reply to post by ninetysixufo
Like Semipaw, I have never posted here, but felt compelled to, and, hopefully I can add a few more details, to any grey areas, thanks to Google maps,
and Shdak, for giving me the idea.
It was around 11.30 at night, on the run up to Christmas, around 1980, I was with my wife. The sky was clear, and the stars were out, as we looked
across the Valley of Ramsbottom, in Lancashire, UK we saw a sun sized reddish orange enormous orb.
It moved slowly, deliberately, and made no sound.
It was right next to a famous landmark, Peel Tower, on Holcombe Hill, the orb was wider than the tower, and the tower was around 18 ft wide, as shown
on Google maps below.
The orb would have been 30 to 40 feet wide in my estimation.
I was watching from 1.51 miles away, on the other side of a valley.
I watched, in awe for about 15 minutes, as it rose up, moved slightly from side to side, and forwards and backwards. It got to around half way up the
tower, then it seemed to lock into place, and it was almost as if it were transmitting a signal right over my head.
It stayed still for around 10 minutes like this.
It was a completely dull light, absolutely un-natural, and artificial in origin, it had no highlights, no edges, just one solid colour of orangey red
light that would best be described as led light nowadays, but they were not around then.
In fact, had a cloaking device malfunctioned, and got the time wrong by about 7 hours, this would have been a very similar size, colour, and in the
same area of sky, as the setting sun.
My logic told me that it was not spherical, because of the flatness of the appearance, but I have no way of proving that.
I certainly got the feeling that I was being watched, although I felt no fear, more a belittling, in the presence of a real super power.
Then it rose up, high above the tower, with more speed, went backwards, and went down, beyond the horizon.
Now there is a bit more to add, to keep you all in the loop.
A few years ago, I was reminiscing with my son, about my UFO experience, when he said, "which one?"
It turns out that he says he was with me once, when an orange orb appeared, very nearby, and I went over to see it. He said I was gone for a few
hours, and he was getting quite scared, however, I have no memory of this event, and I am also one of those that cannot be hypnotised.
And finally, when I was driving West to East, at sunset, one winters day, around 10 years ago, I caught a momentary glimpse of the setting sun in my
It instantly took me back to the memory of the Peel Tower encounter, but, this time, it filled me with fear.
I am so glad to see others have seen what appears to be the same thing, although it is a little strange that we are all in the same forum, almost a
"close encounters of the 3rd kind" bringing together type of event.
Over the years, I have heard all the parachute flares, and, more recently, Chinese lantern theories, which, quite frankly are a joke.
I cannot say that the object I saw was man made, but I can say, without a shadow of doubt, that is was manufactured, and highly technological.