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Occurred : 5/15/1998 15:00 (Entered as : mid 1998 15:00)
Reported: 11/9/2013 6:15:40 PM 18:15
Posted: 11/11/2013
Location: Manchester (UK/England),
Shape: Triangle
Duration:~4 minutes
Triangular craft spotted low down in UK

It was afternoon I remember because we'd not long finished work at 2pm but before the end of school at 3pm as it was still quiet outside, myself and my friend were sat on a sofa facing a large window that faces a row of houses, we were just chatting over a coffee when we both seemed to stop talking at the same time and jumped up throwing ourselves at the window in front as directly above the houses opposite us was a ufo, in broad daylight on a housing estate in Stretford! Neither of us spoke for what I estimate was approx 4 minutes whilst we watched the object open mouthed.

It spanned approx 3 (2 up 2 down )terraced houses and was really low,it was high enough that I could still see the underside and I got the impression there were 3 lights as when it rose up after being completely stationary above the houses 3 beams of light shone downward it was daytime but the light was visible.

Although it was close and low it made no sound at all, it was completely and utterley silent I just knew immediately it was not anything earthly as it was still, not hovering and so silent, after a few minutes (I think it was my brain was taking so much in it was very surreal), it rose slowly, still silently and went in a westerly direction for a short distance then literally zoomed off, no trail, no acceleration no noise and we could not see it within literally a second, Stretford isn't too far from Manchester airport so we were used to seeing aircraft landing and taking off and you can see them for miles in the distance, this was just gone. I got the impression it was metallic although it wasn't shiny by my recollection.

My friend and I (a work friend) just stood open mouthed for a while before we both kinda started babbling about what we'd seen and what we should do, I mean there's no ufo hotline we we went outside no one else was in the street it was very surreal we decided to go to the phone box and call the local police, however despite repeated attempts we got the engaged tone so gave up after deciding we'd try the next day, however after both returning home and excitedly recounted the story to various and numerous friends and family it seemed people just wanted to laugh the incident off. Most peoples reactions were yeh, ok funny joke, I eventually lost my temper with a few people even my mum who (god rest her soul) was really open minded and knew me inside out said to me,I believe that you believe you saw a ufo. Even Paul my work mate, sick of being ridiculed eventually asked me to stop speaking about it as no one believed us and he was sick of the teasing, as you can imagine this rea! lly annoyed me, why would we lie to people we saw something we could not explain, it wasn't anything that moved like anything humans can currently engineer (to my knowledge) and the speed, the g-force alone would kill a human.

Anyway someting positive happened as approx 2 weeks later, and after me losing my temper with a fair few people that knew and loved me, after them not taking my sighting more seriously there was a big article in The Manchester Evening News about UFO's being spotted all over Manchester and the police main switch had been jammed with calls reporting these sightings, my friend still refused to discuss it and people were so blase about it I eventually dropped it. About 6 years later I was talking to my new boyfriends mum about the incident and it turned out that she, her hubby and 2 kids had spotted it on the way home from school and had followed it for some time,. I also had a conversation with a new colleague a few years later that lived in Stretford and it turnd out that he also saw the same type of craft out of his high rise flat window although I'm not sure if this was the same day, however to my maths that's 7 people I personally know that have seen this same ufo in Stret! ford. I'm not saying it was a little grey was at the controls, but I will bet my life that craft is not from this planet.

It seems funny how blase I have become too over the years, I guess its because although people say they believe, and act inyerested in what you saw when faced with the facts of the story they try to tell you you didn't see what you know you did, I'm not a moron, it wasn't a weather balloon, blimp, chinese lantern, remote control plane, copter etc, it was daylight and very close there wasn't even camera phones or I reckon I would have had some of the closest footage ever shot as that thing was low! I try not to watch too many things about ufo's as, aside from my partner and my 4 year old daughter and 8 year old son being sick of hearing me repeat the same story over and over again, I find it frustrating when people are sceptical I'm also puzzled and shocked how the government still haven't given an honest statement regarding what is going on despite the number of strong sightings, tyrustworthy witness testimonies and video footage. I find that quite scary to be honest as I know without any doubt that UFO's do visit us so, so must the government, do they have a bad agenda? Is that why the government aren't speaking up? they don't want mass panic, I don't know, all I do know is the majority of the stuff I have seen on the web (usually what my partner has found, afterall I've already seen one close up I don't need convincing) for example the footage of the triangular crafts are, the same as the one that I saw, and therefore very, very real.

