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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/7/1984 19:00 (Entered as : 10/07/1984 19:00)
Reported: 10/6/2004 6:02:33 PM 18:02
Posted: 10/27/2004
Location: Chigwell Essex (UK/England),
Shape: Other
Duration: 15 Seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
High Altitude RED fast moving (later violently manouvering) oval/ bean shaped object Essex UK

I (((name #1 deleted))) was with my friend (name #2 deleted)) waiting outside another friends house for him to get himself ready. I lay down on a low brick wall which afforded a perfect place to lie back and look up from. It was a very clear night and the stars were easily visible all the way to about 30 degrees above the horizon where the sky became more orange as in dusk. (With a little light pollution thrown in from nearby street lights but certainly not enough to obscure our vision from where we were) I was just lieing back when almost immediately I saw a small oval, like a straight small bean, red object (uniform brightness,red in colour) travelling fast directly above and behind my head.I had to twist as i jumped up to keep it in sight and i quickly saw that it was travelling very quickly!. if it was as far up as it appeared to be, as in almost like a satellite, it was obviously way too fast. I had seen satelites and recognised loads of them as a youngster then and many since, but never have i seen any travelling this fast. Likewise I had observed loads of aircraft at night and during the day due to the fact I took a keen interest in old WW2 aircraft and jets etc so I knew their behaviour fairly well. This was travelling at a speed which would suggest an aircraft which was a lot lower, yet it appeared to be very high and there was no sound.

Luckily I was able to grab my friend and direct his view to the object, with a pointed finger, as it continued to streak accross the sky in a straight line. Then Just as he said 'Yes' to my 'there! can you see it?' question (by this time the object was almost into the orangey part of the sky and i thought my friend would miss it) it suddenly zipped left, right, diagonal up down etc (it was so quick we barely managed to maintain a view on it so i cannot accurateley describe its movements from memory). We both at the exact same time swore in amazement and it disapeared.

The dramatic manouvers(?) lasted I would say about 1 second to 2 seconds. (I know i had to really move my gaze to keep it in sight. When it dissapeared I continued to look thinking id missed its last move.)The whole incident was very quick and hard to keep clear from memory but we both STILL talk about it and we have always kept an eye out for anything which sounds similar over the years.(This archive will be invaluable for that and this is why i posted here.The more info available the more it will help i think).

I hope this helps somehow. We both would like some sort of answer but doubt we will ever work out what it was. We have had to remain open minded about UFO stuff ever since because of this one incident.

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