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UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom

September 1976 : Rainford, Merseyside, Lancashire, England


UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Rainford, Merseyside, Lancashire

Date: September Fri/Sat 1976

Time: Early Evening

Number of witnesses: Two

Number of objects: 1

Shape of objects: Oblong or maybe oval with different sort of light at either end (front and rear)

Weather Conditions: Clear sky, just going into dusk

Description: Travelling along the East Lancashire Road at about 5pm the freeway lights had just come on. In the distance coming from Liverpool on the left hand side of freeway was a very brilliant light. My small son was on my knee "Look Steven at that bright light." I asked my husband to stop in the nearest layby, which he did, we exited the car to see a HUGE iridescent light approaching the area we were standing in, but it was over farm land. On the land were a smallish forrest of tree's the light stopped over these, and was far bigger covering the whole of this little forrest and more!! And we just stood looking in amazement. My small daughter was still in her carry cot in the car, we just kept on saying what is it??

It covered the whole of the tree's with this amazing iridescent light, there was no sound, and funnily enough even though we were in a lay by on one of the busiest roads in Liverpool, we could hear no sound of traffic (we only realised this later) as we watched, it seemed to turn, the iridescent light fading a little to reveal a more stable sort of light at the end of the object, (the iridescence of the light made it difficult to make out any shape clearly, it turned, then started to move we could now observe the light at the rear if it was that, much duller and more stable, I have never in.......!!!! all of my life, and have never since viewed an object that moved at such speed. Within a blink of an eye, it had left the area of the East Lancashire Road, outside of Rainford, where we lived, and was just a bright light many many many miles away. It left in the direction of St. Helens.

We were travelling to my parents in law in Norris Green Liverpool, we left Rainford just before 5pm, and arrived in Norris Green at roughly just past 7.30.??? When we arrived home again I telephoned my friend in Llysfaen North Wales, and she reported it to some UFO people who phoned me, but now I cannot remember who they were.

This is only the third time I have related this story to anyone. Hope you find it interesting. We migrated to South Africa in 1979, and have been here ever since.


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