Light keeps parallel with couple on Castleton Moor
Investigator: Paul Sinclair
Location: Castleton Moor, North Yorks
Date of sighting: not given
Time: 11.30 pm
“Car broke down. My girlfriend and I started walking home on top of deserted moor road. Saw a red light but didn’t take much notice at first, assuming that it was a tall light of a motorbike. Our primary concern was to get home, some 7 or 8 miles away, on foot, as there were no vehicles passing us. Then, with nothing else as a distraction, we realised that the light, which kept a constant two to three feet off the undulating surface of the moor, not only moved so smoothly as if it was on rails but was completely silent. Although the distance parallel to the walking was about thirty yards away, we could hear sheep moving through the undergrowth at twenty yards. So if this light did make a noise, it was inaudible to the human ear or was quieter than the rustle of sheep moving slowly through heather and grass. As the road bent to the right, so the light kept the same distance from us. Eventually we came to a gradual slope down towards the main Whitby-Guisborough road. The light stayed still and would not follow or keep with us, so I went back. I got a strange impression that something was saying, ‘I am here and will not harm you, do not be afraid.’ I started to walk slowly towards it, yet it stayed where it was. My reasoning was that we were vulnerable up there and if it wanted to it could have hurt us but it didn’t. so we had nothing to lose and everything to gain from investigating it. My girlfriend was frightened at the thought of me going over to the red light and leaving her and she started to cry: “Please don’t leave me.” I said that she should come with me then but she was frightened of that too. I was ‘caught between a rock and a hard place’. So I went back to her...doh! The light stayed on top and I never saw it again, even though I have visited the same area many times since. The following day when I went back to retrieve the car I looked for any signs of burn marks or flattening of grassland over the route it had taken but I found nothing.”
Further information obtained from witness:
The size of the object was estimated as somewhat larger than a baseball but not much larger. The sighting lasted in total somewhere between three-quarters of an hour and an hour.
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