ON DUTY SIGHTINGS
1986-2015



1986


January 1986. Location – Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland. Two on duty uniformed officers, PS   JIMMY BEGG and PC TOMMY MURPHY on mobile patrol observed an orange/red UFO travelling         at slow speed (estimated at 60 mph) appear to fall to the ground. They described the object as resembling a flying clothes pole. It was seen at a distance of approximately a mile away. They         estimated that the object was only 6 inches wide and approximately 3 feet in length. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: West Lothian Courier 10/01/86.

1987

Sunday. Location - Holmfirth and Emley Moor, West Yorkshire. A huge UFO estimated at some             200 feet in length was seen in the vicinity of the Emley Moor television mast and over Holmfirth          y several uniformed police officers who reported seeing it from a variety of locations, Holme Moss,        Pole Moor and Kirkburton. A Chief Inspector Brian Smelt confirmed that six officers had reported           seeing the UFO. Checks with airports proved negative. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL     LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 6 Officers. Source: Huddersfield Examiner 1987.

0300 hours. 21/06/1987. Stonehenge, Wiltshire. 12 uniformed officers including PC PHIL             HUTCHINGS were guarding the monument for the Summer Solstice observed a bright white UFO      that crossed the sky making a large number of right angled turns. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 12 officers. Source: The PRUFOS Police Database.

2240 Hours. September 1987. Location—M6 Motorway between Junction 28 and 27, Chorley, Lancashire. Two uniformed traffic officers, PC STANLEY OSBOURNE and PC DOUGLAS, were     driving along the M6 motorway between Leyland and Shevington at Charnock Richard when a cigar shaped UFO raced passed them on a parallel course. It was in sight for approximately five seconds.     The UFO was at an estimated altitude of 30/50 feet making no sound despite the fact that the officers had rolled down the windows. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND).          On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source—PRUFOS Database.

0310 hours. 23/10/1987. Ford End near Chelmsford. Two uniformed officers observed 2 bright             lights in the clear night sky. There was no sound and they made erratic vertical and horizontal movements. There was no discernable shape or structure seen as they moved in a south-westerly direction. The officers observed the UFOs for approximately five minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION          – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI documentation.

1988

2350 hours. 02/01/88. Location –Kensington, London. A young girl reported seeing a UFO                     from her home in Kensington and it was reported to the police. Initially one officer attended and             corroborated her sighting. So perplexed was the officer that he called for two more uniformed               officers to attend the house. They too in turn confirmed the sighting of the object. In the end                   another five uniformed officers turned up making 8 in total. The sighting lasted 40 minutes.                   UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 8 Officers. Source:                     Regional/National papers.

0620 hours. 31/01/1988. Manchester, Greater Manchester. A uniform police officer observed                a bright stationary UFO over the beach at Manchester Airport. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL                   (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

1845 hours. 06/02/1988. Telford. Following a report by a member of the public five uniformed             police officers observed a UFO over Telford town centre. The object had green, yellow and blue      lights and initially moved fast across the sky before it become stationary over the town centre.         UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 5 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2117 hours. 16/02/88. Location - Rosehill area of Willenhall, Staffordshire. Two uniformed officers,         PS STUART GRIFFITHS and PC MICHAEL POWELL observed a very large UFO in the night sky.         PS GRIFFITHS said, “There were red and green lights all around its circumference which were             either flashing on and off or the whole thing was spinning.” He went on to say that he had never             seen anything like it before and that there was no noise at all. Further Inquiries later revealed that         at 2100 hours that same evening two other uniformed officers, INSPECTOR ROGER CLARKE and       PS STEVE GODWIN, had seen the same object in the vicinity of Walsall. Willenhall Police confirmed     that a report was sent to the Ministry of Defence about the officers sightings. UFO CLASSIFICATION     – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 4 officers. . Source - A Covert Agenda by Nick               Redfern. Pocket Books 1998. Page 165.

Late evening. Friday. 04/03/88. Location – Reigate, London. Following reports by members of               the public of a UFO hovering motionless in the sky above Reigate, three uniformed police officers turned up at the home of a Mr Clarke expecting to find nothing of note, but were amazed to see         the object themselves. The officers made checks with Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, the latter of which  confirmed that they did have an unknown object on their radar. Later it turned out that the    police had recorded between 3 and 6 objects on a motorway camera in the nearby Rickmansworth  area (Camera 22, M1, J16) but they refused to release the film. Gordon Creighton at Flying Saucer Review did manage to get hold of the tape which clearly showed three spherical white objects caught on camera. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL/RC (NOCTURNAL LIGHT/RADAR CONFIRMED) On Duty sighting. 5 Officers. Source – FSR Vol 42 No 3. August 1997.

01/02/1988. 0625 hours. Location – Cheadle, Stockport, Cheshire. Two on duty uniformed                     officers, PC IAN WALMSLEY and PC CHRIS EVA
NS observed a glowing spinning UFO as it          hovered above the Cheadle area of Stockport. The officers reported the sighting to Manchester    Police Headquarters who later tried to write off the sighting as a Tristar aircraft on approach to Manchester Airport. However the officers rejected the explanation saying, “I’ve seen hundreds of  planes and this didn’t look like one.  I’ve never seen anything like it before.” UFO CLASSIFICATION      – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: Manchester Metro News 02/02/88.

January 1988. Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Two Woodseats based police officers,           INSPECTOR DAVID TINGLE and PS CHRIS THOMPSON observed a UFO for thirty seconds as          they drove back from the Derbyshire Peak District area towards Sheffield just before midnight.               The UFO was also reported by several members of the public. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source - Sheffield Star 23/01/88.

February 1988. Location: Ecclesfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Following reports by the public             two Ecclesfield based uniformed police officers observed a bright red V shaped object passing        over the area. PC SUSAN JACKSON saw the object and got out of the police car to have a better     look. “I had  the car engine running but could still hear it whirring above. It had rows and rows of flashing red lights all around it.” Alerted to the sightings and several hundred metres away, another uniformed police officer, PC JOHN BOAM saw the same object that he described as hovering for 30 seconds before flying off in the direction of Grenoside. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: The Doncaster Star 06/02/88.

February 1988. Location: Stafford, Staffordshire. Following a report by a member of the public, two separate uniformed police crews observed two white lights passing over Sydney Avenue, Stafford    from different geographical positions in the area. Independently the officer described the UFOs as        a giant block of light. The sighting was officially reported to senior officers. UFO CLASSIFICATION         – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting 4 Officers. Source – Stafford Newsletter 19/02/88.

0003 hours. 19/05/1988. Cramond Island. Pentland Hills, Scotland. An on duty uniformed                       officer observed one static white light and four occulating yellow lights above the ski slopes above Pentland Hills. This sighting followed observations of three objects by two members of the public.   There was good visibility and no low cloud. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT).          On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

0125 hours. 26/07/1988. Harden Moor near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Two uniformed police               officers observed a single bright white light for 3-4 seconds on Harden Moor initially at ground         level approximately 400-800 yards from their vehicle. It was seen near some high voltage power      lines. The object was seen to drop below the officers vision when it entered a valley. UFO CLASSIFICATION –  CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source:      FOI Documentation.

2305 hours. 14/08/1988. Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Four white lights with red at their centre             were seen by at least five officers a mile south-east of Mansfield town centre. The weather was        clear at the time of the sighting that lasted 15-30 seconds. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL      (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 5 Officers. FOI Documentation.

