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September 9, 2010 21:00
The following article
was published in “The Rochdale Observer (UK)” 10TH March,
thrilled by close encounter of mystery kind
in the skies... Daniel
Hamer, Louis Stansfield, Jessica Hamer and Cameron Stansfield.
GROUP of children playing in Littleborough reckon they
have had a close encounter with a UFO. So vivid was their
experience at about 7pm on Thursday they have started
to draw what they saw. They say the spacecraft hovered
slowly just over the rooftops for several minutes and
then shot off at hyper speed.
Stansfield, of Timbercliffe, Summit, said her sons, Louis,
aged eight, and Cameron, aged five, were playing with friends
on a trampoline outside their home when they spotted the ‘extra
children saw the object flying slowly above the houses.
Some of the children thought it was triangular in shape
and others square, but it could have been to do with what
angle they saw it. It had red lights around the edge and
yellow lights in the middle. They rushed in to tell us
about it, but the time we got out it had gone.”
children say the object had stopped above the house behind
us and then shot off in hyper drive. Later that evening
they started drawing pictures of what they had seen."
would like to know if anyone else in Littleborough saw
looked up and saw some lights flashing in the sky. I went
in the house to get my mother, but when we went out it
spokesman for the National Air Traffic service said:
was no reported alien activity in controlled airspace that
we are aware of.”
spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said:
am not aware of any other reported sightings. We do have
a UFO report line telephone number so that people can report
things which they cannot explain.”
said sightings were checked to see if they had any defence
significance, whether the UK airspace may have been compromised
by hostile air activity. But this had not been found to
be the case.
believe that there are rational explanations for such sightings
such as aircraft lights or natural phenomena,” she
writes to The WHY? Files
have just recently (two days ago), by idle browsing, come
across The Why? Files, which should tell you just how little
interest I have had up to now in ufology. On the rare occasions
that I have seen other web sites on the subject they have
struck me, frankly, as nothing more than sensationalized
rubbish of the Omygosh! Geewhizz! variety. I have been
an amateur astronomer for more than forty years, and I
have to tell you that I am by no means a convinced believer
in visits by alien space ships and little green men, or
little grey ones, for that matter. However, as I found
your site to be of a reasonable and serious nature, in
fact pretty much the only one of its kind, I thought you
might like to add an experience of mine to your records.
I'm afraid it falls into the category of "just one
more unverifiable story", but I tell it simply for
what it's worth. I certainly don't want any publicity out
day back in the summer of 1967 I was sitting in my garden
enjoying the sunshine and planning an evening's observing.
It was one of those rare days in England when the sky is
totally clear of cloud and haze, and is a pure unblemished
blue. A rare day indeed. On getting out of my deckchair
to go into the house I noticed almost at the zenith two
tiny dots, like little seed-pearls, against the blue. As
it was the season of garden fetes I assumed they were party
balloons and thought no more of it. I eventually resumed
my seat in the garden and for the next half hour went on
planning for that night's astronomy. At some point I became
aware again of these two "pearls", and in the
intervening half hour or so neither had moved relative
to the other, nor in their position in the sky. I decided
that it was unlikely they could be balloons, so I went
into the house and brought out the smallest of my telescopes,
a 3-inch refractor, and fitted an eye-piece which gave
50x magnification. Through the scope, the first of the
pearl-like objects appeared as a blank and featureless
fuzzy disc, much like an illuminated household light bulb,
so I took my eye away from the scope and adjusted it to
focus on the second object, at which point both of them
disappeared. They didn't shoot off across the sky, nor
fade away; one second they were both there, plain as day,
and the next second they were gone. I swept the sky more
or less continuously for the next hour using wide-field
binoculars and the small telescope, but neither object
reappeared. I have not personally seen anything else similar
in forty years of observation. I have no idea what they
were, nor did I immediately jump up and down thinking "My
God, I've seen a ufo!"
They could have been almost anything at all.
there is an interesting corollary to this story. A few
years ago, I saw a piece of film on tv which was taken
by a surveyor in one of the American desert areas, which
showed two pearl-white objects, exactly similar to the
ones I saw that day, but on the film they were moving,
in parallel and towards the horizon. As far as I can remember,
the commentary said that the objects were followed at a
short interval by two US Airforce fighters.
it is, make of it what you will. As an experienced observer
I'm familiar with all of the things astronomers come across,
from birds to satelites to aircraft to hot air balloons,
day or night: nor, as it happens, am I likely to mistake
Venus or Sirius for a ufo. I've thought about the incident
regularly over the years, but I'm no nearer to a solution.
luck with your site. Maybe one day you'll turn me into
"jellyfish like objects"
The following was reported to the WHY? Files by the witness
and was also published in The Daventry Express
Submitted to: The WHY? Files
Subject: UFO Sighting
Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire,
Date_and_time: 07/22/03 10:00PM (Roughly)
Direction witness was facing: South
Approach: Directly in front of me.
Departure: Overhead. (Rooftops)
It was Tuesday 22nd July 2003.It was a clear summer evening,
around 10ish. I was standing at my back door having a cigarette.
Became aware of two black dots in the distance. Remember
them changing course as soon as I'd noticed them. They headed
straight toward me. At this point i didn't know what they
were. Just thought it a little strange they both turned in
uniform with one another. Really vague recollections about
the next bit. Remember trying to look for them again.Seems
like the next thing i know these objects are over my head.
Yellowy brown in colour, with a darker centre. Pulsating,
which created ripples across craft. May have gave off slight
swishing sound, but can't be sure.They were overtaking one
another in the sky. One would take the lead, then the other,
and so on. Got a really good look at these objects for what
seemed like 30 seconds or so. Could've been longer, I'm not
sure. Their motion and the fact they were pulsating gave
the impression of a jellyfish swimming in bursts. My youngest
son had joined me in the garden at some point. He saw what
i did. I left them going over the roof top and ran through
to the front of my house, assuming my son would follow, and
straight into the garden, calling my other two sons as i
went. Remember looking up where the objects should've been.
Only to find they weren't there. My youngest at this point
was still in the back garden, and he shouted 'Daddy UFOs!'
It seems that about the same time my older two were pointing
to a point further on in the sky where the objects were.
Now, these objects were apparently in at least two positions
in the sky simultaneously. Which I'm sure you'd agree is
weird. My youngest joined us shortly at the front. I tried
to see these objects again, but never did. We waited there
a minute or two, then came indoors. The objects i saw were
filmed by a BBC cameraman an hour or so previous in Worcester.
Other_descriptions: Yellowly/Brown. Dark
spot in middle. Ripples accross craft. Jellyfish like motion
and appearance. Overtaking one another in sky. Gave slight
impression of swimming because they were pulsating.
Height_and_speed: Unsure. Not particulary
fast or high.
TV_Radio_reports: Was featured in local paper, and got a
quick mention on CNN.
Thanks to the witness Adrian Dalton for his