Tuesday 9 December 2014

Stargazing Live Producer sees UFO

I've written about Stargazing Live before because it is one of the TV programmes... one of the many many TV programmes... presented by Prof Brian Cox. A couple of years ago the BBC's management overruled the show's presenters and prevented them examining a new planet during a live broadcast in very odd circumstances, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/bbc-blocks-brian-cox-over-alien-fears.html. Cox is a staunch Skeptic and regards UFO's as a pseudoscientific myth; so I wonder what he said when the producer of Stargazing Live saw a UFO. Keaton Stone Tweeted this: "Ok - I know this sounds crazy & I'm supposed to discount this kind of stuff but I SWEAR I HAVE JUST SEEN A UFO OVER CANNOCK / HEDNESFORD!!!!" A short while later he followed up with: "Genuinely not joking! It was turquoise then white & flying around all over the place!! There is the mother of all storms here as well?!..." At first he thought it was just a lightning bolt, but discounted that because of the object's colour and movement; it was performing tight manoeuvres at high speed, the kind of activity that is frequently reported in UFO sightings, see: http://www.openminds.tv/stargazing-live-producer-sees-ufo-in-england-1101/23161. The area he had his encounter is near Cannock Chase, a well-known hotspot for all things unexplained. Has this effected his relationship with Cox in any way? According to IMDB, Stone is still working at the BBC. The series ran until January this year so presumably they're still on speaking terms; that's a relief because Cox is one of the most passionate members of the Skeptic community. For more information on Prof. Brian Cox, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/prof-brian-cox-watch-this-space.html.


Anonymous said...

That's a turn up!. Of coarse, at the same time it's not surprising. Cannock Chase is a stones throw from where I am temporarily living North/West of Sutton Coldfield. This place is a center of energy in the area. I think many other people involved in Stargazing and Sky Observation have seen things but their paradigm and conditionings will just not let them experience it in a comprehensive way. It will be interesting to see how relationships are effected in view of this

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Yes indeed. It was some time ago and there have been two Stsargazing Live aeries since then, so the BBC has not disowned him. But I'd love to be a fly on the wall during planning meetings!