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UFO Sighting Report

Date:

1968

Location:

Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom

Summary:

Date Reported:

7/14/2013 4:08:50 PM

Sighting Time: 

11.00 am

Day/Night: 

Daytime

No. of Witnesses: 

100+

Duration: 

approx 20 mins

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

saucer shaped underneath but seemed to peak at the top of the object.

Size of Object(s)

at arms length the size of less than the width of a pea

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

approx 1500 to 2000 feet up

Description of Area / Surroundings

Urban ..first sighted on perimeter of town where others were watching it and then walked 500 mts outside of town and watched it from there. Only Gatwick Airport about 10 miles away no Miltary or other instalations as far as I know.

Full Description & Details

Just outsides Redhill Town centre when I met some friends who asked if I had seen ' it ', and looked up. I thought 'you are not catching me out' so ignored them and walked on towards town centre. I noticed cars stopping and loads of people looking up, so I looked and at first only saw a single small white cloud in an otherwise clear blue sky. Realising that couldnt be just what they all were looking at I kept looking.

As my eyes focused, there was an dark disc partially behind the small cloud on the right side. For nearly 20 minutes we watched it , always just on the edge of the cloud or partially obscured. Then it suddenly started flying away from the cloud towards Redstone Hill/Earlswood, so we followed it on foot until it disappeared behind the hill.

The friend I had been watching it with and myself walked to my parents house in nearby Earlswood, and my stepmother told they had been watching it in Earlswood village about a mile and half away. It was seen by a huge number of people, but in those days I didn't have a camera so have no proof. We phoned the operator (no mobiles then) and asked to be put through to the nearest RAF base. We asked if anyone else had reported something strange, but all he said was can we have your names and addressesand we thought we might be laughed at so went no further. It is so vivid in my mind it seems like yesterday not 40 odd years ago, but without photographic proof who is going to take notice. I know what I saw was weird, as it was in an otherwise perfectly clear sky, the object was not a weather balloon and looked solid. From that day to this I have never seen anything that couldnt be explained and it still intrigues me.

It flew away from the motionless cloud and as it was the same altitude, if it were a balloon the cloud would have drifted with it. Total mystery which I will never resolve, but I swear its true and at the time had loads of witnesses (everybody in Redhill out shopping on a Saturday morning) Some people said they saw it very much lower, but I am only stating what I saw.

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

absolutly not definitly not a balloon, helicopter ,plane (and we didnt have remote control toys availible in those days) it was too low for a satelite and was static in the sky for a long time.

Witness Background

I have been in supervisory and management capacity for over 35 years, have had responsibility and been security cleared as I have worked for the military.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

Had no thoughts on the subject at all up until the sighting (and as I said I thought my mates were just trying to make us look up as a joke) . But since the sighting I have tried my best to read everything about the subject. I would just like to know what I saw. But since I have had the internet I have read that so many people like myself have had sightings so I now talk about it to my family. It isnt something you can discuss to just anyone as they think you are nuts.

Other Comments

the strangest thing was the small cloud looked unatural in an otherwise clear blue sky. And especially that the object/saucer seemed literally to be using it as a sort of cover., but it was as I said directly behind on the R/H leading edge all the time it was static tne even though it was the same height as the cloud moved eastwards leaving the cloud seeminly in the same place. If it had have been a balloon they both would have drifted off together.

Reported Sighting? 

Yes

Reported To: 

phone operator put us through to nearest RAF base

Your Location: 

United Kingdom

Age: 

63

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