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Occurred : 7/14/1979 22:00 (Entered as : 07/14/1979 22:00)
Reported: 4/30/2004 10:57:01 PM 22:57
Posted: 5/4/2004
Location: Motherwell (UK/Scotland),
Shape: Light
Duration:2 or three minuets
Received: April 25, 2004 I was about 18 years old coming home from the river Clyde here in Motherwell, Scotland. ( about 1979 July or August) My Dad and I had stopped to speak to an old friend. I was looking towards the west in the direction of the town of Hamilton. The evening was warm and overcast. I have tried to show this in the attached drawing. When I saw the first object, it was emerging from behind the hills to the west, which are about 8 or 10 miles away. Within a few seconds the first object was totally visible, then the smaller object rose up from behind the hill and was soon totally visible also.

The objects were both orange in colour and seemed to shimmer with long flowing tendrils. The second object was about half the size of the first. I am a lousy artist but the objects in the drawing are very close to the things I saw. The perspective in the drawing is about correct, so you can imagine the size of the objects from 8 or 10 miles away. My Dad and his old pal were deep in conversation. When I told them to look at the fireballs floating up through the clouds they didn't seem to be able to see them. My Dad seemed to be agitated with me for disturbing his conversation and they continued to talk as if nothing had happened. I know that this was no hallucination. The objects merged together before floating up into the dark clouds. My Dad never had any time for this sort of thing (UFOS) so I never spoke to him about it. The whole thing from start to finish took about 2 minutes at the most.

I am now 45 years old and this scene has been in my mind since the night I saw it.

I will send you some more info on some more odd sightings I have had if you want. I do a little amateur astronomy and watch the satellites often with the naked eye, but when one stops and stays there for 2 or three minuets, brightens up like a flare then zooms off in the opposite direction, it makes you think. I know the Sun can catch satellites and make them brighten to about the brightness of Venus at the moment, but I have never seen one brighten as much as this and then shoot off in another direction.

Hope this helps, Regards, Thank you to the person for the report and image.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Home - Phone 250 845 2189 email: Website: Redirect: Redirect:

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We express our gratitude to Brian Vike for sharing this report with us. PD))