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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/20/2006 01:20 (Entered as : 05/20/2006 01:20)
Reported: 6/2/2006 8:39:17 PM 20:39
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (UK/England),
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 8-10 seconds
Well I was watching a movie with my girlfriend.We live on the sixth floor of an 8 storey building. All of a sudden a very bright light like a fireball started going down,very fast like in free fall. My first thought that came to my mind was the Lockerbie disaster that happened almost 20 years ago. It kept on falling and falling and came closer;we thought it would crash at the city across Tyne river called Gateshead.

All of a sudden it freezes;my girlfriend and I froze too.The "object" then started moving horizontally and all of a sudden it dissapeared.

What made me think that this was not a plane were two facts: 1) the plane was glowing like a fireball;no green or red lights spotted as in commercial jets 2) no sound of engines;surely the pilots would have tried to pick it up while it was in free fall.

3) I live near the airport and planes here in newcastle do not take off after midnight.

4)The fact that it completely stopped in the air for 1 second.

It was dark so as you can understand something glowing liek a fireball in the sky could make it easier to track such an object but difficult to tell its shape or form.After so many days we kept telling friends of what we saw and most of them are iffy on the subject but firmly believe us.

Also check out this thread in a forum in which I post and its the topic about the UFO sighting I posted immediately after I saw it Could this have been a military practice? I suppose military planes try to exhibit as less light as possible.

Thank you.