Declaration: This is a true and accurate record of the events outlined in this document.
Signed: D. Cooper
Name: Darren Cooper
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Time: 20:00 – 20:10
Location: Burlington House/Grange Dr, Southampton SO30 2AF (50°55’14.18″N – 1°17’32.29″W)
Terrain: Standing on the outside stairwell (emergency exit) overlooking the car park & back of the Botleigh Grange Hotel, surrounded by trees & bushes with running water (stream) to the right of the car park.
Other Witnesses: Christian Mcgailey
Lighting conditions: I believe the only light source was from the building that we were working in at the time!
Weather conditions: Clear night with many stars in the sky
Description of object(s): A perfect V shaped craft with five of the brightest white lights and one bright red ORB in the centre of the V NOT connected to the craft.
Estimated size of the object: 60 + feet (width of building)
Duration of sighting: (2-3mins) + loss of up to 4 hours!!
Description of objects movements: Very slow moving from east to west silently over head
Estimated distance from object: Less than 10 feet
Estimated altitude of object: 40 to 50ft
Colour(s) of object: Black with a glass like texture or water like!
Any interaction between you and the object?: Yes… magnetometer alarm sounding before sighting.
On the night of the January 12th 2014 my friend Christian mcgailey and I went to work as usual between 6-6.30pm the same as any other day. We were working as industrial cleaners at the time where we travel between destinations during the day and this one is our last job of the day but cannot enter the building before 6pm.
Feeling completely calm and mesmerized that the craft was so close I could have jumped up and touched it! Now before the craft came so close to us there were birds singing / water running to our right, the sound of wind moving through the trees and various noise from the hotel to the left about 100 yards or so & then total silence as if all sound had just been muted or Switched off. It felt like there was static from the craft and I felt like everything was going in slow motion because I specifically remember stepping forward to the front of the steps on the top of the stairwell and inspecting the craft as if it was stood still and saying out laud to Chris it’s too clean cut and silent to be anything else apart from a ufo? It looked like it just came from a mould. No rivets No seems No engines nothing familiar to anything man made!! It had a surface like black glass or water like and from what I could see I believe we could see the stars straight through the craft. I have never in my life seen lights like those on this craft still today.
Everything on the craft was too perfect including The 5 white lights I can only describe as the brightest white you can possibly imagine! When the craft was fully visible to us there was a bright red (orb) point of light in the centre of the V floating along with the craft and by this time my brain cannot calculate what’s going on but I know what I am seeing and feeling because we can feel the heat from the lights and I called out again to Chris are you seeing this? (I say called out because it felt like we had to! Like we were in some sort of field of energy) and I said it looks like its flying backwards because it’s flying points first!! But the orb is not connected to the craft OMG!!
We are still talking about the craft while it is gliding silently away to our left, straight towards the back of the hotel about 150yd away and then I turn again to Chris to my right and say I can’t believe what we are seeing and turn back too look at the craft again and it has either disappeared /dematerialized or accelerated to an unbelievable speed. We both turn round and go back into the building very confused as to what just happened and only just realizing we didn’t even make an attempt in taking a picture! It felt like we were incapable of doing so!! We are just walking towards the canteen again to start work when Chris stopped me and said do you realize the time? I said no that’s the last thing I would care about mate not after what we’ve just seen; we then realized that more time has passed than we thought! It’s is now way past 10pm and I don’t understand?? We didn’t get out of there till gone 1am and the job only takes roughly 2 hours??