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Recording The Real UFO Situation In Leicestershire

Collated Sighting Information Extracted Direct From The Original Files

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Edited By Graham Hall

VOLUME ONE

 

PUBLISHED SPRING, 2011

UFO RESEARCH UK - REGIONS:51/77

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VOLUME ONE - CONTENTS:

Part One; Recorded Regional UFO Reports and Observations Log.

Part Two; Expanded Sighting Report Data - Selected Cases.

Part Three; A True UFO? - The Case Of The Silent Vulcan - October 23rd., 1978.

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PART ONE

RECORDED REGIONAL UFO REPORTS & OBSERVATIONS LOG

Designed to act primarily as a research tool, this log makes a direct attempt to collate and record known sighting data from the Leicestershire and North Warwickshire regions of the United Kingdom.

Report References:

The numbers at the start of each sighting summary indicate firstly the regional reference number, secondly, the report year, and finally, the individual report number.

Report Status and Source:

The code letters and numbers appearing at the end of each report summary indicate the reports status within the log, also the original data source of a particular report. (I.e. - (PE-F7-Med) (2). etc.

A complete reference list appears below

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REGISTER CODES & ABBREVIATIONS

(IN) = Insufficient Data = Report concerns the observation of aerial phenomena. - However, the provided sighting details are found to contain Insufficient data with which to form any final conclusion/s.

(NL) Nocturnal light = Report concerns the observation of nocturnal lights or a single light.

(MED) = Medium Definition = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena whereby the outline of that phenomena is quite visible but is seen at a distance or is too indistinct to recognise any actual detail.

(HI) = High Definition = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena whereby the outline of that phenomena is quite visible and is seen at such a close distance from the observer, that it is easy for them to describe actual detail.

(CE) = Close Encounter = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena which is/are viewed at a relative closeness to the witness/es vantage point. (I.e. within an approximate distance of 40 feet or less ).

Explanation Codes

(PE) = Possible/Probable Explanation = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that after investigation, and after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, could most likely be explained in natural, scientific terms.

(DE) = Definite Explanation = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that after investigation, and after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, could definitely be explained in natural, scientific terms.

Unknown Phenomena Codes

(UN) = Unidentified - Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that, after thorough investigation, and after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, cannot be explained in natural, scientific terms at this time.

Acknowledged Information Source

Reference Codes:

(1) Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Research Organisation (of) Leicester. (The)

(2) Leicestershire Unidentified Flying Object Research Society (The)

(Incorporating Hinckley Aerial Phenomena Investigations)

(3) Coalville Unidentified Flying Object Research Organisation (The)

(4) Nuneaton Aerial Phenomena Society (The)

(5) Hinckley Unidentified Flying Object Research Team (The)

(6) Birmingham Unidentified Flying Object Society (The)

(7) The Leicester Mercury

(8) The Hinckley Times

(9) The Hinckley & District Journal

(10) The Nuneaton Evening Tribune

(11) UFO Magazine

(12 The Tamworth Herald

(13) The Hinckley Herald & Post

(14) uk-ufo.

(15) Beams

(16) UFO Research Midlands - (East)

(17) National Investigations Committee (on) Aerial Phenomena (G.B)

(18) The Musical Crocodile

(19) ufodna.com/

(20) Nottingham UFO Research Society (The).

(21) The Flying Saucer Review

(22) Paul Devereux

(23) Projects l(Police UFO Database)

(24) Ministry of Defence UFO Files

(25) Contact U.K.

(26) Market Harborough Daily Mail

(27) Brian Vike

(28) *U* Computer Database 2002

(29) BUFORA Journal

(30) UFO Investigations Midlands

(31). ufoinfo

(32) Coventry Evening Telegraph

(33) UFO Investigators Network

(34) UFO Digest

(35) Loughborough Echo (The)

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IDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA CODES

Listed below are some of the various mistaken known aerial phenomena which have been reported as true UFOs over the years and which have been categorised by Leicestershire investigators as follows:

CATEGORY IFO 1.

AIRCRAFT.-A = (Including Micro lights and Gliders).

B = CIVAL , C = COMMERCIAL , D = EMERGENCY/ARMED FORCES OTHER.

CATEGORY IFO 2.

HELICOPTER - A= CIVILIAN. B = EMERGENCY. C = ARMED FORCES. D = MAINTENANCE.

CATEGORY IFO 3.

HEAVENLY BODIES - A=PLANET.

B = STAR. C = MOON. D = GALAXY.

CATEGORY IFO 4.

ORBITING - A= SATELLITE. B = DEBRIS.

CATEGORY IFO 5.

BALLOON - A = WEATHER- B = TOY. (Fairground Type). C = HOT

AIR. (Including Glo Lanterns). D = KNOWN TEST. E = HELIUM.

CATEGORY IFO 6.

TOY/MODEL- A = KITE. B = AIRCRAFT /HELICOPTER.

CATEGORY IFO 7.

ATMOSPHERIC - A = ELECTRICAL /WEATHER PHENOMENA. . B = METEORIC FRAGMENT. C = CLOUD/VAPOUR TRAIL.

CATEGORY IFO 8.

MISCELLANEOUS - A = BIRDS. B = BATS. C = INSECTS. D = WIND DEBRIS. (I.e. Carrier Bag) . E = FIREWORK. F = SEED. (I.e. Dandelion) G = FLARE. H = LASER LIGHT DISPLAY/SEARCHLIGHT BEAM(S). J =REFLECTION. K=HALLUCINATION. L= MOTH TRAP. M=WARNING BEACON.

CATEGORY IFO 9. HOAX. (KNOWN).

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REGIONAL COUNTIES - UNITED KINGDOM

Ref. County

(1). Aberdeenshire

(2). Anglesey

(3). Angus

(4). Avon

(5). Ayrshire

(6). Bedfordshire

(7). Berkshire

(8). Buckinghamshire

(9). Cambridgeshire

(10). Cardiganshire

(11). Carmarthenshire

(12). Ceredigion

(13). Channel Islands

(14). Cheshire

(15). Clackmannanshire

(16). Cleveland

(17). Clwyd

(18). Conway

(19). Cornwall

(20). County Antrim

(21). County Armagh

(22). County Down

(23). County Fermanagh

(24). County Tyrone

(25). Cumbria

(26). Denbighshire

(27). Derbyshire

(28). Devon

(29). Dorset

(30). Dumfries and Galloway

(31). Dunbartonshire

(32). Durham

(33). Essex

(34). Fife

(35). Flintshire

(36). Glamorgan

(37). Gloucestershire

(38). Greater Manchester

(39). Gwent

(40). Gwynedd

(41). Hampshire

(42). Herefordshire

(43). Hertfordshire

(44). Highlands and Islands

(45). Huntingdonshire

(46). Isle of Man

(47). Isle of Wight

(48). Kent

(49). Lanarkshire

(50). Lancashire

(51)./Leicestershire

(52). Lincolnshire

(53). London

(54). Londonderry

(55). Lothian

(56). Merseyside

(57). Middlesex

(58). Monmouthshire

(59). Morayshire

(60). Norfolk

(61). Northamptonshire

(62). Northumberland

(63). Nottinghamshire

(64). Oxfordshire

(65). Pembrokeshire

(66). Perthshire

(67). Powys

(68). Renfrewshire

(69). Scottish Borders

(70). Shropshire

(71). Somerset

(72). Staffordshire

(73). Stirlingshire

(74). Suffolk

(75). Surrey

(76). Sussex

(77). Warwickshire (North-East)

(78). West Midlands

(79). Wiltshire

(80). Worcestershire

(81). Wrexham

(82). Yorkshire

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SUMMARISED UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT REPORTS

Leicestershire with North Warwickshire

Chronological order:

This has been maintained. However, NO claims whatsoever are made that this particular collation is a fully comprehensive catalogue of true regional events, it merely summarises the available sighting information on file (at the time of collation) with Leicestershire UFO Research concerning the region(s) involved.

18th. Century.

-1706 -

51/1706/01. September 1706 - 22:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white and yellow ball was observed moving downwards towards male witness at great speed in many different directions. (PE-(F7B)-Med. (8).

51/1706/02. September - Late - 1706 - 17:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A strange fireball travelling at great speed was observed - small section parted from main object making a sound like an electrical machine. (PE-(F7B)-Med. (8).

19th. Century

-1825 -

51/1825/01. 18 December 1825 - Stapleton, Leicestershire, UK - Objects were observed. Physiological effects were noted. An unidentified object at close range and its occupants were observed by two male witnesses in a forest. (IN-CE). (19).(21).

-1843 -

77/1843/01. 3 October 1843 - Warwick, UK - Close encounter with a an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by several witnesses. (IN-CE). (19).

-1889 -

77/1889/01. 13 June 1889 - 23:30 - Leicester, UK - Fireball zigzagged across sky under cloud cover. Original ref: Nature. (IN-Med). (19).(25).

20th. Century

51/20C. 20th Century - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Hinckley Times incident. Explanation: Malfunction. (IN) (19).

-1928 -

51/1928/01. In Mid 1928 - Daytime - Anstey Lane, Leicester, UK - Close encounter with an unidentified craft and its occupants. One object was observed by one witness in a field . (IN-CE) (Berger) - (19).(21).

-1940 -

77/40/01. 1940 Afternoon - Meriden, Warwickshire, UK - Metal dome-shaped craft gave off greyish-blue light. Poking through grass was row of chimneys. Tall men, one piece garments, high foreheads, tanned skin. (IN-CE). (19).

77/40/02. 10 November 1940 - 10:00 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - A daytime disc was reported. (IN-Med). (19). (28).

-1950 -

77/50/01. In Fall 1950 - Dusk - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - A daytime disc was reported. (IN-Med). (19).

-1952 -

77/52/01. In Mid 1952 - 21:00 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. An unidentified object at close range was observed by one witness (Painter). (IN-CE).(19).

-1953 -

51/53/01. 2 November 1953 - Evening - Leicester, UK -An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed. (IN-NL). (19).

-1954 -

51/54/01.. Around 1954 - Daylight - Summer - Leicester, UK - A black hovering gigantic airship with a gondola hung underneath - vanished on the spot. (IN-HI).(Devereux). (22).

51-54-02 October 1954 - 4(Late - 21?)s23:00 -Buller Road,s Leicester, UK- A disc-shaped object, extremely low, just above the rooftops, was observed by 2 female witnesses - Witness (A) stated: Object was moving at a gentle cruising speed -three square windows, not portholes, were noted along its side, which were lit by a moonlight glow from the interior of the craft. There was what appeared to be a man at one of the windows, he was dressed completely in black, in what looked like a siren suit , with a balaclava helmet, but it was all in one, showing his face but no hair could be seen - dark eyes, and looked very intelligent - slim build, about 5-6 foot tall, (could have been on a platform!) - sallow, pale complexion, although the lighting could have had some effect - touching something with his fingers, probably controls. From the other side of the house lost UFO for a while - ran from one bedroom to the other - when seen again he appeared to be walking about, and bending to do something. - man and object disappeared over roof tops opposite. - -04(UN-CE). (2). (Expanded).

51/54/03. October 1954 (Late) 17:50 - Fosse Road North, Leicester, UK - Male witness was waiting for a bus with his Mother and two friends in Fosse Road North. - An extremely large, silver saucer-shaped flying object was observed that suddenly materialised over an old boot and shoe factory that was situated on the other side of the road - six square windows on the craft were visible - three small men observed through one of them, wearing white smocks, with big eyes and big heads. The UFO silently floated off, away from the factory and off towards the west.(UN-CE). (7). (Expanded).

-1955 -

51/55/01. 22 July 1955 - 23:00 - Leicester , UK - Formation of bright silver balls, changed positions, Widely reported sightings. Rapidly to the north-east. (IN -Med). (19).(28).

-1956 -

51/56/01. 14 August 1956 - 18:00 - Oadby, Leicester, UK - Four objects were observed. (IN-Med). (19).(28).

-1958 -

51/58/01. Summer - 1958 - Afternoon - Oadby, Leicester, UK - A bright silver ball over the north-west, which was stationary - Suddenly moved at terrific speed upwards towards the clouds and disappeared. No vapour trail or sound. (IN-Med.)- (2).

51/58/02. 21 August 1958 - 13:30 - Leicester, UK - A hovering object was observed. It buzzed a witness. One object, the size of the moon, was observed by a male witness for 30 seconds (Appleyard). (IN-Med). (19).

-1959 -

77/59/01. January 1959 - 17:15 - Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, UK - Leaving work, near carpark saw bright object descend 100m away. Blue haze 3.6m high formed on ground, four figures moved around within, clumsy motions. Paralyzed with fear. (IN-CE). (19).

-1963 -

51/63/01. 28 January 1963 17:20 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by two female witnesses on a farm. (IN-NL).(19).

51/63/02. 28 January 1963 - 17:20 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - Object on the ground with four windows. (IN-Hi).(19).

-1965 -

51-65-01. 21 August 1965 - 22:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A star-like aerial light - green light observed moving towards it. (Buchanan/Griffin/Fletcher). (IN-NL). (8).

51/65/02. 24 December 1965 - 16:15 - Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A large fireball-like aerial object was observed by several witnesses - object eventually landed causing some relatively minor damage to local village properties. (DE-7B).Explanation: Meteorite.(2).hhttp://www.bbco.uk/insidet/eastmidlands/series7/barwell_meteorite.stml

-1967-

51/67/01. 14 May 1967 10:30 - Bedworth, UK - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by two witnesses. (IN-NL). (19).na.om/chrh

51/67/02. Mid- 1967 - Loughborough, UK - Husband and wife dreamed of seeing UFO land in nearby depression and give off humming sound. Sound persisted after waking. OBE 10 years later. (IN-).(19).(28).

51/67/03. August 1967 - 12:20 - Parsons Lane, Hinckley, UK - An object in the sky was observed hovering almost directly above the Robinsons Boot and Shoe factory, Hinckley, and directly over railway lines, was first been noticed at approximately 12.20 p.m., and lastly seen at approximately 3.30 p.m. The object was described as a stationary, silent, silver sphere, apparently metallic, and reflecting sunlight. Its height was estimated to be approximately 500 to 600 feet, and Its size was gauged to be equal to a pea held at arms length - several witnesses. (UN-Med). (Dawson). (2). (Expanded).

-1969 -

51/69/01. 4 April 1969 - 22:45 - Thurlaston, Leicestershire, UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by two witnesses. (IN-Med). (19).

51/69/02. 29 June 1969 - 22:47 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - One object, about 1 foot across, was observed by five witnesses for a few minutes. (IN-Med). (19).

51/69/03. 3 August 1969 - 20:45 - Leicester N, UK - Two objects were observed by one witness. (IN-NL). (19).

51/69/04. 20 August 1969 - 21:30 - Sileby, Near Loughborough, UK - red and white flashing lights - revolved. (PE-1B). (17).(2).

51/69/05. 24 August 1969 - 12:25 - Leicester, UK - A silent aerial object at low altitude, like a crescent Moon lying on its back, was observed by a married couple - blurred outline, like a heat-haze effect - coloured a very bright orange like the setting Sun- object moved away changing its appearance to a circle of bright lights - came back to original position - tilted - vanished. - (UN-Med). (7).(17).(2). (Expanded).

51/69/06. 20 August 1969 - Night - Leicester, UK -Several objects were observed. (IN-NL). (19).

51/69/07. October 1969 - Night - Leicester, UK - A hovering bright light in the sky was observed over several nights by single male witness. (PE-3A). (17). (7). (Helyar).

-1970 -

51/70/01. January (First week) (4?) - 20:45 - Sketchley Hill, Burbage, UK - Man on training run observed an illuminated 20 foot disc that issued flames from underneath and landed amongst evergreen trees which were abundant in the area at that time - ran home in a state of shock. (UN-CE). - (2). (Expanded).

51/70/02. 14 January 1970 - 08:20 - Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, UK - One object was observed by a male witness for 30 seconds. (IN-NL). (19).

51/70/03. 12 March 1970 - 03:00 - Leicester, UK - An object was observed in the sky associated with a loud whining noise - object descended then rose again - flashes witnessed. (UN-Med). (17).(2).

77/70/04. 1 May 1970 - 21:00 - Kearsley, Warwickshire, UK - Silent, reddish-white glowing object - flies over town at low altitude - witnesses pursued. (IN-HI).(19).

51/70/05. 25 May 1970 - 19:00 - Hinckley, UK - An orange illuminated disc was observed at close range above Hollycroft Park by single, female witness - object was flying upwards at an angle. (UN-HI). (Radbourne). (17).(2).

51/70/06. 30 July 1970 - Night - Kearsley, Warwickshire, UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one witness (IN-Med). (McArdle). (19).

51/70/07. 19 August 1970 - 15:15 Brookside, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A dark, egg-shaped object was observed hovering over the road by two 15 year-old schoolboys - no sound - object shot off towards Sketchley - daylight observation. (UN-HI). (17).(2). (Expanded).

51/70/08.w28 August 1970 - 16:15 - Parsons Lane, Hinckley, UK - A dark, almost black object shaped like a bat-wing was observed in the sky at low level - approached 3 witnesses from Queens Park direction - when above, performed 90 degree turn - headed slowly away in the direction of Brookside - silent throughout - heat haze effect surrounding object - daylight observation. (UN-Med). (17).(2). (Expanded).

51/70/09. September 1970 - 16:30 - Attleborough, Warwickshire, UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 20 feet across, was observed by one female 65-year-old witness in a forest for a few minutes (Mason). (IN-Med). (19).

51/70/10s1 December 1970 - 18:20 - Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK - Elongated flashes of light were observed for over half a hour - stationary. (UN-NL). (17).(2). (Expanded).

77/70/11. 5 December 1970 - 06:15 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - An unusual object was sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. One object, larger than a star, was observed in cloudy weather by 2 experienced male witnesses, on a road for more than 20 minutes. (PE-3A-NL). (Harrison). - (19).

-1971-

18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Leicestershire and Warwickshire, UK - Many people throughout Leicestershire and Warwickshire reported seeing a fiery object in the sky. (DE-7B)-Med. Explanation: Fireball. (17).

51/71/01. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Nanpanton, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A ball of fire was observed - white at the front - red at the rear - descended at a 20 degree angle. (DE-7B). (17).

51/71/02. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Enderby Road, Leicester, UK - Two witnesses travelling by car along Enderby Road, Leicester, observed a flare-like object falling to Earth. (DE-7B). (17).

51/71/03. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Aylestone Road, Leicester, UK - A newspaper reporter, whilst travelling by car along Aylestone Road, Leicester, observed a bright green object in the sky which appeared to be falling to Earth. (DE-7B). (Allan). (17).

51/71/04. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Ashby Parva, Leicestershire, UK - A witness observed what they described as a long oblong object falling out of the sky, the front of which appeared pointed in shape, consisting of the colours yellow and white, whilst the rear was described as definitely sparkling - object appeared to come from the general direction of Leicester, and finally come down in the Pailton area. (DE-7B). (17).

51/71/05. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Baddesly Ensor, Leicestershire, UK - A lone male witness, whilst walking his dog, observed in the sky what he first assumed was a plane on fire - closer inspection revealed however, a round, black object surrounded by flames - object descended on a curved course, and eventually was lost to view. (DE-7B). (Dexter). (17).

77/71/06. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Meridon, Warwickshire, UK - A witness motoring south along the B4102 towards Meridon, reported observing a blue/green object through his windscreen, descending in the direction of Knowle. (S,W.). It was surrounded by a reddish glow and was view for approximately 30 seconds. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/07. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A fluorescent white ball of light with a tail was observed to cross the sky on a straight course from north- east to south west - object moved away and then dropped towards the ground in the direction of Ansley. (DE-7B). (Squires). (17).

51/71/08. 18 February 1971 - 19:15 - Thurmaston, Leicestershire, UK - An amateur astronomer was studying the constellation of Orion through 10x50 binoculars, when he observed what he believed to be a very large meteor falling from the sky. The meteor was described as round, with a tail, and was travelling on a south-westerly course approximately 20 degrees above the horizon. The main object was coloured white/yellow, whilst the tail, which was estimated as being 4 times bigger than the main round object, was said to be red/orange, and appeared to be sparkling. (DE-7B). (Jolliffe) (17).

77/71/09. 18 February 1971 - 19:20 - Arley, Warwickshire, UK - 2 witnesses driving along station Road, Arley, observed a round object falling from the sky towards the south-west. It was perfectly round, and flourescent blue, and when just above the tree-tops, it disintegrated in a shower of sparks that fell towards the Earth. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/10. 18 February 1971 - 19:20 - Arley, Warwickshire, UK - A male witness driving a security vehicle observed an aerial object which he described as a vivid blue ball the size of a dinner plate The object was falling from the sky, and on reaching a point just above the tree-tops, it went out, leaving just a puff of smoke in the sky where the object had been. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/11. 18 February 1971 - 19:30 - Rugby, Warwickshire, UK - 2 witnesses independently observed from the 5th. Floor of a block of flats, an aerial object shaped like an egg. it was silvery in colour, and surrounded by a green haze. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/12. 18 February 1971 - 19:30 - Bilton, Warwickshire, UK - A female witness living in Bilton, Warwickshire, observed a silvery coloured object, which she described as similar in shape and size to a cricket ball. It travelled on a low arc from north-east to south-west, and was eventually lost to sight. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/13. 18 February 1971 - 19:30 - A42 Alcester to Stratford Road, Warwickshire, UK - Two Police officers on patrol, observed a round object in the sky as big as a coffee table, travelling from the direction of Stratford, - NE - Initially white, the object gradually changed colour to blue/red as it got lower in the sky before finally disappearing over the horizon. (DE-7B). (17).

77/71/14. 24 February 1971 - 06:15 - Coventry, Lythalls Lane, Warwickshire, UK - Unidentified objects were sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. Three objects were observed by more than three male experienced witnesses, as reported to the police, on a road. (IN-NL). (Hewitt). (19).

77/71/15. 24 February 1971 - 06:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Unidentified objects were sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. Three objects were observed by one experienced male witness. (IN-NL). (Melvin, S). (19).

77/71/16. In late February 1971 - 06:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Four police saw UFO in sky, had three white lights travelling in formation, moved at high speed rapidly to the west. No info from ATC at Birmingham airport. (IN-NL). (19).

51/71/17. 25 May 1971 - 22:45 - Belchars Bar, near Nailstone village, UK - A very low flying illuminated disc same width as road was observed by a Hinckley housewife returning home along the A447 road, Leicestershire - UFO moved over witnesss car at tree top height - car (1956 Austin) came to a stop - object moved away over fields - car started up again - witness continued home with car functioning normally. (UN-CE). - (17) .(2) .(21). (Expanded).

51/71/18. 25 May 1971 - 22:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK -An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One orange aerial object was observed by one male 13-year-old witness. (Freary). (IN-NL). (19). (7). (2).

51/71/19. 30 June 1971 - 15:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A metallic-looking sphere with 1 tube protruding from the side and 1 below.(PE-5A-Med).(Marshall). (2).

51/71/20. August 1971 - Evening - Leicestershire, UK - Various UFO phenomena were observed on different dates. - (IN).(7).

51/71/21. 8 August 1971 - 21:30 - Leicester, UK - Fog or smoke. Orange ball of light descended slowly and steadily in a vertical plane, leaving smoke or vapor trail. Disappeared behind roofs of houses. (PE-8G). .Possible explanation: Flare. (19).

51/71/22. 15 August 1971 - 22:00 - Loughborough, UK - An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. One object was observed by one male 14-year-old witness. (IN-NL). (Brown; Cripps). (19).

51/71/23..16 August 1971 - 06:30 - Oadby, Leicestershire, UK - A slipper-shaped silver object in the sky - V-shaped vapour trail.(IN-Med). (19). (29).

51/71/24.17 August 1971 - 20:00 - Stockwell Head, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silver cylindrical object in the sky was observed - nothing like a normal aircraft - silent - disappearance sudden. (UN-Med). (2). (A1).

51/71/25. 25 August 1971 - Night - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - Procession of objects. (IN-NL). (19).

51/71/26. 26 August 1971 - 22:10 - Leicester, UK - A moving light in the sky was observed by an amateur astronomer - white, bright and steady - changed colour to pink. (IN-NL). (York). (17)-Satellite Division).

51/71/27. 3 September 1971 - 21:30 - Leicester, UK - Flew northwest to the southeast, steady fast speed. Looked like Chinese lantern, illuminated from within. Also had bright pulsating light, pulsed one second intervals. Spokes radiated from central spindle at top. (IN-NL). (19).

51/71/28. 5 September 1971 - 13:00 - Leicester, UK - Object circled in gradually decreasing diameter until disappeared rapidly to the northeast at high speed. Looked like "large bird with oval-shaped wings" but with no central body. Dark at two ends, flashed silver. (IN-Med). (19).

51/71/29. 24 September 1971 - 21:00 - Leicester, UK - Very bright aerial object, flew northwest rapidly to the southeast very fast. (IN-NL). (19).

51/71/30. October? 1971 - 22:30 - Hinckley, UK - Bright yellow light flashes shining through bedroom curtains - illuminated whole room. - no sound. - disappeared. (IN-NL).(2).

51/71/31. 17 October 1971 - 18:30 - Leicester, UK - Object in sky bobbed up-and-down. Turned red in colour when it ascended, turned white when it descended. When white it was so bright it hurt the eyes. Watched for 10 minutes before it went behind tree. (IN-NL).(19).

-1972 -

51/72/01. 11 February 1972 - Evening - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - As train pulled into station two boys noticed square object in sky with central red light, four white corner lights. Hovered, powerful light beams directed to a field. (IN-Med).(19).

51/72/02. 15 May 1972 - 22:55 - Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, UK - Parachute-shaped UFO - remained stationary until covered by clouds.(IN-Med). (19).

-1973 -

51/73/01. 7 July 1973 - Late Evening - Western Park, Leicester, UK - An oval-shaped object with white and red flickering lights was observed in the sky by two 11-year boys - object appeared to land before shooting straight up and out of sight. (IN-NL). (Crawford-Wilson). (7).(17).(21).

-1975 -

77/75/01. 17 March 1975 - 21:00 - Higham, Warwickshire, UK - One object was observed by two witnesses in a residential area. (IN-Med).( (19).

51/75/02. 30 October 1975 - 21:00 - Leicester, UK - An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. One object was observed. (IN-NL). (19).

51/75/03. 13 December 1975 - 17:10 - Leicester, UK - One aerial object was observed by three witnesses. (IN-NL). (19).

51/75/04. 17 December 1975 - 15:21 - Leicester, UK -One aerial object was observed. (IN-NL). (19).

-1976 -

77/76/01. 31 January 1976 16:30 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - An object was observed. Electromagnetic effects were noted. One object was observed by more than one male witness. (IN-NL). Findlay). (19).

51/76/02.psMay 1976 - 09:00 - Hinckley, UK - A black cigar-shaped object was observed in the sky - slowly glided - jerked around - vanished into distance - observed through school classroom window. (IN-Med). (Collins).(2).

51/76/03. June? (Summer) 1976 - 00:05 - Brookside, Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, UK - An illuminated object on the ground - back garden - shape and size similar to T.V. aerial - silent -vanished - no trace. (IN-Med). (Shaw). (2).

51/76/04. 2 November 1976 -17:15 - Lutterworth M1, UK - Cigar-shaped object, large, hovered four minutes, 400m away. Had four brilliant lights. ATC had witnessed same UFO. (IN-Med). (19).

-1977-

51/77/(A). 27 February 1977 - 19:00 - Leicester, UK - A hovering object was observed. One object was observed by two witnesses, a married couple, for 30 seconds. (IN-Med).((19).

51/77/01. 5 April 1977 - 8:45 - Wykin Village, Leicestershire, UK - A revolving orange light in the sky was observed hovering above fields - moved off giving off white flashes - no sound. (IN-NL). (2).

51/77/02. May 1977 - 23:30 - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - 3 star-like lights in the sky moving in a zig-zag manner were reported. (PE - 4A). (Burnes). Possible satellites (1).

51/77/03.11 May 1977 - 21:45 - Thurmaston, Leicestershire, UK - A low-level daylight disc was observed by several witnesses - circled a passing light aircraft and then swooped low, frightening several young cricketers - arm - red light(s) - humming sound. Witness (A) stated: It was hovering over the field, I should say a couple of miles away, when all of a sudden it was like one bright light and seemed to shoot and hover above the fields where the kids were playing cricket, and then the next minute it went across our place, and then stayed there for about a minute and then it had gone, no noise whatsoever. Then the kids came running off the field where they had been playing cricket, it had frightened them, they said they had seen a spacecraft or something, and then Adrian drew a diagram of it . I didnt see any shape but there was definitely a light out there’. (UN - CE). (1).(29). (Expanded).

51/77/04. 18 May 1977 - 23:55 - Copt Oak, Leicestershire, UK - A bright star-like light in the sky was observed. - (IN-NL). (Berry). (2).

51/77/05. 19 May 1977 - 00:30 - Launde Abbey, Leicester, UK - A low-level saucer with windows - flashing lights - making a strange humming noise, attempted landing near to young boys camping out in the area - object flew off quickly. Witness (A) stated: We were camping out at Launde Abbey, we were trying to sleep, I heard a noise, it sounded like an aeroplane at first. It then made a humming noise which changed from one noise to another, so I looked out of my tent and saw something in the sky. I called my two friends and asked them what it was but they didnt know. We all saw something spinning in the sky, it had lights flashing, and the noise was constant with the flashing. Then it sloped down as though it was going to land. When it got to about five feet off the ground it started going up again. We carried on watching it until it disappeared into a wood in the dark. You could see the shape of the trees on the horizon’. - (UN - Hi).(1). (Expanded).

51/77/06.s19 May 1977 - 22:35 - Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An unidentified globular light in the sky was observed by a local experienced UFO investigator - sky watch case. (UN-NL).(Drozdz) (2).

51/77/07. 21 May 1977 - 00:24 - Leicester, UK - A taxi driver observed an unusual object in the sky. It was brilliant white, and completely silent. At one stage, the object appeared to look like five rugby balls joined together in a circle. Initially hovering, the object then moved off and disappeared. - (IN- NL).(19).

51/77/08. 22 May 1977 - 11:50 - Leicester, UK - A silvery-white round object in the sky was observed. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one single male witness. (PE-5A).(1).

51/77/09. 30 May 1977 - 19:38 - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - A silver-grey elongated object was reported - hovered low - rocked - moved off suddenly straight up into the sky.- (UN-Med).(1). (Expanded).

51/77/10. 21 June 1977 - 22:18 - Brookside, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - Married couple observed a silent bright pink light out of their lounge window that hovered before changing its appearance into two lights. (PE -3 A/B).(Rygelski). (2).

51/77/11. 22 June 1977 - 22:00 - Hinckley Road, Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A red illuminated globular light - retraced flight path - vanished into distance. (IN-NL). (Jebbet). (2).

51/77/12. 22 June 1977 - 23:00 - Sharnford, Leicestershire, UK - Company director and family observed a dome-shaped object in the sky - object had 2 flashing white lights - circled before disappearing over Burbage. (PE- 1A).(Flude). (2).

51/77/13. 30 June 1977 - 21:50 - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - A hovering cigar-shaped object was observed by 2 witnesses near a prison - vanished. (IN - Med). (14).

51/77/14. 3 July 1977 - 22:45 - Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An unidentified globular light in the sky was reported - straight trajectory. (IN -NL).(2).

5177/15. 5 July 1977 - 22:30 - Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 2 yellow, elliptical slow moving bright lights - changed direction and shape - sped away. Witness stated: Whilst looking out of my bedroom window, facing due south on a clear night, at precisely 10.30 p.m. I noticed two bright yellow-white lights come into view. They were travelling in an east to west direction, very slowly at first, almost to a stop. I estimate the distance at this point to be about 2 miles. After nearly stopping they changed direction and travelled in a westerly direction at extreme speed. The two circular lights appeared to change shape on moving away, to an elliptical shape. Their height I would estimate to have been at between 1,500 - 2,000 feet. The night must be noted for its absolute clarity, there was no cloud, or noticeable stars or Moon light, and no air traffic at all. And no sound was noted. (UN-NL). (Wallace). (2).

51/77/16. 17 July 1977 - 23:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright star-like aerial light crossed the sky. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (IN-NL). (Moloney) (2).

51/77/17. 21 July 1977 - 23:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Two bright flashing lights in the sky that resembled conventional aircraft lighting. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-1B). Explanation: Aircraft. (2).

51/77/18. 22 July 1977 - 23:10 - Stapleton, Leicestershire, UK - A glowing object in the sky - orange - (PE-3C). possible Moon. (2).

77/77/19. 1 August 1977 - 03:45 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Two white lights in the sky were observed - yellow/orange - hovered for 30 minutes - (IN-NL). Possible Stellar explanation. (Bruntlett). (4).

51/77/20. 2 August 1977 - 00:30 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A triangular object with 3 white static lights. (IN -Med). (Hood). (2).

51/77/21. 4 August 1977 - 04:50 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An unusal object in the sky was observed - hovered. (IN-NL). (2).

51/77/22. 9 August 1977 - 18:45 - St. Matthews, Leicester, UK - A small red disc was reportedly witnessed over the area by a single, male witness - clear sky - no sound was noted. (IN -Med).(Potterton) (1).

51/77/23. 9 August 1977 - 21:25 - Sharnford, Leicestershire, UK - A white light travelling swiftly across the sky was reported - 5 seconds - vanished. (IN - NL).(2).

51/77/24. 10 August 1977 - 22:50 -Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright round aerial object with a tail was observed for 5 seconds. (PE - 7B). Probable meteor. (2).

51/77/25. 23 August 1977 - 20:00 - Wolvey Village, Leicestershire, UK - A dome-shaped aerial saucer was observed and reported by a 15 year-old witness.(IN-Med).(McCann). (2).

51/77/26. 25 August 1977 - 22:15 - Southfield Rd., Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An unidentified spinning object in the sky was observed. (IN-Med).(2).

51/77/27. 27 August 1977 - 03:45 - Whetstone, Leicester, UK - A saucer-shaped object in the sky was reported. (IN-Med). (Duffy). (1).

51/77/28. 31 August 1977 - 22:50 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A brilliant white aerial object with a tail was observed. (PE-4B) - NL (Bates).(3).

77/77/29. 6 September 1977 -02:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A strange and loud whining noise heard by many witnesses is plaguing residents on a nightly basis - not factory noise - No official explanation. (Un-Classified). (Jones). (10).

51/77/30. 12 September 1977 - 20:30 - Oakham, Leicester, UK - 6-7 white star-like objects - moved very fast - stopped, and changed direction - disappeared into distance.( IN-NL). (Hamilton). (1).

51/77/31. 12 September 1977 - 21:00 - Leicester, UK - 8 white circular objects were reported - vanished. (IN-NL). (1).

51/77/32. 18 October 1977 - 20:50 - Oakham, Leicestershire, UK - 2 nocturnal aerial orange circular lights, travelling at the same speed, very close together, no sound. (IN-NL). (Mellor). (1).

51/77/33. 24 October 1977 - 19:20 - Leicester - A white, star-like nocturnal light. (PE-4A). Possible Satellite observation. (1).

51/77/34. 25 October 1977 - 09:15 - Croft, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky that resembled an aircraft vapour trail. (DE-7C). Explanation; Aircraft vapour trail. (1).

51. 25 October 1977 - 16:40 Leicestershire and Worcestershire, UK - A large vertical object in the sky was observed by several independent witnesses across the region - illuminated cigar with luminous trail - smaller objects detached and flew away- ‘Vallee’ ’cloud-cigar.’ -Photographed. (1). (7).

51/77/35. 25 October 1977 -16:00 - Between Leicester and Stamford, UK - A yellow vapour trail moving very fast across the sky. At its head, was a circular object of the same colour. The object was in the north, and in view for 15 minutes.(UN-Med).(Holmes).(1).

51/77/36. 25 October 1977 - 16:00 -Thurmaston, Leicestershire, UK - An object in the sky which had orange fumes coming from the back - object observed for 30 minutes until it finally faded from view..(UN-Med).((Brighty) (1).

51/77/37. 25 October 1977 - 16:18 - Dadlington, Leicestershire, UK - An oblong-shaped orange coloured object was observed in the sky - moved slowly away until nothing more could be seen - in view for 18 minutes..(UN-Med).((Taft). (1).

51/77/38. 25 October 1977 - 16:25 - South Wigston, Nr. Leicester, UK - An object in the sky was observed that appeared to suddenly drop out of the sky and head west. The objects colour was described as yellow/orange, as was the vapour trail it left behind. - 15 minutes duration. (UN-Med).(Steadman). (1).

51/77/39. 25 October 1977 - 16:30 -Leicester, UK - An object was observed in the sky with a vapour trail - object was in view for two minutes and the witness is certain that it was an aircraft. .(UN-Med).((Mann). (1).

51/77/40. 25 October 1977 - 16:30 - Between Somerby and Twyford, Leicestershire, UK - Witness was travelling home via Somerby and Twyford, when he glimpsed a bright white light in the sky. At this time, the witness put the light down to being an aircraft landing light. A few minutes later he noticed what appeared to be a very short vapour trail pointing downwards at an angle of 30 degrees. It was stationary for perhaps two minutes before slowly moving off in a westerly direction. (UN-Med).((1).

51/77/41. 25 October 1977 - 16:30 - A46 Road Between Nottingham and Leicester, UK - Witness was travelling by car along the A46 road towards Leicester when she noticed what she what at first seemed to be an aeroplane. It had a vapour trail which was wavy but not so long as that of an aircraft. - trail then disappeared leaving a glowing object which travelled away in a south-westerly direction. - object then remained stationary and stayed the same shape and size for about ten minutes. The whole thing then became obscured as the sky became darker. - object was said to be banana-shaped. (UN-Med).((Holland). (1).

51/77/42. 25 October 1977 - 16:35 - Leicester, UK -An object was observed in the sky leaving a vapour trail - described as a high flying aircraft, which seemed to disappear, and in its place was left a boomerang-shaped blob. This shape was in view for 8 minutes before fading away. (UN-Med).((Crewe).(1).

51/77/43. 25 October 1977 - 16:40 - Eyes Monsell, Leicestershire, UK - Lone female witness observed a yellow vapour trail in the eastern section of the sky. She could then hear a high pitched whirring sound. After a few minutes, the noise stopped. The trail then got slowly shorter finally leaving a banana-shaped object. (UN-Med).((Edwards). (1).

51/77/44. 25 October 1977 - 16:45 - Between Beeby and Barkley, Leicestershire, UK - A Married couple observed an object in the western sky at 4.45 p.m. They describe it looking like a reddish-pink banana. The couple were travelling towards Beeby From Barkley by car at the time. This object was in view for approximately 3 minutes. (UN-Med).((Burnham) (1).

51/77/45. 25 October 1977 - 16:45 - Thurnby Lodge. Leicester, UK - A brilliant yellow banana-shaped object slowly travelling towards the south-west was observed - in view for 20 minutes. (UN-Med).((Robinson). (1).

51/77/46. 25 October 1977 - 16:45 - Glenfied, Leicester, UK - A large bright orange object in the sky was observed - stationary at first, then slowly moving south-west - shape of the object was described as cigar. Total duration of the sighting was estimated as 5 minutes. (UN-Med).((1).

51/77/47. 25 October 1977 - 16:45 -Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A bright aerial object with a vapour trail was observed in an easterly direction -the vapour trail slowly disappeared - total duration; 5 minutes. (UN-Med).((1).

51/77/48. 25 October 1977 - 16:50 - Between Coalville and Ravenstone, Leicestershire, UK - A red object with a vapour trail was observed in the sky. Witness stated: I was travelling from Coalville to Ravenstone. About halfway I stopped at a road junction fro traffic and looked up to see the object. I was bright red with a wavy vapour trail. This vapour trail was 2 to 3 times the length of the object. (UN-Med).((1).

51/77/49. 25 October 1977 - 16:55 - Leicester, UK - A single male witness observed an object in the sky which he described as a half-circle, similar to a vapour trail, but pink/orange in colour. (UN-Med).((Towers) (1).

51/77/50. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Ibstock, Leicestershire, UK - A lone female witness was standing in her bedroom and went over to the window which faces west of north, and observed a very bright, gold coloured object in the sky at an angle of 45 degrees above the horizon - shape was slightly curved - witnessed for the short period of 30 seconds only.(UN-Med).( (Chapman) (1).

51/77/51. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Leicester, UK - A lone female witness observed a golden/orange banana-shaped object in the sky with a vapour trail of the same colour whilst standing in front of her home in Glenhills Boulevard, Leicester - object was in view for 5 minutes travelling approximately south-west. (UN-Med).((Moore) (1).

51/77/52. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - several witnesses were travelling by car along Nutts Lane, Hinckley, when they saw what they described as a gold-silver boomerang-shaped object in the southern section of the sky - object was in view for 10 minutes as it slowly away south. (UN-Med).(1).

51/77/53. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An illuminated cigar-shaped object in the sky with a vapour trail was observed and photographed - in view 20 minutes. (UN-Med).(2).

51/77/54. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Loughborough, Leicestershire UK - A lone male witness was travelling by van along Central Road, Loughborough and observed in the sky a bright, gold object with a short vapour trail slowly descending in a west of south direction. (UN-Med).((Black). (1).

51/77/55. 25 October 1977 - 17:00 - Leicester, UK - 8 year-old boy observed a yellow cigar-shaped object in the sky, descending in the south-east - total duration was 15 minutes. (UN-Med).((Bates). (1).

51/77/56. 4 November 1977 - 17:00 - A47 Leicester Road, Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A glowing cigar-shaped object was observed by 2 teenage witnesses - revolved - vanished suddenly. (UN-Med).(Wragg). (2).

51/77/57. 5 November 1977 - 01:30 - Cedar Road, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light was observed in the sky. Husband of witness stated: My wife, a heavy sleeper, was wakened by a strong circular light in the sky, which filled the bedroom window for perhaps 2-3 minutes before disappearing (IN-NL). (Halliwell) (2).

51/77/58. 8 November 1977 - 18:10 - Oakham, UK - A Round flashing object in the sky was reported. (IN-NL).(1).

-1978 -

51/78/01. 1 January 1978 - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - An orange vapour trail was observed moving across the sky. (IN-Med). (7).

51/78/02. 1 January 1978 - 16:30 - Leicester, UK - A red light and two green aerial lights were observed. (IN-NL).(1).

51/78/03. 2 January 1978 - 17:00 Leicester, UK - A small silver aerial object was observed - white vapour seen - (IN-Med). (14).

51/78/04. 3 January 1978 - 17:10 - Aylestone, Leicester, UK - A round aerial object was reported - hazy outline - suddenly vanished - (IN-NL). (Killip) - (19).

51/78/05. 3 January 1978 - 16:05 - Leicester, UK - An inverted white, cone-shaped aerial object that swayed, then shot upwards out of sight. (PE- 5A). Possible weather -balloon explanation. (1).

51/78/06.w14 January 1978s- 20:00 - Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Triangular object, hovered - coloured lights seen by female witness - orange, green/blue and red. Swishing sound when object moved off. Witness stated: I was driving from Stapleton towards Ashby Road, Hinckley, when I noticed a triangular object in the sky. We stopped the car for a closer look, and watched the object hovering above. There were three lights visible, red, orange and green. After a minute or so, the object seemed to glow and left at enormous speed westerly, towards Leicester Road, making a swishing sound as it gathered speed. It then re-appeared over the Ashby Road about one minute later’. (UN-Med).(2).

51/78/07. 15 January 1978 - 18:00 - Leicester ,UK - Alternate red/yellow flashing lights in the sky were reported. (IN-NL).(Smith). (1).

77/78/08. 19 January 1978 - 20:00 - Higham-on-the Hill, Warwickshire. UK - Three young boys observed A blue triangular object above their village - heat-haze surrounded object. (UN-Med). (2).

51. 24 January 1978 - 16:15 - 22:20 - Leicestershire, UK - Triangle with coloured lights - Multi-witness case. Night of the UFOs.Delair/Berry/Hall (1). (2). (7). (Expanded).

51/78/09. 24 January 1978 - 16:15 - Rowanberry Avenue, Leicester. UK - A dull grey elliptical object was observed crossing the sky at low altitude- changed shape to round - left unusually shaped spiral vapour trail - 10 seconds duration. (UN-Med). (1).

51/78/10. 24 January 1978 - 17:45 - Glen Parva, Leicester, UK - An oscillating bright white light - stationary, - moved off. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/11. 24 January 1978 -18:35 - Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A flare-like object was observed - constant brightness and size - falling - remained stationary at first, then moved off and disappeared. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/12. 24 January 1978 - 18:45 - Ruddington Walk, Abbey Rise, Leicester. UK - A group of non-flashing bright lights in the sky were observed in the sky in the shape of a triangle, coloured red and blue/green. (UN-Med). (1).

51/78/13. 24 January 1978 - 18:45 - Northcote Road, Leicester, UK - An illuminated red cylinder - shaped aerial object was observed - silent - lowered then moved slowly away. (UN-Med).(2).

51/78/14. 24 January 1978 - 19:10 - Nedham Street, Leicester, UK - A triangular formation of coloured lights was observed - The lights were described as static, very bright and coloured red white and yellow - hovered for 55 minutes. (UN-Med). (1).

51/78/15. 24 January 1978 -19:30 - Penclose Road, Fleckney, Leicestershire, UK - 2 red lights were observed - moved slowly. (UN-NL).(2).

51/78/16. 24 January 1978 - 19:30 - Braunstone Close, Leicester, UK - A triangular object was observed stationary in the sky - moved above road - doubled back on itself - close clear observation of a low-level silent craft - 2 red static lights and 1 yellow. (UN-HI). (1).

51/78/17. 24 January 1978 - 19:30 - John Cleveland College, Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An indiscernible or apparently oblong-shaped, dark silent object with bright static orange and blue coloured lights was observed by two 14 year-old male witnesses - Object hovered, circled, and manoeuvred in an odd manner very low above the college area for over 15 minutes before moving back towards Leicester.- Binoculars. Witness (A) stated: We were skateboarding when Andy noticed it. He went to fetch his binoculars and it came to within 200 yards at about 60 degrees. When Andy came back out (with his binoculars) it had gone behind some trees so we went to the fence. It then went towards Leicester and hovered for a couple of minutes. It moved off again and when it was level with the John Cleveland College it appeared to bounce back towards Leicester showing a blue/green light instead of orange. It then moved back retracing its tracks showing an orange light. It Then moved over the J.C.C. and went towards Stoke Golding and disappeared over the horizon travelling in a north-westerly direction.

Witness (B) stated: We had just come back from the chip shop and we walked up the road and saw something in the sky. So I went and got the binoculars and came back out. We looked over the college playing field at the object. It was rocking and changing colour. It went from side to side then went over the horizon and towards Leicester Road. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/18. 24 January 1978 - 19:30 - A47 Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An indiscernible aerial object with orange and green lights was observed by single male witness. Witness stated: As I was travelling from Sapcote to Barwell I noticed a bright orange light in the clear sky. It seemed to hover over Barwell then go towards Leicester, then come back. It turned sideways to show a blue light as well as the orange one, then back to orange only. I could see it until I went indoors at Barwell.(UN-Med).(2).

51/78/19. 24 January 1978 - 19:30 - Huncote, Leicestershire, UK - An indiscernible aerial object with red, yellow and green lights was observed by single female witness. Witness stated: While washing up in my kitchen in the dark, I noticed the sky was clear, the lights of the motorway (M69) were clearly visible, also lights of Barwell and Shilton. I saw a bright red light over the M69; it was, at first appearance, an aircraft. However, it did not appear to be travelling either nearer or further away, but was stationary or nearly so. As I watched, it seemed to be over the M69, and either circling or travelling for a few hundred yards north to south. As I thought it was behaving oddly, I went upstairs and observed it from the landing window. I then telephoned friends in Forest Road and asked them if they could see the red light over the motorway. They telephoned back and said they thought it was a helicopter. Meanwhile I took my binoculars and went outside. Through the binoculars which are not very powerful, I observed a hazy black shape and, as the craft turned, it showed a steady yellow light and a blue-green one. Its behaviour struck me as odd. Also the fact that I could not hear any aircraft noise, only the motorway traffic rumble. It did not appear to be very high, and the lights did not flash but remained steady.(UN-Med). (1).

51/78/20. 24 January 1978 - 19:30 - Huncote, Leicestershire, UK - An indiscernible aerial object with red and green-blue lights was observed by single male witness. Witness stated: I went into the back garden (facing S.W.), and observed what appeared to be an aircraft flying slowly and making a wide anti-clockwise circle apparently over the M69 motorway (or the nearby electricity grid power line), to the right of Croft Hill and to the left of Thurlaston village. At all times there appeared to be a bright red light visible with a white light and, as the object turned, a green-blue light. I was convinced at first that it was a light aircraft and that the pilot was perhaps circling over the M69 to fix his position before moving on, but on reflection I was puzzled because the red light was always visible, and this would be unlikely if it was a normal port wing navigation light. (UN - NL).(1).

51/78/21. 24 January 1978 - 19:45 - Welford Road, Leicester, UK - An orange-brown light in the sky was observed - slow - hovered - green-blue flashes observed in different area of sky at same time - (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/22. 24 January 1978 - 19:50 - Pentland Close, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright red light in the sky was observed by male witness. (IN - NL).(Beresford) (2).

51/78/23. 24 January 1978 - 19:55 - Brookside, Sketchley Hill, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A red light in the sky was observed by single female witness. Witness stated: I saw a fairly large red light moving across the sky. It was travelling at a rather fast speed. It moved across the sky and disappeared behind some houses. A few seconds later it moved back along the same path. Again it returned, making several trips back and forth across the Brookside road before moving off towards Burbage Common. It was all red and seemed to be very low in the sky. (UN -Med).(2).

51/78/24. 24 January 1978 -19:55 - A47 Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A red glowing light in the sky was observed by 3 female witnesses travelling by car along the A47 Leicester Road towards Elmsthorpe village. Witness (A) stated: Travelling in a car down Netherly Road with my two Friends, I saw a bright white light going at a very fast speed, I thought it might be a shooting star, it disappeared behind the trees. As we approached Leicester Road I saw a bright red glowing light which appeared to be hovering at first, I took it to be a pylon light. As we approached, the white light disappeared and the red light followed us around the corner onto Elmsthorpe Lane. It kept on the left hand side of the car , in fact, it seemed to be travelling at the same speed as the car. We all began to feel very frightened, but stopped the car so that the driver could get a better view. To our amazement, the object stopped too. We were so frightened, we drove away immediately. The object disappeared behind a house. The red object seemed to be observing us. (UN-NL).(2).

51/78/25. 24 January 1978 - 19:55 - A47 Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A red glowing light in the sky was observed by 3 female witnesses travelling by car along the A47 Leicester Road towards Elmsthorpe village. Witness (B) stated: I was driving my car with two friends as passengers. My first surprise was a bright light in the sky. A star perhaps, but it didnt stay put as a star does but was moving very fast. Later, I saw a red light in the sky. We all thought that it must be a light on a pylon in the distance, but when it moved seemed to be that it must be a plane. However, it didnt travel and disappear but followed us around as I drove. The object hovered and was low in the sky. By this time I stopped the car. We were quite scared by this time. The object stopped when the car stopped.(UN-NL).(2).

51/78/26. 24 January 1978 - 19:55 - A47 Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A large, red glowing light in the sky was observed by 3 female witnesses travelling by car along the A47 Leicester Road towards Elmsthorpe village. Witness ( C) stated: I was travelling with two other people in the car. The passenger in the front seat asked if it was a plane she could see in the sky with its tail lights flashing. At first we thought it was, but remarked on the round-about course it was taking, the speed it was travelling, and the way it was going up and down. We concluded that it couldnt be a plane. The driver of the car then asked what the red light on the left hand side was (the other light had been on the right). At first I said it was a pylon, but then realised it was much too high. As I turned back to look at the other light so it stopped, and the red light started to move. We had treated the first light as something of a joke, but when the red light appeared to be moving in the same direction we began to wonder. The red light was also travelling at great speed, and appeared to drop down and hover round in a circle, rise and move on to once again appear opposite the car. On one occasion it appeared to be so close that Im sure I could distinguish its shape. It appeared to be similar to pictures of flying saucers that I had seen, and this made it all the more strange. It was glowing all around its perimeter. The driver had now decided that she was stopping the car to take a look, and, as the car stopped, so did the object. On proceeding, the light did not follow. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/27. 24 January 1978 - 20:00 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - Red and blue-green lights were observed in the sky by single female witness. Witness stated: ‘’I was travelling home when I noticed two bright lights in the sky. My first thought was that it was a plane, but my attention was particularly attracted by the lights. As far as I can remember at this time, there was a red light at the front, and a blue-green light at the rear. The object was travelling from the north-west, in a south-easterly direction. As I pulled onto the drives of my house, I again noticed bright red lights in the sky. I put the car away, ran upstairs, and began to watch the object through my bedroom window. Looking east, the object was directly in front of me. It circled twice in the sky over the Earl Shilton area, and then went off in the direction from which it had come. North-west. Whilst the object was circling, I watched it through binoculars, but I could not make out its shape. However, what was particularly noticeable was the two bright red lights on the front of the object. The object disappeared from my view at approximately 8.07 p.m. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/28. 24 January 1978 - 20:05 - Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A circle of red lights were observed in the sky by single male witness. Witness stated: I was driving from Barwell to Earl Shilton when I saw in the sky ahead what appeared to be a mass of red lights forming a circle. The lights were in a northerly direction and stationary at an angle of approximately three minutes as I drove along, and then, as I turned right into Heath Lane, Barwell, I saw the lights begin to move slowly to the west. I then stopped the car and watched until the lights ultimately disappeared from view over house rooftops. The total duration of the sighting was five minutes, during which time I heard no sound whatsoever being emitted by the lights. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/29. 24 January 1978 - 21:20 - Braunstone, Leicestershire, UK - A red light was observed over the M69 motorway. (UN-NL). (Spence). (2).

51/78/30. 24 January 1978 - 22:20 - Anstey Lane, Leicester, UK - Several coloured lights in a circle were observed by single male witness. Witness stated: I had just started my nightshift at the Severn Trent Water Department, Leicester. About 22:20, I was just finishing my security patrol when I heard a sound like a dynamo in the sky. On looking up, the sky was cloudy at the time, I saw a green glow. About a minute later there was a ring of different coloured lights, red, blue, green, yellow and these lights glowed. I could not make out the shape of this thing, but the green glow was still above what ever it was. After about 1 or 2 minutes, the lights faded in the clouds above, but the dynamo sound was still there for a minute or two afterwards, then it faded away fast. It could not have been a plane as there would not have that many coloured lights, and the green glow’.(UN-Med). (1).

51/78/31.25 January 1978 - 05:20 - Shoby, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky - diamond-shaped - 4 lights - red forward - white starboard and aft. Slowly moved away. (UN-NL).(1).

51/78/32. 25 January 1978 - 17:40 - Leicester, UK - Stationary red and white flashing lights were reported. (PE- 1C). (1).

51/78/33. 25 January 1978 - 17:40 - Leicester, UK - Stationary red and white flashing lights in the sky were observed. (PE-1C). (1).

51/78/34. 26 January 1978 - 17:30 - Thurmaston, Leicestershire, UK - Two white lights in the sky - then four - observed briefly - disappeared suddenly. (IN-NL). (1).

51/78/35. 26 January 1978 - 19:15 - Leicester, UK - A white aerial globular light was reported - red light at front - no sound - fast movement. (IN-NL). (1).

51/78/36. 26 January 1978 -19:30 - Leicester, UK - A delta-shaped dark coloured object was observed - two large red domes seen underneath object - hovered. (IN-Med). (1).

51/78/37. 26 January 1978 - 21:00 Hinckley Leicestershire, UK - Observation of a red-orange ball of light. (DE-1A). Identified aircraft landing light. (Robinson). (2).

51/78/38. 27 January 1978 - 19:20 - Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, UK - A kite-shaped object was reported - one light at rear - 4-5 at rear - coloured yellow - red and blue - dark outline - noiseless. (UN-Med). (Brocklebank). (1).

51/78/39. 6 February 1978 - 20:00 - Old Fosse, South Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A Star-like aerial light, with various flashing lights in the centre. (IN-NL). (Brundish). (20).

77/78/40. 1 March 1978 - 22:45 - Old Fosse, Brinklow, Leicestershire, UK - A round object in the sky that left a vapour trail - object paced a conventional aircraft and then vanished. (IN-Med). .Bracker). (19).

51/78/41. 8 March 1978 - 19:00 Edith Weston, Leicestershire, UK - A fast moving white light was observed in the sky by 2 independent witnesses. (IN-NL). (1).

5178/42. 12 March 1978 - 19:30 - Old Dalby, Leicestershire, UK - A large white light was reported - stationary in sky - changed colour to orange and then blue. (PE-3B). (Wills). (1).

51/78/43. 12 March 1978 - 21:45 Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A large pulsating reddish-pink light in the sky. Followed until disappeared. - No sound. (PE-1B). Possible light aircraft. (2).

51/78/44. 14 March 1978 - 22:20 Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, UK - A saucer-shaped object - two independent reports. (IN-Med). (1).

51/78/45. 24 March 1978 - Dusk- Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A large bright orange object that fell out of the sky - smoke trail that remained in sky for several minutes. (DE-7B). Definate fireball explanation.(Hall). (2).

51/78/46. 26 March 1978 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Witness observed two royal blue objects fall out of sky at 12:20 a.m. (DE-7B). Definate fireball explanation. (2).

51/78/47. 27 March 1978 - 21:00 - Ratby, Leicestershire, UK - Student Nurse Case - Hovering triangle - droning noise. Witness stated: I saw a long red object, with white hot flames coming from the rear end. I watched it hovering for about four minutes during which time it made a loud droning noise. I rode on towards Ratby, the object tilted and I saw that it was , large, triangular in shape, with red, blue, and orange lights on each apex. It finally moved off passing over my position, and revealed more detail. I saw that the object had a raised section running central from front to back, and what looked like a higher circular section on top. The craft finally moved off very fast in the direction of Hinckley still making a droning noise. (UN-Med). (1). (Expanded).

77/78/48. 29 March 1978 - 21:55 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A female student observed a star-like light in the sky - stationary for 1 hour - disappeared - (PE-3B). Explanation: probable star. (4).

51/78/49. 4 April 1978 - 20:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Two young girls were walking through Argents Mead when they observed a bright white flashing light in the sky. (PE-1A). Probable aircraft. (2).

51/78/50. 7 April 1978 - 19:50 - Great Glen, Leicestershire, UK - Two slowly approaching lights in the sky were observed - green and red - Stopped overhead and shone down bright light - Raced away. (IN-NL). (Smith).(1).

51/78/51. 7 April 1978 - 21:45 - Kibworth, Leicestershire, UK - Red lights observed in the sky - abruptly stopping at times - Zig-zag flight path. (IN-NL). (1).

51/78/52. 17 April 1978 - 20:45 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - Five teenage boys were playing in a field behind nearby houses when they looked up and saw a circle of bright lights 8 altogether, coloured red, blue, green and white. The lights rotated around the circle was appeared very large. No solid object inside the lights was seen, and no sound could be heard. The lights finally lost to view over rooftops after approximately two minutes. (IN-NL). (2).

5178/53.w22 April 1978 - Dusk - Burbage Common, Leicestershire, UK - A Big-foot - type creature was observed at edge of woods. (Non-UFO event) Witness stated: It was about dusk and I was, as was my frequent habit, exercising my dog on some grassy fields near Burbage Woods on the date in question. The woods spill over into part of the nearest field in the form of small bushes and trees, the actual fence separating the field proper from the wood running through or inside this obtruding patch of scrubby growth. My dog and I were passing within 35 feet of this bushy area when I happened to notice a hairy creature, light brown in colour, but otherwise rather manlike, and about 6 feet tall, standing amid these bushes and saplings. It was quite still, but seemed to be staring at me and the dog. The dog however, seemed to be unaware of it. Suddenly, with a very quick movement, it turned and trundled off into the wood with a fast shambling action. It quickly vanished from sight. It made no noise. I was not frightened at the time, and the sighting only took about 45 seconds, but was scared afterwards, and hurried home as fast as I could go. I have not returned to that field, and now take my dog on a different exercise route nearer roads and houses. (25).

51/78/54. 23 April 1978 - 21:30 - Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A moving aerial object was observed from outside witnesss house. He had been called out by his sons friend, to observe the object. Apparently ,the first sighting had been of the object going over house. Therefore, it appeared that the object had doubled back over the house. It was visible now for about three minutes, during which time witness had a good view of it. It appeared to be triangular, and to consist of rotating red, green blue and white lights, and was apparently silent. (UN-Med). (Dagley). (2).

51/78/55. 25 April 1978 - 21:50 - A46 Road - Leicester, UK - A green light was observed - stationary - flashed red and moved off - triangular lighting pattern on a cigar-shaped object. (PE-1B). (Brown). (1).

51/78/56. 9 May 1978 - 23:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Buzzing sound outside bedroom window with bright flashes. (IN-NL). (2).

77/78/57. 9 May 1978 - 02:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Female witness observed a golden ball of light falling slowly through the sky - meeting up with a bright white light that exploded- turning into a rotating domed disc. (PE-8E). (Morris). (4).

77/78/58. June 1978 - 21:45 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A white light in the sky was reported. (IN-NL). (4).

77/78/59. 8 June 1978 - 23:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Local family observed a stationary white globular nocturnal light in the sky for 30 minutes before it suddenly vanished. (PE-3B). (Rossi).(4).

77/78/60. 9 June 1978 - 22:45 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A nocturnal stationary object resembling a large star, was observed by a 10 year-old boy - Object was stationary in the NW for 5 minutes before it vanished. - (PE-3B). Possible astronomical explanation. (4).

77/78/61. 9 June 1978 - 22:45 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A nocturnal stationary white ball in the sky. . (IN-NL). (Starkey). (4).

51/78/62. 28 June 1978 - 02:30 - Melton Mowbray, UK - An orange disc was observed at tree-top height. Ninety degree turn - appeared to land in woods. (IN-Med). (1).

51/78/63. 10 July 1978 - 22:30 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - 3 bright white lights in the sky - triangle formation. (IN-NL). (Cooper). (3).

51/78/64. 16 July 1978 - 1715 - Loughborough, UK - An object was observed which rose into the sky with a falling-leaf motion. Object was cigar-shaped. (IN-Med). (Taylor). (1).

51/78/65. 22 July 1978 - 19:15 - Loughborough, UK - A silver top - shaped aerial object was observed which hovered for over 15 minutes - (PE-5A). Possible balloon. (1).

51/78/66. 24 July 1978 - 12:20 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A bright multicoloured stationary light in the sky was reported. (PE-3B). (Pooley). (3).

51/78/67. 24 July 1978 - 00:30 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary red and yellow aerial light was observed for 50 minutes. (PE-3B). (Ganzel). (3).

51/78/68. 24 July 1978 - 01:10 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white lights and 1 red in triangular pattern were observed in the sky. (PE-1A). (Cooper). (3).

51/78/69. 24 July 1978 - 22:45 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A white light in the sky moving slowly. (PE-4A). (Blundell). (3).

51/78/70. 25 July 1978 - 21:00 - A512 Between Blackbrook/Belton, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light was observed by married couple - light stationary at first, then moved down and vanished. (PE-1A).(Thornley).(3).

51/78/71. 25 July 1978 - 21:15 -Bagworth, Leicestershire, UK - A bright light that zig-zagged across the sky was observed by several witnesses. (PE-4A). (1).

51/78/72. 25 July 1978 - 23:30 - Loughborough, UK - An intense white light was observed in the sky by several witnesses - (IN-NL). possible conventional explanation. (1).

77/78/73. 26 July 1978 - 00:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A Bright yellow ball in sky was reported. (IN-NL). (4).

51/78/74. 30 July 1978 - 02:45 - Sapcote, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky - fell.(PE-4B). Possible meteor. (2).

51/78/75. August 1978 - 21:30 - East Goscote, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky that circled low over the area - size of a car - bottom half silver, top half orange -cigar-shape - noise heard by children only. (IN-Med). (7).

51/78/76. 10 August 1978 - 04:48 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white globular light was observed in the sky - 3 separate directional changes - silent. (IN-NL). (Holliday). (3).

51/78/77. 11 August 1978 - 21:30 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A kite-shaped aerial object was reported.(IN-Med).(Collie).(7).

51/78/78. 14 August 1978 - 20:55 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - An unusual bright white light in the sky was observed circling above the local area by many witnesses - photographed. (IN-NL).(3).

77/78/79. 14 August 1978 - 22:10 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A 15 year-old girl was standing outside her house with her friend, when she spotted an extremely bright, white light approaching from the south-west. The light came closer and a saucer-shaped object came into view. This was illuminated by the attached light which remained constant in brightness throughout the sighting. Object vanished into distance. (IN-Med). (4).

51/78/80. 15 August - 1978 - 21:40 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A torpedo-shaped aerial object with red and white flashing lights . (IN-Med). (3).

5178/81. 17 August 1978 - 22:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A 13 year-old boy saw a semi-circle of lights that moved towards him and then hovered over rooftops at an elevation of 30 degrees for a few seconds before moving back in the direction they had come from (N.E.). The lights were rotating and coloured red green and white. There was no sound heard during the 30 seconds the lights were in view. The aerial phenomena finally disappeared from view over houses. (IN-NL).(2).

51/78/82. 18 August 1978 - 00:45 - Syston, Leicestershire, UK - An aerial saucer with dark windows was observed - surrounded by orange glow. (IN-Med).(2).

51/78/83. 18 August 1978 - 20:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Witness observed a large, circular object just above the rooftops travelling slowly towards Burbage. The object was yellow/red and slightly larger than the Moon. Total duration of the sighting was 10 minutes, and the object was still in view when witness left. Interestingly, the sighting fits in exactly with Moon - rise on this evening, although the witness states that the Moon was not in the sky at the time. (PE-3C). Possible explanation; Moon. (2).

51/78/84. 18 August 1978 - 21:10 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A star-like object in the sky was observed. (PE-4A). (3).

51/78/85. 18 August 1978 - 21:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - In the clear sky, a bright flash of white light at an elevation of 20 degrees. A few seconds later, a similar flash occurred in the same direction but slightly lower. Flashes were as big as an old 5p coin at arms length, and in a south-south easterly direction. (IN-NL). (Phillips). (2)

51/78/86. 18 August 1978 - 21:27 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A red and yellow nocturnal light which flashed was observed. (PE-1A). - Possible explanation - conventional aircraft. (2).

51/78/87. 19 August 1978 - 01:45 - Hathern, Leicestershire, UK - A white/yellow bright light in the sky was observed. (IN-NL). (Sutton). (3).

51/78/88. 20 August 1978 - 02:15 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A very slow moving bright white globular light in the sky was reported. (PE-4A). (Burton). (3).

51/78/89. 23 August 1978 - 20:00 - Charnwood Forest - Leicester, UK - Several unusual illuminated aerial objects were observed hovering and circling above the area by several independent groups of witnesses. (PE-1A). (3).

26 August 1978 - 16:45 - Burbage Common, Leicestershire, UK - Several sets of witnesses observed an illuminated, white and orange oval aerial object which hovered over the area for over a hour before shooting towards and lowering into woods. - No traces found after 2 hour ground search by investigators. (2). (Expanded).

51/78/90. 26 August 1978 - 16:45 - Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary illuminated oval-shaped object was observed hovering in the sky by a married couple. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/91. 26 August 1978 - 17:00 - Laneside Drive, Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary illuminated orange ball was observed in the sky. - This Witness stated: At 5.00 p.m. on this particular Saturday, I was walking down Zealand Close on the Stonygate Estate, Hinckley, towards Laneside Drive, when I noticed an extremely large object just above the houses in Laneside Drive. The object appeared as an extremely bright orange, flattened ball-shape, with an hazy outline. This object seemed to be totally illuminated. The oval was in view for approximately one minute, and had disappeared by the time I had walked around the corner into Laneside Drive. Four people were also standing at the Barwell end of Laneside Drive looking up into the sky’. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/92. 26 August 1978 - 18:00 - Burbage Common, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary silver ball-shaped object was observed by 3 female teenage witnesses over woods - object shot towards the ground and vanished amongst trees. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/93 30 August 1978 - 07:45 - Burbage Common, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. - Married couple observed two, large bird-like objects hovering above woods. Witness stated: My wife and I were travelling along the A5070 between Sapcote and Hinckley. We were approximately 400 yards from the junction when we spotted two objects in the sky. They were silver/grey in colour and did not seem to be moving. We observed them for approximately three minutes as we drove along. They seemed to be long and curved in shape and at first my wife got the impression that the objects were big birds of some kind, but on closer inspection we ruled out that they could be birds. The objects did not appear to be making any noise as we drove away from them. I estimated later that they appeared to be hovering at an angle of approximately 45 degrees above the horizon, and their size would be equal to a one pence piece held at arms length. (UN-Med). (Jackson) (2).

51/78/94. September 1978 - 16:45 - Ellistown. Leicestershire, UK - 3 white lights in the sky were observed by single male witness. (IN-NL). (Kendrick). (1).

51/78/95. September 1978 - 20:00 - Hugglescote, Leicestershire, UK - A red/orange rugby ball-shaped object was observed in the sky for 5 minutes. (IN-Med).(1).

51/78/96. 1 September 1978 - 23:53 - Birstall, Leicestershire, UK - A rectangular-shaped aerial object with white static lights on corners, and a red central flashing light was observed flying low over the local area. . Police involved. (IN-Med).(3).

51/78/97. 2 September 1978 - 21:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Two star-like objects were observed in the sky - (PE-4A). Possible satellite explanation. (2).

51/78/98. 3 September 1978 - 04:30 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A pulsating triangular object was observed that hovered and then moved off. - Photographed. (Squires). (IN-Med). (3).

77/78/99. 7 September 1978 - 20:30 - Ansley, Warwickshire, UK - 8 stationary white lights were observed in the sky for 30 seconds. (IN-NL). (Green). (4).

51/78/100.10 September 1978 - 18:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A round black aerial object with a silver patch was reported by a 12 year-old schoolboy. (IN-Med).(2).

51/78/101.12 September 1978 - Evening - Croft, South Leicestershire - UK - A red illuminated disc that fell, and was observed to eventually apparently land briefly near Thornton reservoir - observed by several independent witnesses. - Reported to be over the general region for over 2 hours. (UN-Med). (1).

51/78/102.12 September 1978 - 22:30 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - an orange and green-blue light in the sky was observed. (IN-NL). (3).

77/78/103.16 September 1978 - 22:10 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An oval-shaped illuminated object was observed crossing the sky. (IN-Med). (4).

51/78/104. 23 September 1978 - 21:20 - Sketchley Hill, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK. - A stationary set of red and white flashing lights in the sky was reported. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/105. 25 September 1978 - 21:30 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A formation of 6 nocturnal white star-like lights was reported - formation broke up at one point to again re-form. Disappeared when moved off behind buildings. Duration 10 minutes. (IN-NL). (Hannant). (3).

51/78/106. 27 September 1978 - 19:05 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A round pulsating light was observed circling above the local area by several witnesses. (IN-NL). (3).

51/78/107. 27 September 1978 - 19:05 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A pulsating white light in the sky was observed. (IN-NL). (Brooks/Gibbons). (3).

51/78/108. 27 September 1978 - 20:00 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A white cylindrical beam of light that circled area several times was reported. (IN-Med). (Dalrymple) (3).

51/78/109. 27 September 1978 - 20:20 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A small, yellow/white object above Charnwood forest was reported - circled - disappeared - re-appeared - vanished. (IN-NL). (Bradbury). (3).

51/78/110. 27 September 1978 - 20:30 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A square-shaped aerial object with a central red light was observed by female witness. (IN-Med).(Annely). (3).

51/78/111. 30 September 1978 - 21:10 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - Several nocturnal aerial lights moving in different directions 1 of which was observed to briefly hover before moving on. (IN-NL). (Farmer). (2).

77/78/112. October 1978 - 19:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A nocturnal white globular light in the sky was reported. (IN-NL). (4).

77/78/113. 1 October 1978 - 20:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A nocturnal yellow globular light. (IN-NL). (Harrison). (4).

51/78/114. 1 October 1978 - 22:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silent, nocturnal yellow globular light at rooftop height. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/115. 1 October 1978 - 22:15 Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A large, brightly lit cigar-shaped object low in the sky was observed by several independent witnesses. Object totally silent. Witness (A) stated: On Sunday, October 1st., 1978, I was with a friend taking a break outside Bennett Brothers, Southfield Road, It was approximately 10.30 p.m. We noticed in the sky to our left, (N.E.), a bright white light. It appeared to consist of two white lights close together. We watched it pass by in front of us from left to right. During the observation, which lasted for a few minutes, we noticed that there was no noise associated with the object. We finally saw the light disappear on the horizon, travelling towards Nuneaton1 (S.W.). Witness (B) stated: My workmate and I were standing at the gate of our factory having a break, at between 10.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m., when we observed two large lights travelling towards us, from over Burbage. And flying towards Nuneaton. We thought it strange as there were no aircraft navigation lights on the object, and also there seemed to be smaller pinpoint lights above it, which could have been lights from inside. It was travelling at about the speed of an old type piston biplane, e.g. a Tiger Moth , rather slowly. There was no noise at all, and no shape to be observed against the night sky. (UN-Med). (2). (Expanded).

77/78/116. 2 October 1978 - 05:30 Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A revolving aerial yellow crescent-shaped object was observed - changed colour to green, then to orange before moving off. (IN-Med). (Marston). (4) (10).

77/78/117. 4 October 1978 - 18:05 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A dome-shaped shining aerial object with a haze around it was observed - visible for 1 minute. (IN-Med).(Davies). (4). (10).

51/78/118. 7 October 1978 - 19:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A hovering blue-pink object was observed in the sky - (PE-3B). Possible Star. (2).

51/78/119. 7 October 1978 - 23:30 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A flashing aerial object was observed. (PE-1B). (3).

77/78/120. 10 October 1978 - 02:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Witness noticed an object in the sky with 2 bright lights and a hump in the middle. (IN-NL). (Whitehouse). (4).

51/78/121. 11 October 1978 - 21:45 - Hinckley, UK - A conventional aircraft that was mistaken for a UFO.(Mayne). (DE-1B).(2).

51/78/122. 16 October 1978 - 22:30 - Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - An illuminated aerial object with a flashing blue light was observed by lone female witness.(IN-NL). (Faulks) (2).

51/78/123. 17 October 1978 - 19:32 - Thurlaston, Leicestershire, UK - - A large object in the sky that headed in the direction of Croft Quarry before vanishing. (PE-7B).(Possible meteor) (1).

77/78/124. 21 October 1978 - 18:45 - Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK - A schoolboy reported the observation of four large white lights hovering over his school. (IN-NL). (4).

51/78/125. 23 October 1978 - 17:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A black kite-shaped object was observed in the sky - followed by 5 ball-shaped smaller objects - daylight - silent.(UN-Med). (2).

51/77/78/126-193. 23 October 1978.- 18:00 onwards - Many areas in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, UK - A silent, large triangular object was observed over the region by over 200 known witnesses - 62 left statements - movie film obtained by Burbage witness - (Ref; the ‘Silent Vulcan Case‘- Brown/Hall). (Sources: ,1, 2 & 4). (Expanded).

51/78/126. 23 October 1978 - 18:00 - Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A mass of lights were observed. Witness stated: I was coming along Ashby Road in my car at about 6p.m.. on Monday night. I was leaving the Cadeby turn when I saw a mass of very bright lights in the sky travelling towards me. Their outline was delta shaped. I went along for about another 500 yards looking up into the sky. I was so interested that I stopped the car in a lay by to get out for a better look. I stared at it for a while then it disappeared faster than the eye could see. In fact it disappeared so fast that I wondered if I had imagined it, although I knew I hadnt. (UN-Med). (2).

5178/127. 23 October 1978 - 18:20 - Littlethorpe, Leicestershire, UK - 3 white bright lights. Witness stated: I was travelling home and I was between Littlethorpe and Cosby at 6.20 p.m. when I noticed 3 white lights travelling towards me. I thought at first it was an aeroplane going to land at Castle Donnington with its landing lights on, as it got nearer the lights got very bright and formed a triangle. This in itself seemed an unusual formation. I slowed down to view it more safely, and realised there were no other lights as on normal aircraft, wingtips and tail etc. I stopped my car and opened the windows as it got closer. I could see the shape as a black silhouette, it was like a Vulcan bomber, triangular shaped with a light on each point and large. The other strange thing was that I heard no noise at all, no sound of engines etc. After it passed, the lights were no longer visible and it disappeared from my view into the dark. I have never seen the like before and that includes 3 years in the R.A.F. when I saw aircraft day and night.(UN-Med). (2).

51/78/128. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Bosworth Park, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright hovering lights. Witness stated: When we reached the car park, there this thing sat overhead. It did not appear to be very high up. I do not know how long it had been there for we heard no noise at all. It did not move at all, and, as already stated, no sound came from it. We stood looking at it for about 10 minutes, then my daughter said she was feeling afraid of it, as it was so large. As we went towards Bosworth, I could see it still sitting there, then all at once, it was gone. We heard afterwards that it was seen racing across the sky towards Measham. I now wish that we had waited just that little while longer as I would have loved to have seen it moving. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/129. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Greenmoor Road, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright aerial lights - 1 blue light. Witness stated: We were walking down my friends house when I saw the lights in the sky. First of all it went up and down, then from side to side and one of my friends ran in to get a camera. We watched it move off at a fast rate, a lot faster than any plane Ive seen. As it went there was a blue light underneath. When my friend came out again it was gone. It wasnt dark but just going dark. It was about 6.30 p.m. on the corner of Greenmoor Road’.(UN-Med). (2).

77/78/130. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Monmouth Gardens, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A large light alternating brightness was observed. Witness stated: I was sitting at home watching T.V. In my top window I saw a large light that was going on and off. I fetched my two children who were scared. The object did not seem to be moving, it was very large. I went outside and didnt hear any engine noise. I watched for a few minutes and then the lights seemed to go off and the object disappeared’. (UN-Med). (4).

77/78/131. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Atholl Crescent, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Very bright lights moving slowly - dimmed then became brighter. Witness stated: I was talking to a neighbour and we both saw an object in the sky. It had a number of bright lights which dimmed, then became brighter. The object was moving slow and seemed lower than an aircraft(UN-Med).(4).

51/78/132. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Leicester Road, Measham, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright lights moving slowly - Witness stated: The object approached from the south-west. It looked like a star to begin with and gradually got brighter and larger as it approached us. It was approximately 4 to 6 inches in diameter at arms length with 3 lights, the middle one being like a searchlight with a powerful beam. It moved slowly and took almost half a hour to pass overhead. As it moved over and headed towards Castle Donnington, we lost sight of it as the lights faded out of view. There was no noise at all. Our Alsatian dog was whining and barking furiously as the object passed over. (UN-Med). (3).

51/78/133. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Leicester Road, Measham, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright aerial lights. Witness stated: It was about 6.30pm. We were called outside by our friend and we looked up into the sky. We thought it was a plane but as we looked it was sort of round and had three beams of light. First they were on white then turned to red. It was about one and a half inches long at arms length and was going very slowly, then, as it reached the front of the house it was going faster - it seemed to be coming from Tamworth and heading for Castle Donnington. (UN-Med). (3).

51/78/134. 23 October 1978 - 18:30 - Ravenstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright lights moving slowly - Witness stated: I was feeding my livestock down the garden when I noticed three bright lights in the sky. After about 2 minutes I returned into the house and when I came back out again I saw three lights in a triangle shape to only two lights and a red, and green, (or blue). I then watched it disappear all of a sudden. (UN-Med). (3).

51/78/135. 23 October 1978 - 18:40 - Elmsthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright lights moving slowly - Witness stated: As we looked at the object it appeared as one lighted mass, its movements were as if it was hovering or pulsating upwards at first, then coming down. It then remained static for a few minutes. The object began to move towards us slowly gradually accelerating. There was however, no noise at all from the craft’. (UN-Med).(2).

51/78/136. 23 October 1978 - 18:40 - Lytchgate Lane, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright lights moving slowly - Witness stated I saw bright white lights, one either side of the object and two smaller lights that could have been red. It was night time but I definitely got the impression of a large triangle’. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/137. 23 October 1978 - 18:40 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright aerial lights. Witness stated: Being ex-RAF I would have said that the object was a Vulcan Bomber flying south to north on the flight path used by East Midlands airport. However, the object was stationery in sight for approximately three minutes. Imagine a Vulcan bomber with bright lights on each wing tip and two very bright landing lights in the centre. It then moved towards us and overhead gather speed. When overhead I could see what looked like a red navigation light in the centre and another white light where the tail plane would be. THERE WAS NO NOISE ! I rushed to the front of our bungalow, (taking a few seconds), but it had completely vanished’. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/138. 23 October 1978 - 18:40 - Hastings High School, Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright aerial lights. Witness stated: - When first seen, the object was very much like a bright star, and then after a minute or so, it started to grow larger. As it came closer, when the object was approximately miles away, I used the 24mm. Zoom lens on my super 8 movie camera to enlarge the image. I then decided to film the object for what turned out to be approximately thirty seconds, at the full 24mm., (the camera was loaded with daylight film, (Kodak), and still had the daylight orange filter in place, which I had used the previous day, and forgotten that it was still in place, otherwise, I would have removed it. Looking at the object through the camera lens, I could just make out what looked like the leading edges of an aircrafts wings, but they seemed much too thick. As the aircraft passed overhead, there was no sound at all, the object was very low, and would have been very easy to hear any engines. Also, when overhead, there was no sign of any navigation lights or cabin lighting. (UN-Med). (2).

51/78/194. 24 October 1978 - Evening - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A globular white light in the sky was reported. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/195. 25 October 1978 - 18:25 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - 2 large white lights hardly moving were observed over the area. (IN-NL). (Tebbutt). (3).

51/78/196. 25 October 1978 - 18:30 - Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, UK - A white flash in the sky was observed - followed by red streaks. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/197. 25 October 1978 - 22:15 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A saucer with lights was observed in the sky - described as an upside down frying pan with 2 main lights that changed colour - whooshing noise. (IN-Med). (Law). (3).

51/78/198. 25 October 1978 - 22:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white lights in the sky one above the other - upper light remained lower light vanished. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/199. 26 October 1978 - 21:45 - Featherstone Drive, Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - white and red aerial lights were observed by two teenage boys. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/200. 28 October 1978 - Evening - Sapcote, Leicestershire, UK - A large orange ball of light in the sky that hovered. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/201. 2 November 1978 - 17:35 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary object was reported - dome-shaped witn 4 green lights and 1 larger red central light. (IN-Med). (20).

51/78/202. 2 November 1978 - 17:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A cigar with windows observed in the sky by a 14 year-old witness. (IN-Med). (20).

51/78/203. 2 November 1978 - 17:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An oval of lights in the sky - shone down a red beam. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/204. 2 November 1978 - 18:45 - Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, UK - A large pulsating orange light in the sky - pulsating - very low- disappeared - then a roar like a jet. (PE-1A). Possible explanation: Aircraft. (2).

51/78/205. 4 November 1978 - 18:15 - Croft Hill, Leicestershire, UK - A red dome-shaped object was observed hovering over the area for over 2 hours. (PE-3C). Possible Moon observation. (Hunt). (2).

51/78/206. 4 November 1978 - 23:07 - Sibson, Leicestershire, UK - 2 silver/green lights in the sky - hovered. (IN-NL). (2).

51/78/207. 8 November 1978 - 17:55 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silent white flashing light in the sky was observed by whole family - disappeared over Burbage. (PE-1B). (Moore) (2).

