Green recalled a second curious event that occurred not long after: “It was October 1977, in the mid-evening. There was what I call a ‘large black cigar’ over the cornfields to the back of our houses. It traveled up on to Fernhill and then headed down towards the woods. By this time I was hanging out of the window, binoculars at the ready. I waited for about five minutes and could then see it above the trees: a white light on the back and a green light on the front. It then headed in my direction, and I could see that it was about sixty feet long, very black; but there was no sound whatsoever. It came right over me, and within a few minutes I was feeling very sick and dizzy. I couldn’t stand up, and it was all I could do to get myself into bed fully dressed. I couldn’t even undress myself. In those days we had many sightings, all of which happened as the work was going on in the woods.”
This unresolved case raises important questions. Is it possible that the unusual scorch marks seen within Minley Woods were the result of some form of UFO crash-landing? What was occurring within the woods that required the attendance of “two coach-loads” of Army troops? Who were the two tall “beings” dressed “like astronauts” that seemed intent on exiting the area with the utmost haste? And what of the odd digging that went on after dark? Had the military discovered “something” in Minley Woods that they were attempting to retrieve?