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Occurred : 10/12/1997 10:30 (Entered as : 10/12/1997 10:30)
Reported: 2/2/2009 9:47:00 AM 09:47
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Poole (UK/England),
Shape: Other
Duration:1 minute
UFO Sighted in Poole, Dorset England

In October 1997 I threw a 'sickie' from work. We were moving house and I had loads of things to do. About half way through the morning - about 10.30am I decided to telephone the selling agent. My phone was on the window ledge at the front of the house, as all the furniture had been moved out - I rang the agent and when I finished the call I put the phone down .. I don't know why (but why not) I stood looking out of the window for a while and noticed a plane in the sky about, I don't know, maybe half a mile away, as I watched it it changed direction and came towards me. I stood there watching because the way it did the turn was weird it kind of hooked round, like you'd expect a helicopter to do, planes can't do that, but it didn't look anything like a helicopter.

It came towards me (in England most of us live in roads where the houses are in rows, pretty much as in the US but the roads are nowhere near as wide - usually about 60') and glided across the row of houses directly opposite me about 4 feet above them. Straight along the row - it was the weirdest thing that's ever happened to me, I knew when I was watching it that I'd never convince anyone I saw this. It wasn't a plane or a helicopter, I watched it with my mouth open and tried to memorise it so I could draw it later - it was roughly 20 feet long (about the size of a semi-detached house) when it got to the bottom of the road it went behind some trees and just seemed to disappear. It wasn't until it had gone I realised that it didn't make any sound at all - if it was a plane, or a helicopter - anything that could fly really it would have made a sound (bar a hang glider, but I know what that looks like and it wasn't one).

I think about that thing every day but the only thing I can remember about it is that it was like a really high tech plane with a round 'saucer' part hanging out of the bottom of it - I even got the impression that it was scanning the row of houses. When it glided past I looked to see if it had a cockpit .. it didn't. It was really shiny like silver aluminium.

Has anybody else seen anything like this? I've tried to draw the thing I saw but I'm useless at drawing and it was so long ago now all I really remember is it being in two parts attached by a kind of arm at a right angle. From a distance it rather looked like a microlight airplane with something hanging underneath it.