51/78/208. 16 November 1978 - 18:30 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - Female witness observed red and green flashing lights in the sky - stationary.(DE- 3B). Explanation: Star. (2)..

51/78/209. 22 November 1978 - 17:20 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A red flashing light in the sky was observed. (PE-1B). Possible conventional explanation. (3).

51/78/210. 23 November 1978 - 18:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Nocturnal red and green lights in the sky were observed. (PE-1B). Possible conventional aircraft lighting. (2).

77/78/211. 28 November 1978 - 03:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An object in the sky was observed - described as an illuminated cigar-shaped object with blue tinge. (IN-Med). (4).

51/78/212.w9 December 1978 - 16:50 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A very slow moving illuminated yellow/white cigar-shaped object was observed in daylight by 3 witnesses. Object low and silent. (UN-Med). (1). (2). (Expanded).

51/78/213.s9 December 1978 - 16:50 - Leicester, UK - A slow moving illuminated cigar at low height was reported. (UN-Med). (1).

51/78/214. 14 December 1978 - 17:35 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A nocturnal aerial light at low-level was observed. (IN-NL). (3).

-1979 -

51/79/01. 1 January 1979 - 07:00 - Leicester, UK - A brilliant ball of white light. (DE-3A). Explanation: Planet Venus. (1).

51/79/02. 1 January 1979 - 16:00 - Thornton, Leicester, UK - Three people observed a red globe hovering over Charnwood school - object changed colour to black - after 4 minutes, faded away. (IN-Med). (3).

51/79/03. 2 January 1979 - 10:00 - Mountsorrel, Leicester, UK - A cigar-shaped object was observed spinning very slowly in a clockwise direction - flames were witnessed coming out of the sides and rear - object climbed into sky until out of sight. (IN-Med).(Freer). (1).

77/79/04. 2 January 1979 - 20:32 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A red triangular object with green lights was reported. (DE-3B). (Green).Explanation: Star (4).

77/79/05. 2 January 1979 - 21:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An oval twinkling light in the sky. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-3B). Explanation: Star. (4).

51/79/06. 4 January 1979 - 19:45 - Thornton, Leicester, UK - A disc-shaped flying object was observed hovering above Thornton reservoir - object coloured orange/red and rotated occasionally sending 2 beams of light towards the wood at back of reservoir. - after 7 minutes, object moved off towards Leicester. (UN-Med). (1).

51/79/07. 4 January 1979 - 20:00 - Thurmaston, Leicestershire, UK - An orange aerial light was reported. (IN-NL).(1).

51/79/08. 5 January 1979 - 17:05 - Glen Parva, Leicester, UK - Female witnesses observed a silent, cigar-shaped object with 2 very bright lights - silent - disappeared suddenly. (IN-Med).(1).

51/79/09. 5 January 1979 - 19:45 - Rothley, Leicestershire, UK - A white globular light was reported. (IN-NL).(1).

51/79/10. 5 January 1979 - 19:45 - Rothley, Leicester, UK - A bright white light in the sky was observed by a single female witness. (IN-NL).(Kidger). (1).

51/79/11. 9 January 1979 - 16:47 - Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, UK - A flashing light in the sky - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-2A) Explanation: helicopter. (2).

51/79/12.11 January 1979 - 20:50 - Thurnby Lodge, Leicester, UK - A bright object in the sky was noted that had coloured lights within - optical aid used. -An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-3B).Explanation: Star. (1).

51/79/13. 18 January 1979 - 19:55 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-1B).Explanation: aircraft. (3).

77/79/14. 1 February 1979 - 20:32 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An unusual aerial object was observed for over 2 hours. (PE-3B).(Green). (4).

77/79/15. 2 February 1979 - 21:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An unusual object in the sky was observed for over 2 Hours. (PE-3B). (Guthrie).(4).

51/79/16. 9 February 1979 - 19:30 - Markfield, Leicester, UK - A silent, white/yellow light was observed in the sky. (IN-NL) (3).

51/79/17. 26 February 1979 - 20:25 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 4 bright lights in the sky were observed - 3 red/1 red/green. Circled - no sound - moved into distance. (PE-1B). (Ward).(2).

51/79/18. 22 March 1979 - 19:30 -Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A flashing aerial white light - stationary at times - moved away.(PE-1B). (Smith). Possible explanation: Aircraft. (3).

51/79/19. 22 March 1979 - 19:30 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A flashing aerial white light - stationary at times - moved away. (PE-1B). Possible explanation: Aircraft. (3).

51/79/20.. 23 March 1979 - 22:00 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary bright white light was observed - appeared to be hovering above power station - duration 15 minutes. (PE-3A). (Bradford). (3).

51/79/21. April 1979 - evening - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - a globular light that had the ability to hover - stopped above sewerage farm - moved off towards Nuneaton - observed again on unspecified date repeating same actions. (IN-NL). (Phillips). (2).

51/79/22. 2 April 1979 - 09:10 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bullet-shaped craft - buzzing noise. (IN-Med). (2).

51/79/23. 24 April 1979 - 05:50 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - An orange dome-shaped object was reported. (IN-Med). (Bateman) (3).

51/79/24. 26 April 1979 - 21:20 Elmsthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - A large object at rooftop height was reported - dome-shaped outline - glowed - red and green lights were witnessed. (IN-Med). (Hunt). (2).

51/79/25. 3 May 1979 - 19:30 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - 2 leading globular objects, and 1 following cylindrical object were observed in the sky - no sound - disappeared into trees. (UN-Med). (Irish). (Shone). (3).

51/79/26. 24 May 1979 - 18:20 - Measham, Leicestershire, UK - A Colliery worker was travelling to work when he observed a large, grey saucer-shaped object hovering in the sky - object moved off at great speed until it was a small speck on the horizon. (IN-Med). (3).

51/79/27. 29 May 1979 - 23:40 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - An orange -coloured aerial object.(IN-NL). (3).

51/79/28. 18 June 1979 - 21:30 - Markfield, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky that resembled a slow-moving luminous cigar - left vapour trail. (PE-1A). (Hunter). (3).

51/79/29. July 1979 - 23:15 - Markfield, Leicestershire, UK - A red and green object was observed for 3 consecutive nights that ejected stars - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-1A). Explanation: aircraft. (Pepper). (3).

51/79/30. 29 July 1979 - 16-15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 2 black cone-shaped objects were witnessed in daylight - hovered, then fast movements observed - objects fell with a falling leaf motion and disappeared. (UN-Med). (2). (Expanded).

51/79/31. 29 July 1979 - 20:00 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A white egg-shaped aerial object was observed flying over the area by several sky watch members. (UN-Med). (3).

51/79/32. 12 August 1979 - 22:00 - Croft Hill, Leicestershire, UK - A descending globular light with tail. - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (PE-7B). Possible meteor. (Edwards). (2).

51/79/33. 20 August 1979 - 02:15 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light in the sky was reported. (PE-3A).(Burton). (3).

51/79/34. 20 August 1979 - 02-15 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light in the sky. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (PE-1A). Possible conventional aircraft. (3).

77/79/35. 20 August 1979 -21:40 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An aerial light of an orange hue was reported. (IN-NL). (Prince). (4).

77/79/36. 21 August 1979 - 21:45 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A brilliant white light that changed into red and green lights - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (PE-1B). Possible conventional aircraft. (4).

51/79/37. 23 August 1979 - 22:00 - Shellbrooke, Loughborough, UK - A yellow/white globular light - climbed into distance. (IN-NL). (Lee). (3).

51/79/38. 30 August 1979 - 23:15 - Narborough, Leicestershire, UK - A white globular aerial light. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (IN-NL). (Pine). (3).

51/79/39. 2 September 1979 - 21:00 - Sheepy Magna, Leicestershire, UK - Like a twinkling star - a white light. (PE-3B). (James). (2).

77/79/40. 3 September 1979 - 19:50 - Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK - 2 brilliant white aerial lights were reported. (PE-1A). (Jeffrey). (4).

77/79/41. 3 September 1979 - 20:50 - Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK - 2 white lights in the sky were observed that possibly have a conventional explanation. (PE-1A). (Freer). (4).

77/79/42. 3 September 1979 - 20:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A very bright light in the sky was reported. (PE-1A).(Markham). (4).

77/79/43. September 1979 - 20:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A silvery/orange aerial object. (IN-NL). (Azzopardi). (4).

51/79/44. 3 September 1979 - 21:00 - Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK - 4 teenage witnesses observed a globular light in the sky that they could not identify. (DE-1B). Explanation: Aircraft. (3).

77/79/45. 27 September 1979 - 22:20 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Multiple witnesses reported a red oval-shaped object over the area that hovered before moving off - Police involved. (IN-Med). (4).

51/79/46. 28 September 1979 - 20:10 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white lights in the sky - flashing red light. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (DE-1A). Explanation: aircraft. (3).

51/79/47. 30 October 1979 - 18:00 - Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, UK - 6 red globular red lights were observed flying in formation over Charnwood forest by experienced UFO investigator. (UN-NL). (French). (3).

51/79/48.w2 November 1979 - 17:15 - Wykin Village, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An unusual aerial object, shaped like a cross, was observed descending into a field - object described as having 1 central red light, 4 blue lights - landed in field next to young teenage witness - object described as melting into ground - hearing loss was experienced - physical traces included higher than normal radiation readings in immediate landing area. (UN-CE). (2). (Expanded).

51/79/49. 5 November 1979 -18:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright globular aerial light in the sky was reported. (PE-1A). (2).

51/79/50.17 December 1979 - 17:45 - Wykin Village, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Housewife and children in the village observed a triangular object fall out of the sky - 2 bright red lights at front - several smaller red/blue lights on edges - totally silent hover - moved off slowly. (UN-Med).(Allan).(2).

51/79/51.18 December 1979 -Swadlincote, Leicestershire, UK - An egg-shaped white light was observed in the sky. (IN-NL). (Baily). (3).

51/79/52. 28 December 1979 - 17:15 - Wykin, Leicestershire, UK - 2 bright white lights in the sky were observed. (IN-NL). (Allan) (2),

51/79/53. 28 December 1979 - 17:30 - Ravenstone, Leicestershire, UK - Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (DE-3A). Explanation: Venus. (3).

-1980 -

51/80/01. Early 1980s - Early A.M. Great Glen, Leicester, UK- A circle of bright lights in the sky were observed. Witness stated: Strange lights were darting about, lighting up the night sky and hovering above my garden (PE-8H). (Humperdinck). Possible explanation: Nightclub spotlights. (7).

51/80/02. 1 January 1980 - 16:20 - Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK - Amateur astronomer reported observing an orange light in the eastern sky above woodland. (IN-NL). (3).

51/80/03. 6 January 1980 - 22:00 - Burton-on-Trent, UK - A stationary globular green and orange aerial light. (PE-3B). (Woolrych). (3).

51/80/04. 10 January 1980 - 15:50 - Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK - A green glowing light at low height was reported. (IN-Med). (Harman). (3).

51/80/05. 13 January 1980 - 19:20 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A red globular light in the sky. (IN-NL). (Allan/Jones). (2).

51/80/06. 22 January 1980 - 19:10 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white aerial lights were sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (PE-1A). (Latimer). (3).

51/80/07. 22 January 1980 - 20:20 - Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, UK - A red glowing light was observed - began spinning - vanished. (IN-NL). (Cheshire). (2).

51/80/08. 20 February 1980 - 02:00 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A dark object with flames at the rear was observed by a single male witness - object fell out of the sky and disappeared after 3 seconds. (PE-7B). Possible explanation: fireball. (Armson). (3).

51/80/09. 29 March 1980 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A dark grey cigar-shaped aerial object. - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (IN-Med). (3).

51/80/10. 6 April 1980 - 20:34 - Burbage Common, Leicestershire, UK - A bright star-like light - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (PE-1A). Possible Explanation: Aircraft. (2).

51/80/11. 9 April 1980 - 22:00 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A square -shaped formation of aerial lights was observed by an experienced UFO investigator. (UN-Med). (French). (3).

51/80/12. 10 April 1980 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Hovered. (IN-NL). (2).

51/80/13. 5 May 1980 - 23:50 - Brookside, Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A triangular object was observed - 3 red lights - loud humming noise. Witness stated: At about 11.50 p.m., on Monday, May 5th., 1980, I heard a very loud, and unusual noise. I thought that something was happening on the nearby railway line between Leicester and Nuneaton. This noise started as a low hum, and then increased in volume to a high pitched whine. I looked out of the upstairs bedroom window towards the railway, and I saw a triangular shape in the sky, with three big bright lights on it, two of which were red, and the other, orange. The object was going away from me. The shape of the object was visible to me for about 15 seconds. I called my Mother, who came into the room, but by this time, she was only able to see the lights. The following morning, several other people said that they also heard the unusual noise at exactly the same time, but nobody else looked out to see what it was. A near neighbour remarked that the sound resembled a large, passenger jet aircraft, about to take off. UN-Med). (Burscough). (2).

51/80/14. 15 May 1980 - 20: 30 Hours - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK - A stationary light in the sky was observed. (DE-3A). Explanation: Planet. (3).

51/80/15. 1 June 1980 - 23:30 Hours - Leicester, UK - Mother and son observed a red object that performed a series of movements including a 90 degree turn - At one point, a smaller red object was ejected which then returned to the main object. (IN-NL). (1).

51/80/16. 5 June 1980 - 01:03 Hours - Leicester, UK - A streak of light in the sky was observed. (PE-7B). (1).

51/80/17. 29 June 1980 - Late night - Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, UK - 2 night fishermen observed a white flashing light hovering above a nearby wood - moved off - changed shape to cigar. (PE-1A). (Ward).(2).

51/80/18. 8 July 1980 - 09:00 - Kilsby, Leicestershire, UK - A cigar-shaped object with a line of windows along its side was observed in the sky flying at a fast speed. .(PE-1A). (Warwick). (3).

51/80/19. 16 July 1980 - 00:25 - Barden, Leicestrshire, UK - A thin beam of light was observed to emanate from wheat field - wrist-watch effected - stopped at exactly the same time as object was first seen - outdoor observation - strange individual witnessed nearby heading towards field - light switched off. (IN-Med) (3).

51/80/20. 19 July 1980 - 00:00 - Birstall, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white lights in the sky. (PE-1B). (1).

51/80/21. 19 July 1980 - Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, UK - A silver disc that hovered in the sky then vanished was reported. (IN-Med). (3).

51/80/22. 23 July 1980 - Whetstone, Leicestershire, UK - 2 white lights in the sky. (PE-1B). (1).

51/80/23. 24 July 1980 - 20:34 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Multi-sightings of a bright oval or cigar-shaped aerial object at low altitude - pink light in centre - vanished suddenly. (IN-Med). (2).

51/80/24. 24 July 1980 - 21:34 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A white light in the sky of extreme brilliance was reported - daylight observation. .(PE-1A). (Hall). (2).

51/80/25. 24 July 1980 - 21:55 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A flat-topped red cigar was observed in the sky. (IN-Med). (Brown).(3).

51/80/26.28 July 1980 - 14:30 - Groby Road Hospital, Leicester, UK - A revolving red and green reflective object was observed flying past a hospital window by a dental patient - also observed by doctor - object disappeared behind buildings. Witness (A) stated: I was looking out of a window in the Orthodontic Department of Groby Road Hospital, when I saw a saucer-shaped object in the sky. It was a gold colour, and had a clear outline. It was travelling at a steady speed in a north-westerly direction. All of a sudden, it turned red, then shortly afterwards, about half a minute later, it turned green. I pointed it out to two adults when it went out of my sight. They told me that it had started rotating, but kept a steady speed. Witness (B) stated: I was giving treatment to witness (A) when he remarked that he could see an object moving in the sky. When I saw it the object was glittering like transparent cellophane, reflecting the Sun, then it turned to green, and then red. The object appeared spherical in shape, with no definite edge. The size was equal to a 10 pence piece held at arms length. The object moved slowly across the sky, and began to rotate. It disappeared out of view from the window. The weather at the time was hot and sunny. (UN-Med). (Culver). (3).

51-80-27. 28 July 1980 - 18:06 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK -A red and green revolving kite-shaped flying object was observed at low level - object disappeared behind houses. Witness stated:I had just returned home and had parked my car on the front drive when I happened to glance up and saw a strange object crossing the sky. It appeared as a diamond or kite shape, and seemed to be slowly revolving. As it revolved, it showed different colours, two of which I remember were red and green. This object looked solid, and was very low in the sky. It looked to me as if it were covered in different colours of tin foil. It also appeared to have four sides, and, as it revolved, each side was revealed to me in turn. Each revolution was sudden and jerky however, not like an object turning in the wind, but more as an intelligently controlled device, although I could not see how. There was a definite loud droning sound heard at the time, although I cant say for certain that this was coming from the object. The sound started to get loud, but then faded away, although the object was still in my field of vision, and still quite close. This object would have been only about 200 feet high if that , and really stood out. I must mention that one of the sides, as it was revealed to me, was definitely rounder than the other three. (UN-Hi). (2).

51/80/28. 5 August 1980 - 00:15 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - A red circular light in the sky was observed - brighter than stars - moved slowly over farmland - vanished - no sound. (IN-NL). (3).

51/80/29. 21 August 1980 - 21:10 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - white hovering globular aerial light - moved off - flashed red.(PE-1A). (2).

51/80/30. 24 August 1980 - 21:55 - Ellistown, Leicestershire, UK - A red and white flashing aerial light was reported. (DE-1A). Explanation: Aircraft. (3).

51/80/31. 6 September 1980 - 20:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A white light with a red halo was observed - passed over houses and vanished. (IN-NL). (2)

77/80/32. 12 September 1980 - 20:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - 3 separate sets of aerial lights acting strangely were reported - falling - red/green - static light, no sound. (UN-NL). (Thorneycroft). (4).

51/80/33. 14 September 1980 - 21:27 - Normanton - on - Soar, UK - Hovered. (IN-NL). (4).

77/80/34. 27 September 1980 - 19:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A bright white aerial light was observed - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (PE-1A). (Reeves). (33).

51/80/35. 2 November 1980 - 17:40 - Ashby-De-La-Zouch, UK - An elongated oval-shaped object in the sky - red - coloured lights - red, yellow, green and blue - object circled low over area before moving away. (IN-Med). .Possible conventional explanation. (3).

77/80/36. 15 November 1980 - 19:00 - Whitestone, Nuneaton, UK - A nocturnal globular light in the sky - yellow - jerking up and down as if in trouble observed over the area for some minutes - approached the ground at one point - moved away showing a red flashing light - no sound. (UN-NL). (Howe).(4).

51/80/37. 18 November 1980 - 17:55 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A globular nocturnal aerial light was reported. (IN-NL). (2).

77-80-38. 26 November 1980 - 19:20 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A hovering aerial object at very low level - buzzing noise - T.V. interference. (UN-CE). (1).(2).(16). (Expanded).

26 November 1980.- 19:30 - Leicestershire, UK - An illuminated object with darkened windows was observed moving over the area by several persons. (UN-Med). (1).(2).(16). (Expanded).

51/80/39. 26 November 1980 - 19:30 - Littlethorpe, Leicestershire, UK - Two schoolgirls at the corner of Sycamore Way, observed a strange mushroom-shaped light over a field, - Witness (A) stated:The object then, rose, turned around and tilted towards us. It was shining bright lights out of something like lots of square windows. It looked quite dark in the middle of the top parts. I saw the object then go up, like a rocket slanting into the sky, jumping and jerking at first, then it went straight up’.- A hissing sound was heard emanating from the object. (UN-Med). (1).(2).(16).

51/80/40. 26 November 1980 - 20:45 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - An object described as a fire in the hedge was observed near Brooksby College - a large, bright orange object, with a distinct black band across the centre. (UN-Med). (1).(2).(16).

51/80/41. 26 November 1980 - 20:45 - Fylingates, Leicestershire, UK - A huge, orange/red brilliant light on the left of the road (North) - object compared to a mushroom top was observed, with its size described as very large - no sound. The witnesses turned their car around and then went back. Witness stated: Some cars were coming along so they proceeded along the road, observing the object all of the time. It appeared to rise from low ground and as it rose higher into the sky, there was some rays from the object shining down’. (UN-Med). (1).(2).(16).

51/80/42. 26 November 1980 - 20:45 - Wanlip, Leicestershire, UK - An anonymous witness observed a very large object over the Wanlip area - the witness, who was driving along the Wanlip Road, compared the brilliance of the observed phenomena to the setting Sun. (UN-Med). (1).(2).(16).

51/80/43. 26 November 1980 - 20:50 - Wanlip, Leicestershire, UK - Husband and wife observed a large, bright orange object in a northerly direction - compared to the Sun but larger. Witness stated: It was almost a full circle and flat across the bottom, with two purplish horizontal bands across it, about two thirds of the way down. It seemed odd that, although it was very bright, it had no aura surrounding it, and appeared not to give off any light itself. (UN-Med). (1). (2).(16).

51/80/44. 27 November 1980 - 16:35 - Wanlip, Leicestershire. UK - A sighting of an aerial object above the Wanlip Sewerage Plant - a bright disc was observed travelling low in the sky between the A6 and A46 roads. The object was heading north along the Soar Valley slowly and steadily. It was described as very brilliant but hazy in outline. (UN-Med). (1).(20).(16).

-1981-

51/81/01. 22 March 1981 - 18:55 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white globular light in the sky. (IN-NL). (2).

51/81/02. 22 March 1981 - 18:55 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white globular light in the sky was observed - dimmed. (IN-NL). (Hannant). (2).

77/81/03. 1 April 1981 - 23:00 - Weddington, Warwickshire, UK - A bright white globular light in the sky was reported. - (IN-NL). (Whetstone). (2).

51/81/04. 17 April 1981 - 22:15 - Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, UK - A large diamond-shaped object with red and white lights was observed in the sky - burring sound. Witness (A) stated: As we were getting into our car in Stoke Golding, my two lady passengers spotted a large bright white light in the sky in the general direction of Hinckley. It was still for a few seconds and then started to move in a different direction in a type of zigzag movement. As we were driving towards Hinckley, the large light disappeared and then what appeared to be lots of smaller lights started to come in our direction. As it slowly came nearer and moved directly above us we could see that the string of small lights were a side elevation, and that there were similar lights on the other side of the object. It was as it came over us that I stopped the car, turned off the engine, got out of the car and watched it go over us. The object was very large and making a burring sound, and moving very slowly. All the lights were constant and not flashing or varying their brightness in any way.(IN -Med). (Thompson). (2).

77/81/05. 13 June 1981 - 19:42 - Henley Green, Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - Hovered. (IN-NL).(2).

30 July 1981 -22:45 -East Midlands, UK - The Leicestershire & Warwickshire Fireball sightings. (16). (DE-7B).

51/81/06. 30 July 1981 - 22:35 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A yellow-green comet-shaped object was observed in the sky. (DE-7B). (Freestone).(2).

51/81/07. 30 July 1981 - 22:35 - Ellistown, Leicestershire, UK - An object was observed in the sky - Witness stated: It was a long, green elipse with a white tail. (DE-7B). (16).

51/81/08. 16 August 1981 - 21:35 - Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, UK - 4 very bright slow moving white lights in the sky were reported - no sound. Witness stated: I was a passenger in my girlfriends car on the said evening when she pointed out something in the sky. (I hadnt seen the object at this point). We were travelling along Higham Way, towards Forresters Road. We drove on to the junction with Sharpless Road, and there we stopped the car. We then both observed a craft of some sort travelling slowly across the sky. It had 4 or 5 very bright lights along the side. Looking at it, we were in no doubt that it wasnt a plane or something natural, we looked for other people to show them, but there was no-one about. We also discussed following it, which indicates the length of time it was visible and how close it was to us. We realise that it could have been an aircraft landing at Castle Donnington, but would swear that this is out of the question, also we heard no engine noise whatsoever, and no flashing lights. (IN-NL). (Simpkin). (16).

5181/09. 17 August 1981 - Dusk -Sapcote Road/Burbage Common, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A balloon-like object was observed over the area for over half a hour. Witness stated: It was just getting dusk and I was at the kitchen sink of my home in Sapcote Road, Burbage. On looking out of the window approximately south-east, I saw a dark, oval-shaped object in the sky that I first took to be a balloon, but I could not see a basket at the bottom. I was washing pots at the time, and kept checking this object. Then suddenly, where it was, a large area of flame appeared, this lasted for enough time to be really noticed and was quite a sight. The flame then began to reduce, and became a single point of light, like a bright star. It was stationary for a few minutes, then it began to move quickly upwards and went towards the east. I kept it in sight and it turned north and then east back towards Hinckley. I couldnt understand why the object, if it was wind-borne, kept changing direction. There was no wind. I lost it from view when it went over Sapcote Road. It appeared as if the light was at the front of an object shaped like a round, cake tin. (see drawing). I was the only one in the house, and was impressed by this sighting, and believe that it was something odd. (PE-5C). (Briers). (2).

51/81/10. Late Summer - 1981 - 16:00 - Evington, Leicester, UK - Witness awoke suddenly - bedroom bathed in green light - saw through window a spaceship, white disc low in sky - flashing white lights - undercarriage - loud noise - time displacement. (IN-Med). (14).

51/81/11. 25 October 1981 - 19:45 - Leicester, UK - A strange aerial light was reported - orange/white - bright - no sound. (Henny) (3).

51/81/12. 28 November 1981 - 23:10 - Nailstone, Leicestershire, UK - A bright light in the sky was reported. (IN-NL). ((Pallett). (3).

51/81/13. 21 December 1981 - 05:05 - Whitwick, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light in the sky was observed by 2 male witnesses. (IN-NL).(Kidley) (Wilson). (3).

-1982 -

77/82/01. 1982 - 19:30 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A white globular light in the sky that appeared to explode above the railway station area. (IN-NL). (Moore) (2).

51/82/02. Early January 1982 - 15:30 - Coalville, UK - A large round white light at tree-top height was observed by 2 female witnesses - no sound - 30 seconds duration. (IN-NL). (Sanderson).(3). (16).

51/82/03. 27 January 1982 - 17:57 - Ellistown, Leicestershire, UK - A red and white flashing light in the sky was observed by single male witness. (Kendrick). (3).

51/82/04. 21 February 1982 - 05:30 - Burbage Common, Leicestershire, UK - A green flare-like aerial object - followed witnesss car - lighting system effected - vanished suddenly. (UN-NL) (Woodhouse) (2).

51/82/05. 26 February 1982 - 02:00 - B582 Road, Desford, Leicestershire, UK - A bright glowing white oval-shaped object that flew over the road in front of witnesses, and disappeared over nearby woods. Witness (A) stated: I was travelling with a friend home from Earl Shilton along the B582 which is situated between the A47 and the Caterpillar tractor firm. The time was around 2 a.m. On the right hand side of the road, there is a field, and then a wood, on the left hand side there is a wood which comes right up to the side of the road. We were travelling at around 40 m.p.h. when a very large circular object appeared overhead of us, but to the right, and from the direction of the wood. The object moved over, but in front of us but to the right from the direction of the wood. The object moved over but in front of us, and across the wood on our left. We then travelled another 20 yards further up the road before we both realised what had just happened, so we turned the car around to have another look but could see nothing.

Witness (B) stated: On Sunday, 28th., February, 1982, I was returning to Desford from Earl Shilton via the A47. I was driving my car towards Desford and left the A47 to continue along the lane which leads to the Caterpillar works. Travelling at a speed of 40-45 m.p.h., we had driven approximately 700 yards along the lane with the wooded area on the right. Suddenly, a glowing white circular object swept across the sky from right to left and headed over some trees on the left which obscured further vision of the object. (UN-Med). (3). (Expanded).

51/82/06. 28 April 1982 - 20:20 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - An orange/red cigar-shaped object was observed in the sky by 2 witnesses. (PE-1A). (Lowe). (2). Possible explanation: Glider.

51/82/07. 10 August 1982 - 00:10 - Beacon Hill, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - An orange flashing light on the ground. (DE- 8M). (3). (Whelband).

51/82/08. 11 September 1982 - 19:25 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A dark round object was observed circling low in the sky - moved off. (IN-Med). (Hall) (2).

