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New 'Flying Triangle' Sightings in North West (UK)

From: Tim Matthews <matthews@zetnet.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 11:21:22 -0000
Fwd Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 20:40:45 -0500
Subject: New 'Flying Triangle' Sightings in North West (UK)

Dear All,

As you know I've been investigating Flying Triangle Sightings in
the UK for four years now and have interviewed over 130 people
who claim to have seen these aircraft.

None of them have claimed that what they have seen was 'football
field sized' although several have claimed sizes similar to the
Vulcan bomber of old...

Over the last week and as a result of my appearance in local
newspapers and on the radio several people have rung me to
report new FT sightings. These have been of the highest standard
and two are of particular note;

29/12/98 - Time; between 2200-2230pm. Location; Broadgate,
Preston, next to River Ribble.

Witness, a local DJ Peter H, saw a triangle flying at low speed,
app 30 knots, flying from left to right. This was certainly not
a Police helicopter (there was a rather gruesome murder in the
area a couple of years ago and all the residents are very aware
of helicopters) or, as British Aerospace would have us believe,

The triangle was somewhat larger than the jet fighters seen so
often in the area and was notable for a pattern of red lights
around its' entire perimeter. As it passed by, entirely silently
at a distance of around 1/4 mile, Peter noticed a bright light
(but not a beam as such) evident on the right side approximately
half way down the leading edge. This was almost an equilateral
triangle - the triangle had a relatively broad back and probably
not a 75 degree sweep.

There was no evidence of high performance as such beyond the
silent performance - something that is always difficult to

The fact that the craft appeared to be adhering to the course of
the River Ribble is instructive given similar events noted in my
previous research papers and Jenny Randles 'Northern UFO News'
and her book (which draws upon some of my research) "Something
In The Air."

The witness provided as much detail as possible and is 100%
certain of the shape and characteristics of the craft seen. A
journalist colleague of mine - interested in FTs and with
military expertise - rang the witness and exactly the same
details were reported to him by Peter.

Sighting 2

11/8/1995. Time; Midnight. Location; Goosnargh Village - a few
miles North of Preston.

Black triangle, unlit, passed by Mrs R's house in the Village at
midnight. It made an odd rumbling sound upon approach which
turned to a "swooshing" sound as it passed very low past the ash
tree at the end of the witnesses garden. It was quite large
(again bigger than a jet fighter seen locally) and was also seen
by other locals who didn't want to come forward for "fear or
ridicule" according to Mrs. R.

Travelled much slower than a normal aircraft and disappeared
from view quickly. Witness thought that it was 'a new stealth
aircraft' and rang Warton BAe (the local facility) next morning
whereupon she was apparently told that the last night had seen
"aerial activity". The telephone operator confirmed this with
another member of staff.

The sound reported is exactly the same as a sighting from
Carnforth, Lancashire, that was made by over a dozen people a
few months earlier.

Note the lighting pattern in the first report is similar to the
triangles reported by witnesses to the IUN in Yorkshire during
the 1988 flap.....

Question; which facility is situated nearby - Warton BAe of
course. Maybe it's not quite that simple though........!

More soon!

Tim Matthews - Lancashire UFO Society

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