The first UFO sighting recorded in the English-speakingworld took place on this day in the town of Fleet in Dorset,England, in 1733. James Cracker of Fleet saw a silvery diskfly overhead during daylight hours.

He described his sighting this way, “Something in the skywhich appeared in the north but vanished from my sight, asit was intercepted by trees, from my vision. I was standingin a valley. The weather was warm, the sun shone brightly.On a sudden it re-appeared, darting in and out of my sightwith an amazing coruscation. The colour of this phenomenonwas like burnished, or new-washed silver. It shot with speedlike a star falling in the night. But it had a body muchlarger and a train longer than any shooting star I have seen.

“Next day Mr. Edgecombe informed me that he and anothergentleman had seen this strange phenomenon at the same timeas I had. It was about 15 miles from where I saw it, andsteering a course from east to north.”

Normally, skeptics would dismiss a sighting of this type asa Mylar balloon.

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