51/82/09. 24 October 1982 - 04:00 - Beaumont Leys, Leicester, UK - An hovering cone-shaped object with coloured lights was observed. (IN-Med). (Carter). (16). (2).

51/82/10. 28 October 1982 - 20:30 - Desford, Leicestershire, UK - A hovering globular aerial light was reported - humming noise. (IN-NL). (Smart). (3).

51/82/11. 30 October 1982 - 00:30 - Beacon Hill, Leicestershire, UK - A flare-like object - military presence- An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (PE-8G). Explanation: Possible flare. (Hannant). (3). 16).

51/82/12. 28 November 1982 - 20:15 - Between junction A606/A46, UK - A green flash of light at ground level was reported. (IN-NL). (Whistler). (3)..ht

-1983 -

51/83/01.w5 September 1983 - 02:00 - Burbage Common, Leicestershire, UK - A single male witness observed a total of 6 bright lights - 5 were at ground level, and 1 in the sky. Ground level lights white and illuminating area - aerial light green and circling above - Sky glowed - sudden disappearance. - Ground search negative. Witness stated: I noticed through the clear glazing of the French windows, four lights on the ground. They were in the field beyond Burbage Common and the corner of Burbage woods, with the Hinckley-Leicester railway line bounding it on the north side. These lights were of a bluish-white colour, and intense enough to throw a line of trees and the corner of the wood into relief. Rising from ground level to some 40/50 feet, clearing the tree tops was a fifth light of a green-yellow colour, about the size of a toy balloon held at arms length, its distance being some 1,000 yards away. This object, rose and sank to ground level very gently, as a childs balloon might rise and fall. Although I am by no means certain, it appeared to be touching each ground light in turn, before rising up into the air. As it rose along above the height of the treetops, the light intensified and flickered on the wall opposite to the French window. When it finally reached the end light at ground level, everything was a whitish-yellow glow some eighteen inches to two feet in diameter at some 1,200 yards distance showing through the cloud base at approximately 3,000 feet, and moving from SE-NW at a slow steady speed, somewhat at the pace of say, a Tiger Moth aircraft. I first noticed this over the corner of the woods, it moved in a NW direction towards Enderby and Leicester. I observed it for a few minutes. (PE-8L). (Bolesworth). Possible moth traps/retina image. (16). (2).

51/83/02. 21 September 1983 - 20:00 - Leicester, UK - A large red/orange object was observed hovering above railway lines - moved away - faded. (Braker). (IN-Med).(3). (16).

-1984 -

51/84/01. 6 July 1984 - 21:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A structured low-level daylight disc, size of a family car, was observed flying on its edge at very close range by whole family (5 persons) - blue and silver metallic with black patches around circumference - no sound - rooftop height - after straight trajectory, object began circling above satellite dish owned by local gas grid offices - eventually dropped out of sky towards the ground with a falling leaf motion - disappeared behind trees - unusual ground marks discovered. (UN-CE). (2). (Expanded).

-1985 -

51/85/01. 27 September 1985 - Evening - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - 4 white lights in the sky were reportedly observed by 2 police officers - low height - red light underneath - no sound. (IN-NL). (23).

-1986 -

51/86/01. 17 October 1986 - 13:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A daylight aerial object was observed - flashed green/yellow - illuminated immediately surrounding white clouds with yellow glow. (IN-Med) (Hall) (2)..h

-1987 -

51/87/01. 8 May 1987 - 17:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silent object was observed at just below tree-top height, - 2 feet long - resembled a fishin shape - coloured grey - green - red - flew slowly against wind into distance. (UN - Hi). (Hall) (2).

51/87/02. 27 September 1987 - 19:08 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A horseshoe-shaped object at rooftop height was observed - silent - red and green colouration witnessed. (PE-5B). (20).

-1989 -

77/89/01. April 1989 - 19:30 - Fosseway Road, Warwickshire, UK - A silent, hovering cross-shaped object with 2 rows of static white lights was observed by Hinckley family. (UN-Hi). (18). (Expanded).

51/89/02. 15 July 1989 - 01:30 - Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, UK - Two separate couples observe large white Ferris wheel ovoid - structural detail visible. (IN-Hi).(19).

51/89/03. 15 August 1989 - 21:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - In daylight - a black bow-tie - shaped aerial object at low level - fell out of sky above female witness - accelerated away in a straight line - speed increased in jump-like motion final stage also witnessed by Husband - identical flight path to 51-84-01. (UN-Med). ((2).

51/89/04. 19 August 1989 - 23:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Two bright lights in the sky were observed close together in vertical formation - flew slowly up then turned left and sped away. (IN-NL). (2).

51/89/05. 6 October 1989 - Evening - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - A yellow circle of flying lights was reported. (IN-NL). (13).

-1990 -

77/90/01. 23 December 1990 - 21:56 - Ernsford Grange, Coventry, UK - A yellow globular aerial object was observed descending into trees - Police involved. (IN-NL). (Holloran). (2).

-1991 -

51/91/01. 15 July 1991 - 15-15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An elongated silver, oval aerial object was reported - daylight - no sound. (PE-1B).(Hall). (2).

-1992 -

51/92/01. Late Summer 1992- Late Afternoon - Evington, Leicester, UK - A golden pyramid-shaped object was observed at low level - hovered - shot skywards leaving orange vapour trail. Witness stated: “I was visiting my brother during the college break and one Sunday afternoon decided to go to the local shops to get some groceries. The day was sunny, the sky was cloudless and bright blue. The shop I intended going to was closed, so I decided to head towards East Park Road. As I approached the brow of Saint Saviours Road, my eye suddenly caught sight of something glinting in the sky half way down the road. At first I thought nothing of it, but noted that there seemed to be no traffic passing me and that all through traffic coming from half way down the road were completing synchronised moves, as if the drivers were simultaneously directing their vehicles not to come towards where I was stood. I did find this rather odd, at the same time the glint in the sky seemed to growing in size and approaching me. What struck me as strange, I was aware there were no sounds being made, ie birds etc. Also no one else was around, suddenly without warning or sound this shining glint in the sky grew so big it was directly heading my way. At first I thought it was a helicopter, or maybe an odd shaped plane because the object which very suddenly appeared before me across from where I was standing happened to be a perfectly formed golden pyramid, the size of a semi detached house. I was stood rooted to the spot staring at this amazing feat of logics. The UFO was approximately several hundred feet away, hovering above a low roof factory across the road from where I was standing. The object made no sound, it very slowly did revolutions by turning onto it’s point defying gravity. I was in awe, but also afraid. I recall that I desperately looked about for other people then got scared, it was at this point that I heard a thought in my head which said ” what you are witnessing is a UFO, do not be afraid, enjoy “at that point the golden pyramid performed at amazing speed revolutions that no made man craft could ever make . It was truly an amazing sight watching the power of natural sunlight hit against this object each time it spun around, that was perfect in every sense. Then it stopped in mid air turned back onto its base and looked as though it was going to land on the factory roof top, at which point I panicked and looked up the road just in time to see an old man walking down the road. I shouted to him and kept pointing towards the object, by the time the man reached where I was the pyramid suddenly shot into the sky at amazing speed and all what was left was an orange streak flying through the sky. Still to this day I remember the details as if it were yesterday”. (IN-Med). (14).

-1993 -

51/93/01. October 1993 - Late evening - M69 Roundabout, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A Dorset family observed two circles of lights - 40 feet and 100 feet that moved quickly over their car - followed car - local police involved quickly arranged an appointment with an hypnotist - under hypnosis, wife describes being taken on board a UFO by brown coloured humanoids with big hairless heads and eyes, with slits for mouths - later investigation revealed that the family had actually witnessed spot-lights from a nearby nightclub reflecting on clouds. (DE-8H). Explanation: spotlights/psychological. (7).(2).

51/93/02. 1 October 1993 - 19:23 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 2 stationary brilliant aerial lights that later moved off. - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (IN-NL). (2).

51/93/03. 3 December 1993 - 13:10 - Burbage Common, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Family observed a long, fish-like grey object hovering low above electricity pylons - no sound - 15 minutes duration. (PE-5E). Possible blimp. (2).

-1994 -

51/94/01. Easter 1994 - 19:30 - Wigston, Leicester, UK - Three red spheres were observed moving over the area - observed 3 times over 3 weeks. - directional changes witnessed - no sound. . (IN-NL). (Marris). (2).

51/94/02. 23 March 1994 - 21:55 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A circle of red lights - 1 central white light - no sound - tree-top height. (IN-NL). (2).

51/94/03. 26 March 1994 - 16:00 - Leicester, UK - Two silver disc-shaped objects that danced around in the sky were reported - a high-pitched whistling sound was allegedly noted. (DE-9). Explanation: Hoax. (2).

51/94/04. 26 March 1994 - 23:00 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary bright light was observed above the area - attached red lights - duration 1 hour. (PE-3B). Possible explanation: Star. (Conkay). (2).

51/94/05. April 1994 - 19:00 - Croft Hill, Leicestershire, UK - Two young boys hear strange ‘tinkling’ sound in their heads then observe a thin, disc-shaped object hovering over Croft Hill - object vanished almost immediately moving towards Hinckley. (IN-Med). (2).

51/94/06. 4 April 1994 -21:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Hovered. (IN-NL). (2).

51/94/07. 5 April 1994 - 21:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 2 aerial lights were reported that reversed direction. (IN-NL). (2).

51/94/08. 10 April 1994 - 21:00 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A silent object was observed by several sets of witnesses - orange, blue, white lights witnessed that glowed - hovered - moved off very fast - 1 flashing white strobe light - video footage obtained. (PE-2B). Possible explanation: police helicopter (2).

51/94/09. 24 June 1994 -18:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silver, metallic aerial object was reported that rose into the sky and sped away. (IN-Med).(Hall).(2).

51/94/10. 14 - 17 October 1994 - 19:45 - Shenton & Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, UK - Several various lighted objects were observed over the general area - several hoaxes were perpetrated - local student incident using large illuminated kites. (IFO-9). Explanation: Hoax. (2).

51/94/11. 24 October 1994 - 21:00 - Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, UK - An aerial orange triangular object was observed that de-materialised on the spot and then re-materialised at another point in the sky - object repeated same action several times before vanishing. - ground search of general area by police witnessed next day - several helicopter fly-pasts - police visit witnesses home. (UN-Med). (14). (Expanded).

51/94/12. 28 October 1994 - 13:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Male witness observed 3 helicopters in formation low in the sky - noticed 2 ball-shaped objects nearby moving in opposite direction - swirling falling motion witnessed - disappeared into distance. (UN-Med).(2). (Expanded).

-1995 -

51/95/01.January 1995 - 19:30 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 4 bright white lights were reported that slowly and silently crossed the sky. (PE-1B). (Goode). (2).

51/95/02.26 January 1995 - 18-35 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - Several bright lights were observed rising into the sky from a glowing dome-shaped near- grounded object - buzzing sound heard. Witness stated: I was walking along Rugby Road towards Brookside when I saw to my left, a very white dome-shaped glow, I was curious to what could be causing it, so, I walked back up Hawley Road, the direction I had come from, to the Hinckley Railway station bridge wall. As I did so, I could hear a strange buzzing noise, but thought nothing of it until it quickly faded but the glow remained. I tried to locate its position by walking around the back of the Food Giant supermarket. I was about to walk towards the car park wall to get abetter view, when a man in a suit, together with a woman, came towards the nearby recycling bins and began putting newspapers in them. The bins were next to their car. The woman began looking at the glow and then at me. She said, what on Earths that? or something similar, but before I could say anything the man told the woman to get in the car. This she did, and the car sped away from its parked position. I went back to the wall again, and with the glow still visible, I now noticed bright lights rising from the glow, three in all, which, when they reached a certain height, began to move very slowly from left to right. One stayed away from the other two, and after a few seconds, suddenly vanished. At this point the glow began to fade. After about five minutes, the glow completely faded, and everything went dark. I saw nothing else(UN-Hi). (2). (B1).

51/95/03. 3 March 1995 - 17:30 - Leicester, UK - A dark triangle with lights in corners was observed in the sky - photographed. (IN-Med). (19).

51/95/04. May 1995 - midnight - Evington, Leicester, UK - A flat, oval stationary object was observed that had orange lights attached - shot across sky and vanished. (IN-Med).(14).

77/95/05. 19 June 1995 - 01:00 - Wolvey, Leicestershire, UK - An orange, illuminated object was observed at ground level by female witness - landed in field - took off towards Wolvey - stayed at 20 feet height until vanished into distance. (UN-Med).(2).

51/95/06. 29 June 1995 - Evening - Nailstone, Leicestershire UK - UFO car chase. (DE-9).Explanation: Hoax. (2).

51/95/07. 30 June 1995 - Late Evening - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A shimmering bright light in the sky - 15 minutes duration. (PE-3A). Possible explanation: Planet.(Richardson). (13).

51/95/08. 27 September 1995 - Evening - Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, UK - A saucer-shaped craft with red and blue lights was observed flying low and hovering above the area. Witness (A) stated: We first caught a glimpse of it at 9.15 p.m. on Wednesday. (September 27th.). It was saucer-shaped, and had blue and red lights beaming down from it. It was quite beautiful. It seemed crystal like and strangely hollow. It was patterned rather like a snowflake. It was about five miles away, towards Stoney Stanton. We were all gob smacked, we thought at first that it was a Police helicopter or a plane, but it moved much too fast. It raced off at a terrific speed. We glimpsed it through binoculars, but couldnt make any more details out. My son Kevin, 16, went up to his room and shouted that it had returned. This time, the light that it was beaming was white. It soon turned and went as before. In all, the encounter lasted about a hour. (PE-2B).Possible police helicopter. (Bedwell). (9).

51/95/09. 3 November 1995 - 22:15 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A hovering saucer with beam below was reported. (IN-Med). (Hooper). (2).

-1996 -

51/96/01. Mid-June 1996 - 23:30 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 3 stationary bright aerial lights were reported. (IN-NL).(Mamon). (2).

51/96/02. 17 June 1996 - 23:30 - Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - 3 very bright lights were observed crossing the sky by single, female witness. Witness stated: ‘It was 11.30 p.m., on Monday, June 17th., 1996, when I saw what I first thought was a very low aircraft above the rooftops of a row of houses. I slowed my vehicle to a halt because I was aware that the object was in fact, stationary. It was very large. I had the car windows open and realised that there was no sound at all. I looked through the windscreen and saw that there were three very, very, bright white lights, on the bottom of a circular object. At this point, I tried to think of any aircraft that I knew of that could hover above the rooftops of the houses, that did not make any sound., and also look that big. Then I was afraid, and I knew that it was something that did not feel quite right. After a few minutes, it sped away towards the M69 motorway making only a faint whooshing sound. (IN-NL). (2).

51/96/03. 23 June 1996 - 12:20 - Croft, Leicestershire, UK - A large black cigar-shaped object was observed above fields on the outskirts of Croft Village - smaller, similar object followed. (IN-Med). (6).

51/96/04. 2 July 1996 - 22:00 - Elmsthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - Unusual aerial lights were observed over the area. Witness stated: Driving back from Earl Shilton on July 2nd. 1996, at approximately 10 p.m., along Elmsthorpe Lane towards the top of Leicester Road /Barwell junction - we stopped at the junction and saw a very bright light at approx 30 degrees in the sky coming from North-westerly direction. The light was turning in the direction of Hinckley to follow the path of the A47 road (South). We drove home in the same direction. Near the golf course the light moved sharply away in a south-easterly direction. We turned east into Bradgate Road and lost sight of it for the duration until the bend just prior to John Cleveland College gates. Looking onto the school field we were amazed that the light was coming up over the school field very low approx. 30 degrees. Many students were leaving the school ? Approx. 10 p.m. I commented that surely other people would see the light. It then moved nearer to the houses on Butt Lane. We turned into Woodland Road trying to get a clearer glimpse at the bottom of the road across the school field - towards Burbage woods. We watched the light move down and then up about three times, then down, and then gone. We were sure that the usual flight path had been followed for short periods but there seemed to be too much quick movement and the period we sat in the car was probably 10 minutes. (Lodge). (UN-NL).(2).

51/96/05. 2 July 1996 - 23:00 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - Many small coloured lights, red, green, orange and white, were observed at ground level - pattern appeared outside lower bedroom window - invalid male witness. Witness stated: I was lying in bed at 11.00 p.m. There was a gap in the curtains. I saw lots (underlined by witness), of lights, mostly orange and white, but other colours as well. They were round or cylindrical in shape, and seemingly in some kind of pattern. I had the impression that all these lights were on some very large object, as big as the house, and that the object was right outside my window. The lights were still, with no flashing. Surprisingly, although seemingly close, the lights didnt shine into my room. Also, I heard no noise at all. I didnt see it come, I was just suddenly aware that it was there. I looked at it for about 5 minutes, there was no movement. Then it was gone, without me being aware of how it went. Each light seemed to be about the size of a hand. (UN-Hi). (Jonas). (2).

51/96/06. 11 July 1996 - 21:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A flat, white oblong-shaped aerial object with orange plume at rear was reported. (IN-Med). (2).

51/96/07. 17 July 1996 - 23:30 - Brockey Farm, Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light in the sky - hovered - moved quickly away - dropped - vanished. (PE-2B). (Ward). Possible police helicopter observation. (2).

51/96/08. 30 July 1996 - 21:45 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A bright white light in the sky was reported. ((IN-NL). Charles). (2).

51/96/09. 18 August 1996 - 15:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 2 black hovering oval-shaped aerial objects were observed on national sky watch day - video footage obtained. (DE-6A). Explanation; powered kites. - possible hoax. (2).

51/96/10. 28 August 1996 - 11:13 - Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A black, square-shaped low-level aerial object was observed low over houses by single male witness in daylight. - Witness stated: I was waiting for my Mother outside the dentist on Station Road, Hinckley, when I noticed what I thought was a large, dark sheet of paper, which was floating at the back of Station Road. As I watched, I saw it rock, and realised that it had depth. If asked to describe it in some way, the best description I can think of is like a chair cushion seat. I was surprised that it did not go up or down or side to side, it kept to a straight line and constant speed over the station, and towards Burbage’. (UN-Hi). (2).

51/96/11. Summer 1996 - Evening - Evington, Leicester, UK - A large black triangle was observed in the sky - slowly spinning. (IN-Med). (14).

-1997 -

51/97/01. 6 July 1997 - 21:20 - Huncote, Leicestershire, UK - A Brighten-based pilot observed a bright crescent-shaped object circling in the sky below him - video footage obtained- (PE-6A). Possible explanation: Kite. (Buchan) (5).

77/97/02. 8 August 1997 - 22:30 - Coventry, UK - Two objects viewed through binoculars. One cigar shaped, shone brightly three colours: pastel blue, red, cream. Other was smaller, cream colour, U shaped, did not shine. Moved together higher in sky. (IN-Med). (19).

-1999 -

77/99/01. 31 March 1999 - Late evening - Fosseway Road, Warwickshire, UK - A triangular object in the sky was observed by family - hovered low above trees - multiple red lights - silent - moved off into the distance. (UN-Med). (11).

51/99/02. 13 July 1999 - 02:15 - Eyres Monsell, Leicester, UK - One object was a triangle shape, the other a V shape - Both had green and red lights - one was pulsating. (IN-NL). (14).

77/99/03. 25 July 1999 - 00:20 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - Illuminated disc - about 4 in diameter - was vertical - was moving fast in a straight line. (IN-Med). (14).

77/99/04. 11 December 1999 - 20:00 - Longford, Near Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - Lone male witness observed several occasional blue streaks of light in the sky - accompanied by several strange rumblings. (IN-NL). (Konrazewicz). (11).

21st. Century.

- 2002 -

51/02/01. 6 February 2002 - 21:45 - Oakham, Leicestershire, UK - A bright, triangular-shaped light was observed which moved erratically over the area and circled at times - in view 1 hour. Witness (A) stated: We saw a triangular object in the sky with a bright white glow around it, darting about in the eastern sky on February 6th., 2002 at 9.45 p.m. I first noticed a very bright light darting about in the eastern sky, but at a closer look we could see it seemed to be a triangular-shaped object which had a bright white glow around it. At one point, it got very bright but faded again and almost disappeared. It was moving around very quickly and in very strange shapes. Sometimes it would move up, then to the left, to the right and back again. Other times it would fly in a big circle. It made no sound. We left after an hour of watching the object.(IN-Med). (14).

51/02/02. March 2002. Leicester, UK - A circular aerial object was reported - larger than a star. (IN-NL). (7).

-2003 -

51/03/01. 5 August 2003 - 23:53 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - Several bright blue flashes of light. (IN-NL). (19).

77/03/02. 25 August 2003 - 13:00 - Coventry, Warwickshire, UK - Square object tumbling under cloud level in the Warwickshire skies (IN-Med).(19).

51/03/03. 27 September 2003 01:15 - Leicester, UK - Looked like a distant star very unusual speed, like it was moving like it was tracking somthing then disappeared behind clouds. (IN-NL). (19).

77/03/04. 1 December 2003 - 01:00 - Atherstone, Warwickshire, UK - A lone female while walking her dog across car park observed a silent bubble -like object moving in front of her. 2 feet diameter, 15 feet high and approximately 25 yards away - object appeared transparent, with 2 internal white lights that remained steady - floated silently along at 10-15 miles per hour - object hovered - changed shape, then disappeared in the direction of Nuneaton - dog affected and barked at object. (UN-CE). (2).(12).

77/03/05. 15 December 2003 - 23:50 - Coventry, UK - One bright light travelling with no noise and at close proximity (200-300m) then disappearing. (IN-NL). (19).

- 2004 -

51/04/01. 9 January 2004 - 14:00 - Market Harborough, UK - A black, triangular-shaped object with 3 bright lights was observed and reported to the Ministry of Defence - UFO made a rumbling noise. (IN-Med).(24).

77/04/02. 17 March 2004 - 20:00 - Coventry, UK - Erratic movement of what appeared to be a star. Possible explanation: Star. (19).

77/04/03. 26 April 2004 - 22:00 - Atherstone, UK - White pulsing object, clear night sky. (IN-NL). (19).

77/04/04. June 4 2004 - 21:07 - Coventry, UK - The object was black and silver, and of cylindrical shape and was flying below cloud level. (IN-Med). (19).

51/04/05. 20 September 2004 - 22:00 - Lutterworth, UK - A group of flashing lights that hovered were reported. (IN-NL). (14).

51/04/06. 24 September 2004 - 06:30 - Leicester, UK - A ball of light that hovered above the motorway was observed. (IN-NL).(14).(19).

51/04/07. 4 December 2004 - 12:00 - Leicester, UK - Fiery light seen for 25 seconds. (DE-7B). Explanation: Meteor. (19).

51/04/08. 27 December 2004 - 17:15 - Leicester, UK - Three to four discs were observed that looked oval in shape - when the discs moved to the side. Moved in a triangular formation across the sky. (IN-Med). (11).

- 2005 -

51/05/01. 1 November 2005 - 22:20 - Leicester, UK - Low flying, below cloud level, large, very clear sighting, round, covered in lights - no noise - moving at about the same speed as a plane. (IN-NL). (14).

- 2007 -

51/07/01. July 2007 - 20:00 - Wigston Meadows, Leicester, UK - Comet-type of green ball - shot over house - disappeared vertically. (PE-7B). Possible explanation: Fireball. (14).

51/07/02. 13 September 2007 - 22:17 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A strange aerial object was observed in the sky. Witness stated: I was travelling home from work when I saw a strange object in the sky which appeared static and very low and about the size of a large airplane. The wings of the craft were pointing forwards almost like a "V" shape with coloured lights underneath. No sound could be heard but my windows were up so maybe it is feasible that I wouldn't have heard anything.
It was slowly moving towards the M69’ (IN-Med). (27). (31).

51/07/02. 12 November 2007 - 05:43 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silent object was observed in the sky that resembled an illuminated flying man - object was photographed by witness as it moved off. (UN-Med). (27).

5107/03. 17 November 2007 - 05:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A silent yellow/white globular light was observed crossing the sky at low height. (PE-4A). (2).

- 2008 -

77/08/01. 15 February 2008 - 22:30 - Bubbenhall, Warwickshire, UK - A flat round structure 'like a giant dinner plate' that was flashing orange. (IN-NL). (Sheldon). (32).

51/08/02. Early May 2008 - Early afternoon - Swinford, Leicestershire, UK - Church UFO formation photographs. Witness stated: A couple of days after moving here, I took the camera (an Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom), into the garden and took eleven pictures of the church. This is what I found on the first, and sixth pictures; The first one shows four objects in an almost perfect diamond, or cross shape. They appear to be over the church tower, but I think that they were a bit further away, as they are virtually invisible on the original picture. This frame is an extract from that original, and covers about one fifteenth of the original frame. The brightness has been reduced, and the contrast increased, quite a lot, to make the objects stand out more. The second frame, from the sixth picture, has had similar cropping and enhancement and shows five objects arranged in a V shape. Ive added the lines to emphasise the regularity of the shape they outline. The three objects along each side of the V are perfectly aligned, and the pairs of objects, at the end of each side away from the point, are aligned such that the lines joining them are parallel. I dont know how well it will show, but the object, outlined by the larger disconnected circle, on this second picture, is an irregularly shaped blob. It doesnt appear on all of the other pictures, but it does appear on more than this one. I realise that the objects could be birds or bugs, that just happen to have lined up geometrically perfect shapes, but the blob cannot be explained away as any normal flying life-form, or machine. Nor can it be explained as a mark or blemish on the photo sensitive plate, as it doesnt appear on all of the pictures and doesnt appear in the same position on the frame in any other picture it is on. (IN-Med). (Rodinga).(14).

51/08/03. 25 May 2008 - Evening - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A large bright light in the sky- appeared to be burning - zoomed away. (PE-5C). (Moule). Possible sky lantern. (8).

51/08/04. 8 June 2008 - Daylight - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary red and white revolving tube-shaped object was observed and photographed - in view 10 minutes before moving away. (IN-Med). (27).

51/08/05. 25 June 2008 - Afternoon - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - A stationary silver ball in the sky was observed by single female witness. Witness stated:This thing hovered up and down and across quite slowly. It was too big in scale to be simply a party balloon. It was quite visible in the distance from my office window. I would say it was fairly large, but nowhere near the size of a hot-air balloon would be at that distance, and not the shape of one either. She continued the object until it appeared to stop above Clack Hill. Miss Berry added that it hovered there and went up and down a few times, then disappeared. I dont know if it vanished or came down in the field. I lost sight of it. (IN-Med). (26).

51/08/06. July 2008 - Afternoon - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - An unusual aerial object was observed. Witness stated: It was oblong in shape - shot off. (IN-Med). (Buckley).(8).

51/08/07. 13 July 2008 - Time un-noted, but daylight. - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A brown, triangular craft was observed - climbed at 60 degrees. (IN-Med). (Lodge). (2).

51/08/08. 28 July 2008 - 19:40 - Leicester Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - An upside down rainbow was observed. Witness stated: As I drove through Earl Shilton, I stopped at the lights in Wood Street when a strange cloud took my attention. It appeared electric blue and pink in colour. The traffic lights changed, and I continued out of Earl Shilton, and down towards the Marston Football Ground. (Leicester Road). I could not help seeing to my right, a very bright, and large, spectrum of light, like a rainbow, without the blue-green tones. It appeared like some celestial light with a white centre. I continued along Leicester Road, turning right onto Stoneygate Drive, where I pulled up to take photos with my mobile camera and I took three shots using the zoom facility. (DE-7A). Explanation: Atmospheric phenomenon. (2).

51/08/09. 1 August 2008 - 22:45 - Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, UK - Ten "flickering" lights were seen, again moving west to east. Witness stated: ‘As the two lights came over it was noticeable that they were making no sound at all. We watched them pass over the house flying towards Sileby but they had not gone far before they disappeared’. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (Morrish ). (35).

51/08/10. 4 August 2008 - 22:00 - East Leake, Leicestershire, UK - An orange orb - hovered. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lantern. (35).

51/08/11. 4 August 2008 - 22:30 - Barrow, Leicestershire, UK - 10 orange orbs in the sky were reported. Witness stated: ‘I saw 10 of the orbs travelling from an easterly direction, then turning northerly, at about two minute intervals’. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (35).

