|Occurred : 7/16/2003 20:30 (Entered as : 07/16/03 20.30)
Reported: 8/5/2003 4:07:41 AM 04:07
Location: Barnoldswick (UK/England),
|Unidentified flying man
My partner and myself, we are both teachers in our fifties, had gone for a short circular early evening walk across the fields a few days before we moved from our house in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, UK. We were almost back home, walking up the road when we looked up and saw the figure of a man, dressed in what looked like black overalls, descending as if by parachute. He was coming down about fifty yards away behind the last house in the row. I thought he was going to land in the meadow beyond. But when he was only about 15 feet off the ground he levelled out and began to slowly accelerate, climbing very gently and heading off in a northerly direction. We watched as he crossed the valley and disappeared into the distance. But there was no parachute, or any means of propulsion. Nothing visibly attached to his back, no noise, nothing. All of this was on a summer's evening, blue sky, excellent visibility, and no wind.
((NUFORC Note: One of two reports from the same source of the same sighting. We do not understand why the witness submitted two almost identical reports, but we will post both. Date is approximate. PD))