I saw a UFO over Bournemouth and I’m not crazee...

SHAPE IN THE SKY: An alleged UFO sighting in Dorset

SHAPE IN THE SKY: An alleged UFO sighting in Dorset

First published in News by

DON’T accuse him of being all crazee now – but rocker Noddy Holder of Slade says he felt the noize when he had a close encounter with a UFO in Bournemouth.

The colourful star, most famous for the ubiquitous festive hit Merry Xmas Everybody, said he saw a circular flying saucer, emitting beams of light, flying over the sea while staying in the town.

Recounting the tale on Radio 2, he said his Bournemouth hotel room had suddenly filled with “white light” at midnight, which at first he thought was coming from a police helicopter.

“I puts my paper down, looks out and it was a flying saucer,” he said. “I’m serious here – it was a flying saucer. It whizzed across the sea, just like you see in the movies. It was circular with all beams of light coming out of it.”

He described how it raced over the surface of the water a such speed that “massive waves came up”. But his wife wasn’t so convinced.

“She would not believe I’d seen this flying saucer,” he added. “She said ‘Ah, you’re drunk you fool’– it’s one of them police helicopters’.”

“I puts my paper down, looks out and it was a flying saucer.”

Noddy Holder

But the day after the sighting, which happened some five years ago, he said he turned on the BBC news to see reports of UFO sightings “in a straight line” from Gloucester to Bournemouth and along the south coast.

It is not the first time the area has experienced such a visitation – in fact it appears to be somewhat of a UFO hotspot.

Strange lights spotted in the sky over the festive period prompted a flurry of calls to the Daily Echo newsroom. They were described as “moving around like an insect. It was as bright as a car headlight”.

And in February last year, there were a number of sightings of a cigar shaped object in the sky over Poole Harbour and Swanage.

Comments (12)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:19am Fri 3 Apr 09

time nor Tide says...

i saw that too , tinker bell said not to worry as they were friendly

hey noddy havent you got your wings yet -tinker is a good coach!
i saw that too , tinker bell said not to worry as they were friendly hey noddy havent you got your wings yet -tinker is a good coach! time nor Tide
  • Score: 0

9:10am Fri 3 Apr 09

rook says...

My oh my. They must now be far far away with their heads up in the clouds,
or at least miles out to sea. Strange things happen when the lights are out.
Anyway, how does it feel? I bet you wished someone would take you back 'ome ... were you tempted to run run away?

It's not just you, Noddy - the whole worlds going crazy and weer all crazee now.
My oh my. They must now be far far away with their heads up in the clouds, or at least miles out to sea. Strange things happen when the lights are out. Anyway, how does it feel? I bet you wished someone would take you back 'ome ... were you tempted to run run away? It's not just you, Noddy - the whole worlds going crazy and weer all crazee now. rook
  • Score: 0

9:18am Fri 3 Apr 09

ben111 says...

Did he want a cup-a-soup with that
Did he want a cup-a-soup with that ben111
  • Score: 0

9:24am Fri 3 Apr 09

Zzzz says...

Maybe it was moonlight reflecting off the mirrors on his hat.
Maybe it was moonlight reflecting off the mirrors on his hat. Zzzz
  • Score: 0

9:29am Fri 3 Apr 09

seeley says...

watch out robbie williams will be on his way then perhaps noddys gonna put him up while hes here.
watch out robbie williams will be on his way then perhaps noddys gonna put him up while hes here. seeley
  • Score: 0

9:56am Fri 3 Apr 09

In Absentia says...

It's coming to something when you can't have a quick joyride in your flying saucer without some old pop star claiming you disturbed their nights sleep.

Another example of broken Britain.
It's coming to something when you can't have a quick joyride in your flying saucer without some old pop star claiming you disturbed their nights sleep. Another example of broken Britain. In Absentia
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Fri 3 Apr 09

WIGGINSv says...

Must have been the new council CEO flying in from the planet Janet.
Must have been the new council CEO flying in from the planet Janet. WIGGINSv
  • Score: 0

3:22pm Fri 3 Apr 09

os singh says...

He was bit loud for a scouser
He was bit loud for a scouser os singh
  • Score: 0

4:56pm Fri 3 Apr 09

EGHH says...

The Truth Is Out There... Trust No One...
The Truth Is Out There... Trust No One... EGHH
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Fri 3 Apr 09

WIGGINSv says...

The ET's must have got their dates for the Air Show mixed up.
The ET's must have got their dates for the Air Show mixed up. WIGGINSv
  • Score: 0

8:25pm Fri 3 Apr 09

rook says...

os singh wrote:
He was bit loud for a scouser
So loud they could be heard in Wolverhampton!

[quote][p][bold]os singh[/bold] wrote: He was bit loud for a scouser[/p][/quote]So loud they could be heard in Wolverhampton! rook
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Fri 3 Apr 09

time nor Tide says...

it was asr checking places out to sell a surf reef - tinker told them bournemouth is a perfect place for waves -it was the tardis and the dr "who's?"
it was asr checking places out to sell a surf reef - tinker told them bournemouth is a perfect place for waves -it was the tardis and the dr "who's?" time nor Tide
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree