Carlisle, Cumbria, England

August 2005

Carlisle Cumbria No Sound Following Light

Date: August 2005
Time: 11:30 p.m.

Location of Sighting: Central Lake District fells-near Scaefell Pike.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: No shape-point of light.

Full Description of event/sighting: Nothing remarkable, just unexplained so not reported until now.

I was camping alone, in the fells (mountains) on a hot weekend with clear skies in August 2005 (at about 2000ft ASL).

As I sat watching the distant lighthouse near Douglas, on the Isle of Man, I saw a steady light travelling across the sky to the west (from south to north) about 35 degrees above the horizon, quite fast. I thought it was a jet fighter at first and waited to hear the sound as I was in total silence. No sound followed.

I couldn't understand this and so considered the possibility that it may have been a satellite. However I have seen many satellites and not even those directly overhead crossed the sky at the speed of this object, which at just 35 degrees above the horizon, would have to have been quite a distance away to have been an orbital body. It's apparent speed across the sky was at least twice that of an airliner at cruising altitude.

It wasn't until the following day that it dawned on me that west of me was Sellafield, a nuclear power station and the largest nuclear reprocessing facility in Europe. Depending on the objects altitude and therefore distance, it could have passed directly over the facility.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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