posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:15 PM
I have no pictures and no video, the only way I could have got a picture is if I had a camera stuck on my head and I wish I had.
1. 9.2012 (Sep 1st) 9:30pm. BST (British Summer Time)
NE England, about 10 miles south of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
I stood at my door looking up at the cloudy sky thinking I'm not going to see this blue moon, when I noticed a flashing red light in the distance to
the north. That would have been a plane coming in to land at Newcastle airport so I watched it till it disappeared from my sight.
As I turned to come inside, there it was, a huge bright white light right in front of my eyes. It was just across the road and just above the roof
tops. It was the shape of a cigar but with housing on top.
It was a solid shape, not blowing around in the wind. It was about as long as three houses and at its tallest point it was almost as high as a house
without the roof.
Important to note that NE England terraced houses are not very big although I have seen smaller.
As it flew off into the distance it just looked like a bright white orb, I'm not saying it changed shape, just that I couldn't see the shape in the
distance. I watched it until it flew out of sight, it didn't seem to be travelling very fast but it was gone in less than a minute. I didn't hear
My thoughts at the time were, Wow just for me, but no, it was so big and so bright I can't be the only person to see this. It felt like a party boat,
as if the occupants were having a good time. I can't explain why I thought that, how would I know? It was just a feeling I had at the time.
It travelled from between SW and WSW to between NE and ENE. it's important that I have the correct directions so feel free to check that I didn't
get confused. When I stand at my door, I know that north is between 1 O'clock and 2 O'clock, the light travelled from 9 O'clock to 3 O'clock.
Warning ... you might not want to know this. I don't know if this is connected or not, but I was up through the night throwing up.
So the first thing I did was to Google plane tracker, this was an automatic reaction even though I knew it wasn't a plane, anyway there were no
planes at that time. The plane I had seen would have landed by then.
The next thing I did was to Google Hadrians Wall because I knew they had the wall lit up that weekend, using coloured lights inside weather balloons,
yes, I know what you're thinking. That's why it's important that my directions were correct, if you can show me my directions are wrong I will
accept that it was a weather balloon, but right now I don't believe it was.
From what I could see they just used the balloons to light up the wall, they were not letting them fly away. The wall is more than 10 miles north of
If a balloon had broken free from the wall, it would have to travel south for me to see it, this light was not travelling south. Would the balloon
have taken the light along with it? Would it keep a solid shape as it moved through the sky? I can tell you, there was no odd bits hanging off it
where it would have been attached to the wall.
There was nothing to make me think it was a balloon, but I knew about what was happening at the wall.
I didn't see anything on the news about this light and I kept looking here to see if anyone had posted about it, but I found nothing anywhere. I
click on every UFO thread hoping to find a picture of this light but I haven't found one yet.
For those who live in this area I'm putting a list of just a few places to give you an idea of where you might have been able to see it
Between Consett and Tow Law, Annfield Plain and Maiden Law then on towards Stanley and Beamish, then between Kibblesworth and Birtley.
If you can convince me that this was just a balloon, I will still have the memory of how it felt at the time. This was a fantastic sighting for me but
knowing the truth is more important.
About the shape, the cigar shape was almost 1/3rd of the height with about just over 1/6th of it sticking out at each end. The housing on top was
slightly curved at the front then it was straight along the top, the back of it was also straight but sloping outward from top to bottom. The lines of
the shape were blurred by the light and all I saw was a light.
My sizes are all guess work, it might help to know that if you have a theory about this.