Is this a UFO in the sky over Rossendale?

THE PICTURE: The object is seen top right in Aron’s photograph

THE PICTURE: The object is seen top right in Aron’s photograph

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A SILVER saucer appears to be hovering in the sky above a sleepy East Lancashire village in this quick snap taken on a mobile phone.

Aron Sacks was looking out of his bedroom window in the village of Stacksteads when he saw something strange floating in the sky.

The 34-year-old grabbed his mobile phone and snapped the mysterious object before it disappeared into the murky grey seconds later.

He claims that it hovered in the sky for a few seconds before silently zooming off at high speed.

The carpenter, who works for JJ Ormerods Limited in the village, said: “I’ve never seen anything like this before it was amazing. I was just looking out of the window to see what the weather was like and I spotted it in the distance. I grabbed my phone and took a quick picture and then when I looked again it had gone – it was quite spooky.”

Sightings of UFOs run in the family, with Aron’s father Mike, claiming to have seen numerous unidentified objects hovering in the skies over their home.

The 69-year-old, said: “I saw UFOs a couple of times during 1978 and 1979.

“The first one was at about 2am in the morning when we were woken up by the brilliance of some lights in the night sky.

“When I looked out there was an object 600ft up. It was a carousel shape and it was travelling at about 80mph towards Lee Mill Quarry. There were six people who saw it that night and its not really that surprising as this is UFO valley.”

Mr Sacks made his way to the quarry along with two police officers, but after looking for several hours they failed to find anything. Four months later, in February 1979, Mr Sacks said he saw a ‘pulsing’ object out of his bedroom window.

And then in May 1979, as he watched the sky with a friend, he said a craft appeared in the sky just feet away from them.

Mr Sacks said: “It was absolutely amazing. There were lights shining from it and there were huge big jet black triangle things beneath it.”

In 2008, Mike, was interviewed on Five’s Britain’s Close Encounters about the three sightings in Rossendale between late 1978 and mid 1979.

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12:30pm Wed 17 Feb 10

RK says...

It's the Burnley blimp
It's the Burnley blimp RK
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12:33pm Wed 17 Feb 10

No C Parker says...

Nahh, she is away on holiday at the mo !!
Nahh, she is away on holiday at the mo !! No C Parker
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3:27pm Wed 17 Feb 10

retired one says...

Asylum seekers coming from afar now!!
Asylum seekers coming from afar now!! retired one
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3:45pm Wed 17 Feb 10

vintageclaret says...

They've 'appen come back for Aaron's Dad after missing catching him the other times. Better keep the curtains closed Aaron or they might get you as well :-)) lol
They've 'appen come back for Aaron's Dad after missing catching him the other times. Better keep the curtains closed Aaron or they might get you as well :-)) lol vintageclaret
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4:10pm Wed 17 Feb 10

Davidoff says...

Um, okay is all I am saying. UFO - Unifidentified Flying Object. When will people learn it does NOT mean aliens, it means exactly what the acronym means. Is this a follow on feature from the clearly faked ghost picture yesterday?

"There were lights shining from it and there were huge big jet black triangle things beneath it.”

Yeah, it was probably the more commonly known stealth jet we are all now familiar with these days! Just happens to be a big black triangle which also accounted for dozens of such sightings in the late 70s before it was officially entered into service. If you google you will also find that plenty of such sightings of experimental test aircraft are well known over in America, once records were released. Clearly, any government isn't going to announce 'hey we got a new plane in the works, let's tell everyone are they!'.

They have to test them somewhere. This area is also a testing area for fighter planes and they regularly zip around, leaving their footprints, sonic booms.

That, however, in the image, could be literally anything. I think the only aliens to want to go to that area are of the illegal immigrant variety.

Yes, it was an unusual object in the sky but please will people stop flooding the public domain with these images taken on mobile phones because they really do damage it for those who do investigate these things scientifically. Obviously, given the past history, this is not an objective interpretation of this image - it's the 'it's a UFO' without further bothering to think what else it could be from the weather to anything man made. We get unusual cloud formations in this country, plenty get passed off as either 'tornados' (please) or as 'UFOs' purely because they resemble whatever was popular in the movies of the time. The last one from over the Burnley area was being passed off as a UFO flying in front of the Moon, when it was very clearly a military jet - you could see the wings, it was an aeroplane as common as muck in design.
Um, okay is all I am saying. UFO - Unifidentified Flying Object. When will people learn it does NOT mean aliens, it means exactly what the acronym means. Is this a follow on feature from the clearly faked ghost picture yesterday? "There were lights shining from it and there were huge big jet black triangle things beneath it.” Yeah, it was probably the more commonly known stealth jet we are all now familiar with these days! Just happens to be a big black triangle which also accounted for dozens of such sightings in the late 70s before it was officially entered into service. If you google you will also find that plenty of such sightings of experimental test aircraft are well known over in America, once records were released. Clearly, any government isn't going to announce 'hey we got a new plane in the works, let's tell everyone are they!'. They have to test them somewhere. This area is also a testing area for fighter planes and they regularly zip around, leaving their footprints, sonic booms. That, however, in the image, could be literally anything. I think the only aliens to want to go to that area are of the illegal immigrant variety. Yes, it was an unusual object in the sky but please will people stop flooding the public domain with these images taken on mobile phones because they really do damage it for those who do investigate these things scientifically. Obviously, given the past history, this is not an objective interpretation of this image - it's the 'it's a UFO' without further bothering to think what else it could be from the weather to anything man made. We get unusual cloud formations in this country, plenty get passed off as either 'tornados' (please) or as 'UFOs' purely because they resemble whatever was popular in the movies of the time. The last one from over the Burnley area was being passed off as a UFO flying in front of the Moon, when it was very clearly a military jet - you could see the wings, it was an aeroplane as common as muck in design. Davidoff
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4:10pm Wed 17 Feb 10

