7/12/2013 7:05:51 AM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Light metallic, fairly shiny, not dark. Completely spherical, like a beach ball.
Size of Object(s)
Difficult to say, they were flying high and from where I was sitting they were like large beach balls in the sky.
Description of Area / Surroundings
It was over the River Mersey, which is Merseyside - the river separates Liverpool City and the port and Wirral Penninsula coastline.
Full Description & Details
I was sitting in a chair, next to my friend in another chair in front of the window and as I looked out, three metallic ball shaped UFO's were flying in formation above the River Mersey (that is the river that separates the City of Liverpool, with the Wirral peninsula). I am not great with measurements, so could not accurately say their size, but they must have been fairly large to be seen at that height in the sky, from my view they looked like large beach balls. This stretch of land, over the River Mersey is often used as a training ground for pilots. Having lived there many years, 16 + years as residents we often hear small, jet like crafts fly through the air so fast you barely see them but they are very loud. The UFO's were soundless and going fairly fast, I literally had time to point them out to my friend and they were gone. Unfortunately, she didn't have her glasses on and they were too fast, they had gone.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
They were definitely flying, not floating - they were fast, steady and straight in their flight path - so it couldn't be a natural/balloon like objects. Plus the formation, one in front and two just behind. Because pilots and military flights are often practiced on that stretch and because of the formation, I did wonder if military were testing new technology, but I haven't seen or heard of ball like aeroplanes yet.
I am a manager a graduate, my family and friends have no interest in UFO's or the unknown. I am fairly spiritual and it was constant references to the 'gods from above' in various religious or esoteric books that made me look into the ancient astronaut theory and in turn, modern ideas about UFO's.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I must be honest, I had for some time been undertaking UFO research. Although I was excited to see them, I wasn't surprised as I believed in the phenomena. But at the same time, those who are interested watch the skies. It's only when you take notice that you are likely to see something.