Saturday, 4 June 2016

Family "abducted by aliens" in Stanford in the Vale feature in new book The Veiled Vale by Mike White

WHAT really happened to the family who encountered a UFO in Stanford in the Vale?
What tragedy made a young Wallingford girl daub a wall with her own tears?
And what does the Uffington White Horse get up to once every hundred years?
An amateur paranormal investigator from Grove has answered these and dozens more questions in a new book of unexplained mysteries from southern Oxfordshire.
Father-of-two Mike White has spent two decades compiling his collection of spooky stories while working in the civil service and in IT.
Now he has published the collection in a tome called The Veiled Vale.
The 55-year-old said: "The Vale of the White Horse and the beautiful countryside of South Oxfordshire is a landscape steeped in thousands of years of legends, history and mystery: there are witches, monsters and ghosts; old legends and modern-day tales of strange encounters with the unknown."
Among the unexplained anecdotes is the story of a family who thought they were abducted by aliens while driving through Stanford in the Vale near Wantage.
In 1978, John Mann, wife Gloria, and his sister Frances were driving home to Gloucestershire through the village with their children, Natasha, five, and Tanya, three, at 10pm.
They saw a bright white light in the sky up ahead, pulled over and got out the car, staring at it.
The light became a "vast circular shape, more than 100 feet up" moving very slowly over -read more

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