On Tuesday night a UFO was seen blazing over Salford Precinct at around 10pm.  Eye witness, Rachel, has described it as "a bright orange light, like a fire ball moving at a steady space. It was really weird".

It wasn't the sun by any chance? There's been similar spottings in Irlam a few nights before and all over Geater Manchester recently. There was even an `encounter' in Eccles last year.

Rachel has logged the alien visitors on the UK UFO Sightings website and asked for any other witnesses.  If anyone else saw the `bright orange light' please register it at


Patrick Gibbons wrote
at 8:12:36 AM on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I saw a ball of fire decending from the sky during the early hours of this morning while I was driving along the M602 heading towards Eccles. The ball of fire was so big I thought it was either a meteorite or a plane crashing. I looked on the Television today expecting the event to have been reported the news then I tried Google and came across this site ! I Felt it is only right to report it !!
videosmisterio wrote
at 1:19:24 AM on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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paul briars wrote
at 12:30:38 PM on Thursday, January 01, 2015
31.12.14 i noticed a bright light high up...travelling directly overhead from wythenshawe area heading towards manchester city centre..time was exactly 23.59 my thoughts were comet or shooting star...very very strange encounter...seemed to travel at a very steady pace and once in the distance turned from white to orange circle and vanished.....exact same encounter is on youtube filmed in bristol a year ago to the exact minute...very miffed by what my own eyes saw.
Pat Regan wrote
at 9:05:32 AM on Friday, December 05, 2014
Manchester seems to be an interesting place just now for such UFO reports. I just completed a fascinating one (Leigh area), which is currently top slot on UFO Digest website...
Jeremy Kyle. wrote
at 1:14:07 AM on Thursday, November 27, 2014
It was just my tv crew getting new guest for my show.
jack winnard wrote
at 12:10:57 PM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I'm the alien leave me alone was just out for a drive, I mean lets face it I'm not the strangest thing un salford
kye cambino wrote
at 1:33:58 AM on Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I seen ET picking up a bud in swinton before could this be connected
Ray wrote
at 4:08:08 AM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I've just been reading about ufo's seen in the salford area and so I would like to tell my story. It was about 6.20am the day and month I'm unsure of now but it was around February the year was 1995. I was at work and I'd just walked out of a building and looked up to see a transatlantic plane passing over head, it was about to land at manchester airport, when I thought something had fallen off the side of the plane, I soon realised the object was traveling at the side of the plane and as the plane turned to approach the airport, the object shot off at high speed in a S/E direction and within a few seconds vanished in the distance. Has anyone else seen anything like this.
john collins wrote
at 3:05:09 PM on Sunday, August 17, 2014
i just saw a white ball in manchester, like grey and white moving quite hast followed by somethin which could have been a drone followed by to more white/ grey balls, literally just now, i say it could have been a drone following the first one it was larger, black and white and didnt make a sound, weird, i thought they could have been balloons but they were all travelling at the same height in a straight line about 2 minuites after each other and doesnt explain the drone like thing following the first one.. weird
Ian wrote
at 7:24:56 AM on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Hi there, I am from Manchester and myself and my dad saw a strange Orange object travelling Horizontally above the M62 Motorway in the late 1970's. It moved very slowly and never had a tail like you would expect to see from a Meteorite, this object appeared to be roundish or maybe even slightly oblong in shape and in my opinion was not from this world, but an Alien driven object from another world...many sightings were reported that evening as my dad contacted the police he was told that the phones will not stop ringing...
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 4:44:42 AM on Monday, January 06, 2014
I will look forward to learning something/ try to do that every day/ I wish you and a few others on Star Comment would learn to stop hiding behind Non Due Plumes and learn to add your proper names/ to make inane comments and then hide behind phoney Titles is like school girls who whisper /It is cowardly stroke to say the least.
oldtimer wrote
at 2:11:32 PM on Sunday, January 05, 2014
@Ken, when you finally work out how to use a computer and reply on the correct thread I will tell you why YOU are a racist.....
