My First UFO Sighting..
Around 5 days ago now on the 9th of January at approximately 6:10/15pm I had a rather interesting sighting of a UFO over Doncaster, England, this
being the first time I think I can honestly say I’ve seen something odd, unusual or just out of place in the skies above where I live. This sighting
of mine, which I’m not
saying is anything extraterrestrial or paranormal, is one that’s stumped me ever since and to be completely honest I
have absolutely no idea what I saw. I also feel quite confident I can rule out some well known and often used explanations such as a Plane, a Chinese
lantern, a Helicopter and so on..
As this was the first time I can confidently say I’ve seen something unusual my curiosity pretty much took over and I’ve been looking for an
explanation ever since, and in doing research I’ve come across other reports of other “unusual sightings” from other areas relatively close to
the area where I live (The South Yorkshire area of England.)
At this point however I think It’s worth pointing out that I’ve been discussing this sighting of mine in another thread which was started by ATS
although his sighting in particular was from a different location to me here
in Doncaster. This past thread of his can also be found here: UFO in thorne, doncaster right
What's particularly interesting about the posting of this above thread, IMO, is I actually mentioned my sighting prior to it being posted. I mentioned
it on Skype in a room that's been set up by some of us ATS members, here's a quick screenshot of what I said and when.
I guess I couldn't think of anything better to say at the time really, lol. Oh, and unfortunately you can't see the day this is posted (the layout of
Skype doesn't allow) but if needs be I can copy and paste the full conversation to a mod so people know I'm not making anything up, preferably Djarums
as he's one of those members in the ATS Skype room although he wasn't there at the time.
The above thread being posted at exactly 06:49 PM as shown here.
I'm only mentioning this because I feel as though it gives a little bit more credibility to my own claim here as I've shown I did see something I
considered "odd" before it was later posted by another member I've never even come across before, I suppose it can add credibility to his case as well
as we have a confirmed sighting by 2 different people of something very odd in the sky, in the same city but from different locations with-in that
city. Either that's a big coincidence or we both definitely saw something here, and I know I saw something at least.
My Reasoning for starting this new thread however, this as opposed to posting continually in an already existing one, is quite simple really. (1) I
want to place all the information about my particular sighting together in one post like this, instead of being scattered across various different
pages like it is in the above thread I posted as content may be missed. (2) And I want to create a (hopefully) intelligent, worthy discussion about
what I potentially saw on the 9th, not what someone else saw - it appears we saw the same thing yes, but we seem to have had sightings at slightly
different times. It's as simple as that really. I'd hate to hijack someone else's thread as well admittedly.
Anyway, onto my sighting..
Here are some questions I would assume some people may immediately think to ask upon a UFO sighting:
What did you see?
Well, from what I can remember I know I randomly glanced outside my bedroom window and it was here that I spotted a very, very bright star in the sky.
At first I thought it was a plane in fact because it was so bright and we do see planes in the sky hear as Robin Hood Airport is nearby (although I
can rule out plane and I explained why below in the next post).
Because it was so bright and very white I thought it was a little bit unusual. Although I was still kind of sceptical it was anything at all because
it was moving slightly (which was one of the reasons I initially thought plane), but then this object, which I would say was the brightest thing in
the sky at the time and was currently moving in the sky from left to right fairly slowly, quite clearly stopped in the middle of the sky. I'd estimate
it remained there for around 20 or so minutes too.
Here's a comment I made on Skype about it:
I didn't make many comments as I was moving back and forward between my computer and my window, and I was spending the majority of the time looking
out the window not online. It's worth pointing out as well that I initially saw this object earlier and came to Skype after (I'm estimating) 5 or so
minutes thus why there is firstly a comment from me on there at 18:16 and then a comment mentioning the object no longer moving at 18:17. Anyway, It
was stationary for a while like I mentioned but then all of a sudden it began to start moving again, continuing it's movement from left to right
across the sky before it finally went out of my view behind a house, so yes, the object was fairly low from my position.
Did you get Pics?
I understand that's going to piss off a lot of members here and I'm sure some will just think I'm wasting your time, but all I can really do is say
sorry for the lack of pics. I know I did have time to get pictures, but I just didn't think. I was quite curious about what this light was so I guess
I was focusing on it and not thinking about much else really. Plus I think it's worth pointing out that my mobile hardly has a great camera so
admittedly I most probably would't have even been able to capture anything special anyway I imagine.
I do regret not getting a picture or a video still, even if the quality was low, but the fact remains I failed to get one.. So all I can do is explain
what I saw as best as I possibly can I'm afraid.
How Long Was the Object there for?
Well, in the other thread I estimated that I saw it around 18:15 - 18:30 but I can be very confident I saw it no later than 18:16 at least as that's
when I first commented about it on skype after checking my history (and I'd say I spent around 5 or so minutes watching it). Unfortunately after
looking through the logs from a little later I didn't see a comment from myself mentioning the object disappearing though so I'm not sure of the time
I believe it was around 18:40 - 18:55 but that's from memory and is therefore unreliable but It's all I can provide at this stage.
How did It disappear?
It's worth pointing out that this object didn't "disappear", not as far as I could see anyway, it simply moved out of my view behind a house (yep, it
was pretty low). I last commented to LvSLoLo's above thread before heading out
at exactly 19:14
as well and upon looking into the sky as I was outside I
couldn't see anything anymore and I believe I was now in a position where I should've been able to.
What was the time and what were the conditions?
As It's winter here in the UK it does get dark pretty early, about half 4 - 5 o clock in fact and since this sighting was at a time after 6 you can be
confident in knowing it was very dark outside.
It was a clear night’s sky and I could see other stars (nothing as bright as this object was though). I don't remember being able to see any clouds
although of course there was undoubtedly some around still.
Again, this is all I can share. It may prove to be helpful, it may not, I don't know. I’m just throwing out there all that may be helpful to anyone
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