51/08/12. 9 August 2008 - 21:50 - Birstill, Leicestershire, UK - Four Birstall villagers saw an orb over Watermead Park. Witness (A) stated: ‘It wasn't making a sound. It was large and orange, we didn't know what it was’. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lantern. (35).

51/08/13. 17 August 2008 - Evening - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - An unusual object in the sky that was identified later as a Chinese lantern. (DE-5C).(35). (Gibson).

51/08/14. 26 October 2008 - 03:00 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - A bright nocturnal light resembling a LED lamp - Video obtained. (IN-NL). (2).

51/08/15. 24 December 2008 - 20:30 - 21:30 - Wigston, Leicestershire, UK - A bright red/orange glow was observed in the sky. Witness stated: In my garden on Wigston Meadows, myself and my partner saw a bright Red/orange glow which at first I thought was a plane although after a while I noticed the lights were not flashing, just on a constant glow as it got nearer I was expecting to hear its engine as the speed it was going it would have to of been quite low. As it got over head there was no noise just silence but it was not high enough to be a plane because of its fast speed then it just went very dim and just vanished. I would love to know if anyone else witnessed this as I never really believed in this sort of thing until now’ (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Christmas Chinese Lantern. (27).

- 2009 -

51/09/01.24 January 2009 - 21:30 - Leicester, UK - A group of 5 people observed 3 orange orbs crossing the sky. (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns. (14).

51/09/02. 5 March 2009 - 20:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Morrisons car-alarm incident. (Non-UFO Event).(7).

51/09/03. 22 March 2009 - 23:50 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A slow moving orange globular light in the sky. (PE-5C). (Middleton).Possible explanation: Sky lantern. (8).

51/09/04. 4 April 2009 - 21:00 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A bright orange globe was observed in the sky. Witness stated: ‘‘I was driving home from a friends house, and as I turned into Azalea Drive, I saw a globe, about the size of a melon, drifting along above the rooftops, very low, no more than a mile high. It was filled with bright orange flames, travelling east, there was no sound. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lantern. (8).

51/09/05. 1 June 2009 - 15:15 - Barwell, Leicestershire, UK - A silver disc that hovered above the Burbage Common area - rapid side movements were observed. (IN-Med). (Kavanagh). (2).

51/09/06. 14 June 2009 - Late Evening - Aylestone, Leicester, UK - A large dome-shaped object on the ground - shimmering - lifted off the ground like a sheet - no sound. (PE-5C). Explanation: Chinese lantern launch. (Moore). (2).

51/09/07. 27 June 2009 - 22:30 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - Two orange aerial objects. (PE-5C). Possible Sky lantern sighting. (14).

51/09/08. 12 July 2009 - 23:00 - Rothley, Thurmaston, UK - 3 orange lights in triangle formation. (PE-5C). (Beechey). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (7).

51/09/09. 19 July 2009 - 00:50 - Kibworth, Leicestershire, UK - 10 glowing lights in the sky were observed. (PE-5C). (Ward). (7).

51/09/10. 22 July 2009 - 23:58 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - A line of bright red lights in the sky were observed by married couple - 3 minutes duration. Witness stated: There were 6 or 7 of them, and they were travelling across the sky in a perfect line - there was no noise from them, they were bright red, it was so strange - it was the fact that they were in such a straight line that made it look so unusual. (PE-5C). (Gutteridge). (7). Explanation: Chinese lanterns.

51/09/11. 25 July 2009 - 22:00 - Vale of Belvoir, UK - An orange object - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (PE-5C). Probable Chinese Sky Lantern. (14).

51/09/12. 27 July 2009 - 02:00 - Oadby, Leicestershire, UK - A hovering bright light in the sky - triangular shape - shot off. Witness stated: ‘I had to get up in the night and I saw a triangular object which was going over Oadby towards Leicester. I'm sure the objects weren't Chinese lanterns though, they seemed to hover for a while and then shot off at an incredible speed’. (PE-5C). (Moore). (7). (2).

51/09/13. 7 August 2009 - 22:00 - Queniborough, Leicestershire, UK - 100 orange lights in the sky were reported by lone male witness. Witness stated: ‘I ran outside , and as I looked up, there were around 100 lights travelling through the sky quite quickly - too fast to be sky lanterns’. (Burton). (DE-5C). Definite explanation: Chinese Glo lanterns. (25th., wedding anniversary - M&M.Gee). (7).

51/09/14. 10 August 2009 - 23:45 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - A nocturnal unidentified bright ball of white light was observed - red light flicked on - took 5 minutes to rise into sky - then hovered for 2 minutes - shot off and disappeared in 10 seconds. (PE-5C). (Waddington).Possible explanation: Sky lantern. (2).

51/09/15. 23 August 2009 - 03:15 - M69 Motorway, Hinckley, UK - 6 lights in a circle were observed - rotated - crossed sky and returned - repeated same action several times over a 5 minute period. Witness stated:Travelling on M69, no cars nearby and no lights on the motorway, with my wife and kids, I saw 5 to 6 lights in a circle, rotating and moving above my car on the left side, and the lights were not strong, but easily visible. (approx. 50 feet in the air). I was travelling at around 70 m.p.h. and the lights were travelling at the same speed. They then rotated around and went in front of the car, approx. 30 feet away. They did this for about 5 minutes, going to the side of the car, and then advancing to the front and then disappearing. I even switched off my car lights, but the lights were still in the sky. My Wife and son also witnessed this as well. There were no helicopters in the sky and no Moon. (PE-8H). Possible explanation: Nightclub spotlights. (15).

51/09/16. September 2009 - Late evening - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 12 aerial globular lights - came together - disappeared. (PE-8H).(8).

51/09/17. 17 September 2009 - Bulkington, Warwickshire, UK - 2 circles of misty lights were observed in the sky. Witness stated: My Husband and I are both retired science teachers. We live in Bulkington, a semi-rural location in Warwickshire. On Thursday, September 17th., at about 12.10 a.m., (Friday September 18th.), I went up to bed and, as usual, I went to the window, drew back the curtain, and looked out over the drive, and the drives of three neighbours one house to the right, and two to the left. There is a street light on the right hand boundary of the house to our right, and another to the far left of the bungalow furthest away on the left. This is quite a distance between the lights, so this stretch of the lane is quite dark. There are no lights at all on the other side of the road, the gate to the fields opposite is directly across the road from our house. From the gate to the left, trees bordering the field line the road, for about 100 yards. Briefly, my attention was drawn to what I initially thought was a gust of white smoke, high up, maybe 30 plus feet, ! By the trees to the right of the field gate and above the bungalow (diagonally to my right). My thoughts at that moment was that it might be a garden fire, but then dismissed the idea as ridiculous because of the time. I was about to turn away from the window and go to bed when the oddity appeared, from the same high point in the trees. I can only describe what I saw in the simplest terms possible. A circle of white blobs/mist or smoke, about 20 feet in diameter in total. There was a distinct outer circle, and then an inner circle of these blobs all quite regular in shape, and individually distinct. I have to use the word blobs, because there was no suggestion of substance or solidity about them, and yet they were not amorphous. From my window, they appeared flat, and two dimensional. The entire circle moved sedately across the sky’. (PE-8H). (15).

77/09/18. 18 September 2009 - 00:10 - Bulkington, UK - A circle of white blobs. (DE-8H). Explanation: Nightclub spotlights on low cloud. (15).

51/09/19. 11 October 2009 - 21:30 - Leicester. A star-like aerial object was observed by single female witness. Witness stated: I noticed out of my kitchen window, what looked like a very low, but bright star to the south-west. I went outside to get a better look as it was a very clear night. When I was outside, I noticed that it was moving in a downwards angle at about 45 degrees. My immediate thought was that it was a helicopter until it started taking quite an odd flight path, not moving in a straight line as such, more side to side. As it got closer, the colour of the light changed to red and it seemed to revolve to then show a bright green light. At this point, I could see what like four or so lines protruding upwards, also lit by the green light. I carried on watching as it went over my house, whilst still moving in a sweeping motion, until it changed to a bright white light again and disappeared from view, not moving overly fast. Funnily enough, I didnt notice any engine noise’. (PE- 2B) (14).

77/09/20. 25 October 2009 - 02:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire UK - 3 Orange Lights in straight line formation in the sky were observed by 2 Police officers and Hospital staff. (PE-5C). Probable Glo lanterns.(27). (31).

51/09/21. 23 November 2009 - 18:00 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - A white nocturnal light was seen crossing the sky - seconds later, a similar object returned in the opposite direction. (PE-4A). Probable satellite observations. (2).

51/09/22. 15 December 2009 - 23:00 - Braunstone, Leicestershire, UK - A rotating bright ball of fire was reported - falling debris - faded out. (PE-5C). Probable Chinese lantern. (Clarke). (7).

51/09/23. 31 December 2009 - 23:10 - Mountsorrol, Leicestershire, UK - A bright orange fireball was observed in the sky. Witness stated: It was bright orange, only been less than 3000ft in the sky and appeared like a fireball, it stayed very still for 7 minutes before moving away very fast . (PE-5C). (Truman).Possible explanation: Sky lantern (14).

- 2010 -

51. 1 January 2010 - 00:02 - 02:15 - Leicestershire, UK - Multiple sets of witnesses reporting multiple orange orbs above the area. -(PE-5C). Possible Explanation: Sky lanterns -Released from several parties as part of the new year celebrations(14). (2).

51/10/01. 1 January 2010 - 00:02 - 01:00 - Burbage, Leicestershire, UK. Several bright orange aerial lights were observed. - Witness stated: We went into our garden to try and film the bright orange UFOs that were flying over our village. We watched 26 fly over during a one hour period. They were all identical orange craft, and all going in the same direction, intelligent flight in formation. It looked like an invasion from a sci-fi movie. Clear sky, very bright Moon, only 4 stars out that I could see. No cloud, you could see for miles. We watched them for over a hour. (PE-5C). (Seyman) (14). (7).

51/10/02. 1 January 2010 - 00:03 - Waveney Close, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - Several bright orange aerial lights were observed. Witness stated: We were in our garden looking up at the sky when all of a sudden I saw them over the Burbage area in the Coventry Road direction. They kept coming for about five minutes and they were orange fireballs and they stopped and completely disappeared. (PE-5C). (Sperry). (7).

51/10/03. 1 January 2010 - 00:05 - Shepshed, Leicestershire, UK - 2 orange lights were observed, followed by a third - silently vanished. (PE-5C). Possible Explanation: Sky lanterns. (14).

51/10/04. 1 January 2010 - 00:05 - Hugglescote, Leicestershire, UK - Several orange lights in the sky were observed .Witness stated: I noticed the first orange light travelling from NNE to SSW. I initially thought that it was some sort of aircraft, but could not explain the speed and the fact that it was gaining altitude rapidly but there was no engine sound. I then noticed another one moving in the same direction. A third one originated from the same direction, but followed a slightly different trajectory, taking it over my house. It was large, fast and again silent. It appeared to be at a lower altitude than the previous two, and my best guess would be 3 to 4,000 feet. A further three orange lights appeared over the next four minutes and went in different directions. Two of these seemed to disappear. It was a relatively clear night, very few clouds, and the two that disappeared did not go into clouds. They were just, suddenly, no longer visible. The direction from which they originated was, from my house, towards East Midlands airport. (PE-5C). (Mullard). (8).

51/10/05. 1 January 2010 - 00:10 - Elizabeth Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Witness stated: I thought they were helicopters but they werent and I stood watching them for about 5 minutes. It was very odd and I even questioned my own sanity as they floated across the skyPossible explanation: Chinese glo lanterns. (PE-5C). (Taylor) (7).

77/10/06. 1 January 2010 - 00:10 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - Orange balls of light were observed in the sky. Witness stated: I must just say that I and my wife have seen the same objects before. It was on New years Eve/New Years day and there were 4 of them again. I went upstairs to watch the fireworks going off over Nuneaton at 10:00 past Midnight and noticed one orange ball of light. It came closer to my house and then I noticed another one a bit further away. I called my wife and she went to look out the back of the house and she said there was one there too. We saw another one so we could see four all at once, we watched them for about 30 minutes. The one closest to my house was moving slowly across Nuneaton Common’ Possible explanation: Chinese lanterns. (PE-5C). (32).

51/10/07. 1 January 2010 - 02:15 - Claybrooke Magna, Leicestershire, UK - A bright orange light in the sky was observed. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness.(PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (Paul). (14).

51/10/08. First week in January 2010 - 22:00 - Ratby, Leicestershire, UK - UFO Beam photograph. (PE-8J). Possible explanation: Snow reflection. (Gibson). (14).

51/10/09. 10 January 2010 - 21:10 - Leicester Forest East, UK - Witness stated: ‘I noticed a blue glow about half a mile away in the distance which seemed to be hovering, eventually, it got higher and turned from a blue glow to an orange glow and just completely shot off’. - One object was observed by one witness. (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (14).

51/10/10. 19 January 2010 - 18:15 - Lutterworth, Leicestershire, UK - Witness stated: An orange light - shot across sky - Chinese lantern observed going overhead at new year - no resemblance to this object’. (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (Rodinga) (14).

77/10/11. 23 January 2010 -21:15 - Chapel End, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - 4 Glowing orange objects were observed in the sky. Witness stated: ‘I was driving home down the hill in Salisbury drive at Chapel End when I looked up over the field which is called Nuneaton Common, it is situated between the rear of Lincoln Avenue and Skey Drive. There were four glowing orange objects moving in a straight line, equally spaced apart and travelling at the same speed across the field towards the housing estate on Skey Drive. As I arrived at home and got out of the car, the formation had changed and they were moving towards each other. I ran into home and grabbed my binoculars to get a closer look at them and went upstairs to look out of the front of the house and they had gone, all I could see was one orange light which was really high up and that slowly disappeared‘. (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns. (14).

51/10/12. 24 January 2010 - 19:50 - Thringstone, Leicestershire, UK - 5 bright orange lights appeared going from west to east in formation - silent and moving steadily across the sky - changed direction and started going south east towards Whitwick (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns.(Platt). (14).

51/10/13. s29 January 2010 - 16:00 - South Wigston, UK - A dome-shaped flying object was observed - white and silver. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. (PE-5A). Possible weather balloon. (14).

51/10/14. 31 January 2010 - 20:10 - Ratby, Leicestershire, UK - A nocturnal white light in the sky - 10 seconds duration. An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by one witness. - (PE-4A). Probable satellite. (14).

51/10/15. 20 February 2010 - 23:55 - Braunstone Gate, Leicester, UK - A single orange glowing object travelling quite fast in a straight line making no sound at all. This was quickly followed by two more next to each other and then three more in a triangle formation all travelling at the same speed’.(PE-5C).Possible explanation: Chinese lanterns. (Lewin).(14).

51/10/16. 15 March 2010 - 21:30 - Leicester, UK - A big, bright, orange-red light in the sky. (PE-5C).Probable sky lantern. (14).

51/10/17. 16 March 2010 - 20:47 - Huncote, Leicestershire, UK - A bright orange light in the sky was observed - similar shape to a rugby football - shot across the sky towards park - disappeared. (PE-5C).Probable sky lantern. ((Wolloff). (14).

51/10/18. 27 March 2010 - 22:30 - Enderby, Leicestershire, UK - An orange ball the size of a car was observed in the sky - met up with a further 2 other similar objects - disappeared in different directions.(PE-5C).Possible explanation: Chinese lanterns. (14).

51/10/19. April 2010 - 21:10 - Eyres Monsell, Leicester, UK - A dark object with an orange flame. (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (14).

51/10/20. 2 April 2010 - 23:20 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - Witness stated: ‘I noticed what seemed to be a ball of fire moving across the sky above my house‘. followed by a further two, one after the other‘. (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns. (O’Brien).(14).

51/10/21. 4 April 2010 - 19:28 - Kibworth, Leicestershire, UK - An orange aerial object was observed and photographed. (DE-5C). (34).

51/10/22. 11 April 2010 - 21:20 - Anstey, Leicester, UK - An orb shaped bright orange light in the sky , covered a large distance in no time at all silently.(PE-5C) Probable sky lantern. ((14).

51/10/23. 16 May 2010 - 21:20 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A shape-changing black aerial object - low height - disappeared behind trees.(PE-5C). Possible explanation: Chinese Lantern. (14).

51/10/24. 20 May 2010 - 21:10 - Eyres Monsell, Leicester, UK - A dark object with a bright flame was reported. Witness stated: ‘I saw a dark object with a bright flame like flickering orange light’ (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (Stretton) (14).

77/10/25. 21 May 2010 - 22:15 - Bedworth, Warwickshire, UK - 2 dark sphere-shaped aerial objects were observed. Witness stated: ‘I was sitting in bed watching TV when I noticed something orange in the sky. My bedroom faces north and the objects seem to come from the Bulkington area flying across Bedworth to the west. As I was looking out of the window a second one appeared flying at the same speed and height as the first and another came into view again same height and speed. But spaced evenly apart. They were moving very fast. I went out side to get a better view but could only see one, it was glowing orange and the edges looked very fuzzy and then suddenly the light went out and I could see a dark sphere shaped object .and then it disappeared in to the distance. All this happened about 10:15pm. The thing about all this that there was silence and could not hear any engine sound. I would have thought being so low and fast that if they were planes there would have been some sound from the engines. My partner witnessed all this too and she has never seen any thing like this’ (PE-5C). (14).

51/10/26. 23 May 2010 - 17:35 - Hinckley, UK - A slow moving white object was seen in daylight. - (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (20).

51/10/27. 23 May 2010 - 23:00 - Coalville, UK - 2 large, orange globular lights in the sky were observed - (PE-5C).Probable sky lanterns. (14).

51/10/28. June 2010 - 11:45 - Leicester, UK - A bright orange light in the sky that wasnt moving. Witness stated: Around midday I noticed a bright orange light in the sky that wasn't moving. It pulsated - becoming intense and then less so. Could make out a darker centre when light reduced. Sighting lasted for a couple of minutes.. It didn't fly off it just disappeared. It was a bright sunny day and initially I thought it was a plane reflecting the sun. But the fact it didn't move and I've never seen an orange reflection on a plane before kind of rules that out’. (IN-Med). (TP). (14).

51/10/29. 14 June 2010 - 02:30 - Birstill, Leicester, UK - A bright shining light was observed. Witness stated: I saw a bright shining light. I got up quickly and saw a big black UFO, as soon as I saw it it flew away so quick it was unreal!! I was not an aeroplane or anything else it was definitely a space shuttle‘. (IN-Med). (14).

51/10/30. 16 June 2010 - 03:15 - Birstill, Leicester, UK - 3 white lights in the sky were observed crossing the sky - then 4 lights in opposite direction. (IN-NL). (Downes). (14).

77/10/31. 26 June 2010 - 23:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - At least 10 bright orange globular lights in the sky - 15 minutes duration. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Chinese lanterns. (31).(32).

77/10/32. 26 June 2010 - 23:00 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - 2 orange glowing balls of light were observed in the sky. (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns. (32).

77/10/33. 27 June 2010 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - 2 orange glowing lights in the sky were observed by married couple. (PE-5C-NL). (Hanratty). (14).

51/10/34. 17 July 2010 - 19:00 - Wykin village, Hinckley, UK - An unidentified white round object in the sky on level trajectory - daylight - vanished. (IN-Med). (2).

51/10/35. 31 July 2010 - 22:35 - Stoney Stanton, UK- 2 orange/red lights were observed - silent. (PE-5C). Explanation: Possible Sky lanterns. (14).

51/10/36. 8 August 2010 - 00:45 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - 2 bright orange objects - 3,000 feet - silent. (PE-5C). Probable sky lanterns. (Caldwell). (14).

77/10/37. 11 August 2010 - 01:45 - Flecknoe, Warwickshire, UK - A ‘cone of light’ was observed in the sky by lone female witness. Witness stated: ‘I went for a walk, with no torch, on our land which has extremely low levels of light pollution. Saw a shooting star and then later looked up to the eastern sky and saw a short cone of light about a mile up between 45 and 70 degrees elevation from the horizontal. I thought it was a helicopter with a spotlight or some such but there was absolutely no noise and it appeared too high for a helicopter. I turned away for a brief second and when I turned back I was startled to see an extremely bright, long, thick, rectangular beam of pure white light more than 10000 feet up (I.e. cloud height, and above the level at which planes lower their wheels on coming into land at Birmingham airport over us) – 200 or 300 yards long and up to 50 yards deep with streaks of pure white lightning coming off it and streaking parallel to it, not only in zigzags but in straight line bursts. It was very bright so I briefly turned away again. When I turned back the bright light had faded and there was a glowing pulse or throbbing echo of light like billowing sheets flowing across the sky where it had been. I saw no fuselage or structures but still cannot completely discount that it was military (though of what nature and design, goodness knows – it definitely wasn’t of “Stealth” antiquity). I don’t actually believe in alien flying saucers but I did see this! A month ago I saw a billowing throbbing light over our land, exactly the same as the end of this but in the western sky and lower‘. (IN-NL). (Calow) (14).

51/10/38. 30 August 2010 - 21:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - Bright star-like light in the sky - silent - joined by 4 flashing white objects similar size- moved off in formation. (IN-NL). (Rowe) (14).

51/10/39. 2 September 2010 - 21:47 - Leicester, UK - 6-7 glowing circular lights in large triangular shape. (IN-NL).

77/10/40. 4 September 2010 -21:00 - St. Nicholas Park, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An orange glowing light in the sky - Shortly afterwards there were another two identical objects- followed first. (Croucher ).(PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (14).

51/10/41. 8 September 2010 - 21:50 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A low-level multi-coloured nocturnal aerial light - moved very slowly - straight trajectory - 5 minutes duration - observed again 20 minutes later moving south. (PE-2B). Possible Police helicopter. (2).

51/10/42. 9 September 2010 - 21:05 - Coalville, Leicestershire, UK - A large orange ball of light. (Currall). (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. (3),

51/10/43 11 September 2010 - 21:00 -Congerstone, Leicestershire, UK - 3 silent, bright orange/red lights in the sky. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (Knight). (2).

77/10/44. 18 September 2010 - 12:15 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - A stationary aerial object - low - blue and green - appeared balloon-like. (PE-5E). Possible Advertising balloon. (2).

77/10/45. 25 September 2010 - 20:30 - Hill Top, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - 7 orange glowing lights were observed in the sky. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Sky lanterns. (14).

77/10/46. 27 September 2010 - 08:15 - Stockingford, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK - An orange sphere in the sky was observed. Witness stated: ‘I was having a meal in the dining room with my husband when he noticed an orange sphere-shaped light travelling at great speed in the sky. We went out with the binoculars, but is was so far away we could not get a clearer image. We did not think it was a Chinese lantern as it was travelling at tremendous speed in a straight line. We went back inside then a few minutes later, two more followed. After a few minutes we saw two more‘. (PE-5C). Possible explanation: Chinese Lanterns. (Morris). (14).

51/10/47. 30 September 2010 - 20:00 - Knighton, Leicester, UK - Witness stated: ‘There were several pulsating lights in alternate green and orange, all small in comparison to the craft, and all square in shape’ - low - just above houses - silent - hovering. (UN-Med). (Dee). (14).

51/10/48. 30 September 2010 - 20:00 - Leicester, UK - Green and orange lights - hovered. (UN-NL). (Michaels). (7). (2).

51/10/49. 30 September 2010 - 20:00 - Knighton Fields, Leicester, UK - several square lights at the bottom of the oval craft - pulsating. - descended - silent. (UN-Med). (Potter). (14).

51./10/50.30 September 2010 - 20:15 - N. West Leicestershire, UK - Witness stated: ‘Four pulsating orange lights flying south west in a square formation. Accompanied by loud jet noise - but no sign of usual navigation lights or white strobe. The back of each object had a square pulsating orange light (about 2 times a second). at about 20:30 one single object moved north east and at 21:15 two flew over heading north east side by side. These objects sounded like military jets - very loud and could still be heard about minutes after they passed out of sight. Pulsating light very odd, nothing like a jet reheat or anything else I have seen before despite being a pretty keen plane spotter‘. (UN-Med). (14).

51/10/51. 1 October 2010 - 21:37 - Leicester, UK - A single speck of light, with a slight reddish tint, was observed at a very high altitude - flew in a straight line, before suddenly veering to the right. (PE-5C). Probable sky lantern. ((14).

51/10/52. 3 October 2010 - 19:40 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 3 bright static white lights in triangular formation - 1 red flashing light - extremely low level - slow progress - engine noise. (PE-1A). Possible aircraft. (2).

51/10/53. 16 October 2010 - 23:00 - Leicester, UK - Object sped across the night sky - faster than normal aircraft - 1 continuous light and 3 lights orbiting in a semi circle - 3 flashing lights. (PE-1A).(14).

51/10/54. 19 October 2010 - 20:15 - Leicester, UK - ‘Silver Satellite’ - shaped object moving very slowly (2 hours in virtually same position). A white aerial light was sighted, but with appearance and behaviour that most likely would have a conventional explanation. (PE-3A). Possible explanation: Planet Jupiter. 14). (7).

51/10/55. 20 October 2010 - 20:15 - Fleckney, Leicestershire, UK - An orange light that looked like fire was observed. (PE-5C). Possible Chinese Lantern sighting. (27).

51/10/56. 23 October 2010-- 20:30 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - 3 pulsating lights. Witness stated: ’ I Was drawing the bedroom curtains upstairs when I noticed 3 pulsating lights in the sky over in the distance. I stood and watched for a minute as they seemed to be moving in a very random fashion... I called my husband who was downstairs at the time watching x factor to come and have a look. We both stood there in amazement as we watched a dozen or so more of these craft start appearing all across the sky. These objects were far away in the distance but we could clearly see that they had flashing lights in colours of red green blue and White. We watched these for about 40 minutes and they were nothing like we had ever seen... These things moved very fast and would disappear and re-appear in different parts of the sky in less than seconds. My husband is a sceptic, but he will even admit what we saw was no ordinary aircraft‘... (IN-NL). (Huckle) (14). (2).

51/10/57. 24 October 2010 - 21:00 - Syston, Leicester, UK - a ‘massive’ beam of light that shot across the sky. (IN-NL). (Ches).(14).

51/10/58. 30 October 2010 - 21:00 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright orange ball of light. (PE-5C). (Hayes) (14).

51/10/59. 31 October 2010 - 17:30 - Leicester, UK - A bright orange ball in the sky travelling south. (PE-5C). (14).

51/10/ 60. 5 November 2010 - 20:30 - Hamilton, Leicester, UK - A bright orange light in the sky was observed. Witness stated: ‘I was looking up at some firework displays today round about 8:30pm and I also saw a bright orange light brightening and then dimming. It was raining so I went to get an umbrella when I returned it was gone‘. (PE-5C). Probable Bonfire Night Glo Lantern. (27).

51/10/61. 7 November 2010 - 18:00 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - group of 4-5 orange/pink glowing globes low in the sky was observed. (PE-5C). Probable explanation: Sky lanterns. (Bland). (2).

51/10/62. 12 November 2010 - 17:15 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK - A ball of orange light was observed in the sky travelling at a steady pace - no sound. (PE-5C). (Sannerude) (14).

77/10/63 14 November 2010 - 16:10 - Polesworth, Warwickshire, UK - A large object with 2 bright white lights and a red pulsating light was observed in the sky. Witness stated: ‘Whilst in Polesworth Churchyard visiting relative’s grave, I heard a strange noise in the distance to the back of me, I then looked and saw a large black shape that had appeared from behind a hill, it had 2 bright white lights either side and 1 red pulsating light, in the middle, at first I thought it was an aeroplane that was in distress as it was at roof height, but then it had no noise from it and it looked too large so I ran and kept looking to the sky, and all of a sudden it had disappeared‘ (IN-Med). (Brampton) (14).

51/10/64. 15 November 2010 - 17:15 - North-West Leicestershire, UK - Large bright light like a ball of fire in skies above me flashed by to the horizon at what seemed to be 1000's mph. (PE-7B). Possible Explanation: Fireball. (Darker). (14).

