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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/1986 03:00 (Entered as : 11 01 86 3:00)
Reported: 10/14/2006 5:30:08 PM 17:30
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Stoke-on-Trent (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 min
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Whilst working as a security officer about 20 years ago, I saw something, that has left me without any doubts of the exsistance of ufo,s.

My story may not be as colourfull as some, but I saw it, and it is true ! My job entailed me to walk between two factory plants, throughout the night.

One of the plants, is a secret place, that has been built in a small dip, out of site.This site is involved in the manufacture of some sort of catalyst, that is used for something in the nuclear IND.

Anyhow, one winter night while walking to the catalyst plant, I couldnt help but notice what a beutifull clear night it was, and how all the stars were out.

After about a 5 min walk, and approaching the crest of the hill that hides the plant, I saw a bright white light. I didnt think anything at all at first, as there is nothing unusual about seeing a white light in the sky at night, IE planes and helicopters ect. But, there was something different about this light and I couldnt figure what it was. I first spotted it when it was maybe, 3 miles away.

The light was coming directly at me from a slight angle { 2 o,clock }.

Flying at a sort of horizon level to where I was standing.

There was something that intreiged me to stop walking when I reached the top of the crest.It was now getting very close. It was a white light of quite high intensity, yet it did not seem to project any sort of beam. I would estimate the light to have been approx 12" in diameter. It travelled accross the sky at about an estimated guess of about 50 mph ground speed. As it aproached the plant it slowed right down and actualy stopped above the roof of the plant. I would guess this to be about 30 meters above. By this time I had actualy walked about 20 meters down the other side of the crest, which put me approx 75 meters from the light source.

Because I was still someway up the crest still, I would guess this put the light source about 10 meters above me, and about 75 meters in front of me at about 1 o,clock. A number of things realy botherd me about what I was seeing ! First off, was the fact that there was no red or green lights, IE plane etc ! Second, I knew that this thing was very close, yet there was no noise.

This was about 3am early morning, and you could have heard a pin drop from 20yrds.

By this time,Im thinking OK, what have we got that would explain what it is im looking at. Answer, Stealth helicopter. I dont know if such a thing exsists, but it has to be something that can fly slowly and hover and do it in total silence.

I then realised, that because it was so close, and the sky was so clear, I should actually be able to see the craft, whatever it was ! I then realised that under close scruttiny, when I looked just above the light I could actually see a star ! This told me that the light must be on the upper part of the craft. So this gave me the idea of sorts of looking to the sides and below this light. I was in dissbelief when I found that I could actualy make out other objects like the trees on the oppossite side of the hill.

At the realisation of the fact that this light that I had seen so far travel accross the sky and then to stop almost in throwing distance from me, actually had no body, actually made me a little nerv rattled.

I had actualy been watching this thing intentley for about 10 min or so by now, I wasnt 100% convinced that what I was looking at was a UFO at this time.

I was certainly wondering if this was the case and if that had been it I would probably never have known ! As I said, as it was winter, it was biteingly cold, and this eventualy won me over to get inside for a warm, leaving the strange light still hoverig above.

I took, maybe 3 steps towards it and it shot through the sky in the direction from which it came. There again, was no noise. There was also, seemingly no acceleration as such. It went from zero speed, to what I can only describe as comet type speed. It was gone in a streak of light in about two seconds.

It reminded me of a comet I saw when walking home from school as a child.

I know we will always have secret technoliges ect but no way, have we gone that far ! I SAW A UFO. That is a fact ! No amount of crap about reflections ect from whoever could ever convince me in the slightist that I didnt see what I saw.

If only there wasnt so many idiots in this world, claiming allsorts where ufo,s are concerned, maybe we would know the truth about how many are seen and how often etc. This happened to me about 20 years ago, and I still think about that night quite regualry. This is the first time I have ever recorded this incident.

It seems strange even now addmiting this happened. I know now, that they exsist ! Yet I am still reluctant to beleive other peoples stories.