Kenneth Mckelvey wrote
at 12:12:20 PM on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Sorry oldtimer but I used Salford transport a long time ago to The buses were cleaned every night at Fredrick road bus depot SORRY!And why have you got to add racial overtones to yourcomment
Martino wrote
at 3:55:19 AM on Sunday, January 05, 2014
Ive just seen it over Swinton, like a fireball moving quiet fast and was going for a while until out of sight, definitely not a Chinese lantern or firework
katrina wrote
at 1:00:33 PM on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
At around 1 am on the 1st Jan.. Yesterday, a friend and I had just walked back from the fireworks display, Piccadilly gardens. As we arrived on to BurY ST, AT THE SIDE OF THE quebec building and Cross street. I was showing my pal how bright the stars were, as there were three , shining very bright. As we looked at it , there was a small orange light , slightly longer that a star and very high, that moved straight, then started to do small zig zag's downwards, to the left of the sky, trghen suddenly dissapeared. It lasted around 30 seconds, and was pretty amazing.. I thought t might have been a shooting star at first,,n but was way too slow, in comparison.. Great start to the NY ;-)
John Clarke wrote
at 3:03:24 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2013
I live I Aberystwyth , ceredigion , Wales I saw a fast moving light at about 22:43- 22:50 I know it was no plane as there was now sound I only saw it for 2 sec but it headed out to the Irish Sea I don't know if any one else in my area saw it but It was fast
elizabeth hill wrote
at 10:23:50 AM on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
very interesting to read all these comments as i too have seen these orange lights on a few occasions over a few months in 2010 in fact i have photos on my phone i know they are not chinese lanterns because they are in the same position for ages and dart off very fast.
christine hill wrote
at 12:44:13 PM on Friday, November 08, 2013
One day (can't remember what time of day, but it was light) around 1978, whilst walking down Weaste Road, just walking over the bridge to Weaste bus depot, i glanced over towards Manchester......in the sky i saw several different coloured lights, moving to and fro in zig zag like movements. Never heard anyone mention the same...will always puzzle me? Wasn't on drink or drugs at the time, lol. ?????
alfie mcgill wrote
at 10:34:38 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I was at my dads one night and was walking to the shop where I saw 2 very bright lights above me in the sky.They were moving very quickly and I was very scared but just stood there watching.They were very peculiar lights.Then in an instant they just vanished.They went like the wind and vanished in thin air.
Chris Hudson wrote
at 11:42:47 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I'd hate to think I was lying about the UFO sighting Over Eccles Manchester but I'm not ! Me and my brother Was stood in the back yard of the public house my mother and father was running when we saw a shining bright silver oval object with a L shaped object at the rear ! There was no sound for such a big unit and we both remember it as plain as day as we were stood directly underneath !
at 11:35:44 PM on Monday, February 18, 2013
jan 1995 driving home from Salford to Winton,along Eccles New Road,stopped at the lights at Gilderbrook Rd,Saw what i thought was a helicopter moving towards us from the direction of Eccles bus station As it got closer i saw it a delta shaped craft,black,with lights on each corner,it was moving very slowly but sideways,and was noiseless.Icouldnt judge its height or its size but it seemed pretty low n large It suddenly stopped and hung motionless over the 602 roundabout;IASKED MY 14 YR OLD GRANDAUGHTER to get a good look at ,which she did, and verified that i wasnt seeing things,a few dats later,the Salford ADVERTISER reported that over300 people had notified the police,as far away as liverpool, No official explanation was give,but i later saw avideo of a group of the same craft flying over Brussels Belgium Other sightings of the same craft have been reported since
craig parkes wrote
at 2:12:33 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012
probably the police uno wot there like round here they sell drugs and evrything
Dead City Inmate wrote
at 1:01:20 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2011
The UFO is the vehicle now being used by the Salford council cretins to get in and out of the Swinton Madhouse without having to face the wrath and anger of the cheated electorate .
kathryn wrote
at 3:57:16 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2011
when i was a kid (early ninties)we lived in lower broughton my mum had just put me and my sister to bed,messin about like you do i spotted three white lights in the sky,they would dance about in cicles then speed off one after the other but then come back i remember shouting for my mum and even she was shocked,we watched these lights for about 1 hour an half please if any as seen these lights or know wot they were plz message back to this post(roughly 1994)
Ollie Wragge wrote
at 9:49:26 AM on Thursday, December 08, 2011
Perhaps the UFO is the local government omsbudsman , keeping a surveillance eye on the Swinton Madhouse and their antics .
lee jones wrote
at 5:29:14 AM on Thursday, December 08, 2011
Hi i took my dog for a walk earlier on i live in clayton manchester and seen a realy bright orb looking thing just hovering realy high up then it moved to fast to the right to be anything man made then iv bin lay in bed watchin tv and iv just seen it again but this time something bright red was flying towards it rapidly then it shot upwards and disapeared and like some1 commented on hear it is true soon as u see it thats when it seems to dissapear its like they know your watchin them weird
caroline wrote
at 1:09:52 PM on Monday, November 07, 2011
I do not think the light is important..It happens..part of the earth and stars.But then again maybe ...there tech,,may have improved..my husbands brother used to have drinks and help out at a british Airways club..They told him of the many things they saw,which we belive were 100 per.truth.
