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Occurred : 7/17/2002 14:30 (Entered as : 17/7/02 1430)
Reported: 1/18/2003 3:33:43 PM 15:33
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Liverpool (UK/England),
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:10 minutes
A CYLINDER SHAPED OBJECT THAT CLIMED 3000ft IN A MATTER OF SECONDS

THE OBJECT WE SEEN WAS CYLINDER IN SHAPE AND WAS AT A HIGHT OF APPRX 1500ft.THE WEATHER ON THE DAY WAS A SUNNY DAY WITH SCATERED CLOUDE A LIGHT WIND APPROX 1-2 KNOTS. THE CYLINDER CAME OUT FROM BEHINDE A CLOUDE AND ROTATED IN A FIXED POSITION OFR APPROX 3 MINUTIS.ON THIS DAY THERE WAS MILLITARY AIR DISPLAY HAVING JUSTED ENDED IN A TOWN CALLED SOUTHPORT WITCH IS APPROX 20 MILES FROM OUR SIGHTING.AFTER APPROX 3 MINUTIS OF VIEWING THE CYLINDER WE COULD HEAR THE ENGINE NOISE OF HELECOPTERS WHERE UPON IN THE DISTANCE WE SEEN 4 ARMY HELECOPTERS APROCHING ON THE SAME HIGHT AND PATH AS THE CYLINDER. THATS WHEN THE FUN STARTED THE CYLINDER ALLOWED THE HELECOPTERS TO GET WITHIN 500ft TO 800ft OF IT WHEN IT JUST ACCELARATED IN A UPWARED DIRECTION TO A HIGHT OF APPROX 3000ft.

((NUFORC Note: Witness describes himself as being in a profession that requires considerable common sense, and an enhanced ability to perceive events accurately and dispassionately. He probably is a very good witness, we believe. PD))