Location of Sighting: Astley area of Leigh, Greater Manchester
Date of Sighting: 27/05/12
Witness Name: Mike,Chris & Chris
Witness Statement: At approximately10.50pm on Sunday night 27th May 2012 just as the family were retiring to bed, a disc shaped object with lots of yellow lights and also blue and red lights around the sides and a clear white pulsating halogen type light at the top and one at the bottom was clearly seen hovering low in the sky.
It slowly hovered on its side to the right over Leigh cemetry and then turned flat again towards Manchester Road / Marsland green area.
The shape was.clearly saucer shaped with very bright halogen type lights. We grabbed a mobile phone and took a couple of pictures but they were poor quality and although we could clearly see it in the sky on our phone, the object looked miniscule. We watched until it moved out of our view.
We checked the news and web to see if anyone else saw it to explain what we had just witnessed – but cannot find anything.!!
Did anyone else witness this as it was amazing.It was to large to be remote controlled, it wasn’t a blimp or a helicopter and definately not a chinese lantern. It could clearly be seen by the naked eye – it was so bright but seemed to propell itself low across the sky, silently . Please can anyone explain it. We are most certainly watching the sky tonight with a video camera at hand.
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