UK PSYCHICS REPORT - 3 September 2002
It has come to light that a police helicopter was involved in a dramatic high-speed chase in the sky over Sussex - in pursuit of a UFO.
The astonishing pursuit began when a suspected UFO was spotted as it flew 1,000ft above Brighton by the crew of a Sussex-based police helicopter.
Sergeant John Tickner and paramedic Sean Mitchell sat mesmerised as the mysterious glowing object floated next to them before shooting off at high speed into the distance. They were so stunned they decided to follow it and used a thermal imaging camera to video events as they chased the object for three minutes before giving up and returning to base.
Mr Tickner, 50, who retired last week after 30 years with Sussex Police, said: "We were flying back from Beachy Head and at 1,000ft. We didn't expect anything to join us. Not for a moment did we believe it to be anything sinister. We thought it was funny though, so we chased it around for three minutes and were laughing and joking about little green men."
The video footage they took of the object is now being examined by UFO enthusiasts around the world in the hope that it will provide evidence of life on other planets.
The bizarre incident happened on the evening of August 11, 2000.