Bright, silver object travelling across the night sky.

I was attending a friend’s 60th birthday at a pub in Stanley, Co. Durham, and was standing outside in the smoking area having a conversation with two friends. A few minutes before the sighting we heard what sounded like an airplane engine. we looked up to see where it was, but could see nothing. This went on for a couple of minutes before we realised the sound was being generated by an electrical device in an adjacent building. A couple of minutes later we saw an airliner pass overhead, heading toward Newcastle International Airport. Shortly after this I caught sight of a silvery light heading towards us through the thin, broken cloud cover. At first I thought it was another aircraft with its landing beams facing directly at us. As it approached, I noted that it was making no sound whatsoever and that there were no navigation lights attached to it. One of my friends asked what it could possibly be. As I watched it struck me how much it resembled the ISS (International Space Station.) It had no internal light source but seemed to be reflecting light from its surface, just as the ISS does, and like the ISS it was travelling in a West to East trajectory at about the same speed. We lost sight of it behind the roof of the pub after approximately 30 seconds. At the time I concluded that it must have been the space station. However, on checking online, some days later I learned the ISS was not visible to the UK on that particular date. I recently rembered how similar this sighting was to one I commented on (UFO REPORT 102703)on this site.

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About anomaly

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (, organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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