THIS SECTION LISTS ALL UFO REPORTS RECIEVED BY THE UPIA SINCE THE FOUNDING OF THE ORGANISATION, ALL DATES ARE CHRONOLOGICAL. ALSO INCLUDED ARE OTHER ORGANISATONS WHO HAVE INCLUDED THE UPIA IN THEIR INVESTIGATIONS.
A woman saw a "bell shaped object" hover over the Mersey near Fiddlers Ferry power station. It appeared to be "sucking up a column of water" from the river. Six other passers-by also witnessed the event. This was the start of a two-month spate of sightings over Halton. Many witnesses saw all manner of unusual objects and lights, ranging from bright star like objects, flying discs and black triangles to huge wedge shaped objects which were described as being larger than two football pitches.
An email (01/10/02) was received regarding this sighting, this after the original witness was interviewed regarding the case.
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I just wanted to comment on the paragraph below:
"1995, WIDNES: A woman saw a "bell shaped object" hover over the Mersey near Fiddlers Ferry power station. It appeared to be "sucking up a column of water" from the river. Six other passers-by also witnessed the event. This was the start of a two-month spate of sightings over Halton. Many witnesses saw all manner of unusual objects and lights, ranging from bright star like objects, flying discs and black triangles to huge wedge shaped objects which were described as being larger than two football pitches."
I believe I also saw this object in 1995. I can't remember the date, but at the time I was a student and was seeing a girl in Warrington. I was driving home from her house at between about 2 and 3 am (I think, I can't remember the exact time) and was extremely tired (burning the candle at both ends :). I was living in Norton Cross in Runcorn at the time and had driven up the A56 from Warrington and turned right at the Daresbury Lab onto the A558. As I drove down that road, I noticed a light somewhat to the left of the leftmost cooling tower at fiddlers ferry and slightly above that height, almost straight ahead of me, but some way off in the distance. I though at first that it was the moon (it seemed to be the right colour/luminescence) but I then noticed the shape, kind of bell-shaped, but with a squared off top and bottom. My second thought maybe a new building that was going up on the other side of the Mersey and that it was being lit, or had a beacon on it to warn aircraft and tht my view of it's shape was wrong (remember, I was very tired, in fact I could barely keep my eyes open).
I slowed right down so that I could try and make sense of what I was seeing. Underneath the object, it seemed distorted somehow.
I then decided I was seeing things and drove the rest of the way home, feeling a little unnerved.
I did read the story in the local paper a few days later and my heart stopped when I saw the artists impression, as I was exactly as I'd seen at the time.
I know it's a long time after the fact, but I thought you might appreciate my sighting story. I'd like to remain anonymous, however I am more than happy for you to contact me for further info if you wish.
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A colleague of a seperate incidents witness videoed an object with internal lights, he is currently attempting to locate this witness.
Witness reported this incident of perhaps a meteor arcing ssw-nne towards Woodford Aerodrome. We have been able to retrieve this case file from he original investigator.
A Widnes man claimed to have seen a UFO over Widnes railway station. He reported that the bright spherical object made a sound like "a thousand wailing cats" and then fired bursts of flame at the ground which apparently burnt holes in some railway sleepers.
1996, PRESTON BROOK:
A driver reports seeing a huge cigar-shaped object which was the size of a Boeing 747 alongside his car on the motorway - in thick fog.
SEPTEMBER 1996, MOORE:
Two teenage girls saw an orange ball shaped light in the sky, above the clouds, over Moss Lane at 8.15 in the evening, as they were walking a dog. (MAPIT)
A saucer-like object glowing bright red in the sky is seen above the town. Reports say it began to spin before shooting across the sky at great speed.
Sandra Podmore and daughter, Natasha, of Chelfont Close, Appleton, were returning home from their stables in Daresbury when they saw inexplicable balls of light in the sky.
Helen Syers, of Beatty Avenue, Orford was driving along Long Lane when she says she saw a round, disc-like object floating above the trading estate. "It was moving in an erratic zig-zagging movement," she said, "And it was marked with red lights and one white light."
A woman from Ronald Drive, Fearnhead, claims she has seen a golden ball hovering above Sankey Way. "It didn't have coloured lights like a plane," she said, "I thought I was going daft, but I believe I saw something."
There were numerous sightings of huge black triangular objects on a large section of the North West shoreline. In Halton, one witness was pursued by a dark triangular object as she drove over the Runcorn-Widnes bridge.
