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With the increasing use of digital cameras we are seeing more photos showing alleged 'UFOs' - many of these could be insects, cloud shapes etc. As many readers have asked to see the photos I will be using some of them and leaving it up to the individual to make up their own mind - John @ UFOINFO.

November 1987 : Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

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Location: Rotherham

Date: November 1987

When I was 16 I lived in a place at the centre of Rotherham called RUSH House, A place for young kids without a home to get temporary shelter.

I remember it was mid November 1987 (I remember because it was the year I left school and shortly after bonfire night.), at about 6am. Myself and a childhood friend 'DB' decided to go out early to see if we could follow a milk man and 'borrow' a pint of milk each. Not the kind of thing I do now but I was 16 and had recently been made homeless.

As we left RUSH house we came out of the back door into the staff car park ready to set of on our quest and I looked up for some reason, till this day I have no notion why. In the corner of my eye I saw hovering, silently about 20 feet above the ground above the traffic lights out side the railway club on Doncaster road, a 'craft'. I see it in my mind clearly but may not be able to describe it adequately.

It was above us so we could only see the underside of it, it was about the size of small articulated lorry, but the shape we saw was triangular isosoles I believe is correct. It had a glowing lamp like beacon at each underside corner I think they were green.

The thing just hovered above the traffic lights for a few minutes and moved off silently at a slow speed and same height for approx ten seconds then I remember it just rising vertically higher and higher to the morning sky. A few stars were still visible in the light morning sky.

I was stood there transfixed for a time, I am unsure how long, staring at this now distant dot far up. My friend I believe went back into RUSH house then as I stared.

I walked down to the large car park near Rotherham library and continued to stare into space at the place were the dot had travelled to. I was there for at least half an hour until the daylight obscured my vision of the distant, tiny dot.

I never talked to 'DB' about this event on my return to RUSH House I am unsure why but I know he saw what I saw on that cold fresh November morning. I have not seen Dave Barker in nearly 19 years but I am sure he will remember the event.

This was nearly 19 years ago, I am now 36 living in Northern Ireland, I have a science degree a good job and a lovely family. My life has changed from that day because I know we are not alone in this Universe, once you know that other beliefs and 'normalities' are questioned.

I read the experience of a contributor about a sighting of 'something' on Locksley Drive in Thurcroft in approx 1986, a coincidence is that my Grandparents live on Locksley drive in Thurcroft and have for 55 years. Has anyone else had a similar experience in South Yorkshire.


I will attach a rough drawing of my sighting.

Drawing of sighting