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UFO Sighting Report


May, 5, 2006


washington, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom


small White ball (not a light) moving at speed in an arc, which Stopped and 'hovered' for 10 minutes. It then started moving left then right before eventually disappearing behind clouds.

Date Reported:

5/9/2006 3:55:39 AM

Sighting Time: 




No. of Witnesses: 



15-20 minutes

Appearance / Description of Object(s)

Solid white ball. Absoloutely no obvious features. It did not seem to be glinting in the sun at all. There was no sound at all from the object.

Size of Object(s)

It was small. I am guessing at 5- 10 feet or so. This is purely based on comparisons with passenger aircraft (737 type) which i had observed approaching the local airport (15 miles away)

Description of Area / Surroundings

Suburban area. Washington is roughy equidistant from the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland (8-10 miles to each). The nearest military bases that I know of probaly 30-50 miles away although as I say in my report it is very unuasual to see any kind of military aicraft here.

Full Description & Details

It was a warm sunny day (2:45 pm GMT) with mostly clear blue skies. There was no breeze at ground level and the few clouds in the sky were moving very slowly in a northeasterly direction.

I was lying in a hammock looking westwards when i saw a small white ball in the sky.

It was moving in an arc from a northerly direction and turning east.

I couldn't gauge the height of the object other than to say it was lower than the few clouds that were there. At a guess i would say that it would have been no more than 10 feet across. I say this because I had observed a number of passanger jets approaching the local airport (Newcastle - approx 15 miles away) at roughly the same height and they were considerably bigger than this object.

I would describe the object as being a white solid ball rather than silver. It did not appearing to be shining in the sun.

Once it was directly over my head it stopped - not abrubtly -it just basically slowed and stopped. It 'hovered' above my head for approx 10-15 minutes. It did not move at all during this time. It then moved slowly eastwards a little and over the top of my house. At this point I lost sight of it and had to move to the top of the garden at which point i saw it again between clouds. Again it seemed to be hovering. it did this for a minute or so before slowly moving north for a short distance then south then north again. At this point it disappeared behind clouds and i lost sight of it totally. The sighting. in total, lasted approx 15-20 minutes.

Approx 40 minutes after i had first spotted the object a jet fighter (looked like a Tornado type aircraft) flew at speed and below the clouds in a southerly direction, roughly towards where I had last seen the ball. It is most unusual to see military aircraft in this area.

I would have to say that I do have an interest in ufology and have read some books and seen some video clips but until now I have seen absoloutely nothing that I couldn't rationally explain. I suppose from my description some people may believe that the object that I observed was a balloon. I am sure that this is not the case. From its movement it was obvious that it had mass to it (if that makes sense) and obviously wasn't an object just blowing about in the breeze.

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

No. I have tried to convince myself that it could have been a large balloon, but that is just me trying to put a rational expalnation to something that I can't explain.

Witness Background

I am 40 years old and have been a civil servant (Central government) for 20+ years. I am married with 2 children.

Views on UFOs, before and after sighting

I have an interest in UFOs and have read some books on the subject. I have also seen a fair few ufo video clips . I would say that I was certainly open minded to the possibility of the existence of ufos. Prior to this I have seen nothing that I couldn't explain or dismiss as natural or man made.

Other Comments

When I saw the object I could have easily gone to get a camera, and I did think about it, but without being melodramatic, I was so happy to see it that i couldn't bring myself to move - which is not how I would have expected myself to react.

Reported Sighting? 


Reported To: 

Just to wife, relatives.


Brian Dixon

Your Location: 

Washington, UK.



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