1100 hours. 16/08/1988. Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. A Constable saw a silver     coloured UFO from the police station in Toomebridge. He observed the object for an hour visually         and with the aid of binoculars. Several other constables in different areas nearby also observed        the UFO. UFO CLASSIFICATION – DD (DAYLIGHT DISC). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. Source:         FOI Documentation.

1800 hours. 17/08/1988. Warrington, Cheshire. Two uniformed officers from the Knutsford                     Motorway unit observed a round object approximately 15 feet in diameter. On each quarter of the sphere was a protruding leg. The UFO was black in colour with light grey flashes or windows on the  top. No noise could be heard above the road traffic. The object passed directly over the police car.       It was observed for 10 minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND).        On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2330 hours. 24/09/1988. Bordaduabh near Campbeltown, Scotland. Several members of the public       and a Special Constable observed three to four stationary objects over Kildranna Sound, north of   Loch Luca, nine miles north of Campbeltown four 40 minutes. The objects were generally stationary and then would move slowly. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting.     1 Officer. FOI Documentation.

0345 hours. 27/10/1988. Ramsgate, Kent. At least three police officers observed a single bright        light over Ramsgate as it moved west to east. The weather at the time of the sighting was overcast.   The officers saw the object from the locations of Ramsgate and Deal. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. FOI Documentation.

Late October 1988. Location: West Mercia. Two uniformed police officers reported seeing a brilliant white light passing over the landscape of Worcestershire. It was also reported by several members       of the public. West Mercia police contacted the RAF at West Drayton who suggested the object      might have been a satellite burning up in the atmosphere. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL                       (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Droitwich Weekly Mail 04/11/88.

2235-2240 hours. 31/10/1988. East Grinstead, Sussex. Four police officers observed two objects       that were flying in formation as they travelled east to west over East Grinstead. The UFOs were      seen for five minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2    Officers. FOI Documentation.

Midnight, December 1988. Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire. Two traffic officers observed a UFO             with flames as it cross the sky near Scotch Corner. A Durham police officer also saw a similar         object at around the same time, just after midnight. Then a further police officer and a military         police officer observed a UFO near to Richmond Castle. They initially thought the object was an   aircraft about to crash but a later search revealed no evidence of such a crash. Checks made          with ATC at Leeming proved negative. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On         Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source: Darlington and Stockton Times 23/12/88.

0745 hours. 10/12/1988. Hessle near Hull, Humberside. A total of five police officers and several         civilians observed a glowing cloud shaped UFO as it crossed the sky above Hessle. The object           was first through binoculars and appeared totally silent. UFO CLASSIFICATION – DD (DAYLIGHT DISC).On Duty sighting. On Duty sighting. 5 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

0635 hours. 17/12/1988. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Initially reported by a member of the public         a number of police officers on the early turn observed circular bright light that at times flashed red    and blue. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 6 Officers. Source:   FOI Documentation.

1135 hours. 20/12/1988. Bishop Auckland. Two uniformed officers in different parts of Bishop                 Auckland observed a UFO above the town. UFO CLASSIFICATION – DD (DAYLIGHT DISC). On       Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI documentation.

2355 hours. 20/12/1988. Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A police officer obser
ved           a very bright star-like object with a black dot at its front that was seen low on the horizon against           a clear sky. The UFO was seen for approximately 20 seconds. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

2350-2358 hours. 20/12/88. Harrogate, Barton and Richmond. Over this short period five                       uniformed officers in different geographical areas of the North (Harrogate, Barton and Richmond) reported seeing a bright UFO for several seconds at a time. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL  (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 7 Officers. Source: FOI documentation.

1989

Near midnight February 1989. Location – Swindon, Wiltshire. A uniformed police officer was                   one of several people who witnessed a UFO as it flew over the Pinehurst area of Swindon. The        UFO was described as being triangular and larger than an aircraft with numerous glowing lights       upon it. The officer saw the object at a distance of a mile and reported the sighting using his         personal radio. A short time later the object disappeared with an amazing burst of speed. Other sightings were made a few hours earlier Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. One witness described the   UFO as being at rooftop height. A Gloucestershire police officer, Sergeant Parr said, “There were  three green lights and the beams shone down in the form of a tripod.” UFO CLASSIFICATION –            NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: Weird Wiltshire UFO Archive.

0500 hours. December. Location - Mow Cop, North Staffordshire. During the early hours of a                 December morning, radar controllers at Manchester Airport picked up a stationary return on            their equipment. Puzzled they asked police officers from the nearby Kidsgrove Police station to investigate. A marked police vehicle was dispatched to a local beauty spot called Mow Cop to            see if they could see an object that could account for the radar return. When they arrived there        they observed a green and white UFO hanging motionless in the sky in the position indicated by        the radar return. At the same time their personal radios went dead. A number of checks were         made but no aircraft could be found to account for the object. The Air Force was also contacted       who stated they were not responsible for the object. At the same time numerous members of the   public rang in with similar sightings. A short time after uniformed officers reached Mow Cop, CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT PETER GROCOTT arrived at  the scene and later said, “We didn’t get to the bottom of it. The traffic controllers called us because they thought it could have been the county’s helicopter but it wasn’t flying that night.” The sighting was reported to the Ministry of Defence by the police. Later it emerged that the MOD denied ever receiving it. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL/RV/EM (NOCTURNAL LIGHT/RADAR VISUAL/ELECTRO MAGNETIC EFFECTS) On Duty sighting. 2         Officers. Source - A Covert Agenda by Nick Redfern. Pocket Books 1998. Pages 167-168.

May 1989. Late Evening. Location – Heywood, Manchester, Greater Manchester. Following a          report by an
ambulance crew reporting the sighting of a UFO and a loss of power to their vehicle,         an on duty police officer also observed the flashing multi-coloured UFO. The officer followed the    object in his marked police vehicle for almost a mile before the object shot off at speed. UFO CLASSIFICATION  –  NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: Bolton        Evening News 20/05/89.

February 1989. 2100 hours. Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire. Following several reports by                 members of the public, a PS PARR confirmed that he too had witnessed a triangular shaped object      as it passed over the A46 at Stroud. The UFO was described as being larger than a helicopter but definitely not an aircraft. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source – Swindon Star, Wiltshire 16/02/89.

March 1989. 2100 hours. Location: Highfields, Stafford, Staffordshire. Following several reports             from members of the public (some of whom had viewed the object through binoculars circa 2015  hours) the UFO was observed by two uniformed police officers, PC TERRY GIBBS and PC KEVIN MULLER. Neither officer was able to identify the object which they described as being a brilliant      white light that intermittently flashed as it passed over the night sky. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sightings. 2 Officers. Source – Stafford Newsletter 31/03/89.

2048-2330 hours. 20/10/1989. Hapton near Accrington. 38 members of the public and 4 uniformed       police officers observed a round shaped UFO that had nine lights around its circumference. In the middle of the object was a single orange light. A mist surrounded the object that was seen against a clear sky. It moved slowly and erratically across the sky. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2230 hours. 30/06/1989. Tottenham Lane, London. Two police officers observed 12 lights directly          above Hornsey police station. The lights were described as being quite large but not too bright.      They made repeatedly circular patterns in the sky above them for approximately 15 minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. FOI Documentation.