Lying in bed, when her husband was working on nights, a witness was looking out of her bedroom window, she noticed a star in the sky, but soon after, numerous smaller star like objects seemed to fall from the larger object, and fly off in different directions.
Four individuals, whilst walking home from a school meeting, witnessed a huge, " inverted V," shaped craft above them, completely silent, it flew off at a speed, never before seen by any of them.
Residents of Stretford report unusual objects floating above their homes - a bright white light, with a blue flashing strobe was seen shining from two strangely shaped objects which were giving off a humming noise. (MAPIT)
Amateur photographer Eric Williams snaps UFOs flying over Runcorn Bridge. Eric of Woodlands Walk, Castlefields. Said that the three UFOs - one big and two small - shot past in delta formation.
People ring a local radio station claiming to have seen bright blue lights the size of fridges, others said they definitely thought they were UFOs. The authorities claim it was a meteor storm caused by the freaky weather conditions.
A stable owning family, about to settle down for the evening, went out to check on the horse after hearing a commotion, when arriving outside, the horses had escaped from the stables and had bolted, above the stable building hovered a 100ft long silver coloured triangle, the family ran indoors, when they looked outside after a few minutes, the craft had disappeared entirely, the horses were captured, but numerous other strange events were witnessed in and around the farm area, throughout the coming weeks.
28/10/99, SALE AND ALTRINCHAM:
A large area stretching from Urmston to Sale has been dubbed "'The Carrington Triangle" after a spate of sightings reporting "unusual insect like helicopters hovering in the area". The strange dark aircraft have no markings or lighting but fly with seeming precision say local residents. (MAPIT)
26/03/00, PRESTON BROOK:
On a coach on the M56 towards Chester, travellers noticed an intensely bright orange, cigar shaped craft, travelling above to the South East,on the same course as the coach. It was viewed for nearly 5 minutes until gradually disappearing due to cloud cover.
A man in Northwich, Cheshire saw an strange object in the sky at around 2pm, he called and asked his wife to bring his video camera out so he could try and film the phenomenon. The witness also recorded traffic on his (radio) frequency scanner which clearly indicates the presence of civilian passenger aircraft in the immediate vicinity at the time. The tape also reportedly reveals air traffic controllers of the UK's Civil Aviation Authority diverting the passenger aircraft away from the airspace over Northwich . This Case has become quite well known, numerous discussions have arisen because of it, the object itself is still classed as an, "unknown." Although many believe it to be nothing more than a childs silver helium filled balloon.
At 11:20 p.m., Carla Randle-Conde spotted a UFO south of Middlewich, Cheshire. "It appeared stationary and on the ground but at 'tree' level," Carla reported, adding that she was looking south and southeast when she spotted it. "It was circular in appearance, possibly spherical.. Mainly orange with some red and green. The lights were repetitive and the object looked solid." But when Carla and her companion "drove back to get a better look at it, we saw nothing." She estimated that the object was"about 10 meters (33 deet) in diameter."
29/09/00, PORT SUNLIGHT:
A local chemist witnessed a huge cigar shaped object above her home. Whilst relating her story she said, " I live right under the Liverpool airport flightpath, but have never seen anything like that."
UPIA director Dave Sadler witnessed an L.I.T.S. ( Light in the sky), whilst travelling to work at 0535hrs above Ellesmere Port. The light , an intense white light, quickly moved up and down, changing to a orange light, before visual contact was lost, due to the treeline. With a compass at hand Dave viewed the object at a high altitude, and in a southerly direction. when clear of the trees, the object was no longer in sight, enquiries to local airports, have said that no aircraft was in that area at that time. Cloud cover was also sparse.
During the month of August 2000, a large saucer shaped object was witnessed above Shell's Stanlow plant near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. up to now, three seperate individuals,have contacted UPIA, the witnesses involved have all related the same charecteristics to us. Currently, letters have been sent to numerous establishments, and an in depth investigation has begun.
In late September of this year, three reports were received, all from the Wirral. The first concerns a black triangle viewed stationary over Birkenhead, this was watched by two witnesses independent of each other. Also a large cigar shaped object was seen travelling at high speed, over New Ferry. Both cases are now being investigated, both are very strange as they were both reported to be seen in clear daylight. If you have also noticed something similar to these, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.