. . . a couple who do not wish to be named.
Despite their anonymity, I have no reason to doubt them.
Indeed, I hope to capture some of the fervour with which it was first told. It was, they said, an experience that changed their perception of the unknown forever.
The couple – Mr and Mrs A for argument’s sake – were driving late at night on Lockett’s Lane in Longton when something high in the sky caught their attention.
On approach to the junction of Lightwood Road, they saw was a large object seemingly floating through the air.
Both described it as a metallic spaceship-like thing which had what appeared to be large windows.
Mr A described it as ‘a flying-saucer’ in shape, which he estimated was about the size of 3 terraced houses, hovering very close to the rooftops.
It drifted over Queens Park in Longton as they continued their journey, before it was quickly out of sight.