0145 hours. 02/08/1989. Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Two uniformed police officers observed four small           white lights as they moved across an almost clear sky above Kings Lynn. The lights were moving in     an erratic manner and constantly fading and brightening. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

1830 hours. 31/10/1989. Ashington, Northumberland. Initially reported by a member of the public           a police constable also observed two objects that were approximately 40 feet apart that were         bright white in colour. They were seen against a clear sky. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL     (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

23/11/1989. 1842 hours. Monk Bretton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Following a report by a                      member of the public of a bright object with an outer ring in the clear sky above Monk Bretton          near the town of Barnsley a police officer also observed the same UFO. On duty sighting. 1          officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

19/09/89. 2130 hours. Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. At 2130 hours two uniformed police               officers saw a multicoloured object at an altitude of 1000-1500 feet that went on to perform a series      of bizarre manoeuvres for fifteen minutes which included silent hovering before transforming into a single orange light at which point it disappeared at speed. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source –     MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

1990

24/11/90. 0245 hours. Location – Henlade, Taunton, Somerset. A uniformed police inspector                 observed a bright light divide into a number of blue and white objects as they travelled south         above Henslade, Taunton at 0245 hours. At near the same time two Bridgewater uniformed           officers saw a UFO as it disappeared into the distance over the Bristol Channel. West Drayton         ATC confirmed that an object had been tracked on radar at the time of the sightings. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL/RC (NOCTURNAL LIGHT/RADAR CONFIRMED). On Duty sighting. 3      Officers. Source: Sunday Independent 25/11/1990.

Late 80s/90s. Location - Merthyr Tydfil/Brecon Beacons, Glamorgan, South Wales. Two                         uniformed officers were travelling between Merthyr toward the Brecon Beacon hills when                  they observed a flashing light in the sky. They used their radios to report the sighting. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). Source: PRUFOS Police Database. On duty             sighting. 2 officers.

Thursday, April 1990. Thanet, Kent. An on duty police officer observed a green coloured UFO                with a yellow tail as it passed across the sky over Thanet. Checks made with the civil and aviation authorities couldn’t provide an explanation for the object. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: Canterbury, Kent Adscene 13/04/90.

03/05/90. 0100 hours. Backford near Chester, Cheshire. Following reports by members of the               public who reported strange lights to both the Cheshire police and the Coastguard two uniformed officers were sent to investigate the claims. The officers, one male and one female officer were    amazed to see a green, red and blue UFO wobbling in the sky. The male officer couldn’t believe      what he was witnessing and the female officer was amazed. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL   (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Chester Tonight Newspaper         03/05/90.

August 1990. Location: Southern Essex. Following two sightings of a ‘tank’ shaped UFO across             the county two uniformed officers in the south of the county also observed the object that was seen hovering. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: Essex Chronicle, Chelmsford 31/08/90.


0244 hours. 08/04/1990. Madeley near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Two unformed police officers       observed a round blue flashing UFO on the M6 motorway hovering over Waltons Wood, Madeley at    an altitude of 500 feet. Seen moving in a steady motion in a circular pattern around the wood. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2000 hours. 12/07/1990. Trafalgar Square, London. Several police officers observed a shimmering       round shaped UFO above Trafalgar Square, London. They estimated that the object was 5-10 feet      in diameter. Initially reported by a member of the public who apparently took photos of the object    using a 200 metre lens. UFO CLASSIFICATION – DD (DAYLIGHT DISC). On Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2100-2200 hours. 02/08/1990. Hevingham, Norfolk. A green/white light with a redish glow                     underneath. It was seen low on the horizon moving slowly across the sky left to right for an hour.         It was seen by a member of the public and the local village police constable. UFO CLASSIFICATION     – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

2305-2330 hours. 03/11/1990. Carlisle, Cumbria. Two uniformed police officers observed three           objects seen in a ‘V’ formation that were bright white in colour and moved in an erratic manner as    they moved across the sky. There was no noise associated with the lights. The sky was clear with moving cloud. The police were initially alerted to the sighting by a member of the public. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

2100 hours. 07/11/1990. Perton, Wolverhampton. A West Bromwich police officer observed two             large delta shaped UFOs each with 3-5 lights. He was able to see the objects through binoculars.   They were seen against clear skies holding a steady movement across the sky. UFO          CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI   Documentation.

2156-2230 hours. 23/12/1990. Tamworth and Coventry. Following a number of reports by                      members of the public two police officers including an Inspector observed in different areas a large luminous orange UFO in the skies above Tamworth and Coventry. There was good visibility as the object travelled in a north-east to south-west direction. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Documentation.

1991

11/09/1991 0341 hours. Leeds, West Yorkshire. Following a report by a member of the public             two uniformed police officers on mobile patrol – PC 325 WARNER and PC 5391 – observed a           very bright white light in the sky above Leeds. It was moving slowly in an easterly direction.                They followed the object along York Road when the object suddenly stopped and hovered for approximately 10 minutes. As it hovered the object’s luminosity increased and decreased several   times before abruptly rising vertically up into the sky and out of sight. A short time later as they        were travelling toward Gipton police in Leeds the officers saw the UFO again for approximately at         a distance from them of half a mile until it suddenly blinked out and disappeared from sight. The      officers estimated that the object was travelling at an altitude of 1000 feet. They reported the       incident to RAF West Drayton. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

0210-0250 hours. 08/01/1991. Seavington St Mary near Yeovil, Somerset. A uniformed police               officer saw a single bright object that flashed white, red and blue that was stationary above    Seavington St Mary. The object was observed four 40 minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. FOI Documentation.

2010 hours. 27/03/1991. Shoeburyness, Southend, Essex. Two on duty officers in a stationary               police vehicle observed a single circular bright white light above Shoeburyness for 90 minutes.          The object  was seen slowly moving across the sky westwards with no noise heard. They reported      the sighting to Southend police control and to Southend Airport. There several members in the              Control Tower also observed the UFO. UFO CLASSIFICATION – DD (DAYLIGHT DISC). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. FOI Documentation.

0322 hours. 24/09/1991. Hull, Humberside. Three uniformed police officers observed a bright             hovering over Howdale Road and the junction of Linnet Drive. There was excellent visibility at             the time of the sighting. The UFO then began to move off in a south-east direction. UFO               CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. FOI Documentation.


0719 hours. 21/12/1991. Dagenham, London. A bright green ball shaped object was seen briefly           as it passed over Dagenham. The sky was clear where the UFO was seen and was initially seen          by a member of the public before a police constable at Enfield police station saw the same thing.     UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: FOI Documentation.

June 1991. 0500 hours. Gwent, South Wales. Two uniformed officers a police sergeant and a               female police constable were driving in the Blackwood area of Gwent in a rural location when they     saw two orange UFOs circling above a farmer’s field. They stopped the vehicle and got out to watch. After  about 10 minutes the objects disappeared in different directions. As the sun came up they       saw a newly made crop circle under where the objects had been seen darting about the sky. Fearful    of ridicule neither officer reported the incident. They made a pact not to report the incident. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE2 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 2ND KIND).On duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: PRUFOS Police Database.

June 1991. 0500 hours. Location – Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. An on duty police sergeant and police       constable reported the sighting of a UFO above Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. UFO CLASSIFICATION      – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: Press Archive.

1992

Early 1992. Late Evening. Location: Hamworthy, Bournemouth, Dorset. An on duty uniform                   police officer, PC MALCOLM BRUNT, observed four beams of light coming down from low cloud. He described it as looking like a picture you could get from a projector. He said, “It was in the distance towards Upton and I was very intrigued. I walked toward it to try and trace where it was coming from    but it had gone. It was very puzzling. His report matched others from several members of the public. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source – Irene Bott archive.

December 1992. Location - Langley Mill, Derbyshire. Two uniformed police officers observed a             spherical UFO above Langley Mill just after midnight on Tuesday that was heading in the direction of Jacksdale. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: Ripley and Heanor Times 04/12/92.