You'd think that you'd be different somehow having this knowledge but nothing is different, life carries on the same except now you know there IS life on other planets. I suppose the possibilities are endless, quite scary when you think about it, so I try not to think too deeply about it all as I don't have any answers and it looks like the government aren't gonna provide us with any, at least not anytime soon. In fact this is the first time I have ever given a written account of what I saw. I learnt a long time ago people think you're a bit odd if you start talking about UFO's so just my loved ones and close friends know these days, in fact one of the things I love about my man is that he believes me despite not seeing it himself, he doesn't just profess to be open minded, he really is, and he aint faking it, he believes me and that is really quite important to me I've discovered, especially when you've been mocked and ridiculed by loved ones, no matter how good naturedl! y the teasing was.

At the end of the day I saw something amazing and huge and I suppose it hurt It was afternoon I remember because we'd not long finished work at 2pm but before the end of school at 3pm as it was still quiet outside, myself and my friend were sat on a sofa facing a large window that faces a row of houses, we were just chatting over a coffee when we both seemed to stop talking at the same time and jumped up throwing ourselves at the window in front as directly above the houses opposite us was a ufo, in broad daylight on a housing estate in Stretford! neither of us spoke for what I estimate was approx 4 minutes whilst we watched the object open mouthed.

It spanned approx 3 (2 up 2 down )terraced houses and was really low,it was high enough that I could still see the underside and I got the impression there were 3 lights as when it rose up after being completely stationary above the houses 3 beams of light shone downward it was daytime but the light was visible.

Although it was close and low it made no sound at all, it was completely and utterley silent I just knew immediately it was not anything earthly as it was still, not hovering and so silent, after a few minutes(I think it was my brain was taking so much in it was very surreal), it rose slowly, still silently and went in a westerly direction for a short distance then literally zoomed off, no trail, no acceleration no noise and we could not see it within literally a second, Stretford isn't too far from Manchester airport so we were used to seeing aircraft landing and taking off and you can see them for miles in the distance, this was just gone. I got the impression it was metallic although it wasn't shiny by my recollection.

My friend and I (a work friend) just stood open mouthed for a while before we both kinda started babbling about what we'd seen and what we should do, I mean there's no ufo hotline we we went outside no one else was in the street it was very surreal we decided to go to the phone box and call the local police, however despite repeated attempts we got the engaged tone so gave up after deciding we'd try the next day, however after both returning home and excitedly recounted the story to various and numerous friends and family it seemed people just wanted to laugh the incident off. Most peoples reactions were yeh, ok funny joke, I eventually lost my temper with a few people even my mum who (god rest her soul) was really open minded and knew me inside out said to me,I believe that you believe you saw a ufo. Even Paul my work mate, sick of being ridiculed eventually asked me to stop speaking about it as no one believed us and he was sick of the teasing, as you can imagine this rea! lly annoyed me, why would we lie to people we saw something we could not explain, it wasn't anything that moved like anything humans can currently engineer (to my knowledge) and the speed, the g-force alone would kill a human.

Anyway positive was was approx 2 weeks laterand after me losing my temper with people that knew and loved me not taking my sighting more seriously there was a big article in The Manchester Evening News about UFO's being spotted all over Manchester and the police main switch had been jammed with calls reporting these sightings, my friend still refused to discuss it and people were so blase about it I eventually dropped it. About 6 years later I was talking to my new boyfriends mum about it and it turned out she, her hubby and 2 kids had spotted it on the way home from school and had followed it for some time, I also had a new colleague that saw the same type of craft out of his high rise flat window although I'm not sure if this was the same day, however to my maths that's 7 people I personally know that have seen this same ufo in Stretford, I'm not saying a grey was at the controls, but I will bet my life that craft is not from this planet.

It seems funny how blase I have become too I guess its because although people say they believe, when faced with facts they try to tell you you didn't see what you know you did, I'm not a moron, it wasn't a weather balloon, blimp, chinese lantern, remote control plane, copter etc, it was daylight and very close there wasn't even camera phones or I reckon I would have had some of the closest footage ever shot as that thing was low! I try not to watch too many things about ufo's as I find it frustrating when people are sceptical I'm also gob smacked how the government still haven't given an honest statement regarding what is going on I find that quite scary as I know without any doubt that they do visit us so do they have a bad agenda and that's why the government aren't speaking up they don't want panic, I don't know, all I do know is the majority of the stuff on the web ie footage of the triangular crafts are what I saw therefore real.

That so many family and friends chose to believe I was mistaken rather than take a leap of faith. Afterall why would I lie? Why would so many people that have seen them lie and leave themselves wide open to ridicule and in a lot of cases the witnesses are professional people who could suffer repercussions if they made false statements.