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UFO Sighting Report


August, 22, 2013


Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom


This picture was taken when there was nothing visible in the sky. I can't explain it.

Date Reported:

8/24/2013 6:50:01 AM

Sighting Time: 

21.30 BST



No. of Witnesses: 




Appearance / Description of Object(s)

I did not see the objects, only their image on the 'photo.

Size of Object(s)

I am unable to guess the sizes but if I didn't know where the moon was I would have thought it was that.

Distance to Object(s) & Altitude

Unable to judge.

Description of Area / Surroundings

The area is mostly rural to the south, where the event ocurred, but the small market town of Kirkbymoorside lies to the north.

Full Description & Details

On thursday 22 August 2013 I was reading a book in my living room when at approx. 21.00hrs BST - GMT+1hr (it was dark), when I became aware of flashes in the sky outside. I thought it was a storm approaching but there was no associated noise. After a while, about 20mins, I decided to go outside and take a look. I took my mobile 'phone to see if I could get a decent photo of the sky. At that time not knowing what it was, I counted the seconds between each flash, and attempted to take a 'photo when I expected the next event. Needless to say I was either too early or too late! I then turned on the video feature and filmed several flashes. The time by now would be around 22.00hrs.

After going indoors I looked at what I had captured, as expected, the still 'photos had captured nothing, except one. It is this one I cannot explain. The image shows a round object and a smaller object with what appears to be a tail of some sort. The larger object is not the moon as that was 90deg to my left as I was looking south. Even though I was looking at the sky I saw nothing like the image - the sky was just dark between flashes.

I learned the next day that there had been a heavy storm in the city of York which is approx 25 miles to the south. Judging the objects position reletive to where I was standing and direction, they do not seem to be over the area of the City/storm. The bright flashes would have been behind them further to the south.

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


Witness Background

I am now retired, but previously I was an Engineer. Worked all my working life as a civil servant in the Ministry of Defence.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I am completetely openminded about UFOs. Neither a sceptic nor believer.

Reported Sighting? 




Your Location: 

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, UK



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