On the 21st October press in Reading reported a mystery ‘Ghost’ plane that may have crashed in woods nearby and covered up by the authorities.
One of the articles is here http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2101976_plane_crash_mystery_deepens (although this one doesn’t use the phrase ‘Ghost Plane’ it was used elsewhere).
A little background. Reading in Berkshire, UK, is a large town about 30 miles west of London. It has quite a busy airspace being on flight paths and turning circles for Heathrow Airport as well as quite a number of RAF (Royal Air Force) bases and private airfields. I grew up in Woodley just outside Reading and lived either next to or on the site of the old Woodley Aerodrome (where Douglas Bader lost one of his legs).
So… what happened in October. I am a little confused as to the date this occurred as the article states ‘last thursday’ and was published on Friday October 21st. I am unsure whether they are referring to the 20th or 13th. According to the article:
‘Hundreds of people heard a “deafening” noise over Tilehurst, Calcot and areas of West Berkshire and some say they saw what could have been a passenger jet flying over town at around 8.30pm last Thursday, sparking rumours of a plane crash in Sulham Woods.’
My first issue with this is the statement that ‘some say they saw what could have been a passenger jet flying over town’. If you live this occurs all the time. Sometimes the noise sounds a bit different but a quick glance up (depending on weather conditions) will show the familiar lights of a plane going in or out of Heathrow. Next…
‘Ben Savery, a decorator from Wardle Avenue, said he was with a friend having a cigarette in his garden when he heard the strange noise getting louder and louder for several minutes before the aircraft came overhead.
The 22-year-old said: “I thought it was an air raid siren at first. Me and my friend were talking about it, wondering what it was and it was getting really loud – it was deafening.’
Ok, this statement…. the noise got louder and louder over several minutes. Maybe this was the an attempt to set the record for the slowest flying passenger aircraft and disprove that you need a certain wind speed to keep an aircraft aloft. I have checked what the Goodyear Air Blimp was doing at the time and I don’t think it was in the area but this would explain the slow speed. Secondly, Air raid siren? Plane noise???? Again, how many planes have people heard. If it is a siren could it have been the Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital alarm system. This is a few miles the other side of Reading, if the wind and weather was right maybe this could have been heard and then a plane spotted going overhead… a case coincidence?
Another witness said it was so loud it was definitely a passenger jet, another said it sounded like a hair dryer. Some people said there was a smell of oil in the air (bear in mind this is close to the M4 motorway, one of the busiest in England even at 8.30 at night).
Lastly, lots of the people hearing and seeing this said it must have crashed but no one saw an explosion or heard an impact. Of course the authorities have not admitted to anything leading to two possibilities:
1. There is a conspiracy to cover up what actually happened.
2. Nothing out of the ordinary actually happened.
Currently I plump for number 2, but if anyone has any more information please let me know!