November 20, 1968
Location: Hanbury, England, United Kingdom
large, house-sized object witnessed by a family. It had
a dark bowl-shaped bottom, with a clear dome on top. In
the lit dome area, several humanoid figures were seen
moving. Two physiological effects were reported: heat
felt as object passed over and burning of the eyes when
its light intensity increased.
UFO and occupants as reportedly seen near Hanbury, England,
November 20, 1968.
NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon),
'Strange Effects from UFOs', by Donald Keyhoe and Gordon
Seen on UFO
small, dank mining town of Hednesford, Staffordshire,
England, lies near the southern end of Cannock Chase.
Mr. and Mrs. Milin Milakovic and their 11 children live
at 432 Cannock Road. On the afternoon of November 20,
1968, the Yugoslavian couple and their 11-year old son,
Slavic, left Hednesford on a house-hunting trip. They
journeyed through the English countryside to Rugeley,
Abbots Bromley, and stopped at Hanbury to view Hanbury
on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border, is midway between
Uttoexter and Burton-on-Trent. Three and one-half miles
to the northwest is Central Workshop 32 R.E.M.E., an army
installation. Two miles to the northwest is a Royal Air
Force station, used as an ammunition dump "and
there are very vague rumors that nuclear weapons are stored
there." Three miles to the south is a World War
II airfield, used by the Ind Coope brewery firm for light
the road home, the Milakovics stopped just outside Hanbury
to look at an old house for sale. As they continued on,
dusk was rapidly approaching. It was between 5:30 and
couple saw a rabbit scurry across the road, followed by
a number of other rabbits from a hedge on the left side
of the road. Glancing to the left, the witnesses saw a
brilliant object in the field. Milakovic stopped the car
as the UFO rose slowly and flew over the car. The couple
got out of the automobile and watched as the object moved
over a field on the right side of the road toward a house
about 100 yards away. As it got over the house, it stopped,
hovered, and quivered "like a jelly."
Milakovic said that the air temperature appeared considerably
warmer as the UFO flew overhead, but, as it moved on,
the temperature dropped. She also said that the object
looked "as wide as the house."
approximately five minutes, Mrs. Milakovic, her husband
and son saw what appeared to be several humanoid figures
walking across the bright top of the UFO. Intermittently,
"some of the figures were seen to bend down as
though looking at something in the part of the object
below the rim. . . ."
the object began moving up in a "pulsating or
jerky" movement. Its light intensity greatly
increased and Milakovic felt his eyes were burning.
frightened, Milakovic, normally a brave man, pushed his
wife and son into the car and sped away from the scene.
M. H. Turner and W. Daniels investigated the report.