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UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom

July 1st 2008 : Skipton, North Yorkshire, England


UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire

Date: 01/07/2008

Time: 11.38pm

Number of witnesses: 1

Number of objects: 1

Shape of objects: Oval

Weather Conditions: Wet, drizzly, overcast

Description: Very late last night I looked out the kitchen window with the light off, to check on the hen-house--something I often do in the evenings after dark--and saw a strange slow-moving something in the sky. I took it be a plane flying low above the hills of the Yorkshire Dales on which sheep graze during the daylight hours, but quickly realised it had red, blue and green lights rotating around it, disappearing round the other side of the 'craft' and then reappearing. So it became obvious I was looking at something that was oval in shape, like an egg.

I guess eggs would spring to mind given why I was looking out the window!

It traversed the sky, moving right to left, and descended behind woods in the distance. I didn't see it again, but kept looking across the night sky. Within about a minute I saw two shooting stars. These are entirely natural, of course, but the first I've seen in the sky around where we live. And coming straight after the UFO, they kind of gained a certain significance for me.

I then went to bed, feeling freaked out, and heard an awful noise in the back garden, so I jumped up and looked out that window. It was a freaky night, because I saw a gigantic black cat in the garden, easily the biggest I've ever seen but obviously a hefty domestic moggie, prowling under my window, back and forth. It was very agitated, and it looked up at me with big green eyes, then ran to the bottom of the garden, and away. I was even more freaked out, and it took a while to get to sleep.

I offer no fixed explanations, nor any suggestion that these three events were linked in any way. Well, they were--they were linked by having one observer, myself. Maybe someone else was looking up at the sky around here at approximately twenty to midnight, but I doubt it.

TV/Radio: Not reported.