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1979 - St Helens, Merseyside - Orb & Disc UFO Sightings

Birmingham UFO Group Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Last Updated: 25/09/2015


I met Andrew at UFO Truth Magazine Conference 2015. He informed me of a stunning repeat UFO sighting he had back in 1979 in his home town of St Helens. After liaising with him further it became apparent he had also had previous UFO encounters. This report covers his key sightings.

Blue/White Orb Sighting

In 1979 Andrew was 15 and in the final years of secondary school. Around this time he informs me that both he and his friends had numerous UFO sightings of anomalous glowing orbs of light. One evening in the summer months a particularly impressive sighting of one of these occurred.

It was around 7pm and a very pleasant and still evening. Andrew was at the playing field of his school, St Cuthberts, playing football with two friends. To the __ it was possible to see the tops of the towers at Bold Power Station. He happened to look in that direction and noticed a small orb of light hovering over one of the towers.

Aerial map of St Cuthberts playing field:

Aerial map showing St Cuthberts (A) and the location where Bold Power Station used to be (B):

The orb appeared to be flashing blue then white in quick succession, and at first was completely stationary. It hovered for several minutes without moving. Andrew pointed out the UFO to his friends. Suddenly without warning the orb descended in altitude a short distance then immediately shot straight upwards extremely fast. It was only visible for a moment before it was lost from sight in the sky!

Photograph of Bold Power Station:

Andrew says that many of the sightings of glowing orbs took place around Bold Power Station. He also says that his father-in-law used to work at the power station, and that he once told him that whenever these orbs of light were reported by the public they would experience a loss of power. It appeared that these objects may have somehow been draining energy from the station.

Lit Disc UFO Sightings

On a Tuesday evening in September 1979 Andrew was out playing football with his team at Derby Hill Youth Club on Derbyshire Hill Road (He knows it must have been a Tuesday as this is the day they would play each week). It was a clear and dry evening with very little cloud cover.

Aerial map of Derby Hill Youth Club football pitch: