To be honest the following report sounds remarkably like yet another Chinese lantern but I always try and Blog about sightings in and around the North East of England regardless of what I personally believe they are, mainly as it's my local area and as such I try to keep an informal record of sorts…..
Anyway the following was originally posted in the Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette who -by the sounds of it- scavenged the report up from an undisclosed website where the UFO sighting was originally reported.
Did you see a UFO over Shields?
Published Date : Wednesday, 11th November 2009
Location: South Shields
SOMETHING strange was flying about on Halloween according to a South Tyneside man – and it wasn't a witch. Gary Sinclair said he saw a bright orange light hovering in the sky as he peered out of his sitting room window in Bluebell Way, South Shields, at 5.30pm. The 34–year–old said:
"It was very strange, it was almost slow at approaching and then it just vanished. I thought it was a plane on fire. It just seem [sic] to shoot off in a northern direction. It's something I'm certainly not going to forget in a hurry."
Mr Sinclair reported his sighting online where other people – as far away as Merseyside and Northampton – claim they had a similar experience. There was speculation the light could have been a Chinese lantern - often mistaken as UFOs – but Mr Sinclair is adamant this was not the case.
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Source: Jarrow & Hebburn Gazette