This article was published in the daily newspaper Huddersfield Daily Examiner, U-K., on January 2, 2004
See also this next article from the same newspaper.
UFOs spotted over town Jan 2 2004
By The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
TWINKLING Christmas stars may have been replaced by UFOs over Huddersfield.
Shocked pensioner Malcolm Stapp is adamant he saw a couple of flying saucers in the night sky.
Mr Stapp, 74, of Salendine Nook, said: "It sounds incredible I know, but I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
He had been watching a film on TV and was going to bed at 12.30am on Monday when he saw a bright light in the sky.
He said: "It was stationary over Huddersfield for at least 15 minutes. At one point another appeared travelling north and going very fast - a lot faster than the jets that fly over here. It was certainly not a helicopter or a plane."
He added: "Both UFOs were globular with lots of lights on them.
"I tried to look at the stationary one through binoculars, but it was just a blur of intense lights. I watched it for 15 minutes and it was still there when I went to bed.
"I've never seen anything like it before."
Pc Dave McSweeney, of Huddersfield police, said they had received no other reports of sightings of UFOs in the early hours of Monday.