Eno sees UFO
Another anecdote for those with an interest in music-related forteana. David Sheppard’s 2008 biography of UK art-rock icon and uber-producer Brian Eno, On
Some Faraway Beach, mentions Eno’s youthful recollection of seeing a UFO in the early 1960s in the company of his half-sister: “It was actually a simple enough thing: we were in the garden, it was twilight, and we saw an object in the sky, which was not an aeroplane. It was a long – sounds strange to say – greenishcoloured object with strangely shaped windows. It didn’t have round windows – they were actually shaped like television screens” (p. 23).
Eno’s experience occurred in his hometown of Woodbridge in Suffolk, close to the USAF’s then-Cold War base of the same name. Forteans may therefore find Eno’s sighting of interest as a historical precursor to the UK’s best-known UFO incident, the Rendlesham Forest encounters of December 1980, which involved RAF Woodbridge personnel. Dean Ballinger Hamilton, New Zealand