5110/65. 15 November 2010 - 17A:10y - A511, Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, UK - A big ball of flames’ was observed by lone female witness. Witness stated: ’I was driving along the A511 towards Ashby De La Zouch from Coalville at about 5.10pm and saw a big ball of flames descend from the sky at an amazing speed. It was too fast and too big to be a plane but then just disappeared as it came down. The road was very busy at this point please tell me someone else saw it from where I was’ (PE-7B)-. Possible Fireball. (Harrison). (14).

51/10/66. 8 December 2010 - 17:30 - Leicester, UK - A large green/blue ball of light was was observed crossing the sky, Witness stated: ‘I was Driving home and saw a large ball blue-green in colour with a large fiery tail flying horizontally across the sky. I was turning right off the A47 Hinckley Road onto the Packer Avenue housing estate. The (possible meteor) was travelling from right to left and had to have passed over the M1 motorway just before you get to junction 21. I didn't see anything afterwards but I was driving and had turned away from the object‘ (DE-7B). (Explanation: Fireball. (Patterson) (14).

51/10/67. 8 December 2010 - 17:30 - Leicester Forest East, UK - A large green/blue ball of light was observed. Witness stated: ‘I saw the same thing from Beaumont Leys it was only brief it looked like a large shooting star again travelling from left to right I tried to follow it across the sky but I just vanished I thought it must have been my imagination I’m glad someone else saw it.’ (DE-7B). (Beare). (14).

51/10/68. 26 December 2010 - 06:33 - Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, UK - A light in the sky was observed. Witness stated: ’Early cold morning "clear sky" just driven down through the outskirts of Charnwood Forest and turned onto Swannymote road, heading towards the A512, when noticed a light moving fast and bright "same brightness as the north star" and it just disappeared, no clouds around and whilst driving towards Loughborough I saw the north star but no idea about the light I saw‘. (PE-4A). (14).

- 2011 -

51/11/01. 2 January 2011 - 19:00 - Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK - A large orange light in the sky was observed . (PE-5C). (Patterson). (14). (26).

51/11/02. 8 January 2011 - 08:30 - Elmsthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - A white aerial object with flames was observed low in the sky - daylight. (DE-5C). (Kanwar). (2).

51/11/03. 8 January 2011 - 19:30 - Ratby village, Leicestershire, UK - A moving red star-like aerial object was observed. Witness stated: ‘While walking the dog, I looked up to my right , which would be east to n east. Clear starry sky, could see a couple of passenger aircraft in the night sky, easily identifiable by their flashing lights and flight patterns. My attention was drawn to what I thought must have been Mars as it looked like a star but was red, but on further inspection, it occurred to me that mars only flashes what appears red/orange. I stood for a couple of minutes, to see if this red star was moving. It had remained stationary for the 4 or 5 minutes that I had observed it, I'm glad I didn't take my eye of it and made sure my position remained the same. Suddenly this red shape started to move and in fact started to blink what appeared to be at least 1 other colour, of which I would say was green, it was hard to tell because this thing appeared to be either a star or a planet, which gives you an idea of it's apparent distance. It started to circle slowly upwards until it appeared to come back to it's original position only higher , it then moved around in spiralling motion climbing all the time. I managed to keep in view long enough to see it travel away to my left moving north-east. What I found unusual was that it flashed while it was moving but became a solid red light when it appeared to hang stationary, which it did at least twice. After watching it for about ten minutes it got to far for me to see it‘. (PE-2B).(Gibson). (14).

51/11/04. 8 January 2011 - 19:45 - Hamilton, Leicestershire, UK - A star-like aerial light was observed. (PE-2B).(Lloyd). (14).

51/11/05. 8 January 2011 - 19:45 - Leicester, UK - A colour changing aerial light was observed. Witness stated: ‘It was red, then went green. it was going round in a circle‘. (PE-2B). (Leash). (14).

51/11/06. 8 January 2011 - 19:45 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A star-like light in the sky was observed. Witness stated: ’I also saw what everyone else saw whilst out walking my dog, I was transfixed but never saw it change colour. At first I thought it was a bright star but then it started moving across the sky very slowly‘. (PE-4A). (Newcombe) (14).

51/11/07. 9 January 2011 - 17:40 - Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, UK - lone male witness reported the observation of a yellow-orange rectangular aerial object with flames - silent. (PE-5C). (Steele). (2).

51/11/08. 9 January 2011 - 17:50 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A row of several small bright white lights were observed crossing the sky from west to east - 1 static red light at front - 1 static white light at rear - 1 flashing white strobe light on top - droning noise. (PE-1A). (2),

51/11/09. 28 January 2011 - 21:55 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A star-like light in the sky moving over trees - changed direction - hovered - no sound. (PE-2B). (2).

51/11/10. 29 January 2011 - 08:38 - Leicester City Centre, Leicestershire, UK - A streak of flame in the sky was observed by single male witness. Witness stated: ‘I saw what looked like a missile or ICBM streak over Leicester city centre. With my knowledge of cruise missiles and the modern British nuclear deterrent, this was really quite irregular. It flew directly across a known flight route from East Midlands airport, but at much lower altitude. Had an afterburner type flame at the back, but it made no noise whatsoever’. (IN-Med). (14).
51/11/11. 13 February 2011 - 00:50 - Belgrave, Leicester, UK - 2 orange lights in the sky were observed. Witness stated: ‘I saw a flashing orange light in the sky and noticed another same light was following it, it did not look like an airplane and was very distinctive it was absolutely silent and moved at a medium pace‘. (PE-5C).(Kapil). (14).

51/11/12. 14 February 2011 - 19:30 - Beaumont Leys, Leicester, UK - 3 gold/orange coloured lights in the sky were observed - horizontal/straight line formation with equal distance between them. (PE-5C).((14).

51/11/13. 16 February 2011 - 19:15 - Sketchley Hill, Burbage, Leicestershire, UK - An orange flame-like object was reported crossing the sky above the main road. (DE-5C). (2).

51/11/14 26 February 2011 - 18:45 - Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK - 2 bright white lights were observed in the sky. Witness stated: ‘I saw 2 bright white lights , one quite large with the 2nd being a smaller light to the front. They were both circular in shape. There were no flashing lights , no green or red lights like on a plane and no noise at all. They were much brighter than any aircraft I have seen and pure white in colour. It was moving quite fast from NE to SW heading towards Leicester‘. (DE-4A).(14).

51/11/15. 7 March 2011 - 19:25 - Catthorpe, Leicestershire, UK - 2 steady orange lights moving across the sky at a fast speed were observed. (IN-NL) (14).

51/11/16. 7 March 2011 - 22:00 - Leicester, UK - A long bright light in the sky was observed. Witness stated: ‘I saw a very visible bright light out of my window at 10pm last night. It moved across the sky. It was a long bright light with a green circle light at the end. It then curled up into the green circle and disappeared into thin air‘. (PE-7B). (14).

5111/17. 7 March 2011 - 22:10 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A bright green object that fell out of the sky. (DE-7B). (2).

51/11/18. 23 March 2011 - 16:27 - Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK - A black object with large semi-circular wings that silently crossed the clear blue sky was observed - flew slowly north - tipped slightly to one side before heading into distance - daylight observation. (IN-Med). (2).

51/11/19. 4 April 2011 - 05:45 - Ratby, Leicestershire, UK - A bright light in the sky was observed - no sound. Witness stated: ‘While walking the dog. Clear sky plenty of stars still visible even though the sky was just starting to go from dark to slightly lighter hue. Looked up to see what I can only describe as an object of the appearance of a very bright star, only 3 times the size . As it approached from a westerly direction heading due east, at I would guess at least 5,000 feet, it was difficult to calculate its size because of not having anything to compare it to. It maintained a steady speed... that of a passenger jet at least. it came directly over head and passed over me, and continued on its steady course. I watched it all the way, there was no flashing lights of any sort...it simply looked like a brilliant white star, but much bigger. No noise of any sort, and believe me, at that time in the morning even if it was higher than I thought, I would still be able to hear it if it was an aircraft of our making. At one point when it was over head, it actually looked like a star as in five pointed, like the star of Texas... but it was hard to tell because of it's brightness. (IN-NL ). (Gibson). (14).

-SIGHTING LOG END.

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PART TWO

EXPANDED SIGHTING REPORT DATA - SELECTED CASES

EXPANDED CASES:

(In Chronological Order).

51/54/02. October 1954. Buller Rd, Leicester - Report By G. Hall.

51/54/03. October 1954. Fosse Road North, Leicester - Report By G. Hall.

51/67/02. August 2nd., 1967. Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire - Report By G. Hall.

51/69/04. August 24th., 1969. Wintersdale Road, Leicester - Report By G. Coxon. B.Sc.

51/70/01. January 1970. Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire - Report By G. Hall.

51/70/03. March 12th., 1970. Coleman Road, Leicester - Report By G. Coxon. B.Sc.

51/70/07. August 19th., 1970. Brookside, Sketchley Hill Estate, Burbage, Leicestershire.

51/70/08. August 28th., 1970. Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire - Report By G. Hall.

51/70/10. December 1st., 1970. Temple Hill, Whitwick, Leicestershire - Report By G. Coxon. B.Sc.

51/71/17. May 25th., 1971. Belchars Bar, Near Ibstock, Leicestershire.

51/77/03. May 11th., 1977. Thurmaston, Leicestershire - Report By T. Thornton.

51/77/05. May 19th., 1977. Launde Abbey, Leicestershire - Report By T. Thornton.

51/77/09. May 30th., 1977. Market Harborough, Leicestershire - Report By T. Thornton.

51/78/212. December 9th., 1978. Wood Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire - Report By G. Hall.

THE CASES:

- 1954 -

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-54-02/51-54-03.

THE TWO OCTOBER 1954 INCIDENTS

1. October (late) 1954, Buller Road, Belgrave, Leicester.

SK 592 061

Occasionally, one is fortunate enough to be able to discover details of past events long after they have taken place. In the case of UFO sightings, if we are patient, sooner or later, witnesses will feel it is time to step forward and state that they too have seen something odd in the sky (or on the ground) - that they could not explain, something that has been on their mind a long time but, for various reasons, they decided not to speak out about it due to the very nature of the things they have witnessed. Perhaps they felt that the world was not ready for their account, that they would be mocked by those who were not there at the time and ,who, perhaps, just would not understand that perhaps there is something after all to the numerous reports of flying saucers.

The following accounts for 1954, concern two such people who, without realising it, have been sitting on very important information, and who witnessed two strange, individual events a long time ago.

Even more uncanny, their sightings took place within a little over a mile and a half of each other, at the same time of year, and involved low-level phenomena complete with windowed craft, and humanoid occupants. All this took place not in some remote area of the country like one would expect, (1). but, instead, right over the middle of Leicester itself, and in one case, in daylight.

They were not the only witnesses, but time has unfortunately removed any chance of further information from any other witnesses.

However, in the world of UFO sightings, one can never be sure.

If these two people had only known more about what was going on in nearby France (and other areas of the globe) (2). at the time, then perhaps they would not have felt so isolated and would have told the world of their sightings long before they did,. As it is alas, that all important corroborative evidence from their fellow witnesses, and we know there was such evidence, is probably lost for all time.

THE BULLER ROAD

(Leicester)

SIGHTING

The first case came to light as a result of a newspaper article concerning UFOs that was published by myself in the local Leicester Mercury newspaper. The witness wrote to me direct after an appeal was made for UFO witness information , however old that information may be.

The lady involved in this case was 39-years old at the time of the incident, was living at 31, Buller Road, Leicester LE4 5 with her mother, who has since passed.

Her name is Miss Zena C, a dressmaker, who states that has lived all of her life in the City of Leicester, and therefore knows the area well. She had no previous knowledge of UFOs before her sighting, and states that nothing unusual has been seen by her since, although she admits to having an interest in the subject that previous to her sighting did not exist.

Event One

On a dry, but cool, windless, clear night during the latter half of October 1954, Almost certainly the 21st., the exact date unfortunately not recalled, Miss Winifred Zena C, known as Zen to her friends, was retiring to bed at her home in Buller Road, Belgrave, Leicester when, as she was drawing her bedroom curtains at the rear of the house, she saw, to her astonishment, a very strange sight indeed. There, gliding through the night sky, was an oval-shaped object, extremely low, just above the rooftops.

The object was moving at a gentle cruising speed said Miss ’C’. There were three square windows, not portholes, along its side, which were lit by a moonlight glow from the interior of the craft. There was what appeared to be a man at one of the windows, he was dressed completely in black, in what looked like a siren suit , with a balaclava helmet, like those worn in the last war, but it was all in one, showing his face but no hair that I could see. He had dark eyes, and looked very intelligent. He was of a slim build, about 5-6 foot tall, (could have been on a platform!), and a sallow, pale complexion, although the lighting could have had some effect. He was touching something with his fingers, probably controls. From the other side of the house I lost him for a while as I ran from one bedroom to the other, but when seen again he appeared to be walking about, and bending to do something. The man and object then disappeared over roof tops opposite, and we saw nothing else

The strange craft and its occupant then faded silently into the darkness, and both Miss C, and her mother, who witnessed almost all of the event also, were left with a sleepless night in front of them as they tried to explain their sighting away as perhaps some new type of airship, but the more they went over it, the more the airship theory was rejected, and both witnesses came to the final conclusion that what they had seen must have been a flying saucer, I.e. an alien craft of some kind complete with its pilot.

I asked Miss C if she had heard any sound emanating from the object, her reply was not really, but maybe a throbbing effect could be felt as it passed almost directly above the house.

Size and colour

Questions concerning the size and colour of the object revealed that it was quite large, oval in outline, with its length estimated at 30 feet, and its width gauged at about half that at its centre, i.e. approximately15 feet.

Regarding its main colour, this was described as silver/grey, but consideration must be given to the fact that it was dark at the time, with very little street lighting, however, the objects relatively low height (rooftop) also has to be taken into account here. Also both witnesses were extremely close to the object at its nearest point. The man was seen quite clearly, as he performed at his controls, and the description given of him is, in retrospect, very similar to other accounts of humanoids, seen elsewhere. (3).

ABOVE: Miss C’s original drawing of the Buller Road UFO.

Flight motion and direction

The flight direction of the object was approximately South-West to North East, and gave the witnesses a partial side elevation view. Its flight motion was described by Miss C as a rolling motion, and seems to indicate that the object was in fact rolling slightly from side to side whilst staying on a straight trajectory.

To quote Miss C, I think the outstanding features were its unusual shape, like nothing I have seen before in the shape of aircraft, quite large for an aircraft too, its square windows and the man in complete black outfit. Normally one would imagine an aircraft of that size, to be crashing if it was so low, also it would have made rather a noise, which this did not do, and although I was a bit hard of hearing, I could hear aircraft as a rule, especially when low flying .

Map: Buller Road.

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CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-54-03.

2. THE FOSSE ROAD NORTH INCIDENT

October (late) 1954

Fosse Road North

Leicester.

SK 574 043.

The second Leicester 1954 sighting also took place on an un-determined date in October 1954. The witness, among others, being Mr. Arthur W, a resident of Leicester, who, at the time of his sighting, was 28 years of age. Mr. W was extremely reluctant to report his sighting, which he didnt do until 2003,

The event

On an unremembered date in mid to late October 1954, quite probably the 21st., at approximately 5.50 p.m., the weather remembered as dry and warm, and still daylight, Mr. W was waiting for a bus with his Mother and two friends in Fosse Road North.

Their destination was the Cathedral school rooms where they were due to play whist, a popular card game at the time. Their attention was suddenly brought to an extremely large, silver saucer-shaped flying object that suddenly materialised over an old boot and shoe factory that was situated on the other side of the road.

I didnt hear a thing said Mr. W, I was at the bus stop and just looked round and there it was, hovering over the factory.

ABOVE: Mr. W’s original drawing of the Fosse Road North UFO.

It was huge, as big as the factory, and yet I had no idea where it came from or how it got there. It was just there, a few hundred feet off the ground. It wasnt threatening, it had three windows and I could see three men through one of them, they were quite small, perhaps only 4 foot tall, and wearing white smocks, with big eyes and big heads. I tell you what though, I couldnt concentrate on my cards that night, not after that. The ship silently floated off, away from the factory and off towards the west.

Map: Fosse Road North.

Appendix

ADDITIONAL (ODF) French UFO Wave - 1954.

October 15th., 1954 . Southend, Essex.

On this date, a girl reported how she had seen a strange object alongside a park at Southend, in Essex.

On her way home at night, she encountered the thing in the road near Chalkwell Park. Frightened, she ran to her house, looking back as she turned the corner. It had gone, silently.

This sighting forms one of the points on an orthotenic line discovered by Aime Michel.

October 21st., 1954. 16:45 Hours. Ranton, near Shrewsbury.

It was October 21, 1954, at a time when the great European wave was beginning to show signs of tailing off, when Mrs. Jennie Roestenberg claimed that at 4.45 p.m. on that day, she, and her two children, watched a disc-shaped object of aluminium colour as it hovered over their house. Through two transparent panels, she claimed that she could see two men, with white skins, long hair to their shoulders, and foreheads so high that all of their features seemed to be in the lower half of their faces. They were wearing transparent helmets and turquoise blue clothing, like ski suits.

The object hovered at a tilted angle, while the two occupants surveyed the scene sternly, not in an unkindly fashion, but almost sadly, compassionately.

French Cases October 21st., 1954.

Pons.

An egg-shaped object, about 5 or 6 metres in diameter, hovered, and landed near the road. Two small beings, about 1.25 metres in height, emerged from it, went back inside almost immediately, and the craft took off vertically, leaving a red trail.

Criteuil-la-Madeline.

A large ball of fore stopped the car of a bricklayer, M. Fillonneau, and the witness felt a violent air displacement. The car battery was dead and the bulbs of the headlights were burnt out,. The police made a thorough investigation.

Pouzou.

A man from Cherbonnieres who had his 3 and a half year-old child in the car with him suddenly felt painful pricklings similar to electric shocks. These grew more painful as the car continued; suddenly, the engine died and the headlights went off and the child started crying. They were blinded by a strong red light which turned orange, and which came from an object hovering over the road. The object soon flew away.

Source; The Humanoids/Charles Bowen, (FSR). 1966.

Below: October 21st., 1954 - UFODNA DATA.

21 October 1954 - Dieppe, France - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed.

21 October 1954 - Norway, Norway - Procession of objects. Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Many objects were observed.

21 October 1954 - Schleswig, Germany - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed by a male witness (Greggersen).

21 October 1954 - Woomera, South Australia, Australia - Erratic dancing light (sketch of flight path p. 30), sighted adjacent to Launcher Apron 1, Range B. Light alternated from deep orange to yellow. egg shaped, approx. 500 feet distance 3x size Venus. Clouds 15K'

21 October 1954 08:00 - Brest, France - Hovered.

21 October 1954 08:00 - Melito, Italy - A strange craft landed; a pilot with a diving suit emerged.

21 October 1954 08:30 - Girancourt, France - Vertical cylinder hung in sky, changed colors.

21 October 1954 10:00 - Puzzuoli, Italy - Rubber Factory Workers incident.

21 October 1954 11:00 - Innsbruck, Austria - A meteor-like object was observed. A daylight disc was observed by military witnesses in a warship. Explanation: Meteor.

21 October 1954 13:00 - Lilienfeld, Austria - A daytime disc was reported. Explanation: Balloon.

21 October 1954 16:45 - Ranton, UK - A flying disc was observed. Occupants of the craft were seen. Physiological effects were noted. Animal reactions to the object were reported.

21 October 1954 16:45 - Ranton, UK - Near Shrewsbury, Jennie Roestenberg and her two children observed a disk shaped, aluminum object hovering above the house.

21 October 1954 18:40 - Reutlingen, Germany - Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Two objects were observed by one witness (Januszewski). Explanation: EM.

21 October 1954 19:30 - Aussay, France - A green fireball was observed. One green fireball, about 600 feet across, was observed by one witness for over three minutes (Flament).

21 October 1954 19:30 - St Martin-Aux-Chartrains, France - Disc rises from roadside bushes.

21 October 1954 19:40 - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - A meteor-like object was observed. An object which flew in a straight line across the sky was reported. Explanation: Meteor.

21 October 1954 19:53 - Heyford, UK - A meteor-like object was observed. One object was observed by military witnesses for a few seconds. Explanation: Meteor.

21 October 1954 20:00 - Criteuil-la-Madeleine, France - The car driven by a bricklayer, Mr. Fillonnau, stopped as a large ball of fire flew near it.

21 October 1954 21:30 - Pouzou, France - An object was observed. Electromagnetic and physiological effects were noted. One object was observed by two male witnesses on a highway briefly.

21 October 1954 21:30 - Pouzou, France - Motorist and child felt shock and heat, motor and headlights failed; then luminous UFO became visible ahead of car

21 October 1954 Night - Pons, France - Two dwarfs emerged from an egg-shaped object.

References and notations

1 Vallee, Jacques. On the geographical distribution of the French landings of 1954, Vallee discovered that landing sites were , in actual fact, inversely correlated with population density,

The pattern Behind the UFO landings. (1954 analysis).

2 Although France received a high degree of attention from the UFO phenomenon during 1954, with over 150 landing reports (usually with humanoids), alone being made, analysis in later years has shown that the French sightings formed only a small part of a major Global UFO wave .

3 Hanlon, Donald. Questions on the Occupants, The Humanoids/Charles Bowen,. Neville Spearman,

1969.

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- 1967 -

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-67-03.

STATIONARY SILVER BALL OVER BROOKSIDE

Wednesday, August 2nd., 1967. 12:20 Hours. Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire. SP 436 938. Geo. B1.

The sighting detailed below is a multi-witness case, which involved the sighting of a stationary silver occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday August 2nd., 1967, and involved approximately thirty witness who, at the time, were employed by the Hinckley company

- Robinsons Boot and Shoe Ltd., which was situated in Parsons Lane, a small road which lies adjacent to the nearby railway line and runs almost parallel to both Park Road on the north side and Brookside (Sketchley Hill Estate), on the south.

The object, which was hovering directly above the factory, and directly over railway lines, having first been noticed at approximately 12.20 p.m., by a visiting lorry driver, and lastly was seen at approximately 3.30 p.m.

The object itself was described as a stationary, silent, silver sphere, apparently metallic, and reflecting sunlight. Its height was estimated to be approximately 500 to 600 feet, and Its size was gauged to be equal to a pea held at arms length.

The driver entered the factory and remarked that someone should have a look at this thing in the sky. It should be noted that at that time, media coverage was high concerning UFOs, covering mainly the Stoke-on-Trent wave which was being investigated by members of Newchapel observatory. In fact, investigators at Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire recorded a sighting of a similar looking object seen on the same day at Light Oaks, Stoke-on-Trent, (6.00 a.m.), in their final report on the wave.

This media coverage no doubt caused people to be more aware of sky phenomena than they perhaps normally would be, and so the visiting driver, and several of the work-force were, before long, all standing outside looking up into the clear blue sky at the silver object. The driver eventually left, however, the object was watched, periodically, by several individuals, as it remained in the same position in the sky, which was at a point directly over the nearby railway line, until approximately 3.30 p.m. when it was observed to move swiftly away towards the Brookside area, (S.W.) and vanish into the distance. Winds (ground and aloft), were calm at the time, and an explanation for the occurrence was never found.

Map: Parson's Lane.

BELOW: August 2nd., 1967 - UFODNA DATA.

2 August 1967 - Mcleese Lake, British Columbia, Canada - A daylight disc was observed by a female witness (Beck).

2 August 1967 02:10 - Rochester, New York, USA - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object, about 300 feet across, was observed by 100 witnesses (Hinman).

2 August 1967 06:30 - Light Oaks, Stoke-On-Trent, UK - Later, another witness saw round flat disc shoot across sky tremendous speed moving rapidly to the Bucknall.

2 August 1967 21:00 - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - One object was observed by one witness for a few seconds (Nivus).

2 August 1967 21:15 - Ontario, New York, USA - Hovering objects were observed. More than three objects were observed by four witnesses for under four minutes (Bradstreet; Earl).

2 August 1967 22:00 - Ugine, France - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. Nocturnal lights were observed by ten witnesses for over one minute.

2 August 1967 22:50 - Arbroath, UK - Domed oval, 20-30 feet length, moved slowly at 100 feet above teen on bicycle. Red glow from dome, started to flash, quiet.

2 August 1967 Night - Gardner, Kansas, USA - One object was observed by three witnesses for under one minute (Linder).

2 August 1967 23:30 - Norweigan Sea, Norway - SS Izhevsk incident.

2 August 1967 23:30 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - One object was observed by one witness for 90 minutes (Heater).

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- 1969 -

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-69-05.

ORANGE CRESCENT OVER LEICESTER

Sunday, August 24th., 1969. 00:25 Hours. Wintersdale Road, Leicester. SK634 045 Geo. B2. - C.

On the 24th., August, 1969, at approximately 12.25 a.m., in the very early hours of Sunday morning, Mr. and Mrs. B were at their home in Wintersdale Road, Leicester, and were retiring to bed when they saw, through the bedroom window, what they first assumed to be the Moon. They both watched the object which was hovering rather low directly over the city centre of Leicester,(N.E.) some distance away. It looked like a crescent Moon lying on its back and had a blurred outline, like a heat-haze effect. The object coloured a very bright orange like the setting Sun. Mr. B stated that it must have been quite large for its distance, and compared it to the size of a golf ball held at arms length.

As both witnesses watched, the object, whilst hovering with a shimmering movement, began to move directly away. As it did so, a white light shot upwards from the side, like a shooting star, then faded. Immediately, the object moved very quickly away, and diminished to the size of a point of light. It then came back to its first position. Moments later, it tilted upwards to the right, and both witnesses were astonished to see the object change into a circle of 20 to 30 yellow lights which were slowly rotating. All the lights were evenly spaced and the direction of rotation appeared to be anti-clockwise.

At this stage, Mr. B decided to rouse his neighbours hoping to borrow their binoculars. While he was away, and trying unsuccessfully, Mrs. B had opened the bedroom window and continued to watch the object. Once again, to her astonishment, the object travelled away until it was a point of light again, and then, no longer visible. The object was visible for a total of 4 minutes, during which time, neither witness heard any sound.

Investigators comments:

My investigation established that the crescent was approximately three miles away, at an angle of no more than ten degrees above the horizon, which is fairly low. I interviewed the witnesses the following Thursday night when there were very few distant bright sources of light etc. visible. All such sources appeared insignificant, and in my opinion, could not have attributed to the sighting. Obviously, there would have been even less bright sources visible at 12.25 a.m., on a Sunday morning, when most factories etc. are closed for the weekend.

Most of the described observation was made through a single-sheet glass window, which possibly could have distorted the view, and may have caused reflection and refraction of light from nearby street lamps. However, Mrs. B had, at one stage during the sighting, opened the said window to watch the aerial object. This would seem to rule out this possibility.

The object was first observed to be in the shape of a crescent, which would suggest that it was in fact, the Moon. The diminishing in size on two occasions could be attributed to moving clouds which could have effected recession. However, both witnesses stated that the sky at the time of the sighting was clear, in fact, my investigation established that the Moon, at that time, was in an entirely different position.

During the course of interviewing both witnesses, I found them to be intelligent people, and was impressed by their sincerity and clarity about what they had and had not seen. (tape recorded interview on file -ed.). Their calm attitude, after many repeated questions, to which they always gave the same answers, and, after I had failed to find a logical solution for their sighting, I was convinced that Mr. and Mrs. B had genuinely witnessed a very unusual aerial object which could not be explained as any kind of natural phenomena or conventional aircraft. Mr. B said that he had not seen anything like it in his life, and Mrs. Black was totally convinced that both she and her Husband had witnessed what she termed as a flying saucer.

conclusions

All the evidence seems to point to the fact that the object was under control, and it would also seem that the described shooting white light, was in some way connected to the mechanism. It could be postulated further that this could have been the end product of an increase in energy which was required in order that the object could carry out the described rapid manoeuvre - travelling quickly away and diminishing in size and the returning to its original position - which immediately followed.

