21/12/1901. 0045 hours. Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire. As two uniformed police officers, PS JOHN JOHNSON and PC CLARK were walking along a snow covered beat in Haworth when suddenly a green light illuminated the surrounding area. The officers looked up to the sky to see a luminous UFO shaped like a cigar pointed at both ends. The object emitted occasional flashes and sparks. They watched the object for 15 minutes as it slowly and silently moved across the night sky before disappearing into the distance. PS JOHNSON stated that the object was seen at an altitude of 100-150 feet before gradually gaining height. Two members of the public reported seeing similar objects in Keighley and Shipley respectively. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND). On duty sighting. 2 Officers. Source – Mr Midgley via Keighley News 02/12/94.
23/03/1909. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Two uniformed police officer including PC M KETTLE observed a cigar shaped object above the sky over Peterborough.I can find no airship listing for that era in Cambridgeshire so by definiion it remains a UFO. Two Officers. On duty sighting. Source: Peterborough Press.
Monday. 02/11/50. Location – Gowerton, Wales. Following a report by a member of the public of two lights traveling across the sky, DETECTIVE SERGEANT AMBROSE DAVIES, of Gowerton Police station observed a single white ball of flame. It was much brighter than any star and after a few seconds was seen to break into two pieces. A shower of reddish sparks were seen to the rear of the objects. The officer ruled out planets and meteors stating that there were definitely two objects in the sky and that they were joined by some kind of tether. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source – UFO Magazine Press Archive.
2115 Hours. Location - Leek, Staffordshire. A police officer on plain clothes observations and two passing civilians saw a UFO literally above their heads at the recreation ground, Burton Street, Leek, Staffordshire. The object was seen for approx 2-3 minutes at an alt of 500 feet. They described it as orange in colour prior to the object changing shape from sphere to cigar by which time it was blue. Eventually the object accelerated away at a fantastic speed in a northerly direction. Throughout duration of the sighting the UFO made no noise whatsoever. It was a clear cold night, no wind and the stars were visible. The sighting was reported by the officer but he was told by his Superintendent to ‘keep his mouth shut’. The sighting was released to the press. UFO CLASSIFICATION – CE1 (CLOSE ENCOUNTER 1ST KIND). On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source: Irene Bott archive.
22/11/52. 0600 hours. Chichester, Essex. In the early hours of Saturday 22nd November 1952 following several sightings by members of the public across East Anglia and the South West two Chichester uniformed police officers observed a UFO at 0600 hours at they went on duty. Just before the officers observed the object the entire area was lit up like daylight. PC TONY COX said, “We thought that sparks from an electric train must be the cause until we turned around and saw this queer thing speed across he sky to the north-east. On duty sighting. 2 officers. Source – Sunday Dispatch newspaper 23/11/52. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).
1954 hours. Thursday 16/12/65. Location - Chineham, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
An on duty uniformed police officer, PC J HARWOOD was speaking with a member of the public outside the man’s home when they both observed a tadpole
shaped UFO with a large green dome on top and a flaming red tail that was two or three times the length of the dome pass by overhead. It was seen only briefly
as it sped across the sky from south to north at an incredible speed. The object was estimated to have been four to six feet in length. PC HARWOOD said,
“The colour attracted me - green. This may have been caused by low clouds. I have never seen anything like it before”. The member of the public, Basil Gibbons
(aged 67), likened the object to a Gemini space capsule. UFO CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT) On Duty sighting. 1 Officer. Source
- The Warminster Mystery by Arthur Shuttlewood. Tandem Publishing 1976. Pages 141-142.
12/09/1969. Early hours. Warrington, Cheshire. PC SYDNEY EDWARDS reported seeing a bright pulsating UFO over Warrington describing it as like a ‘flickering’ star. The incident was also witnessed by Inspector ALAN MACHIN who described it as ‘big and white with no shape at all.’ The object was seen to travel slowly across the sky with a ‘jerky’ movement before suddenly vanishing from sight. One Officer. On duty sighting. Source: Perception Magazine (July 1969 issue). Editor – Graham Cowell.
Late Evening. November 1969. Location—Werrington, Stoke on Trent, Cheshire. A
uniformed officer, PC TREVOR BLOWER was driving a marked police vehicle when he was advised by radio to look for an unusual object heading in his direction. Moments
later he observed a ‘V’ formation of nine UFOs. There was no sound at all and they moved at an exceptionally high speed. The officer stated the object had mother
of pearl effect with colours swirling all around each other. It was a clear night with little cloud cover. He reported his sighting over the
radio and heard another officer saying he too had witnessed the lights. The next day he attended Leek police station with another five officers
who had witnessed the formation. Each independently gave their descriptions to a civilian male. Senior police officers later advised all the men to keep quiet about the incident. UFO
CLASSIFICATION – NL (NOCTURNAL LIGHT). On Duty sighting. 6 Officers. Source—PRUFOS Police Database.
15/09/72. 2100 hours. Hainault, London. At 2100 hours on Thursday 15th September 1972 a uniformed police officer saw three glowing cloud like objects in the sky about Hainault in London. This sighing took place the day before an almost identical sighting took place in the same area at roughly the same time by two teenage boys. The sightings were reported to the Air Ministry. On duty sighting. 1 officer. Source – FSR Volume 18 Issue 6. Classification – Nocturnal Light (NL).