amy wrote
at 6:50:13 AM on Monday, November 07, 2011
I have seen many sightings of unusual objects in the sky and they were definately not planes or any other small minded explanation those non believers want to come up with, I seen big orange white balls of light travelling real fast in the sky making no sound then they seem to disappear when you watch them as if they know you have witnessed there presence so they need to leave! I keep a very open mind and I know one thing is certain we are not alone your telling me that in the whole of the universe there is only one planet with life on it? Bullshit! If they have the technology to get here and we can't travel more than a few miles into space makes you wonder how very intellegent these beings really are and if they could be a threat?
J.D. wrote
at 3:03:16 PM on Monday, May 02, 2011
One thing is certain .The bright light certainly won't be a spark of intelligence from some Clowncil twonk , locked in yet another self-important bullshit 'secret meeting' whilst plotting even more desecration of this Sad Dump City .
jay wrote
at 3:08:20 AM on Monday, May 02, 2011
i seen the exact same light and i live in leeds it had like a bright orange ball and left a faded orange trail behind it it seemed to fall from the sky and then turn to start moving along the horizon i live in beeston in flats on the 14th floor so i seen it perfect so if u did see it over bramley then this is fucking real weird and someone must have took a photo send that shit to evening post if u have because after seing that i believe we are not alone either i saw it on friday night at about 9.40pm
anonymous wrote
at 9:42:44 PM on Monday, April 11, 2011
seen it today from the library at salford uni. (in direction of quays, possibly near precinct, might have been further.)
jordan wrote
at 4:30:17 AM on Thursday, February 24, 2011
lies lies
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 11:22:49 AM on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Mickey Mouse sounds like an apt name, if you don't like it don't read it.
Micky Mouse wrote
at 1:36:03 AM on Monday, December 27, 2010
I saw the UFO its amazing, then suddenly i saw it was a BA Flight 1324 to Spain LOL a bit like this mag a load of RUBBISH, can never get its facts right yet !!!!!!!!
Danny Avgerinos wrote
at 4:15:17 AM on Thursday, December 16, 2010
Hate to bump an old post. Ive been looking since 05/11/2010 for some kind of reference. Im an undergraduate science student at salford uni. On that nigh just before entering the Wallness pub next to the park. I saw a light in the sky, I was outside the pub having a cigarette looking north east. It was stationary as far as my perception could tell (could have been moving back and forth but the light showed no sign of dimming or brightening so I doubt it). It hanged in the air for a few seconds after I saw it then made a sharp and rapid rightwards movement (cannot tell how far as I have no reference point for it). Then it appeared to move vertically again rapidly before making a diagonal downward left movement. These motions were almost instant then it vanished. This happened over a period of about 20-30 seconds and the object was far enough away to be unidentifiable yet indentifiable as not any registered commercial or military aircraft, in the planes of sight I had no object in public knowledge can perform those manoeuvres. This was not the same thing as stated in the original post but I think this is a good place to post this. I had a witness but the fool was looking at his shoes whilst I was pointing at the sky and yelling at him (like a madman?!). This was real and I hadn't even had my first pint! Did anyone else see something strange that bonfire night? It was around 16:00-17:00 I think. Clueless and baffeled!
George wrote
at 5:43:54 AM on Sunday, November 07, 2010
I live in Eccles near the canal. I was in the back garden to let the dogs out and right above me was a light... orange, blue, red, like an orb just floating…no sound, nothing, it was just gently gliding. It was one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen. Just wondered if anyone else spotted anything like it in Eccles last night.
Johnny wrote
at 12:24:04 AM on Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Forget chinese lanterns. Lets talk about objects that seem to be under intelligent control.In response to angelo amoroso , me and my girlfriend saw something similar but a little different. We live in the lower broughton area and at around 2 am had been in the kitchen making some food. I had looked out of the window and there was a bright star in the sky(looking in the direction of strangeways). This was normal, and I had seen it the night before. I then went into my living room and back into the kitchen when I noticed two stationary white lights to the left of the star, and slightly above it. As I notified my girlfriend to come into the kitchen they faded away to nothing ie they dimmed. A short time later I started to see lights flashing on and off in different locations in the sky, so notified my girlfrind again to come and have a look. We then both witnessed a white light appear out of nowhere, it then dimmed a little and moved to the left and shortly after made a very bright pulse/flash, then carried on moving towards the left as it dimmed again into nothing. Five minutes later I saw something similar to what I have just described except this time it was two objects and no pulsing on this occasion, witnessed by both of us. I would also like to add that the night before I saw a bright star like object travelling from the salford preicent area( roughly)traveling in a straight line, at quite a slow speed, over our tower block, in the direction of the MEN arena. I have witnessed this many times in the five to six years that I have lived here, maybe ten to twelve times at a guess.These recent events that Im reporting happened on the fifteenth and sixteenth of august. The singular star object at around 3.00 am and the multiple sightings at around 2-3.30 am.