The twenty to thirty rotating yellow lights which became visible after the object tilted upwards, and then its rapid departure, also suggests that it was a controlled craft of some kind.

An alternate explanation of course is some early form of unknown weekend light show in the city.

Map: Wintersdale Road.

BELOW: August 24th., 1969 - UFODNA DATA.

24 August 1969 - Dayton, Ohio, USA - Balloon-like object observed. One ball was observed. Explanation: Balloon.

24 August 1969 - Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia - One ball was observed by one witness.

24 August 1969 00:25 - Leicester, UK - Two objects were observed by two witnesses for over four minutes.

24 August 1969 00:45 - Arcachon, France - Unidentified objects were sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. 12 objects, the size of a star, were observed by three witnesses.

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- 1970 -

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-70-01.

ILLUMINATED DISC LANDS ON SKETCHLEY HILL

January 1970, 21:00 Hours. Sketchley Hill Estate. Grid Ref: SP 430 923 Geo: B2 - C. Weather; Clear, frost.

The incident described below took place at Burbage, near Hinckley, one night during the first week of January 1970, possibly the 4th, at the junction of Sketchley Lane and the main B4109 Road.

There was unfortunately only one witness, Mr. Robert B, who at the time resided in Priesthills Road, Hinckley, but has since married and left the area, and is now a respected member of the teaching profession. Mr. B was, at the time of the occurrence, an 18 year-old student, and very down to earth in his approach to life.

He told LUFORS that he had, up to his sighting, read no books or articles on the subject. Investigators found him to be very sincere whilst relating his experience to me, and their repeated questioning only revealed the same answers which were given in a precise, intelligent manner.

LUFORS concluded therefore that Mr. Bs sighting was real, and one that has been remembered in great detail.

The incident

At the time of the incident, Mr. B was actively involved in the sport of running, this being his main hobby taking up most of his spare time. Most evenings were spent on training for certain events and this included practice runs around Hinckley and Burbage.

This particular evening, the witness left his house as usual at around 8.40 p.m., keeping to the usual circuit that involved a steady run up and along Sketchley Hill. The weather was

quite good for the time of year, it was cold with ice on paths and roads, but the sky was clear with many stars visible.

Mr. B reached the hill at approximately 8.55 p.m., and began the long run to the top. About half way, his attention was drawn to what he could only describe as a very large, bright white light that seemed to be hovering in the area of sky directly ahead of him (south). He was not unduly worried at the time, thinking that it was a brightly lit aircraft low in the sky approaching his position head on. The witness kept the light in view as he continued to run towards it, still assuming that as he got closer, a positive identification of the said aircraft would be forthcoming, and he would hear its engines.

The explanation did not occur however, there was no engine noise to be heard, even though Mr. B was quite close to the object. For the first time, he began to become a little nervous.

At approximately 9.00 p.m., as Mr. B neared the brow of the hill, he saw that the light was actually surrounding what he described as an elongated disc-shaped object, about 30 feet long and 10 feet wide at the centre. The white glow was being given off by the main white, sharply defined disc, and appeared to be all around the object and ended abruptly a few feet from the main object.

Mr. B, still steadily running, was, by now, very frightened by the spectacle, although, apart from this, he felt no other physical effects.

The silent object, now to the left of the witness, was by now, directly above some evergreen trees that were, at that time abundant in the area. The witness then stopped running and watched, as the object became stationary, seemingly hovering just above the trees. The object at this point began to slowly descend, but stopped suddenly and began hovering again. At this point, Mr. Brown saw what looked like white hot flames begin to issue from beneath the object that spread out until the bottom of them seemed to be touching the tree tops.

The object then started to silently descend again, finally landing amongst the trees, the flames from beneath the object, said Mr. B, could be seen below leaf and foliage level as the object neared the ground. Then, suddenly, there was darkness, the flames and the object were no longer to be seen, and even the bright light was no longer visible. The total time elapsed since the object was first seen until it vanished was estimated as 11 minutes by the witness. At the end of that period Mr. B believed that he had seen enough and decided to run away from the scene as fast as he could and remembers heading straight home. He didnt even notice if any other witnesses were around, either in their vehicles, or on foot. All Mr. B wanted was to get home as soon as possible. The sighting however, went unreported at that time. The witness told no one, not even his parents, what he had seen.

The incident was finally reported to investigators during August 1971, with the witness, still un nerved by the whole incident.

Map: Sketchley Hill

BELOW: January 4th., 1970 - UFODNA DATA.

4 January 1970 01:45 - Sefton Park, UK - One object was observed by one witness for six seconds.

4 January 1970 Evening - Burquitlam, British Columbia, Canada - An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed in cloudy weather by two male witnesses, typical age 22, for over two minutes (Major). Explanation: Prank.

4 January 1970 20:50 - UK - An object was sighted that had an appearance and performance beyond the capability of known earthly aircraft. One object was observed by one witness for two minutes. Explanation: Hoax.

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1970 - Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-70-03.

THE CASE OF THE NOISY UFO

Thursday, March 12th., 1970. 03.00 Hours. Coleman Road, Leicester. SK 615 051. Geo. B2 - C. Weather; Clear. Cool, dry. Slight breeze.

The following sighting took place in Leicester in the early Spring of 1970 and, unlike the majority of UFO sightings where there is usually no sound to be heard at the time coming from the object, here we have a reversal effect, as the object witnessed made quite a lot of noise, and, early in the morning when for the most part, peace prevailed.

One of two known witnesses gave her statement to investigators at the time, and that account is here placed on record ..

Sighting by Miss M.

On the morning of March 12th., 1970, at approximately 3.00 a.m., Miss M was lying in bed and not really asleep, when she heard a high pitched whining noise which she first assumed to be a factory siren. The noise, which was described as weird and variable, went on for over five minutes, and so she went to her bedroom window to investigate. On looking out, she saw that the noise was coming from a round white object, which was at a height described as aeroplane height, and slowly descending at an angle. It was surrounded by a white halo effect, on which were many small lights of the same colour. The halo appeared to rotate, causing the whole object to flash, while a noticeable parallel between the noise and rotation was very outstanding.

As she watched, the object stopped and remained stationary in the sky. She called her parents and was immediately joined by her Mother who opened the bedroom window to obtain a better view. The object at this point rose gradually back into the sky and gradually got further away until it appeared as a white flashing star in the distance. By this time, the noise had become barely audible as the object turned to the right, slowly descended at an angle, then stopped and again, stopped and remained stationary in the sky.

After watching the spectacle for over half a hour, the puzzled witnesses grew tired and returned to bed.

No Explanation was ever forthcoming for this particular flying object.

Map:Coleman Road.

BELOW: March 12th., 1970 - UFODNA DATA.

12 March 1970 After 0300 - Leicester, UK - One object was observed by two witnesses

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1970 - Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-70-07.

DARK UFOs ABOVE BROOKSIDE

1. The Brookside Egg

Wednesday, August, 19th., 1970. 15:15 Hours. Brookside, Burbage, Leicestershire. SP 434 934. Geo. B1. Weather; Warm, Dry, cloudy, breezy.

The following sighting occurred whilst Ian T, who, at that time was a 15 year-old student, was sitting in the living room of his home in Brookside, Burbage, Leicestershire, with his friend, 15 year-old Michael F, also a resident of Brookside. Both boys attended Hinckley Grammar School, and in their spare time, actively studied astronomy. A hobby that they had both been interested in for approximately four years.

The sighting

Ian and Michael were sitting in the living room of Ians home on Wednesday, August 19th., 1970, when, at approximately 3.15 p.m., Ian noticed, through an open window, a dark, almost black oval object stationary in the sky. Ian pointed out the silent flying object to his friend, but before he could say anything, the object shot off at a tremendous rate of speed towards the south-west. Michael stated that as he looked, he saw something dark shooting away at speed which both he, and Ian T described as too fast for any known conventional aircraft.

Ian described the object as perfectly oval in shape, similar to a egg The object was said to be solid looking, and very dark in colour, almost black.

The actual size of the object was estimated to be approximately 15 feet long, and 6 feet wide at the centre. It was at an altitude at which the witnesses had difficulty in assessing. However, Ian stated that whilst the object was stationary, it appeared just below or a little in the low clouds which were heavily overcast at the time. The witnesses added that as the object shot away there was no noise whatsoever.

It was discovered that there were no aircraft, meteorological balloons or other devices over the Brookside area on the date and time in question, and the object, after consideration of all known factors, remains unexplained.

Map:Brookside.

BELOW: August 19th. 1970 - UFODNA DATA.

19 August 1970 - Muldrow, Oklahoma, USA - Nocturnal lights were observed by a female witness (Lamb).

19 August 1970 04:00 - Eustis W6M H44, Florida, USA - An object was observed from a car. One object, about 150 feet across, was observed by one experienced male witness on a highway (Dixon).

19 August 1970 Afternoon - Hinckley, UK - A daytime disc was reported.

19 August 1970 17:30 - Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia - Schoolboys incident.

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1970 - Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-70-08.

DARK UFOs ABOVE BROOKSIDE

2. The Case Of The Hazy ‘Bat’

Friday, August 28th., 1970 16.18 Hours. Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire. SP 436 938. Geo. A1 - B1. Weather. Warm, sunny, little cloud, dry, little or no wind.

At 4.18 p.m., on the afternoon of Friday, August 28th., 1970, two young men, (one being previously interested in UFOs,) were standing in Parsons Lane, Hinckley, when they noticed a black, apparently cigar-shaped object, very low in the sky slowly approaching their vantage point from the direction of Queens Park recreation ground. (N.W.).

The object continued travelling on a straight direct course towards the witnesses, until it reached a point almost directly above them. On reaching this point, the object halted its continuous motion, pivoted slowly around, tilting slightly to the left as it did so, before levelling itself again, taking up a different direction of flight towards the direction of Brookside. (S.W.). In other words, the object performed a ninety degree turn. It continued moving at the same speed as before away from the witnesses, on a straight direct course, until it finally disappeared into the distance. Whilst over the witnesses, the object was seen to resemble not a cigar, but more a wing shape. A bat - wing was the description given by the witnesses, who also describe a heat haze effect which surrounded the entire object.

The duration of the event was approximately two minutes, during which time no sound was heard to emanate from the object.

Weather conditions at the time of the sighting were good, it was warm and sunny, with only light cloud formation. Reconstruction of the event showed that the object was at a height of approximately 200 feet, with its speed approximately 30 miles per hour.

Map: Parsons Lane.

BELOW: August 28th. 1970 - UFODNA DATA.

28 August 1970 Daytime - Amarillo, Texas, USA - A daytime disc was reported.

28 August 1970 21:40 - Folkestone, UK - One object was observed by one witness.

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1970 - Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-70-10.

UNKNOWN FLASHING LIGHT ABOVE WHITWICK

Geo. Ref A1. Tuesday, December 1st., 1970. 18:20 Hours. Whitwick, Leicestershire. BS.c. Weather; Cold, cloudy, windy. Dry.

The following sighting was made by Mrs. Patricia L of Temple Hill, Whitwick, together with 15 year-old Phillip B, and his sister, Elaine, (Mrs. L’s nephew and niece), who live nearby. All witnesses were interviewed together and their sighting account is as follows:

It was approximately 6.20 p.m., when Phillip and Elaine called Mrs. L outside to see what they described as bright flashes emanating from a position which was almost directly overhead. Phillip said that there was no actual object seen, just brilliant flashes that Mrs. Lowe said occurred at 4 second intervals. All witnesses agreed that each flash was elongated in shape, as if a central source was sending out long beams of light to the side. Phillip compared the length of each flash to about 15 inches at arms length, while Mrs. L and Elaine had the opinion that it was much longer than this. It remained quite stationary in the sky and made no noise. They watched it for about 7 minutes after which time it ceased to flash and was no longer visible. Phillip said that when he and his sister first saw the flashing light, it moved some distance to the right and then returned to its first position where it remained stationary. He added that two other youths in the area had seen the flashing light, and at first they thought that it was lightning.

Information obtained from Hucknall meteorological office established that at the time of the sighting, there was low scattered cloud at a height of 2,500 feet, an high scattered cloud at 4,000 feet. Witnesses said that the flashing light appeared to be a little higher than the low clouds.

After a few enquiries, I ruled out the Leicester Mercurys explanation that the light was probably a meteorological balloon fitted with a flashing device in case it got into an air lane.

Hucknall told me that the nearest Met office from Leicestershire where met balloons are released is at Aughton, Liverpool. A spokesman told me that they are usually released at 6.15 p.m., and, as the sighting was at 6.20 p.m., he thought it very unlikely that one could have travelled the distance from Aughton to Whitwick in five minutes. He said that if one had reached Leicestershire, it would have gained a height of 5-6,000 feet and would therefore be unrecognisable to the naked eye. He added that met balloons are rarely fitted with flashing devices.

I then contacted the Castle Donnington Airport which lies about seven miles north of Whitwick, and was told that no balloons of any sort had been released. I was also told that no aircraft were in the area at the time of the sighting. The last flight from this particular airport was one to Glasgow at 5.30.p.m.

Map: Temple Hill

BELOW: December 1st., 1970 - UFODNA DATA.

1 December 1970 Around 0100 - Amberley, UK - (Ambiguous location - more than one place with this name).

1 December 1970 05:00 - Long Island, New York, USA - Landed remotely. Explanation: Planet.

1 December 1970 Around 0500 - Wagoner, Oklahoma, USA - An object was observed from a car. One object was observed by five witnesses (Goss).

1 December 1970 After 0500 - Laguardia Apt, New York, USA - One object was observed at an airport.

1 December 1970 Around 2200 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - Objects were observed using optical instruments. Three objects were observed in foggy weather by a group of witnesses for two hours (Peterson).

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- 1971 -

CASE /COMPUTER REF: 51 - 71 - 17.

THE BELCHARS BAR CAR STOP

Geo. Ref: C1. Tuesday, May 25th., 1971 . 22;45. Hours

SK408 080.

Close Encounter of the First Kind with

Associated effects.

The witness involved in the Belchars Bar incident was Mrs. Eunice R of Hinckley. Aged 36 at the time, she is a housewife who has three children of her own, and who is also a foster mother. She stated that she has read no books or magazines about UFOs and has no knowledge of other incidents similar to her own. During an interview at her home on Sunday, May 30th., 1971, she was found to be puzzled, but eager to learn the true nature of the things she had experienced.

The incident

On the evening of May 25th., 1971, Mrs. R had been visiting friends at the village of Odstone, near Ibstock, and at 10.45 p.m. she drove away from their house in her 1956 Austin A30 car to return to Hinckley. The weather was not good, and she recalled that at the time it had just stopped raining.

She was travelling along the country road between Odstone and the Junction with the A447 at Belchars Bar when, about half a mile from the junction , she saw, through the windscreen, a large glowing light directly ahead of her, but still some distance away. At first she thought it was the headlights of a lorry coming towards her, but no vehicle passed, and she wondered if there was a car in a ditch with its lights shining upwards. However, she came across nothing like that, and thought no more about it. It was after she had turned right towards Hinckley at the Belchars Bar Junction that she realised something strange was happening.

Mrs. R had driven only about 100 yards in the new direction when her transistor radio, which had been operating independently of the car, began to fade. She turned up the volume, but this had no effect, and the sound died away completely.

She then noticed that the cars headlights, which were switched to full beam, had dimmed considerably and that the vehicle, which should still have been accelerating away from the Belchars Bar junction, was gradually losing power. At the same time she became aware of the close proximity of a large light to her left out of her passenger window. Although at this time she was depressing the accelerator pedal, the engine would not respond normally, but continually coughed and spluttered until the car came to a stop just past the junction with the road to Nailstone Grange.

The engine did not cut out completely. It was running very slowly and unevenly, said Mrs. R,and when I pressed the accelerator pedal, the engine just coughed and sputtered again. I was confused. I could see this light to my left out of the front passenger window and my first reaction was to reach for my cigarettes-lying on the front passenger seat. It was then that I noticed that the whole interior of the car was gradually becoming lit up.

She said that the light was extremely close, about 30 yards away, and was moving quite slowly towards her. As the light moved closer to her the interior of the car became increasingly brighter; the light then moved directly above her car. At that point she maintains that she could clearly see her cigarette packet, and on glancing about her Mrs. R saw that the area around the car was very strongly bathed in what she likened to moonlight but much brighter. The time by then was estimated by Mrs. R to be approximately 10.50 p.m.

At no time during the incident did the witness notice any change of temperature in the car, nor did she smell any unusual odour.

As the light moved over her and away to her right, she noticed how the interior of the car, and other features such as the hedge at the side of the road, were gradually lost again to the darkness, but she could not see any beam of light extending down from the light, nor did it appear to cast any glow onto the countryside as it moved away. It just emitted a light which seemed which seemed to light up me and the immediate surrounding area as it went over me, but it didnt appear to light up everything else as it went over everything else. Whether this was just the fact that I was beneath it . . .?

Mrs. R described the light , (as she persistently termed it!), as being like a flat circular disc and of moonlight colour over all. Describing it further, she said it was saucer-shaped and like a huge plate shape. It was of solid appearance and had a well defined shape, but there were no markings or any noticeable projections. On drawing it she could only sketch the shape.

At first she had difficulty in assessing its size and compared it to a huge Moon. However, when comparing its height above the ground to something a little higher than that of a nearby tree, (approx. 36 feet), she conceded that the disc, from that height, would have covered the entire width of the road from hedgerow to hedgerow. (approx. 15 yards).

The disc moved slowly and smoothly, and at no time was any sound audible above that of the cars engine which was continually running. It was estimated to have moved 100 yards away over a field to Mrs. Rs right before the headlights and the transistor radio began to pick up again. When she again depressed the accelerator pedal, the engine coughed and sputtered few times, then responded normally. Time seemed to stand still said Mrs. R, but I recall that when the radio started to fade, a record on the Night Ride program was just beginning. When the radio came back on, the same record was just finishing. When the light moved away to my right I lit a cigarette, of which I had smoked about half by the time the radio, headlights, and the performance of the engine, returned to normal.

ABOVE: BELCHARS BAR JUNCTION - Mrs. R’s 1956 Austin A30 car, at the point where it came to a halt in the road.

(Photograph taken by G. Hall - 31st., May, 1971)

Once the car was operating again she resumed her driving, and although a little nervous Mrs. R had no difficulty in operating the vehicle. As she drove away she occasionally glanced over her shoulder as the light which was soon lost to sight moving towards the southwest. She agreed that she was a little frightened, and at the point when the light moved directly above her car, she did experience the chilling sensation of the hair on the back of her neck bristling up, but said she was by no means terrified.

All that Mrs. R wanted then was to get home as quickly as possible, to have an explanation for what she saw, or to hear from anyone who might have witnessed anything similar that night. There were no other vehicles on the road at the time, in fact she could not recall seeing another vehicle along the same route until she arrived at Hinckley. I think the first vehicle I saw was when I got to Lathams Garage in Hinckley, when I had to stop at a junction to let a lorry go by. I was in a hurry but I wouldnt risk nipping in front of him.

From Mrs. Rs description of its flight path, the light should have moved close to , and almost parallel to a row of houses at Belchars Bar which were aligned along the road to Nailstone Grange. Checks at these and other houses established that at the time of the incident, the occupants were either at work, watching T.V., or had retired to bed. None of them however had seen anything unusual, or noticed any flickering or dimming of the house lights, nor had they noticed interference with the T.V.

Again, from the description of the flight path, the light, if it had kept to the same course, should also have passed over the neighbouring villages of Odstone, Congerstone, and Twycross. After a restless night, Mrs. R next day telephoned Mr. and Mrs. George E of Odstone, the friends whom she had visited that night, to find out whether they had seen anything unusual. She learned that a few minutes after she had left, Terry E, their 10-year old son, had seen a light through his bedroom window which he assumed to be a car approaching up the drive. He told his mother, but no car arrived.

Map: Belchars Bar/Ibstock.

BELOW: May 25th. 1971 - UFODNA DATA.

25 May 1971 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia - Landed remotely

In late May 1971 02:00 - Waluku, Hudson'S Beach, New Zealand - Elderly Woman incident.

25 May 1971 Around 2000 - Fort Widley, UK - A flying disc was observed. One disc was observed by one witness at a mountain.

In late May 1971 Around 2200 - Charleston, Illinois, USA - Close encounter with a craft and its occupants. One object was observed in overcast weather by two witnesses, a married couple.

25 May 1971 22:45 - Hinckley, UK - An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One saucer was observed by one male 13-year-old witness on a highway (Freary).

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CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-77-03.

THURMASTON CRICKETING ENCOUNTER

Wednesday, May 11th., 1977. 21:45 Hours. SK 625 085 Geo. B2 - C.

The event

During the evening of May 13th., 1977, I received a telephone call from a Mr S of Spencer Avenue, Thurmaston, regarding the sighting of a Light in the sky he had observed on the previous Wednesday, the 11th., in daylight at around 8.45 p.m.

I made arrangements to visit him on the following Sunday afternoon. The object he witnessed was a brilliant ball of white light, possibly reflected, that moved along the horizon in the East, and then shot abruptly upwards and disappeared within seconds.

After talking to Mr. S, I decided to walk around Thurmaston asking various people along the way if they had seen anything unusual in the Eastern sky during the previous week. All of them said

they had not. I was about to give up when I saw a group of children playing on some waste ground. It was a long shot, but I thought Id ask them if they had been playing there the previous week. They had not but asked me why I wanted to know. I told them that I was investigating a light in the sky report. One of the youngsters then stepped forward and said that one of his friends had claimed to have seen a flying saucer during the previous week. I met the boy in question, a Lance C of Beacon Avenue, Thurmaston, and, with his father present, he related the following to me which was corroborated later by Adrian and Neil D, and Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.

We had been playing cricket on a field at the back of our home on Colby Drive when we heard a humming noise above us. We looked up and saw a bright shiny saucer shaped - object some distance away that was heading towards us. The object circled a light aircraft before flying towards the children, and, as they looked, it turned black and disappeared. The time was 8.45 p.m.

Meanwhile, Adrian and Neils parents had been watching from their house. Mr. Graham D gave the following account:-

It was hovering over the field, I should say a couple of miles away, when all of a sudden it was like one bright light and seemed to shoot and hover above the fields where the kids were playing cricket, and then the next minute it went across our place, and then stayed there for about a minute and then it had gone, no noise whatsoever. Then the kids came running off the field where they had been playing cricket, it had frightened them, they said they had seen a spacecraft or something, and then Adrian drew a diagram of it . I didnt see any shape but there was definitely a light out there.

Investigators Comments:-

Mr. Ss report of a light in the sky became a classic daylight disc report and I agree with the witnesses that they did indeed witness something unusual that warm spring evening, and that something forms part of the May flap that was occurring in the U.K. at that time.

Subsequent enquiries to the local Police, airfields etc. drew no further reports, the aircraft was never traced.

Map: Spencer Ave

BELOW: May 11th. 1977 - UFODNA DATA.

11 May 1977 03:00 - Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA - Housewife incident.

11 May 1977 04:45 - Fresno, California , USA - Unusual objects were sighted, that had unconventional appearance and performance. More than one object was observed in overcast weather by three witnesses for five minutes.

11 May 1977 Around 1500 - Christchurch Nw, New Zealand - An unidentified but otherwise conventional object was sighted. One object, larger than a star, was observed in cloudy weather by three female experienced witnesses for 30 minutes.

11 May 1977 21:45 - Bonner Springs, Kansas, USA - Silent disc with white windows around rim hovers for 75 seconds, goes away slowly.

11 May 1977 After 2300 - Copacabana, Brazil - An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed in clear weather by one female witness, an experienced observer, in a city (Colares).

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1977- Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-77-05.

SAUCER AT LAUNDE ABBEY

Case Geo Ref: B2. May 19th., 1977. 00:30 Hours. Launde Abbey, Leicester. SK 798 043.

The article below appeared in the Leicester Mercury, 21/5/1977.

John B had the fright of his life when he saw a round flashing thing in the sky while he was camping with friends. The three boys were at Launde Abbey when they were awakened by what they at first thought was an aeroplane.

I was nearly asleep said 11 year-old John who lives off Coleman Road, Leicester. The first thing we heard was a humming noise and when we looked out, we saw this thing about five feet off the ground with red lights flashing and making strange noises. We thought it was going to land but it flew away after about fifteen minutes.

John said that he did not tell anyone about his experience until he got home.

Johns statement to investigators was as follows:-

We were camping out at Launde Abbey, we were trying to sleep, I heard a noise, it sounded like an aeroplane at first. It then made a humming noise which changed from one noise to another, so I looked out of my tent and saw something in the sky. I called my two friends and asked them what it was but they didnt know. We all saw something spinning in the sky, it had lights flashing, and the noise was constant with the flashing. Then it sloped down as though it was going to land. When it got to about five feet off the ground it started going up again. We carried on watching it until it disappeared into a wood in the dark. You could see the shape of the trees on the horizon.

Map: Launde Abbey.

BELOW: May 19th. 1977 - UFODNA DATA.

May 1977 06:00 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Round object streaked across sky.

19 May 1977 09:30 - Eaton, Western Australia, Australia - Speed under 100 mph, Press coverage.

19 May 1977 20:15 - Bridgewater, Tasmania, Australia - Object with lights, to the south

19 May 1977 22:10 - Hastings, New Zealand - A meteor-like object was observed. One object, about 5 feet across, was observed by five witnesses (as reported to the police) (Mucalo, P; Taylor).

19 May 1977 After 2200 - Mahora, New Zealand - An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object, larger than a star, was observed by five witnesses for over one minute (Mucalo, B).

19 May 1977 22:45 - Clayton, New Jersey, USA - An unidentified object was sighted, that had an unusual appearance or performance. One object was observed by one female 52-year-old witness at an electric plant for seven minutes.

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1977- Contd.

CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-77-09.

OBLONG OBJECT OVER MARKET HARBOROUGH

Monday, May 30th., 1977, 19:58 Hours. Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

The following incident occurred on the evening of Monday, May 30th., 1977, at 7.58 p.m., and involved a solitary witness, Mr. Gordon H.

Mr. H had just finished watching a T.V. programme when, on glancing out of his lounge window when he saw what appeared to be an oblong-shaped object in the sky, just above the hedge line at the back of his garden.

The object was hovering at this point, and the witness noticed the objects colour was black/grey. After a short period of time, the object began to rock from side to side, finally shooting off at speed in a westerly direction, disappearing into the clouds. The whole episode lasted approximately five minutes, during which time no sound was heard coming from the aerial object.

ABOVE:The Market Harborough UFO as drawn by Mr. H.

Map: Market Harborough.

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CASE/COMPUTER REF: 51-78-213.

YELLOW CIGAR OVER WOOD STREET

Saturday, December 9th., 1978. 16:50 Hours. Wood Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire. SP 432 941. Geo. A1.

On the date and time in question, a 29 year-old man and his two young sons were sitting in a car (Austin Mini), which was parked in Wood Street, Hinckley, when the eldest of the two boys, (8 years), asked his father to look at a funny plane in the sky. On looking, the man observed, low in the sky, a very slow moving cigar-shaped object, which appeared to be illuminated by an internal white-yellow light of extreme brilliance, giving the object the appearance of a flying fluorescent tube.

The object itself seemed close, and appeared sharply defined against a clear blue sky. It had the apparent size of a one pence piece held at arms length.

No sound was audible as the object moved extremely slowly (approximately 5 m.p.h. - reconstructed ), across the sky on a straight course towards the north-west.

After remaining under observation for a total duration of five minutes, the object became obscured from view behind nearby shop rooftops.

At no time during the sighting did the witness hear any sound.

Map: Wood Street.

BELOW: December 9th., 1978 - UFODNA DATA.

9 December 1978 02:30 - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - Saucer-shaped object with red and white lights, hovered over home, one block distant. Had three balls attached to underside, each size of half-a-garbage can. Seen at same time by neighbours.

9 December 1978 06:00 - Reggio di Calabria, Italy - Police incident.

9 December 1978 19:00 - Ringwood, New Jersey, USA - Triangular aircraft sighted from Virginia to New York State in '78.

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