One of the most exciting and possibly highly significant UFO reports to be sent to me, as Founder of North West UFO Research, came from a gentleman named Mr Bob Atkins of Cumbria, UK.
The following UFO account that I recorded for Bob has now reached a worldwide audience of millions.
The video can be seen in the links toward the end of this article.
Bob was happily playing with his dog by a pool of water at Roanhead, Barrow-in-Furness. While videoing his dog on a mobile phone video camera he inadvertently captured a mysterious flying object in the sky.
Bob told me that the original video is 0h 3m 11s in length, but he cut the first 2 Min 37 seconds so as to leave just him videoing his dog.
“The object appears in this video for about 1 second and you have to go into freeze frame to actually see what the object is as in normal play it just appears as 4 black flashes on the screen. This was captured on 23/07/009 @ 15:49hrs. In that 1 second the last few frames are the few that I think are most significant.”
As Bob says the object can clearly be seen whizzing across the screen at immense speed. I spent a good while checking Bob’s footage and the UFO seems to be a very solid entity to me with a shiny, light upper surface and darker underlying form below. The speed is impressive too and I would estimate the altitude of the object to be something around less than 100 feet.
“I have no other explanation for this. While filming this at the point where the phenomenon appeared I was facing approximately north. The first black spot appears in the clouds to the left of the screen then goes to the right and then to the forefront of the shots.”
Bob’s remarkable sighting reminded me of my own now famous Lancashire Twister/UFO event of 2008, in so much as the defined shape and how the entity suddenly whizzes into sight as if appearing out of nowhere. I believed at the time that Bob’s UFO deserved greater attention.
I am not a photographic expert but I strongly felt that Bob’s footage was worthy of supplementary analysis.
I have a feeling that we can discount popular sceptical claims for things like camera error, mainly because the UFO takes on a solid fat, saucer-shaped form and appears to bank over when travelling from right to left in his film, with the glossy top surface being displayed as it goes out of sight towards the left of the screen.
It also seems to be flying much to fast and low to be any type of known aircraft.
Some may suggest that the unknown object was perhaps a large insect or bird but on closer inspection of the footage this seems highly improbable.
This may leave two main possibilities as to its origin. Did Bob capture accidental footage of a clandestine military prototype aircraft or are we witnessing a craft of an altogether extraterrestrial nature?
If it was the former then surely flying so low in broad daylight would have proved hazardous to man or beast in the area, and breached aviation safety regulations. If the latter; then what was it doing in this part of the English Lake District at that given time?
As the following illustrates, my belief in the potential of Bob’s sighting was ultimately well justified.
This was a most intriguing account, which I happily included, along with many others, for Bob in my last in-depth study, UFO: THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH.
Bob asked me later on to upload his video clip to YouTube. This I did with pleasure and we have been astounded with the attention it received.
At the time of writing (November 2010) the video has received 116,035 views on YouTube.
On Bing it got even more attention with an amazing 332,506 views.
These figures are growing on a daily basis.
I was later interviewed on NBC Today Show by U.S. TV’s delightful anchor, Dara Brown, regarding this UFO account.
I would say that the American press have displayed even more curiosity towards this particular account than the somewhat slower English media. However, the Cumbrian press have covered the story quite well.
The Cumbrian newspapers in fact quickly picked up on this remarkable story and before long it had spread to places as far away as Pakistan.
As a regular contributor, I have also reported Bob’s UFO account on the renowned UFO Digest website.
Many alleged UFO sighting can of course be explained via logical means, nevertheless a small percentage remain shrouded in an air of mystery.
These are the accounts that I am continually researching and bringing to the attention of the wider international public. It can be hard work at times, yet it is also absorbing and mind-opening.
Have YOU seen anything unusual in the sky recently, that you want to share with others?
If you ‘have’, then do please let me know about it soon.