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1954 - 1977.

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Wednesday, August 2nd., 1967. 12:20 Hours. Parsons Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire. SP 436 938. Geo. B1.

The sighting detailed below is a multi-witness case, which involved the sighting of a stationary silver occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday August 2nd., 1967, and involved approximately thirty witnesses who, at the time, were employed by the Hinckley company - Robinsons Boot and Shoe Ltd., which was situated in Parsons Lane, a small road which lies adjacent to the nearby railway line and runs almost parallel to both Park Road on the north side and Brookside (Sketchley Hill Estate), on the south.

The object, which was hovering directly above the factory, and directly over railway lines, having first been noticed at approximately 12.20 p.m., by a visiting lorry driver, and lastly was seen at approximately 3.30 p.m.

The object itself was described as a stationary, silent, silver sphere, apparently metallic, and reflecting sunlight. Its height was estimated to be approximately 500 to 600 feet, and Its size was gauged to be equal to a pea held at arms length.

The driver entered the factory and remarked that someone should have a look at this thing in the sky. It should be noted that at that time, media coverage was high concerning UFOs, covering mainly the Stoke-on-Trent wave which was being investigated by members of Newchapel observatory. In fact, investigators at Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire recorded a sighting of a similar looking object seen on the same day at Light Oaks, Stoke-on-Trent, (6.00 a.m.), in their final report on the wave.

This media coverage no doubt caused people to be more aware of sky phenomena than they perhaps normally would be, and so the visiting driver, and several of the work-force were, before long, all standing outside looking up into the clear blue sky at the silver object. The driver eventually left, however, the object was watched, periodically, by several individuals, as it remained in the same position in the sky, which was at a point directly over the nearby railway line, until approximately 3.30 p.m. when it was observed to move swiftly away towards the Brookside area, (S.W.) and vanish into the distance. Winds (ground and aloft), were calm at the time, and an explanation for the occurrence was never found.

Map: Parson's Lane.

BELOW: Same Date Global Reports, UFODNA Data, August 2, 1967.

Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia.

Mcleese Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

02:10 - Rochester, New York, USA.

06:30 - Light Oaks, Stoke-On-Trent, UK.

21:00 - Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

21:15 - Ontario, New York, USA.

22:00 - Ugine, France.

22:50 - Arbroath, UK.

Night - Gardner, Kansas, USA.

23:30 - Norweigan Sea, Norway.

23:30 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


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