angelo_amoroso wrote
at 10:36:22 PM on Thursday, July 15, 2010
About 2:20 am on the 16/07/10 my brother called me into his room to show something that looked like a star, but i couldnt beilive my eyes when it started moving left to right, over the hour and half we watched them we noticed more & more flying together, it look like cuslters of 4 joining into one, like flys breading.. then a really fast one with red flashing lights going straight past, to fast to be a plane... this was a truely amazing sight to see right from the bedroom window... i hear live on facebook theres been sights in swinton and on the height.. our sight was ended towards langworthy road way. if any one else see out let me know. thanks
andy b wrote
at 12:07:53 AM on Tuesday, June 15, 2010
i live in birmingham and have too seen these orange globes in the sky no sound ,def not chinese lanterns,and they seem to hover. there about the size ov a small house there was 6 altogether 2 in front leading and 4 behind in a diamond formation they made me feel eerie the way they was not like a man made objects or move like man made things either this was 2 days ago if any 1 else in the area seen them too please email me with deitails .it was bang on midnight that i saw them
Wayne Bean Hinds wrote
at 1:07:00 PM on Tuesday, May 11, 2010
i am the u f o starshiip trooper i fly it around salford every so offten lokkin down my NOSE if anyonw wud like to message me on facebook and we can chat about thin just add me wayne bean hinds or you can phone me on 07903245027 hello catherine thanks very much
alan wrote
at 12:57:34 AM on Thursday, May 06, 2010
i guess u been tangoed ha
Eddie wrote
at 12:30:43 AM on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Chinese Lanterns, everyones setting them of these days. Heres a vid on youtube of them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAdNKPR8gZc&feature=related
Kath wrote
at 3:55:42 PM on Monday, April 26, 2010
Hi I have just seen a bright orange light in the sky over Leeds 9 - 15 it seemed to disappear over Temple Newsam, it was going very fast and was seen by passers by going past my house, it also has a clear / Misty thing around it . Anyone know what it was, never seen anything like it ????
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 8:12:28 AM on Saturday, March 27, 2010
I saw a bright orange light in the sky, it looked like a huge ball of fire. UFO? Aliens? No just free speech crashing & burning in Salford.
keiran lee pollard wrote
at 7:07:19 AM on Saturday, March 27, 2010
the light was over irlam,salford,warrington,birmingham,porthmouth, manchester,plymouth,london,bunley,blackpool,oldham,essexs,stokport and middlesbrouh.
alex gregson wrote
at 6:50:45 AM on Saturday, March 27, 2010
the ufo was threw out orange smoke bombs out and made all the sky orange and was there for like 2 hours long it stoped at like 12:30pm.
Mike Skeff wrote
at 7:56:09 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2010
I saw several orange ligts drifting silently across Lower Kersal one night last November and was very excited: aliens, UFOs, I thought. Alas they turned out to be chinese lanterns, shit!!papapery
Paul & Tam wrote
at 3:48:09 PM on Saturday, March 20, 2010
hi we just saw an orange flame like thing in the sky over our house and was really confused and curious about what it was it was obviously not a plane or a helicopter, so we typed in the internet to see if anyone else has seen it and was shocked to read this thread to see that it has happened on earlier occasions
Albert Spiby wrote
at 5:47:49 PM on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I was at the corner of langworthy Road & Eccles Old Road late last night. I saw a Red Light, this was quickly followed by an Amber coloured light immediately below it. Then MYSTERIOUSLY these lights disappeared, and a Green one took their place, slightly lower. I have to tell you, I just put my car in gear and drove away from there!
DF wrote
at 9:30:32 AM on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hi, saw a single orange ball last night at about 7.45-8pm... was travelling away from Salford precinct towards Forest Bank. I couldn't look as was driving... Caught a glimpse, gf had a bit of a longer look. Could have been a lantern?! Height was very hard to judge... didn't seem to be as high as an aeroplane. not an aircraft... no flashing lights just a constant orange. kind of weird.
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