1993

05/10/1993. Gravesend, Kent. Having initially been reported by a member of the public an on duty        uniformed police officer attended the witnesses location and observed a triangular shaped object  which had blue, red and yellow lights on it as it passed over the sky above the Ash Green area of Gravesend. The officer stated that there appeared to be several spikes protruding from the object which travelled at a 45 degree angle to the ground. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD    Files.

14/09/1993. 0355 hours. Bridlington, Humberside. Two uniformed police officers on mobile patrol       observed a blue metallic looking UFO as it moved across the sky south, south-west near to the east coast resort of Bridlington. At one point the object was seen to stop and hover. It was observed for approximately 2/3 minutes. The sighting was reported to police control and the coast guard. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

31/03/93. 0117 hours. Penistone/Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire. Following reports by the public                two on duty uniformed officers in separate locations observed bright lights in the sky. This links            to Britain’s to the ‘Cosford Incident.’ Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

31/03/1993. 0115 hours. RAF Cosford, Shropshire. This sighting was reported by two RAF                     Police officers and is included  because it is central to the most detailed series of police UFO           incidents ever recorded in the UK (at least 26 police officers observed multiple UFOs as they       passed over six counties of the UK). At 0115 hours the officers observed two white/cream coloured objects moving at an altitude of 1000 feet as they passed directly over the RAF Cosford airfield.     They observed a bright red glow coming from behind the two objects as they passed over the airfield. The UFOs were seen moving away in the direction of Wolverhampton in the Midlands area. They   were seen for one minute and there was no sound despite the low altitude. The officers made     checks with RAF Lynham, RAF Brize Norton and RAF West Drayton which all came back as negative. However checks with RAF Shawbury revealed that an Air Traffic Controller had also witnessed the objects as they had passed low over the airfield there. Enquiries with Birmingham International     Airport proved negative however Bristol Airport did confirm unusual objects had been reported over   the area at 0055 hours approximately 20 minutes prior to the sighting at Cosford. In total 26 officers were involved in tracking these objects over six counties. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: Various/MOD Files.

October. Gravesend, Kent. Following reports by several members of the public a police officer,              PC TONY FRANCIS, attended an address in Gravesend and observed the UFO himself. He had         no idea what the object was, nor did he have a reason to doubt the veracity of the woman and        son’s report he’d responded to. The UFO was described as changing its shape from that of a bell        to an oval with spikes protruding from the sides. A seven page report on the sightings was submitted   to the MOD who gave no explanation for the UFO. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source: Canterbury, Kent Adscene 15/10/93.

Between 0100-0130 hours. 31/03/93. Location - Devon. An on duty Devonshire uniformed police      officer telephoned the MOD after witnessing a triangular shaped UFO whilst on patrol with another       colleague. He described seeing two bright lights together  with a fainter third one which appeared to     be flying in a perfect formation ahead of vapour trails. Unusually the MOD ordered confiscation of all nearby radar tapes across several counties in an effort to identify the object. However the craft was      not captured on radar and remains unknown to this day. The UFO seen that night forms part of what were literally hundreds of reports from over half a dozen counties. Other police officers also reported seeing the object(s). UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT) Off Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source - Open Skies  Closed Minds by Nick Pope. Pocket Books 1997. Pages 134-141.

Early June 1993. Just before midnight. Location – Galston, Aberdeen, Grampian Region,                       Scotland. Two on duty uniformed officers, PC EWAN MACRAE and PC ALASTAIR DUFF, were        driving in the Galston area of Aberdeen, when they observed several slow moving lights in the           sky just before midnight. There was no noise and checks with the coastguard proved negative.        UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source:            Western Isles Press and Journal Aberdeen.

January 1993. Location: Kilburn, Derbyshire. Two uniformed officers, PC PHIL GARNER and PC           HARRY DICK observed a bright light UFO that constantly changed its altitude over Kilburn. Several members of public also reported seeing the object. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL    LIGHT). On duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Ripley and Heanor News.

31/03/93. Early hours. Location: South Wales, Devon and Cornwall. This was a major sighting               seen by numerous members of the public and police officers alike. Up to 19 officers across several counties observed a high altitude light speeding across the night sky. The MoD ruled out aircraft         as being responsible. Many officers described seeing two objects including Liskeard Police. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 19 Officers. Source – Honiton       and Exmouth Weekly News 02/04/1993.

ADJUSTMENTS

31/03/93 - Adjustments. An additional four officers following direct communication with two of them.       Source - PRUFOS Police Database.

1994

January 1994. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Two on duty uniformed traffic police officers – PC               GEOFF BYE and PC PETER SIMPSON observed unidentified bright red lights moving north to       south over Cambridge. Their sighting followed similar reports by several members of the public.             Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

05/04/1994. 0425 hours. Wareham, Dorset. Two on duty uniformed police officers on mobile                 patrol on the A35, one mile south of Wareham, observed a bright green light at a 30 degree angle to the ground as it passed over the area. It was seen for 2 or 3 seconds. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

January 1994. Huntingdon. Huntingdonshire. Following a spate of sightings by members of the         public strange red lights were observed by traffic police officers, PC GEOFF BYE and PC PETER SIMPSON whilst driving a marked vehicle at Hunts Motors roundabout, Huntingdon. They stopped     their vehicle and got out to have a better look. PC Bye speculated that the lights must have been        an aircraft but expressed genuine puzzlement as to why the object was travelling with their lights displayed as if moving north to south (not the usual flightpath seen). Other reports from the public continued and the mystery of the lights was never solved. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL                     (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Cambridge Town Crier newspaper 22/01/1994.

June 1994. 0400 hours. An on duty police officer was standing outside his Force control room                talking to a civilian worker when he suddenly observed a yellow oval shaped UFO at low altitude      pass directly overhead in total silence. The officer ruled out the possibility of an aircraft. He did not report the sighting. The object appeared beneath the cloud base which was at approximately 2000    feet and neither was it a meteorite or comet. The object appeared relatively large in size. On duty sighting.1 officer. Source - PRUFOS Police Database. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL). 

 24/08/1994. 0215 hours. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Two on duty uniformed police officers on mobile     patrol observed a brilliantly illuminated green ball of light that had a yellow tail for several seconds       as it passed over the clear skies over Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. The object made no noise and was moving very fast in a west to east direction as it travelled along a horizontal flight path. Two Officers.  On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

11/10/1994. 0353 hours. Plumstead, London. Two on duty uniformed police officers observed a             round object above Plumstead moving on a steady flight path across the sky. The officers reported    the sighting to Plumstead police. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files. 

