Reported: 2003-11-30 21:33 Pacific
Duration: 18 mins
No of observers: 3
Location: Brandon (County Durham)(UK/England), , United Kingdom
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object
Slow moving horizontal tear shaped craft over Brandon, County Durham, no deviation or erratic movement
My wife asked me to go to the shops for some essentials,
as I left the shop I saw the craft moving exceptionally slowly from the SW to NNE, it was shaped like a horizontal teardrop, and was yellowy orange in colour, it did not flash, but had a faint orange glow like aura,
I asked the shop assistant to have a look, and she didn't know what to make of it,
I then proceeded home where I have a 525x Telescope, I was in a position where the craft didn't leave my gaze the whole journey home,
once home, I asked my wife to look at it, but she was sceptical, she admits that there are no aircraft that she knows of that are shaped as that was, but didn't want to say what she saw,
I grabbed my telescope as the craft was moving out of sight behind some houses, I went out the back door to continue viewing it, but my view was obscured by some trees, I could still make it out through the branches, but my telescope was now pointless,
I viewed it for a few more seconds before it was blocked by more trees and then houses, at that time there was no known aircraft in the sky and the craft made no sound,
it was a cloudy night with a high cloudbase, with a frost haze in the air,
I was shocked to find out my parents had also seen a similar craft from their hotel balcony, whilst on holiday in Greece a couple of months prior to my sighting, both description and characteristics of the craft were similar, I showed them a reconstruction of what I saw, and they agreed it was similar to what they saw.
I served in the military for 15 years, I never saw anything like that, nor have since.
((FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE FROM WITNESS))
Sorry, it was 2000
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