Consett, County Durham, England
UFOINFO Online Sighting Report
Location: Co. Durham
Date: Aug 1979
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 4
Shape of objects: One semi-circular, with offshoots of three others.
Could your sighting be a UFO balloon/lantern?: No
Weather Conditions: Clear early morning night sky.
Description: I and another person, while working in Consett Steel works, cooling off after a night shift in power station, standing outside in 1979, having a conversation. I noticed in the distance, approximately over the Derwent Reservoir, this would be about 5:30am, a star like object which seemed too low in the sky to be a star, shimmering and seemingly spinning and shimmering over the reservoir area, the object then proceeded to move to the right slowly, at this point it was obscured be the mass of the Billet Mill.
Some moments later, by now a much larger an object appeared above the Steel plant glowing bright orange, which seemed to be huge, a large dome with a flat bottom, at this point, three smaller but similar objects came out of the main object and hovered in the sky for about 20 seconds and then shot back into the main object, which then sped off to the north-east at an incredible speed, as flash of light, and disappeared to the north-east.