Pendle Hill, Lancashire-28th July 2012

Location of Sighting: Pendle Hill, Lancashire, UK
Date of Sighting: 28th July 2012
Time: Between 12.00am and 2am
Witness Name: Emmy Jay and Simon Lee

Witness Statement: After spending a peaceful evening in the small wood a short distance S,SE from the summit of Pendle Hill, beside Ogden Clough reservoir, opposite Fell Wood, my fiance and I heard shouting and a screaming sound shortly afterwards, so, fearing someone was being attacked we left the woods and began to walk along the track that runs along side the reservoir towards the short end of Pendle Hill, heading to where we thought the sound had originated.

After a few minutes we spotted a shooting star in the sky above the tree-line of Fell Wood. Despite having been worried after the screaming, we were beginning to suspect animals and/or teenagers had made the noises and we were really pleased to have seen a shooting star. We carried on along the track for less than two minutes before we saw a second and, in quick succession a third shooting star. Having only seen one shooting star myself and Simon never having seen one before, I began to think that this was a little bizarre.

Soon afterwards we spotted a small white light (like a star) just above the tree-line but this one was moving slowly and silently eastwards, we both thought at first that it must be a light aircraft, but then the light appeared to grow brighter as though it had turned towards us, and it dipped down in front of the trees for a moment before turning away revealing two lights and then disappearing behind the tree line.

We carried on along the path, without any sight or further sound of people.

As the path curved to face Pendle Hill we spotted a similar light just above the horizon over the valley between the hill to our right and Pendle Hill itself, it moved slowly just above the horizon and then the sky lit up momentarily around it as though there had been a lightning strike but without a visible bolt, and then to our horror the white light moved slowly to the ground and began moving towards us through the long grass, lighting up the blades of grass around it slightly as it moved slowly and what could only be described as deliberately and smoothly. We were frozen with fear as it got closer, it moved out of sight as it followed the lay of the land into a trench and we waited a few minutes before we dared to move again but the light didn\’t reappear. We moved a little further along the path, to where there is a thicket of trees to the right of the path, where, shocked, we both witnessed a bright blue light in the sky (which is quite difficult to accurately describe but I will try my best). It was similar in colour to a gas flame, being a lighter blue around the edges and deeper blue towards the centre it was a long thin rectangle shape with pointed tapering ends (like an elongated, double ended torpedo shape) it appeared in the sky above and slightly in front of us at an angle of around 45 degrees and was vividly bright. It only remained in the sky for seconds, but it was almost as though the sky was torn open to reveal the light, as the edges of the shape were sharp and the sky around it was not lightened around it, (as you would expect if it had been a physical object giving off light) and then it was gone in an instant.

At this point I was terrified, and although Simon wanted to investigate further, I wanted to call it a day and turned for home.

I am writing this at 12pm, the same day, having not yet slept. I have not used our real names, as I know how far-fetched this sounds, and I have no desire to be ridiculed. I can only promise whole-heartedly that despite how ridiculous this account may sound it is absolutely true, (I would not have believed it myself if I had heard it from someone else).
I would be happy to disclose further information and hear from people who have had similar experiences. Feel free to email me at , but please note that I will only respond to genuine people.


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Updated: July 28, 2012 — 8:15 pm


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  1. Hi

    Fascinating story. Ive tried to contact you ny email but the address you give is dead. Im compiling a vook on UFO’s around Penndle Hill and would love to chat more about your experience. Im a published author of the paranormal and unexplained (on Amazon). My email is

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