UFO Reports from the Paranormal Database


Location: Portland (Dorset) - Exact location not known, was observed from Lyme
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 23 April 1661, 15:00h
Further Comments: A strange ship appeared in the skies over Portland for seven or eight minutes. Sails, rigging and men armed with pikes could be observed on board, and the vessel was accompanied by stormy weather.

Silent Vulcan

Location: Preston (Lancashire) - Sky near to the university campus
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: Christened the 'Silent Vulcan' by students because of its similarity to a Vulcan bomber (but without any sound), this large aircraft was seen by a student in the skies of Preston. He stated the object shot off towards the dock area, moving at incredible speed.

Space Man

Location: Rainham (Kent) - Sky above Medway
Type: UFO
Date / Time: May 2017
Further Comments: Mark Taylor photographed a strange man floating high in the sky. After local press picked up the story is was revealed the sighting occurred on the same day a child had their life-sized stormtrooper balloon swept away by the wind.

Rugby Ball

Location: Ramsden Heath (Essex) - Skies over Hanningfield Reservoir
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February (?) 1985
Further Comments: A zigzagging rugby ball shaped object, larger than an aircraft, was reported by a witness. The ufo was surrounded by red and orange lights.

Red Ball

Location: Reading (Berkshire) - Skies above Basingstoke Road, Whitley
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 14 April 2006
Further Comments: Three teenagers spotted a strange red glowing orb flying overhead as they were out walking.

Spinning Saucer

Location: Redruth (Cornwall) - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 09 July 1976
Further Comments: A schoolteacher and several pupils watched a white spinning disc with pulsating lights pass overhead.

Radar/Visual Sighting

Location: Rendlesham (Suffolk) - Bentwaters USAF
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 13 August 1956
Further Comments: Several UFOs were detected by the base's radar, crossing the North Sea at speeds unmatched by any contemporary aircraft. One UFO was intercepted by a US fighter, but was soon lost.


Location: Rendlesham (Suffolk) - Rendlesham Forest - near former USAF Base
Type: UFO
Date / Time: December 1981
Further Comments: Once only famous in ufological circles, the story of the landing of an unknown craft at Rendlesham during the early 1980s still causes controversy today.

Green Light

Location: Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire) - Skies over the town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February 2010
Further Comments: Two police officers watched a bright green light quickly pass over the town and disappear over the horizon.

Diamond Formation

Location: Ring's End (Cambridgeshire) - Skies above March Road
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 10 April 2008, 23:00h
Further Comments: Andrew Warren and his son watched a diamond formation of lights as they passed overhead. Though the source of the lights appeared close, there was no sound, and the pattern appeared to hover before moving away. They also saw two other patterns of light, one of which was a 'V' shape.

Orange Jellyfish

Location: Romford (Essex) - Area over Acacia Avenue
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 30 August 2005
Further Comments: A family of four observed a set of three orange lights, 'undulating like a jellyfish', drifting over the town and heading upwards before they disappeared amongst the stars. The UFOs were also witnessed by two people on the outskirts of Romford.

Spaceship Alley

Location: Rossendale Valley (Lancashire) - General area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This part of the county has so many reports of strange nocturnal lights that it justifies the dramatic nickname. However, cynics name British Aerospace as a possible source for the displays.

Alien Fairy

Location: Rowley Regis (West Midlands) - Bluestone Walk
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 4 January 1979
Further Comments: Three figures, all less than four foot tall with tissue paper wings, drifted into a house in the town and interrogated a housewife for an hour. She said they looked like fairies, though they had laser beams on top of their heads, and left via a UFO eight foot long.

Figure with Laser Eyes

Location: Sale (Lancashire) - Drayton Road, Risley exit from the motorway
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 17 March 1978
Further Comments: A driver pulled over to watch a two metre tall creature, dressed in silver and with thin beams of light coming from its large eyes, as it moved along the embankment by the side of the road. When the witness arrived home, he discovered that he had 'lost' almost an hour.

Circular Object

Location: Saxlingham (Norfolk) - Holt Road heading towards B1156
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 2010
Further Comments: A witness pulled their car over to have a better look at a circular object hovering about twenty metres above the road, as did another car behind them. The object did not make a sound and the witness estimated it was around five metres in diameter. The witness then lost their nerve and drove off, as did the occupant in the other car.

Glowing Light

Location: Scarborough (Yorkshire) - Reasty Hill, Silpho Moor
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 21 November 1957
Further Comments: A forty-six centimetre disc covered with strange hieroglyphics was found by three men who were investigating the sighting of a ufo which glowed eerily in the night sky.

Spherical Object

Location: Sea between Isle of Man and Belfast (Isle of Man) - Sky
Type: UFO
Date / Time: February 1985
Further Comments: A captain, first officer and flight engineer of an aircraft flying from Belfast to the Isle of Man reported a bright white spherical object that became an orange beam.

Black Object

Location: Sheerness (Kent) - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 12 October 1912
Further Comments: A large dark object was seen passing over the town, buzzing loudly.

Red Cloud

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Skies about Woodthorpe area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Circa February 2017
Further Comments: A red cloud which covered the roof of a house was seen by three people. Different coloured beams of light, mainly green, pink and blue, emerged from the cloud for around fifteen minutes before vanishing.

Dark Red Cloud

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 9 December 1731, 17.00h
Further Comments: This 'cloud' which shot beams of light, heating up the cold winter night, hovered over the town before heading off towards Ireland.


Location: Skipton (Yorkshire) - Skies over area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: This area was claimed to be a UFO hotspot by enthusiasts.

Stretched Plectrum

Location: Snettisham (Norfolk) - Skies over the Wash
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 22 August 2016
Further Comments: While watching some F15s over the Wash, a witness spotted a dark grey craft, the shape of a stretched plectrum, emerge from a cloud behind them. The ufo shimmered before entering a small cloud from which it didn't reappear.

Low Flying Egg

Location: Sopley (Hampshire) - A338 between Avon and Sopley, near bridge over the river Avon
Type: UFO
Date / Time: November 1967
Further Comments: Two separate groups of witnesses watched as this craft, around 25 meters long, passed low over the road, melting the tarmac surface. Vehicles and lights nearby were disrupted.

Flying Disc

Location: Southend-on-Sea (Essex) - Skies over the town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 14 October 1954
Further Comments: A fighter pilot, while out on routine patrol, reported a near miss with a silver domed disc - the UFO had been travelling towards him at fantastic speed, and had veered off at the last possible second.

Radiant Ship

Location: St Albans (Hertfordshire) - Skies over town
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 01 January 1254
Further Comments: A brightly coloured ship passed overhead, on an otherwise clear night.

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