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Occurred : 5/1/1997 16:00 (Entered as : 05/01/97 16:00)
Reported: 8/8/2003 9:25:25 PM 21:25
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Torquay (UK/England),
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 seconds
UFO in Torquay in the UK.

I was walking home from college by myself at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. i was heading down the road behind my house which is on a hill looking across a shallow valley. on the other side of this valley is a wooded area just off from a housing estate. in the side of this wooded area is a building called rowcroft hospice. this building is very distinctive. there's a couple of old looking buildings and a larger one with a big domed roof. you can see these buildings clearly from where i was and from almost anywhere in the valley.

so i was walking down this road and i glanced up over the valley towards the woods and happened to notice something large and metal there. i looked closer and saw a saucer shaped metal object. now i am interested in ufos and was before seeing this, and in the past i've often thought what would it be like to actually see something like that. but when it came to it, it didn't seem that strange. i think it was that it was the middle of the day and in the middle of a busy town. it was very unreal, i was just like "oh, that's unusual". i didn't even stop walking. so i kept looking for a few seconds and saw that whatever it was it was definately in the air, i'd guess about 30-40 ft off the ground, and it was hovering above the rowcroft hospice i mentioned earlier. it was definately some kind of craft, it was just obvious, and made of a very shiny metal. it was saucer shaped but plain, no portholes or any features at all. just a plain metal saucer. so i looked for about 4-5 seconds then i looked down the road for just a few seconds, thinking "what is that?". then i looked back and it had vanished! no sign of it anywhere i could see. and i could see the hospice's domed roof clearly again. i really wish now i hadn't looked away so i could have seen if it just disappeared or moved off really quickly. in fact i wish now i'd just paid more attention to what i was seeing and that i'd had something to record it with. so what was it? was i really just across the valley from some genuine et's? who knows? i wish to god their was some way i could find out the truth about it.

a couple of points about all this: someone i told about this said i probably mistook the domed roof of the hospice for something, but no way, the roof looks old and mossy, the thing was shiny and reflective.

Second, This is all 100 percent true. i want to share an honest experience which i never recount in the real world. i've only told two friends about this and both blatantly didn't believe a word i said. it sounds too nuts! Third, isn't it wierd that i saw this over a busy town in the daytime? maybe it goes on all the time and we just don't notice because we don't walk round looking up all the time.

And lastly, the thing that fascinates me most about this whole thing is the place where i saw it. For anyone who doesn't know a hospice is a place where people with fatal diseases go to spend their final months. Now what was this craft doing there in particular? I mean it was hovering right above it and it's an isolated building. so what did it want? Somebody tell me!

((NUFORC Note: Date of incident is approximate. PD))