27/10/1994. 1845-2025 hours. Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. An on duty uniformed police officer              observed an extremely bright circular shaped UFO that displayed white and red lights as it steadily passed over the sky above Perth. The sighting was also confirmed by the Air Traffic Control at        Perth Airport. The object was estimated to be travelling at an altitude of 4000 feet and seen from a distance of 2-3 miles. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

28/11/1994. Colchester and Clacton, Essex. Three on duty police officers, one in a patrol vehicle,         a police spotter aboard the Force helicopter (call sign DR41) and a WPC on foot patrol in           Colchester observed extremely bright lights that were followed by a pulsating red light as they            cruised by at slow speed and moving at a 45 degree angle to the ground. The lights were seen for     3/4 minutes and were also witnessed by several members of the public. The incident was reported       to the MOD. Log 736 of 28/11/1994 refers. Three Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

25/11/1994. 1943 hours. Crowsborough, Sussex. Three on duty uniformed police officers - two males   and one female - observed an extremely bright white light that moved in an erratic manner whilst they were driving on the B2026 near Crowsborough in Sussex. The light was seen at a 35 degree angle     to the ground and moving in a north easterly direction. One of the officers stated he was familiar with aircraft it that the object was not an aircraft. Three Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

31/12/1994. 0330-0445 hours. Walton on the Naze, Essex. An on duty uniformed police officer             observed a ball shaped object with lights around its exterior. The lights flashed in sequence - red, green and orange - as it moved in a north to south direction above the skies over Walton on the     Naze. The officer observed the lights visually and through binoculars after an initial 999 report by         a family who had seen the object minutes earlier and that had originally been seen closer to their position. It was seen moving slowly at an angle of 45 degrees to the ground against a clear sky.        One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

31/12/1994. 0445 hours. Frinton on Sea, Essex. After a report by several members of the public at        0330 hours an on duty uniformed police officer observed a flashing red, green and orange light as it      moved away from the area as he went to investigate the report. He described the object as moving  very slow and heading in a north to south direction. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

1995

19/01/1995. 1830 hours. Llanbadoc, Gwent. An on duty uniformed police officer on mobile patrol           saw a rocket like object for several seconds south of Llanbadoc heading in a northerly direction on what was a dry clear night. The object was described as travelling very fast and on a horizontal path.    A car  in the front of the police vehicle stopped to observe the object. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

1850 hours. 19/01/95. Location – Birmingham, Warwickshire. Following a number of reports by the       public of a UFO in the skies above the city, two uniformed officers were dispatched to Russell Road     in the Moseley area to investigate. However as they approached the scene they observed the UFO     on Dogpool Lane, Stirchley. There they saw a UFO hovering above some nearby trees. They  described the object as being the size of a double-decker bus. In the middle  of the object there was      a horizontal bar of orange light, whilst on the outside there appeared to be a blue field of energy.     After a few seconds the object appeared to shrink in size and vanish from view. Further reports from members of the public followed the police sighting. Unconfirmed reports allege  that several other   police officers also observed the object from the vicinity of the West Midlands Police training school      at Tally Ho. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND) On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – John Hanson.

02/02/1995. London. Two on duty uniformed police officers based at Southgate Police station                observed two red/white objects over Palmers Green in London for approximately 20-30 seconds           as they moved in a south-easterly to north direction. Both the officers thought that the speed of           the objects were too fast to be aircraft. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

01/03/1995. 2100-2215 hours. Lichfield, West Midlands. Two on duty police uniformed officers               observed two large spheres each with a yellow light as they moved slowly in a southerly direction     over Litchfield in the West Midlands. It was seen at a 60 degree angle to the ground and observed     for 75 minutes! Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

21/05/1995. 0100 hours. A34 Talke, Staffordshire. Four uniformed police officers - 1 sergeant                and 3 constables in two vehicles - observed a green sphere with a green tail as it moved in an east      to west direction over the skies above Castle Farm Hotel on the A34 near Talke in Staffordshire.      They observed the sphere for approximately 5-10 seconds. The weather conditions were dry with broken cloud. They reported the sighting to Staffordshire Police Headquarters. Four Officers. On     duty  sighting. Source MOD file DEFE 31-186.

04/08/95. Location - Westcliff, Essex. Five on duty uniformed police officers including PC GEOFF           HOWELL observed a shuttlecock shaped UFO above Westcliff, Essex, as did several members of       the public. PC HOWELLS said, “It made no sound and I’m sure it wasn’t an aircraft or a star. It was   much bigger”. He also viewed the object through binoculars. Checks were made with Southend     Airport and local military bases but all proved negative. Puzzled the police sent up its helicopter to investigate the object but it was never found. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT).       On Duty sighting. 5 Officers. Source - A Covert Agenda by Nick Redfern. Pocket Books 1998. Page 176.

0100 hours. Mid August. Location - Walsall, West Midlands. Three on duty uniformed police                   officers on patrol in the Aldridge area of the town observed a cylindrical UFO which glowed with            a green haze as it travelled across the night sky in an arc, before appearing to land in a local        beauty spot called Stubbers Green pool. The Force helicopter was sent up to investigate the sighting but could find no trace of the object. UFO CLASSIFICATION - NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT) On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. Source - A Covert Agenda by Nick Redfern. Pocket Books 1998. Page 176.

Midday. 23/08/95. Location. Weymouth, Dorset. Whilst watching the Weymouth Carnival Air Display       a Detective Sergeant and two Detective Constables observed a motionless sphere high in the sky above their position. The object appeared to glint in the sun as if metallic in structure. It was seen        for several minutes before the officers resumed to their normal duties. UFO CLASSIFICATION –         DD (DAYLIGHT DISC). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. Source–PRUFOS/CONFIDENTIAL.

August 1995. Location: Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Two Special Constables, one of who was a PC               TODD saw a single bright light like a star which appeared from nowhere. It gave off an orange glow   and had an outer ring. It hovered near the officers before flying off toward Everleigh. PC TODD ruled out any type of aircraft and described the outer rings as being above the clouds and shaped like pear drops in a spiral. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty incident. 2 Officers. Source – Irene Bott archive.

1996

26/02/1996. 2000 hours. Clacton, Essex. An on duty uniformed police officer observed a large               circular shaped object that was displaying a number of lights on its edge and toward its centre. It       was seen with the naked eye and through binoculars. At one point the object was seen to hover         and then move slowly away toward the west. The weather conditions were clear and fine. The UFO was also seen by several members of the public and reported to Essex police. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

29/03/1996. 0420-0425 hours. Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, West Midlands.One on duty                    uniformed MOD police officer – PC MATTHEWS - observed two very bright circular objects moving        in tight formation and at a constant speed as they passed over the barracks. They were seen         against a clear sky at a 90 degree angle to the ground. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source:           MOD Files.

16/06/1996. 1210-1220 hours. Birmingham, West Midlands. Two on duty uniformed police officers       observed a triangular shaped UFO that had two red lights and two white lights. There was no noise heard throughout the 10 minute duration of the sighting. The object was seen at an altitude of just  200-300 feet above Birmingham Airport where the UFO made two distinct changes of direction      before moving off toward the city centre. Checks made with the airport were negative. Two Officers.    On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

24/07/1996. 0033 hours. Chorley, Lancashire. An on duty uniformed police officer observed                   a hovering object displaying red, white and green lights and seen at a 30 degree angle to the              ground as it passed over Cross Hill Avenue in Chorley. The object was seen heading in the                 direction of Blackburn and against a clear sky. It was viewed with the naked eye and through binoculars. One Officer. On duty incident. Source: MOD Files.

25/07/1996. 0200 hours. Inverness, Highlands of Scotland. Three on duty uniformed police                   officers ( a PS and 2 PCs) observed an extremely bright white object – possibly triangular in           shape – as it passed slowly over the sky north of Inverness in Scotland. The sighting was also recorded on video camera (by a member of the public) as it moved in an east to north east                 direction toward the Moray Firth. At one point the object was seen to stop and hover through        broken cloud. The duration of the sighting was 42 minutes. Three Officers. On duty sighting.       Source: MOD Files.

25/12/96. Holt, Norfolk. Two uniformed officers, PS STEVE KING and PC ANDY COLLIER observed       a UFO in the vicinity of Holt and chased it for over 10 miles in their police vehicle before the object accelerated away over the North Sea. The officers contacted Norwich Airport to see if an aircraft       was in trouble but were told no flights were in that area. The airport logged the incident as a ‘UFO’. Thirty members of the public also reported seeing the object. A police spokesman said that the    officers had no explanation for what they’d seen. The MOD dismissed the sighting as nothing         more that a combination of the Boston Stump and an electrical storm! UFO CLASSIFICATION –         NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: Daily Mirror 26/12/96.

