light in the sky in southern Yorkshire
Thank you for responding to me on your Youtube channel.
I thought you might be interested to hear of a strange thing my Grandad and I witnessed in (I think) 1987 or 88. I have had to think back and work out the timings, and because I didn't write it down at the time I'm a bit unsure.
Anyway, I grew up in Woodlands just north of Doncaster. Grandad and I were in his red Talbot Horizon car driving down Church Lane between Marr and Pickburn (heading towards Pickburn).
It was daylight, possibly late afternoon. I can't remember what time of year it was but I've a feeling it was late summer. Just as we were passing Brodsworth Hall, we saw a pink light high up in the sky over Pickburn.
Bright pink. Neon. It was fairly small and definitely not a hot air balloon or anything like that but it was about the same height as one would be, or perhaps the height of a low flying plane. It was just a very bright pink oval dot.
It hovered perfectly still for about 4 seconds and then shot off to the left and disappeared. It was so quick, if we hadn't both seen it we might have thought we had imagined it! But it was definitely real. We couldn't believe it. It wasn't flashing or making any noise. Just a small, very bright glowing pink oval.
I have tried googling for sightings in the area at that time but have found nothing. Obviously it was before the time of mobile phones and I had no camera. It happened so quickly I wouldn't have been able to get a photo anyway.
Grandad is no longer with us, so you'll have to take my word for it. I was always out and about in that area, riding my pony, but I never saw it again.
Paul: Thanks for following us on YouTube. I certainly cannot find any obvious explanation for your sighting. The fact that there were two rules out tricks of the eyes. I have been able to find a picture of a Talbot Horizon on the web, like your grandpa's
Talbot Horizon, 1980s
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