Then there is “Hannah Green,” who lives practically on Farnborough’s doorstep. “I’ve got one hell of a view; I live in a very high spot and can see the roofs of the hangars at the base,” she stated in a 1996 interview with me. Furthermore, she had a remarkable UFO account to tell. On a clear, bright evening in July 1977, Green and her family were driving through the nearby Minley Manor Woods when their attention was drawn to two “coach-loads of troops” who were entering the woods.
“We had to reverse and go back, and as we did so, I noticed just to the left what looked like a small, man-made valley with steep sides about fifteen feet deep. But inside this little valley, there were two clear burn marks, which looked like something had either landed or crashed.” Green added that the presence of so many soldiers in the area concerned her family to the extent that they swung their car around and drove back in the direction from which they had just come. All was normal until they approached a bend in the road.
Standing on a gentle slope around the corner were two of the “strangest-looking men” Green had ever seen. Both were of an impressive height but exceedingly thin and dressed in “all-in-one, white, tight-fitting suits with headgear like the astronauts in the Apollo missions wore.” For a moment the two “men” remained still; however, as Green and her family watched transfixed, both suddenly broke into a run and headed for a clearing. Most bizarre of all, as Green continued to follow the path of the two men, they literally disappeared before her eyes. “They vanished; simply vanished,” she explained. “I never forgot that. I came home, drew a picture of the two men, and wrote an account of it because it really shook me up. And I’ve never been in the woods since.”
Green continued that a number of unusual events occurred shortly afterwards that she felt were potentially related. First, she learned that, under cover of darkness, an inordinate amount of digging was going on deep within the woods. Who was doing the digging? None other than the Army. Precisely what they were looking for, Green never found out; but the mere fact that the Army’s activities were undertaken late at night aroused her suspicion that it was somehow connected with the curious “burn-marks” seen in the woods, not to mention the two strange-looking “men” who fled the area.