Summer 0100 hours. Location - Cowbridge to Pontyclun, Glamorgan, South Wales. An on duty             uniformed traffic officer was driving along the A4222 road north of Cowbridge towards Pontyclun     when he observed a single bright white light in the distance. The light was below the level of the      cloud base. He wound down his window and could not detect any noise whatsoever. He stopped         the car and switched off the engine. There was no noise. He observed the light travelling horizontally    at an altitude of 100 feet travelling at a speed of 50-60 mph before seeing it slowly disappear over a hillside. He described the UFO as being the shape of a circular ball. At the time of the sighting it was dark and there was little wind. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting.   1 Officer. Source: PRUFOS Police Database.

Location - Scotland. Following a 999 call two on duty uniformed officers observed a huge gold               coloured egg shaped UFO hovering over fields in Scotland at close proximity of 200 metres. They viewed the object through binoculars and one of the officers made a pocket book entry regarding       the sighting. This forms part of a series of three sightings by the principal officer who is very               reluctant to release further details. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND).  On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source–PRUFOS/CONFIDENTIAL.

June 1996. Late evening. Location: M62, Brown Cow Public House, West Yorkshire. Two uniformed       officers were alerted to a triangular shaped UFO seen in the sky above the Brown Cow Public House  by a crowd of people who had stopped their cars to have a look at the object. A member of the       public later rang the Huddersfield Examiner newspaper to see if they were going to put out an appeal for witnesses. The caller later received word from the paper that an alleged ‘D’ notice from the MoD   had been served on the paper not to print the appeal. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. Source – PRUFOS/MARK G (Independent Film Producer).

05/10/96. 0314-1109 hours. Location: East Coast of England. This was a major sighting that took           place off the East Coast where a red and green rotating light was seen by police officers at Skegness and Boston. In addition the object was seen by several coastguard officers and the crew of an oil tanker. Enquiries were made with RAF Kinloss, RAF Neatishead and RAF Waddington confirming       that the object was captured on radar. A fascinating and revealing transcript of radio transmissions   was obtained by researchers Nick Redfern and Irene Bott who also spoke with members of the oil tanker crew. The crew ruled out any conventional explanation. It is reported that the airspace in the effected area of the sighting was closed for several hours after the sighting. The MoD suggested       that everyone had mistaken the light for Boston Stump! UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 3 Officers. Source – Irene Bott archive.

1997

22/11/1997. 0004 hours. Bredenbury, Hertfordshire. Two on duty uniformed police officers                      observed a spherical green object in an overcast sky for approximately one minute as it passed       over Bredenbury. The object appeared to descend in height at a steady pace having initially been  seen in the west. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files – defe-24-1990. Classification           – Nocturnal Light (NL).

22/09/1997. 0230 hours. Acton, London. Three on duty uniformed police officers observed a                  single white round object as it passed horizontally south at high speed and against clear skies            above Acton in West London. The object was described as appearing bigger than a star. On duty sighting. 3  officers. Source – MOD Files –defe-24-1990. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

12/08/1997. 0100 hours. Chippenham. Two on duty uniform police officers (male and female)               were driving in a marked vehicle on the Corsham to Lacock road in Chippenham when they              observed with their windows down two objects which flew past them at an altitude of only 30 feet        ahead of them which they described as being triangular in shape which had two red lights at the            rear set approximately 15 feet apart and a single white at the front. RAF Lyneham contacted and     they confirmed there were no aircraft in the sky in that area. A member of the public also reported         a similar experience at 0010 hours in the Taunton area of Somerset. On duty sighting. 2 officers.  Source – MOD Files – defe-24-1989. Classification - Close Encounter of the 1st Kind (CE1).

10/07/1997. 2000 hours. New Romney, Kent. One off duty and one on duty uniformed police officer       observed two red and orange flashing objects that remained in a stationary position set against a   clear sky above New Romney area of Kent. On/Off duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files – defe-24-1989. Classification – Daylight Disc (DD).

09/06/97. 0122 hours. Canvey Island. A uniformed police sergeant and a uniformed female police         constable observed a thin white object for ten minutes above the skies above Canvey Island. On      duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files - defe-24-1988. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

15/05/97. 0140 hours. Bathgate. Scotland. Following a report by a member of the public of a slow         moving cylindrical object across the skies above Bathgate a police patrol was directed to respond        to  the call. When they arrived two uniformed police officers observed the object which they couldn’t identify. The UFO moved slowly from West to South at a 30 degree elevation. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files – defe-24-1988. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

08/04/97. 2130 hours. Isle of Arran, Scotland. A Strathclyde based uniformed police officer                     observed a white sphere that changed colour from white to green to red as it moved horizontally  across the skies above the Isle of Arran southwest of Ayr. The object was seen against a clear          sky and the officer ruled out the possibility that it was an aircraft. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source      – MOD Files – defe-24-1988. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

1998

23/09/98. 0215 hours. Location: Henfield, Sussex. Two uniformed police officers, one male and           one female were on patrol in the Henfield area on the main A281 Brighton Road when they saw          several unusual lights in the sky. Each light was the size of a Jumbo jet aircraft. For scale a large aircraft flew near to the lights. Each light was circular and not connected to the others. They               stopped their vehicle  to get a better look. As they watched they suddenly saw a beam of light              being shone down to the ground approximately 200-300 metres away. It was a rural location with no housing nearby. They drove toward the beam but it suddenly went out. Both the officers were shook    up by the incident that lasted in the region of 35-45 minutes. The sighting was officially reported to     the MoD. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND). On Duty sighting. 2  Officers. Source – Irene Bott archive.

25/09/1998. 0145-02200145-0220 hours. Blackstone, Sussex. Two on duty uniformed police officers (male and female) observed a single object with five lights that appeared to be rotating in the skies above Blackstone in West Sussex for approximately 20-35 minutes. The object moved both left and right in circular patterns in the sky. Police log 153 of 25/09/98 refers. On duty sighting. 2 police officers.  Source – MOD Files – defe-24-2007. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

31/05/1998. 2243 hours. Sheffield, South Yorkshire. At least two uniformed police officers in                   separate marked vehicles observed a group of lights in the skies above Sheffield that were            moving in an irregular pattern. They ruled out aircraft as a possible explanation. As they continued      to watch two of the objects suddenly accelerated away from the others at a tremendous speed.         The officers admitted they had been concerned about what they had seen. A part of the incident       was apparently captured on video. Police log 1249 of 31/05/1998 refers. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files –defe-24-1990. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

1999

1830-1900 hours 09/02/99. Location - Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Four uniformed police officers           (which included a dog handler and a sergeant) observed an orange  UFO with a triangular formation   of red lights which appeared to revolve around the object. Seen from two different geographical positions in Sheffield, the triangulated location of the UFO appears to have been over the Peak    District National Park in the vicinity of Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs. The object was seen for approximately 30 minutes and binoculars were used by some of the officers to confirm that it wasn’t    an aircraft. The craft was seen to ‘bank’ left to right and then right to left continuously. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT) On Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source - Andy Ellis (Yorkshire UFO Info) and PRUFOS.

