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Hotspot

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 did not 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.

Landing UFO

Location: St Helens (Lancashire) - Field in Rainhill area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: January 1978
Further Comments: Robert Bennett told the St Helens Star newspaper how he had worked with police and radio enthusiasts in chasing a strange craft across the St Helens sky. The pursuit ended after three police officers watched the ufo take off after landing in a field.

Scareship

Location: Stamford (Lincolnshire) - Burghley House
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 9 May 1909
Further Comments: A dark cigar shaped object with a light was spotted moving above the grounds for several minutes before vanishing into cloud.

Flashing Lights

Location: Stanton (Leicestershire) - Exact area not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Early 2000s
Further Comments: A low flying circular object was spotted by two friends as it moved across the sky towards them. As it approached, they noticed two small flashing lights on the side of the craft that grew in intensity until the glare became blinding. The witnesses shielded their eyes to avoid the light; as they did so the object made a strange sound and disappeared - no trace could be seen in the sky.

Halo

Location: Stechford (West Midlands) - The Meadway
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1982
Further Comments: Driving back from work in the early hours of the morning, this witness spotted a halo shaped object hovering and darting around the sky before vanishing.

Flying Mushroom

Location: Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) - Above Buckhall
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 15 February 1985, 20:30h
Further Comments: A woman, her husband and his mother watched glowing orange, mushroom shaped object for an hour as it hovered overhead, before moving away quite quickly towards the Stoke area.

Large Saucer

Location: Stoney Stanton (Leicestershire) - Skies over the village
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 01 October 2011, 19:00h
Further Comments: With lights on either side and a flashing one on top, this large saucer shaped object was reported moving slowly across the sky.

Five Fliers

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire) - Skies over the town centre
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 21 July 2007
Further Comments: Over 100 people watched five objects moving over the town centre for a period of around thirty minutes. One witness said three of the lights formed a triangle, another hovered to one side, while the fifth light darted around. Another witness claimed they looked like little balls of flame.

Blond Haired Alien

Location: Sudbury (Suffolk) - A1092 between Long Melford and Haverhill
Type: UFO
Date / Time: September 1982
Further Comments: Rosalind Reynolds was abducted from her car by a tall alien with messy blond hair accompanied by several classic greys. She claims that after the event she developed a psychic talent for foreseeing disasters.

Hovering Craft

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Sky over Palace of Westminster
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 12 February 2008
Further Comments: Seen hovering silently in the sky, this UFO had white, red and green lights and remained visible for around 90 minutes.

Flashing Light

Location: SW11 (Greater London) - Sky above Clapham Junction (also Wimbledon)
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1981
Further Comments: A pilot waiting for a train at Clapham Junction observed a flashing light which would periodically disappear and reappear elsewhere in the sky in an instant. The object was still visible when the pilot reached his home in Wimbledon. Now a retired training captain, the man has never been able to explain the object.

Sky Ship

Location: Swanscombe (Kent) - Church and nearby Blue Anchor public house
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1211
Further Comments: A group here for Sunday service watched a strange ship drop anchor from the heavens, which became entangled around a gravestone. One of the crew jumped overboard and headed towards the anchor, moving as if swimming. Witnesses grabbed the stranger as he reached the ground; he struggled briefly before drowning, even though on dry land. The remaining crew in the ship severed the rope of the anchor and sailed away; the strange artefact was melted down and used to make the hinges on the local church doors.

Sky Ship

Location: Tailltenn (now known as Teltown) (County Meath) - Exact area not known
Type: UFO
Date / Time: Between AD 944 and 956
Further Comments: Conghalach Cnoghbha, High King of Ireland, and his men were said to have spotted a sailing ship in the sky here. A crew member of this ship threw a spear at a salmon, also in the sky, which missed and landed close to Conghalach. The crew member leapt from the ship and, swimming in the sky, came down to the ground to retrieve the spear. One of the King's men grabbed the swimmer, who screamed out 'I'm drowning!'. Conghalach told his man to release the crew member, who 'swam' back to the ship which then disappeared into the clouds.

Large Eyed Aliens

Location: Tarbrax (Lanarkshire) - A70 between Tarbrax and Balerno
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 17 August 1992
Further Comments: Ambulance mechanic Gary Wood and his friend Andrew encountered a black shiny UFO along the A70 - it had no lights and was silent. After realising that they had lost one and a half hours, they underwent hypnosis where they discovered they had been abducted by frail grey aliens with large eyes.

Ruggers Ball

Location: Taverham (Norfolk) - Skies south of Red Woods
Type: UFO
Date / Time: May 1972, 18:45h
Further Comments: A group of school children reported seeing a flat-bottomed UFO shaped like a ruggers ball hovering above woodland. The object had three bands of lights, hummed, and appears to disturb the tree line.

Flash

Location: Thorpe Market (Norfolk) - South off the B1436
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 13 January 2012
Further Comments: A disc-like craft was observed by one witness. It had two lights which looked like windows, and a small red light towards the rear. The craft vanished in a flash of white light.

Abducted Policeman

Location: Todmorden (Yorkshire) - Burnley Road
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 28 November 1980
Further Comments: Alan Godfrey, a policeman on the Yorkshire force, reported seeing a large UFO along the road, and experiencing missing time. He was later hypnotised and 'discovered' that he had been taken inside the alien craft and subjected to experiments.

Flying Lights

Location: Todmorden (Yorkshire) - Skies in the area
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 1960s-present, particularly early 1980s
Further Comments: The skies between Todmorden and Bacup have been home to frequent reports of unidentified lights which have alarmed both people and animals alike.

Orange Lights

Location: Tonbridge (Kent) - Barden Lake
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 01 September 2007, 21:00h
Further Comments: A group of ten orange lights flying in a straight line were spotted by fishermen, a few forming triangular shapes. Changing position slightly, the witnesses could see around twenty more lights flying low behind the tree line, all moving in the same direction.

Flying Cigar

Location: Torbay (Devon) - Over town and coast
Type: UFO
Date / Time: 26 May 2004
Further Comments: Dozens of people contacted the local media with reports of a strange flying cigar which passed over the town. One witness managed to take a reasonably clear photograph of the UFO with his mobile phone.

Sixty Red Lights

Location: Uckfield (Sussex) - London Road, skies above
Type: UFO
Date / Time: October 2007
Further Comments: Sixty or more red lights were seen by several people over the skies of Uckfield. The lights moved in close formation and eventually moved away.

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