This page has been created to allow a history of North West UFO sightings to be accessed by the general public. This will assist in investigations, and show a number of cases that may be similar to those witnessed in a particular area. The information included here has been collated from numerous sources, although many cases have been investigated and researched by UPIA.
RAF veteran Dick Newby saw a "huge blue star-like object" hurtle through the sky, just above the rooftops over Boston Avenue. He then watched as it burned a path over Halton Castle. He said: "I was very alarmed. I've seen plenty of shooting stars and airliners but this was neither. It looked nothing like a shooting star and was dead silent."
24/11/66, ELLESMERE PORT:
Letter from Mrs. S.[witheld] & Master Keith [witheld], [witheld], Rivacre Brow,"Friday Evening" 19:50 as she paid the pools man, she saw an object in the sky behind him;very cloudy;object just like a light spinning like a top;cream coloured, changing to white;"seemed to go away with a haze around it";called JB, person who answered said nothing detected. Pools man reported sighting to Daily Mirror. Pools man identified as Mr. B. [witheld], [witheld], Hillside Drive, Elesmere port. 2 drawings attached, both showing classic disc (perhaps with slightly thicker base) and Aura type effect around it.
John Middleham of Runcorn saw a flying disc over Halton. From then on, armed with a cine camera, he constantly scanned the skies trying to capture UFOs on film. Three years later, he spotted a huge cigar shaped object with two smaller discs underneath the skies of Runcorn.
Police took chase in squad cars after a huge brightly lit flying cross was seen flying over Fiddlers Ferry power station. No explanation was given for the object which left the cars standing as it hurtled off at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour.
1968: SILVERDALE COLLIERY:
30+ miners awaiting the hoist to descend witnessed a silver disc above the site, this was reported to, and included in a ocal newspaper, UPIA are awaiting the archives departments reply to our email.
Police received a report of a UFO landing on a playing field behind Pine Road.
Julie Robson, Joyce Baxter and son Paul saw an unusual flying object over Halton Brow during daylight. They described it as "resembling a flying teapot without a lid."
A group of teenagers came across a large dome-shaped object sitting in a field near the Devil's Garden in Frodsham. The witnesses described, "alien figures" examining cows in a field, using a "strange frame like apparatus". The cows were completely motionless and silent, as though they had been immobilised. After a few moments, the teenagers panicked and ran away.
Workers at an Employment Department building near Runcorn's Shopping City, saw a huge orange sphere move slowly across the sky over Palacefields.
1988, PRESTON BROOK:
A woman on the A56 slip road saw a bright white light and experienced "missing time".
Peter Taylor, of Stockport, had trouble with his car two nights running going through the village. It happened again a few days later. He was still trying to figure out what happened when he found himself near Preston, 40 miles away. More than an hour of his life had gone without his having any recollection of it.
Graham Clamp saw a strange "pink ball of light" over the Mersey from Cottons Bridge. The ball slowly zig zagged across the sky and then shot off at great speed over Frodsham Hill.
A major UFO wave was reported over Frodsham Hill during four evenings. More than 30 witnesses saw a huge "cigar shaped object" with shimmering coloured bands running down its side. The object returned later in the year and was seen by at least 70 people both here and over Chester and North Wales. Investigators could find no satisfactory explanation..
1994, PRESTON BROOK:
Graham Clamp, his wife, Pauline, and sons Jason, 14, and Colin, 13, all saw a pink ball in the sky. They were in the garden of their home at Cottons Bridge, Preston On the Hill. "We had never seen anything like it before. It was there for about five minutes. It was just bigger than a football, moving up and down, then stationary, then moving again. We had no idea what it could be," said Pauline. The ball changed from pink to white, before moving off in a strange zig zag course southwards, towards Helsby Hill, then disappeared in the direction of Chester.