24/02/1999. 0237 hours. Blackburn, Lancashire. Three on duty uniformed MOD police officers               based at the Royal Ordinance Factory in Blackburn observed a domed saucer shaped object that         lit up the surrounding area in a dull yellow light as it passed by silently going north to south over         the factory. A black ring was observed going around its centre. The officers – PS HEADLY, PC HARGREAVES and  PC DEAN estimated the object to be in the region of 30 feet in diameter and moving over the factory   at an altitude of 500-700 feet. Three officers. On duty sighting. Source:    MOD Files.

March 1999. Gateshead, Tyneside. An on duty uniformed police dog handler observed a dark         coloured cigar shaped UFO as it slowly moved over a hill in the Gateshead area. The officer    estimated the size of the object to be bigger than a commercial airliner and observed light glinting        of the structure of the object which was seen travelling silently at an estimated altitude of 200-300     feet above the ground. The duration of the sighting was two minutes. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: PRUFOS.

29/11/99. 2355 hours. Tilbury, Essex. Four on duty uniformed police officers from three different           locations including Chadwell St Mary observed a single object in the sky above Tilbury. One officer reported that the object was stationary in the sky describing it as green and white in colour with red flickering lights. A further report by a member of the public followed from nearby Dagenham. On       duty sighting. 5 Officers. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

25/06/99. 0003 hours. Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire. Two uniformed police constables and a           special constable observed a line of lights moving across the sky at a distance of only 400 metres  away from their position moving across clear skies above the Ladybower Reservoir. At one point        the object actually overtook the police vehicle as they drove along the country road at an estimated     speed of 50 mph. Police log 8 of 35/06/99 refers. On duty sighting. 3 officers. Source – MOD Files        – defe-24-2008. Classification – Close Encounter of the 1st Kind (CE1)

17/03/1999. 2330 hours. Crewe, Cheshire.Following a report by a member of the public of a                  ‘star’ like object in the skies above Shavington in Crewe a uniformed police officer also observed        the UFO as it hovered stationary for a short period before moving off in a westerly direction. On       duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

10/03/1999 2005 hours. London. An on duty uniformed police officer observed a UFO travelling             across the sky whilst policing a football match at Chelsea FC for approximately 15 seconds changing shape as it do so. The object moved fairly quickly and had yellow lights on it. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

22/02/99. 2009 hours. Derby, Derbyshire. Two on duty uniformed police officers observed two                large white and yellow circular objects in the skies above the King George playing fields in Derby.  Police log 737 of 22/02/99 refers. On duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source MOD Files –defe-24-2008. Classification Nocturnal Light (NL).

2000

19/05/2000. 2240 hours. Location – Southampton, Hampshire. Video footage by a cameraman             records a hovering UFO above Southampton Water. The police helicopter arrives and is clearly       seen to fly around it several times before the object fades and disappears from view. A lengthy investigation followed by the Southampton UFO Group. The MOD denied that the police had been involved as did the police themselves. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On       duty sighting. 1 officer. Source: PRUFOS/SUFOG.

23/11/2000. 2235 hours. Huntsmead, Northamptonshire. An on duty police officer observed a large       circular pink object above the skies over Huntsmead. The object appeared to have 8-10 other      circular objects attached to it. On duty sighting. 1 police officer. Source MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

28/09/2000 2010 hours. Rhuddlan near Rhyl, Clwyd, Wales. An on duty uniformed police officer           saw an intense bright light in the sky above Rhuddlan near Rhyl. As the officer watched it suddenly appeared to ‘explode’ and disappear. On duty sighting. 1 police officer. Source MOD Files. Classification – Daylight Disc (DD).

2001

15/11/2001. 0559 hours. Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Two uniformed police officers              (a PS  and PC) on mobile patrol on Nutwell Lane in Armthorpe observed an orange object the size      of a tennis ball as it passed by close to their vehicle. They described the ball as having a black line around its circumference and observed that it had a slight green trail coming from its rear. Two  Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

25/11/2001. 0620 hours. Keith near Inverness, Scotland. An on duty uniformed police officer                  observed a torpedo shaped object that had red and white lights on it as it passed over the sky               south of Inverness. It was initially seen coming from the north-east and was last seen heading in           a south-easterly direction. It was observed for 10 seconds and travelling at a medium speed with       no noise being heard throughout. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

05/05/2001. Location - Southampton, Hampshire. A virtual repeat of the above sighting details.              The police helicopter was seen to circle around the object on at least two occasions before the      object simply vanished in front of them. Both cases were championed by Lord Hill Norton who                pursued the government for an explanation. No satisfactory explanation was ever forthcoming.        UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source PRUFOS/SUFOG.

0345 hours. Location: Tenterden, Kent. Two Tenterden based uniformed police officers observed           a UFO that passed over Gascoigne Corner, High Halden. As the object passed over the night sky became as bright as day. Several members of  the public also reported similar sightings of the       object. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting – 2 Officers. Source         – Chris  Rolfe, UFOMEK.

01/12/2001. 2200-2215 hours. Location: Ashford to Lydd coast road, Kent. Two uniformed police           officers were travelling on the coast road when one of them noticed a very bright light in the sky        that initially he thought was an aircraft. However he soon ruled that option out given that it was travelling  too slow to be an aircraft. After passing overhead the officers observed the object        breaking up as it headed toward Folkestone. 20-30 minutes later the officers saw a similar object       that again was slow moving. On this occasion the officers saw the light for 30 seconds. Newspapers speculated that the officers saw space junk burning up in the atmosphere whilst others suggested       a meteor shower. However given the officers clear description of a slow moving object both suggestions appear to be ruled out. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On             Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Chris Rolfe, UFOMEK.

Evening. August. Location – Brighton, Sussex. Following reports of fires on the beaches at Brighton       the Sussex police helicopter was dispatched to investigate. Whilst over the area PS JOHN TICKNER observed and filmed a cylindrical UFO that passed by in close proximity to the helicopter. Note this  case is all but solved. The infra-red shot looks a very convincing UFO but when viewed in normal    night vision there appears to be a definite flame at its base. The object is now believed to have       been a large lantern. On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source - UFO Magazine and PRUFOS.

05/11/2001 0030 hours. Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. An on duty uniformed police officer                 observed an object with red white and green lights on it as it passed over the night sky of Hamilton. Rings were also observed going around the UFO. On duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

2002

28/02/2002. 2300 hours. Location – Portland, Dorset. An on duty uniformed officer was one                   of several witnesses of a UFO seen to hover near a set of transmitting aerials at an altitude of            1000/2000 feet. There was no noise and the object was seen to hover for between 60-90 seconds before slowly moving away and out of sight. The officers sighting was one of many in what was a    series of sightings in the Dorset area. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT).On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: Press cuttings.

0254 hours. 17/10/2002. Hull, Humberside. An on duty officer based at Hessle Police Station saw         a UFO over the town. A further officer in the police helicopter also observed the object. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source: FOI Document.

2003

2130 hours. May 2003 A59 between Skipton and Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire. Whilst driving               a traffic car the officer observed a bright white light above a hill as he drove on the A59 between Skipton and Bolton Abbey. The onboard forward facing video camera captured a UFO that                appeared to appear  from nowhere and intermittently glow brightly. The officer was so intrigued           that the camera captured  him slowing down noticeably to watch the object that after approximately disappears from you. The Officer remarked that the light was clearly made up of a packed cluster         of small, very bright lights. The officer is was adamant that the object was not a searchlight or an aircraft on afterburner. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty Sighting. 1    Officer. Source: HBCC Research.