MerlinTheVoiceofReason says...

Looks like a drop of rain on a camera lense!
Looks like a drop of rain on a camera lense! MerlinTheVoiceofReason
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4:12pm Wed 17 Feb 10

Davidoff says...

Oh, look, surprise surprise Merlin shows up! lol
Oh, look, surprise surprise Merlin shows up! lol Davidoff
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4:18pm Wed 17 Feb 10

vintageclaret says...

Davidoff wrote:
Oh, look, surprise surprise Merlin shows up! lol
Probably come in on the UFO, even broomsticks have been moderised nowadays . You see they're not all unexplained celestial objects! lol
[quote][p][bold]Davidoff[/bold] wrote: Oh, look, surprise surprise Merlin shows up! lol[/p][/quote]Probably come in on the UFO, even broomsticks have been moderised nowadays . You see they're not all unexplained celestial objects! lol vintageclaret
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5:16pm Wed 17 Feb 10

antony h says...

First a ghost sighting now a ufo sighting, you know what is coming next don't you.

BIGFOOT.
First a ghost sighting now a ufo sighting, you know what is coming next don't you. BIGFOOT. antony h
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7:14pm Wed 17 Feb 10

Parly says...

I strongly object to my brand spanking new Audi being referred to as a “silver saucer “
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Jealously, that’s what it is....
I strongly object to my brand spanking new Audi being referred to as a “silver saucer “ . Jealously, that’s what it is.... Parly
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8:03pm Wed 17 Feb 10

Parly says...

“Jealousy” even..... ;)
“Jealousy” even..... ;) Parly
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9:03pm Wed 17 Feb 10

omegaone says...

Defo a ufo as it is unidentifyed,but in this day an age it could be anything from a test flight of a MILITARY UAV OR maybe even a UAV that the police use nowadays,but it is an interesting pic all the same.
Defo a ufo as it is unidentifyed,but in this day an age it could be anything from a test flight of a MILITARY UAV OR maybe even a UAV that the police use nowadays,but it is an interesting pic all the same. omegaone
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2:07am Thu 18 Feb 10

Bilejones says...

Dear God, you guys are stupid. Of course it's a UFO: it's a flying object that you don't know. What part of unidentified flying object don't you understand?
Dear God, you guys are stupid. Of course it's a UFO: it's a flying object that you don't know. What part of unidentified flying object don't you understand? Bilejones
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7:11am Thu 18 Feb 10

dnadeau says...

After running this image through Photoshop cs3 and hitting it with the apply image function a couple of times it becomes clear that this ufo was added to the picture in a cut and paste fashion. I'm a true believer in the phenomenon but this is a sloppy fake.
After running this image through Photoshop cs3 and hitting it with the apply image function a couple of times it becomes clear that this ufo was added to the picture in a cut and paste fashion. I'm a true believer in the phenomenon but this is a sloppy fake. dnadeau
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9:35am Thu 18 Feb 10

CapitaBackHander says...

Sounds like the family are a bit alien
Sounds like the family are a bit alien CapitaBackHander
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12:18pm Thu 18 Feb 10

happycyclist says...

This photograph might have been credible in the '50s, but it's 2010 FFS!
This photograph might have been credible in the '50s, but it's 2010 FFS! happycyclist
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3:46pm Thu 18 Feb 10

Forever Rover says...

dnadeau wrote:
After running this image through Photoshop cs3 and hitting it with the apply image function a couple of times it becomes clear that this ufo was added to the picture in a cut and paste fashion. I'm a true believer in the phenomenon but this is a sloppy fake.
I wouldn't have thought that would make any difference as you don't have the original image of this.

I am sceptical though mainly due to there being a history of UFO sightings in this family and this object is travelling down the main road through Rossendale yet nobody has any other footage of it.
[quote][p][bold]dnadeau[/bold] wrote: After running this image through Photoshop cs3 and hitting it with the apply image function a couple of times it becomes clear that this ufo was added to the picture in a cut and paste fashion. I'm a true believer in the phenomenon but this is a sloppy fake.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't have thought that would make any difference as you don't have the original image of this. I am sceptical though mainly due to there being a history of UFO sightings in this family and this object is travelling down the main road through Rossendale yet nobody has any other footage of it. Forever Rover
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