Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Large very bright orb in swirling cloud.
Then on the night very large very bright shining orb.
Size of Object(s)
As the object was about a mile or more away I cannot estimate it`s size though it did appears to be a large object.
Object(s) & Altitude
About a mile and about four or five hundred feet in the sky.
Description of Area / Surroundings
The first sighting of the object it was travelling in broad daylight above Kedward Avenue in the Brambles Farm council estate in Middlesbrough Yorkshire.
The second sighting was above Pallister Park which is in the Pallister Park Council Estate Middlesbrough.
Full Description & Details
When I was a young lad of 13 or 14, (I can`t remember the exact date), I was talking to three friends outside their house at the top of Kedward Avenue in Brambles Farm Middlesbrough.
The time was just after 4pm. I remember the time exactly as it was home time for the children of Brambles Farm Junior School and all the children were pouring out of the main gate and heading down Kedward Avenue on their way home.
I lived in this road and was used to the coming and goings of the children as they came to and from the school.
As we talked something very odd happened, there was suddenly total silence, it took a minute or so for us to realize how quiet the children pouring out of the school gates had suddenly become.
When we looked around we saw all of the children stopped and all were looking upwards, they were staring at this strange cloud moving silently directly above the road moving northwards.
In the center of this boiling swirling cloud was a very large bright shining orb.
One felt as though one could reach up and touch it as it silently moved in a straight line above the road.
We all watched this apparition as it continued away north. Then suddenly all the children began chatting away and continued on their homeward journeys.
We looked at each other, shrugged our shoulders and started chatting away and for the moment forgot about the strange thing that we had just witnessed.
It must be emphasized that it was a beautiful clear evening with cloudless blue skies when this weird sight was witnessed.
Later that night we had all met on the small common just a short distance from were we had seen this cloud with the large orb at it`s center.
As we stood their talking about nothing in particular, (this time there was a half dozen of us) I can`t remember which of my friends spotted the object but he said in an excited voice "look at that and pointed over towards Pallister Park.
Again I must emphasize it was a beautiful clear night with no cloud, with all the stars clearly in view.
What we saw was a large very bright glowing orb moving very slowly coming from the south heading north.
From were we stood it was approximately a mile or so distant, as the object came directly over Pallister Park it stopped, it then began to grow in size until it was about three or four times it`s original size.
When it stopped expanding it began emitting very loud noises like thunder, the object stayed in its stationary position for more than 20 minutes. During this period another very bright orb had detached itself from the object and descended down to the ground.
After about 15 minutes the smaller orb returned to the larger orb and then the object returned to it`s original size, the noises ceased and the object slowly made its way north.
Myself and my friends watched the object till it disappeared over the horizon.
Naturally, we being young lads all dashed home to tell our parents what we had witnessed.
The next day at school everyone was on about a space ship that people had seen land in Pallister Park.
Running along the outside of the park are a long row of houses and several of the people living in these dwellings had heard the noise that this object was making and came out of their homes to see what was causing the noise.
Many of our schoolmates who lived in these houses said that they had seen a space ship land in the park and then after several minutes take off and return up and go inside the much larger bright shining orb from which it had came..
One has to remember that the term UFO at this time, (the early sixties) was not a term commonly known or understood amongst us school kids and our parents so the term "Space ship" was the more common parlance.
The next evening the story was reported on the local TV news (BBC look north), the reporters were very mocking as I remember talking about little green men.
The local media had been inundated by people reporting what they had seen and the object had be seen all over the North East of England.
I believe the local police had also been inundated with calls from alarmed residents living around Pallister Park.
The local newspaper The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette also reported the incident.
This incident has remained in my memory as fresh as the day it happened, I am now almost 63 years old and I will never forget what I saw of those two incidents on that day.
Unfortunately I can`t remember the exact date but I have always had in the back of my mind to go to the Middlesbrough Gazette and look into their archives to see if I can find the article written about the incident and find out exactly the day it happened.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
It certainly wasn`t an airplane, a balloon,Venusor anything of that sort, unless Venus had come down to earth and decided to travel above the road in broad daylight.
Retired, former Dockworker. Loading and unloading merchant ships on the River Tees.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Before the sighting I knew nothing about UFOs, as I was still only a young lad we were more interested in Western films, such as Shane and the Big Country.
Only that I wish I could remember the exact date of the two sightings.
Reported Sighting? No
Your Location: Eston Middlesbrough England