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This report was submitted to BEAMS at 02:23 AM UTC - 17 August 2016
Structural engineer observes huge vertical triangular unidentified with
3 bright pulsing red lights - each of them the size of a small car in a
huge isosceles formation... A5082 heading south towards A577 Manchester
Road, Tyldesley, Wigan.
Mort Lane A5082 south towards A577 Manchester Road, Tyldesley
I was driving back to Warrington from Kearsley via an unusual route for
me as I use the A666 then M60-M62 motorways. I travelled to pick up the
East Lancs road A580 on a short cut. I drove down Mort lane and
immediately noticed (at the bottom of the road where it bends left)
a strange triangle of very bright red lights.
My first though was a low hot air balloon... simply because of its size
and speed: I knew it wasn't a drone as a neighbour has one which I often
see in Kearsley whizzing across the sky with all its colours flashing etc
which is the size of a dust bin lid: No, this was huge and I was very alert
and attentive... I even slowed down to watch it.
When I first caught site of this ufo it must have only just crossed the road
from left to right at the bottom where it bends to the left. I don't recall any
other vehicles on this road at the time.
I was slowly rolling downhill towards it...all the time I was thinking WTF is
that..its right in front of me and im sat there kinda thinking that old "well if
it looks like a duck ?"
I actually eventually stopped right at the (road bends left) sign I honestly
couldn't take my eyes off it...moreso in trying to work out in
my brain what it was that I was looking at..it really was a strange feeling
because I'm a structural engineer and have spent most of my 35 years in
engineering solving problems.
Three bright pulsing red lights - each of them the size of a small car
in a huge isosceles triangle formation... and they were definitely fixed -
by that I mean throughout the whole time I observed it float
across the horizon they stayed exactly the same distance apart...
Now for the strangest part... the triangle was in a verticle plane - upright....
as in two lights at the bottom and one at the top..i would estimate the
bottom lights at 20 meters apart and the top light was some 30 meters
above them... it simply floated very slowly...I mean I watched it go right
across the treeline to the distant horizon...
I was in two minds of curiosity and amazement to turn around and chase
it. as it drifted like a hot air balloon it didn't make any stop starts or jerky
turns..it just drifted ..but get this... NO SOUND.
I got out the car and watched it for some minutes...then I thought 'FILM IT
YOU IDIOT'..by this time cars were passing both ways...
I got my Nokia N95 fired-up but I couldn't see it on the screen hence I
wasn't sure I filmed it but I could follow it with my naked eyes, so I just
pointed it in the direction of the trees which it was passing behind.
All the time it was slowly drifting I had a perfectly clear sight of the red
lights pulsing; all the lights were a full round shape...they were all pulsing
at the same time and same speed..and I would state that I did not see any
structure between the lights...absolutely nothing was visibly seen to be
keeping the lights apart..it was just x3 lights.
May I close in saying that if this turns out to be a huge set up then I
would bet all my money that I have described what I saw with great
Update received 17/08/2016: "I contacted
the police today ..and the Manchester evening news to ask if anyone
else saw this ufo... no reports - which is crazy as it went right over
a housing estate towards Atherton from Mort Lane.
Update/further clarification from
witness 18/08/2016: "The flashing light you see in the video is the
three red lights merged together at a distance...the object was quite
far away by the time I filmed it... look at the size of the glow from
that distance of at least a mile away.....its huge !!!
certainly flashing red up to and coming out from behind that last large tree and that tree is 60 foot tall ?
Witness diagram showing what he saw
When I first saw it at its closest,
after it had crossed the road... it gave me a true idea of the size of
it because it had just passed the large farmhouse ...I used this
farmhouse to scale its size; the upper floor windows of this farmhouse
are about the size of a small car... a mini say? If you look in
the picture I attach you will see that I have overlayed the video to
exact scale with the landscape from google maps. I used three
small triangles of paper stuck to my tablet screen to give you an idea
of the scaled to size object when I first saw it... (triangles were
easier to cut out...lol) You can now see exactly what I saw.This is
just how I first saw it with the sky showing inside the red lights and
also all around it."
That object slowly travelled across the land from left to right behind
the treeline... getting further and further away. You can see it
approaching the big tree then coming out from behind it. So to clarify
your post, the one pulsing light is all three lights together at distance. Maybe someone can enhance the video image to clarify this ?" end.
BEAMS has attempted to enhance the footage, but we were unable to improve the visual quality very much.
The footage is here
screengrab from video