North-East UFO sightings uncovered

UFO sightings: The North-East's X-Files uncovered

Official records suggest that the North-East has proved a hotbed for UFO sightings across the years.

Here is just a flavour of the dozens of reports from across the region which have been logged by the Government and police forces.

July 7, 2011: A report logged by Northumbria Police notes: "Caller witnessed a large black silent disc." The force's records describe the caller as "genuine".

1. Sunderland

July 7, 2011: A report logged by Northumbria Police notes: "Caller witnessed a large black silent disc." The force's records describe the caller as "genuine".
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August 7, 2010: Northumbria Police report that "a genuine caller" said they had a "sighting of UFO", adding: "Caller states that they saw a light in the sky that was white and orange and round like a frisbee."

2. South Tyneside (no precise location given)

August 7, 2010: Northumbria Police report that "a genuine caller" said they had a "sighting of UFO", adding: "Caller states that they saw a light in the sky that was white and orange and round like a frisbee."
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November 9, 2009, at 5.10pm: "Orange ball shape going across the sky on a flight path. Silent. So concerned called 999."

3. Whitley Bay

November 9, 2009, at 5.10pm: "Orange ball shape going across the sky on a flight path. Silent. So concerned called 999."
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February 24, 2009, at 6.45pm: "Saw four spaceships that flew over the house into the sky. They had a bright light that faded and was then gone. They returned to the same spot they had come from."

4. Hartlepool

February 24, 2009, at 6.45pm: "Saw four spaceships that flew over the house into the sky. They had a bright light that faded and was then gone. They returned to the same spot they had come from."
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