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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1997 13:00 (Entered as : 1997 13:00 pm)
Reported: 7/1/2000 01:42
Posted: 7/11/2000
Location: Liverpool (UK/England),
Shape: Oval
Duration: 6 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
England: Liverpool. 7.6.1997. 13:00 pm. Oval shaped black object spotted. Flipping over on itself. Absolutely amazed.

It was Summer 1997. Apart from myself, there were two other witnesses. My son, who was 9 at the time, and an ex - girlfriend. The sky was cloudless. The sun was blazing - a really hot day. We were situated in an old cemetary - which people used to sunbathe when the weather is warm. The main building in front of the cemetary is the famous Anglican Cathedral - Europe's largest Gothic cathedral. We were just relaxing this particular day when my son noticed something moving toward the cathedral very slowly. He shouted to me to look up at the weather balloon. When I peered up toward the sky I noticed that the object was not moving like a balloon should. It was black all over. Oval in shape. And it was moving by flipping over on itself - like a coin would move if flipped into the air. We also noticed that as it flipped, the sun's beams would hit the edge of the object, which produced a bright golden gleam from the edges of this object. We could not believe what we were seeing. I, myself, had never seen an object like it in my life before. To this day I still have not got a clue as to what it was. The sighting lasted about 6 minutes. It moved toward the cathedral, went behind the cathedral and appeared again in front of the cathedral. It moved slowly - flipping over on itself as it moved - toward the sun before we lost it in the sun's glare. This sighting has haunted me ever since. I have checked, since, on any photos, in magazines, books about the type of object that I had witnessed in 1997. All to no avail. Not one of them even comes close to what we spotted then. I am forwarding on this report in the hope that you can shed some light on this and put me out of my misery as to what you think it was that we spotted then. Thanks for your attention of this.