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UFO Sighting Report


October, 1957


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


My mother, sister and I all saw a cigar shaped craft in the night sky from a west facing bedroom window. It was stationary and had what could be termed port holes. The portholes had an orange colour.

Date Reported:

4/17/2006 4:52:04 PM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



30 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Appeard brown cigar shape - one line of orange port holes down the centre of the side. The small craft that appeared bright were more like lights in the sky looking almost circular. This I think was due to the distance and their smaller size, but as they moved away and back again they must have been quite substantial in size being clearly visible moving across the sky.

Size of Object(s)

At 1000ft it must have been at least the length of 2/3 aircraft carriers.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

approx 1000ft high and a mile away.

Description of Area / Surroundings

Over Cheltenham town centre in an urban area. No special military or power plants but it is the centre of the government secret listening/intelligence gathering facility.

Full Description & Details

The craft was stationary in the sky for quite some time (30 minutes).

Although in the night sky, one could see it was brownish in colour with the orange coloured port holes. Just one line of portholes down the centre of the craft.

Around the cigar shaped large craft, small light coloured craft hovered. They could move from A to B in an instant. They did not have to accelerate, they just moved in an instant to another position miles away but still in view and then they would return near to the cigar shape.

We have talked in the family many times, but this web site has allowed me at the age of 60 to share the story with others for the first time.

We were in Gloucestershire, but sightings were recorded in Devon and other parts of the west country that evening, all describing the cigar shape and small craft that moved very fast.

I know what I and my family saw, but we have no rational explanation.

Philip Jones.

Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?

We could not explain it as anything normal or man made. Its size and the way the small craft moved so fast.

Witness Background

Trained in sales and marketing and worked all my life in the technical paper industry, manufacturing special filtration media. Today I am technical sales manager, but have held managerial positions in marketing and other diciplines and today a director of the company.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

As a 10 year old child I had no idea of such things. My mother during this event told my sister and I that things had been reported previously as unidentified flying objects.

Other Comments

Since that time I have not seen anyting in the night sky more interesting than satelites!


Reported Sighting? 



Philip H. Jones

Your Location: 

Gloucester - UK



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