breaking
the silence, brought back to reality by the penetrating cold. Sgt.
Dodd's answer came minutes after that. "don't know, but it was
From that day onwards Dodd started collecting all the
information about UFOs that he could get, including, of course, the book
"Flying Saucers Have Landed" by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski.
His personal encounter with a saucer that resembled Adamski's saucer
like a twin had convinced Dodd that Adamski must indeed have had an
encounter with a UFO.
Since retiring in 1988, Dodd dedicated himself
fully to his "cosmic hobby" as he calls it, and was one of
Britain's leading UFO researchers.
Adamski was the first person to have spoken about contact with aliens
who resembled human beings. After him many others reported such
encounters. With Adamski, the age of the contactees had begun.
Tony Dodd passed away peacefully around midnight on March 25th, 2009.
|Tony Dodd an ex-British police officer describes a UFO that he witnessed in 1978 Skipton N.Yorkshire England/UK.
Dodd was interviewed in a 1991 documentary film UFOs: The Secret
Evidence, he explained:
"It had a dome with ports all around it. The bottom
was surrounded by colored lights like neon lights in blue, red, green
and white which blinked in a sequence as if they were rotating, and in
the middle there were three spheres or hemispheres."
"It was a huge thing,
about 100 feet in diameter, and it made no noise whatsoever. What
fascinated me even more was that the object was enveloped in a kind of
halo which made its entire metallic structure glow white."
"It flew slowly
over our heads and seemed to land at a place behind a group of trees.
But we couldn't see or check that out because at that point it was too
far away and in the middle of the moor."