0220 hours. 17/11/2003. Bromley, Kent. Following a report by members of the public a uniformed         police confirmed the sighting of 20-30 lights in the sky. The police helicopter was asked if they could see the lights and they confirmed they could. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT).       On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Document.

2004

12/12/2004. Letchworth, Bedfordshire. A member of the public reported seeing two slow moving           objects seen in the sky above Letchworth for two hours. Two police officers attended the area and confirmed that there were two objects in the sky and that they could not identify what they were.        Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

2005

21/01/2005. 0000-0600 hours. Location: Runcorn, Cheshire. Approximately 20 objects were                  seen in  the sky by several members of the public above Halton Lodge, Runcorn at an approximate altitude of 7-15000 feet. The objects initially appeared to be spread apart in the shape of an arc.            The weather at the time of the sighting was a clear moonlight sky. The objects made no sound and appeared to move left to right and sway back again. At times they made incredible changes in          direction. They were white in colour although a red flash could occasionally be seen coming from      them. The objects appeared to interact by flashing at each other. Four Cheshire uniformed police officers saw the lights as well as a Liverpool Air Traffic Control night watch officer who viewed them through binoculars from the Tower  and who confirmed nothing could be seen on radar. A total of        20 witnesses (including police officers) saw the objects. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source – PRUFOS Police Database/SB.

08/10/2005 0315 hours. Leadhills, New Forest, Hampshire. An on duty uniformed police officer              parked up in a police vehicle four miles from the Leadhills area of the New Forest when he heard          a buzzing sound which prompted him to get out of the car. When he did he saw a triangular shaped object below the height of a nearby hill. The object intermittently shone down a beam across the landscape moving from fast to slow as it passed over the ground. The UFO appeared to interfere      with his radio which prevented him from notifying police control room. He viewed the object for five minutes until it moved away toward Leadhill radar station heading in a southerly direction. The object estimated to be 25 feet in diameter was described as a black triangular craft with no visible lights and making no sound. He estimated the altitude of the object to be only 150 feet! One Officer. On duty sighting. Source – PRUFOS/Confidential.

March 2002. 1930-1940 hours. Trawsfynydd, North Wales. An on duty village police officer BRIAN       ROBERTS and his wife were outside their home when they observed a huge saucer shaped object approximately 300 metres from their location in the rural village of Trawsfynydd in North Wales. The object was stationary in the sky and no sound was heard coming from it. His wife went inside their home to get binoculars in order to get a better view of it. Both of them viewed the object through the binoculars and saw that in the middle of the object there appeared to be a blazing coloured light       that moved in a circular motion around it and which reflected off nearby clouds. The object was seen close to a nuclear power station situated close to the village. It was observed for approximately 10 minutes before it appeared recede in size and disappear from view. The officer rang the Police HQ     at Dolgellow but no other person had reported seeing it however the next day whilst making discreet enquiries in  the village but who had not reported the incident for fear of being ridiculed. The officer described the object as an ‘awesome sight.’ One Officer. On duty sighting.  Source: PRUFOS/PC BRIAN ROBERTS.

14/03/2005. 0529 hours. Immingham, Humberside. Following a report by a member of the public         of a stationary white object in the sky above Immingham the object was seen by an on duty          uniformed police officer. It was observed for over an hour and continually increased and decreased       in its luminosity until it disappeared. The officer contacted a nearby Air Traffic Control facility and         as told that there were no aircraft in the area where the object was being observed. One Officer.         On duty sighting. Source: MOD Files.

2130 hours. 07/08/2005. Kirby, Merseyside. A traffic crew observed four rectangles equally spaced        out that looked like bright lights. One of the officers filmed the objects on his mobile phone however only one black square could be seen moving in the shot. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source: FOI Document.

04/09/2005. 0235 hours. Wolsingham, Northumberland. Four on duty uniformed police officers              observed a diamond shaped object described as being the size of a helicopter as it moved across     the sky over the village of Wolsingham. On duty sighting. 4 Officers. Source: MOD Files.             Classification: Nocturnal Light (NL).

2006

29/07/2006. 2200 hours. Seaham, County Durham. An on duty uniformed police officer observed           six yellow/orange lights travelling in a line in a staggered formation heading south to north. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification Nocturnal Light (NL).

12/12/2006 0400 hours. Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Whilst driving a patrol vehicle an on duty            officer observed a ball of light above the hills in the vicinity of the Biggar golf course. The object        was changing colour from red to orange and moving erratically – up, down and sideways. Whilst   looking at it the officer observed two jets flying overhead a high speed in a position of the sky and relatively close to where the object was sighted. The officer was surprised to see the aircraft as           he couldn’t remember seeing jets in that area before. The object moved north to south and the           duration of the sighting was three minutes. He estimated the size of the object to be 20 feet in           diameter and moving at an altitude of just 500 feet. The officer chose not to officially report the   sighting fearing ridicule. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source PRUFOS/Confidential.

2007

18/10/2007. Yeovil, Somerset. A Special Constable, PC STEPHEN MAINS and a regular PC                   observed a single bright orange light moving over the town centre. The object then stopped and    began to become brighter and then began to climb higher into the sky until it disappeared from       view. There appeared to be no noise associated with the object. The duration of the sighting was approximately 3 minutes. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). Onduty sighting.             2 Officers. Source: The PRUFOS Police Database.

2008

31/12/2008. Brightlingsea, Essex. A uniformed police officer observed a bright orange/yellow light         at an unspecified time in the sky at an altitude of 2000 feet which moved very slowly in a half circle  then stopped over the water between Brightlingsea and East Mersea before shooting vertically             into the air and out of sight at great speed. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD Files.                   UFO Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).

2009

25/06/2009. 0500 hours. A701 near Dolphinton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. An on duty officer observed       a dark coloured object in a clear morning sky which was donut shaped as it moved across the rural landscape. The object appeared to be emitting a dark vapour from its rear. He observed the object    for one and a half minutes and estimated the altitude of the object to be 10,000 feet. He estimated     the speed of it to be approximately speed of 500 mph. He did not detect any sound as it passed by. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source PRUFOS/Confidential.

02/11/2009. 2320 hours. Kensal Green, London. An on duty uniformed police officer observed a            UFO above the area of Kensal Green in London. The officer reported the incident to the MOD via police channels. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal light (NL).

01/08/2009. 2257 hours. Michell Coldon. An on duty uniformed police officer observed 17 objects          coloured red and green that passed over the village of Michell Coldon that made no sound. The incident was reported to the MOD via police channels. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD     Files. Classification – Nocturnal light (NL).

01/08/2009. 0342 hours. Preston, Lancashire. An on duty uniformed police officer observed a                     very large bright object in the sky above Preston. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal light (NL).

15/02/2009. 0015 hours. Winwick, Warrington, Lancashire. An on duty uniformed police officer         observed two orange lights in the sky that over the old hospital site. The lights were not together        but were stationary and made no noise before moving off in a southerly direction. On duty sighting.      1 officer. Source – MOD Files. Classification – Nocturnal light (NL).

2011

27/09/2011. 1220 hours. Lymm, Warrington, Cheshire. Retired police officer and now a PCSO                     observed a domed shaped silver coloured UFO that passed in front of cloud over the skies of        Lymm, Warrington in Cheshire. The object moved up and down in an erratic manner around a    particular cloud and was observed for 2/3 minutes before it suddenly vanished from sight. At one     point the object was seen to hover with no noise heard throughout the duration of the sighting. It       was estimated to be in the region of 30.000 feet at a distance of approximately two and half miles. Incident log 386 of 27/09/2011 refers. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: PRUFOS.