5/9/2006 3:55:39 AM
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.
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.
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.
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 To:Just to wife, relatives.
Your Location:Washington, UK.