mid-October, 2008, The WHY? Files received a sighting report
from Jason, a resident of Spennymoor (County Durham – UK)
for most of his life. Jason is in his late 30’s, has
lived with his girlfriend for six years and by profession is
experience was, with little doubt, very real and despite the
lack of supporting evidence we feel that the report is of interest
report (below) is based entirely on Jason’s own words:
forgive some of my weak attempts at humour, I guess I'm still
trying to make light of this experience. It's played on my
mind (even while asleep) for a week now and I feel I've got
to get it off my chest to someone who won't think I'm insane.
week’s strangeness was at exactly (I checked the time
on my watch) 23.38 on Wednesday night (Wednesday October 8th,
2008). It had been drizzling on and off all day but was not
drizzling when I was out. I couldn't see the moon; it was overcast
mainly, with a few patches of night sky visible through the
cloud although I could see any stars.
had my dog (a 7 year old Border collie) out late on what used
to be an old railway line, it's now a nature type walk that
if I wanted to, could follow the 8-9 miles to the next town
(Bishop Auckland). Usually my dog Oscar trots off in front,
sniffs about and waters lots of plants, but doesn't go too
far off without waiting. Not that night though. He unusually
just walked along with me, even after a few attempts to tell
him to go off and do what dogs do.
was about a quarter of a mile up the line (It still gets called "the
line") from where it starts half a mile from my house.
There's no lighting and it's pretty much away from any houses
with street lighting. On my left are lots of thick bushes which
had just opened out to scrub land and beyond that a fence which
marks the bottom of the local comprehensive schools playing
fields. On my right is scrub land then some farmer’s
fields beyond that. From where I was, 200 metres ahead you
enter some trees. The trees are about 40 foot apart, the path
maybe 15 foot wide. (The trees gradually converge later on
down the path to cover the sky above.)
A graphic depiction of Jason's
sighting showing the movement of the UFO.(Google Maps)
ahead in the trees I could see a strong white light. Strong
enough for me to be able to see the trees either side of the
path lit up and the path floor illuminated. At first I thought
it was a car or something coming down the path, but then thought
it couldn’t be as the local council has installed those
gates every so often to stop hoodlums on motocross bikes killing
people like me out walking the dog.
right then, someone with a very powerful torch or something.
It just didn't enter my mind it would be anything weird. I
carried on for another 60 metres or so, when the light started
to move off to my right........and up.
stopped me in my tracks. Once it had sort of cleared the top
of the trees, I could see it a bit more clearly. It was 100%
a structured object, kinda disc shaped but not perfectly round,
sort of elongated. I'd say "roughly" 50 feet long,
20 feet wide and 20 feet in height. It was bathed in a kind
of white glow, but it wasn't like you could see its source.
So hard to put into words. On the underside were two spots
of blue light, one at each end of the longest length. Reason
I say it was structured was I could clearly see its outline.
moved off to the right at a 90º angle to me, about 50
feet in the air, down into the large area of fields and stopped
again. It just sat there 50 foot up in the air not making a
bit of sound. Nothing, not a whisper the whole time.
this time, I'm not kidding and don't mind admitting, I'm seriously
spooked. All sorts of things running through my mind. What
the hell is it? Is it me? Am I seeing things?
couldn't be just me, the dog was looking directly at it, stood
right next to me, I mean RIGHT next to me pressed against my
left leg. It then moved off away down the field, hard to judge
speed, but I'd say no more than 20 mph, and down to a line
of trees (I used to get conkers in there when I was a nipper)
where it stopped again, the blue lights underneath went out
and then it shot off to my left at a 45º angle upwards
and at a stupidly silly speed until it went from sight.
stood opened mouthed for a moment, then checked my watch, thankfully
I hadn't lost three hours and nothing had been poking about
my nether regions or stuck a rod up my nose. It was 23.42.
I didn't have my camera and I didn't even have my mobile. (those
who know me well, will testify to my under use of mobiles)
there you go, make of it what you will.
I seeing things? ball lightning? a cloud? a silent helicopter?
a plane?, swamp gas (like I live near a swamp) exploding cow
flatulence? a light house? (30 miles from the coast), a floating
street lamp? Elvis in his light buggy?
have NO idea.
DO know a few things though.
I'm not mad,
I don't drink,
I don't take drugs,
I'm not insane,
I don't have hallucinations......... and,
I DID see it. So did my dog.......and it wasn't in anyway "normal".
not sure of what to make of it. As expected, my family and
friends have mostly laughed and joked about it, the usual stuff,
I was tired and hallucinating, it was the moon, lightning or "maybe" they
did take me away, and maybe they had done before and are the
reason for losing most of hair at 21 (I'm 37)
spent pretty much 7 days on a wild internet jaunt looking at
some strange things, but this site stood out as one of the
best for not being sensational.
not aware of any geological faults, that is, I've never heard
anything mentioned. I've lived in Spennymoor for 32 years.
Of course I could be wrong, it's just not something I've ever
given any thought to.
have been one of those topics that I've of course read about
in the past. I've always been open minded on the subject to
they from elsewhere in this galaxy? Another galaxy? I've no
idea. I do believe we, as an intelligent species, would be
incredibly small minded to think our planet has the only life
in the universe. Whether another intelligent species exists
and has advanced to the point of being able to transverse the
vast distances involved in space travel? Again, I don't know,
but I don't see it as being 100% impossible.
for giving me a voice that won't immediately ridicule once
I've told my story.
experience is, perhaps, typical of the many UFO sightings that
are reported each year. As usual there is little or no evidence,
as yet, to give support or substance to his report but there
are few who would doubt his honesty.
you had a similar experience or are aware of any information
that would substantiate Jason’s sighting please contact:
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