UFO claim leads to investigation

An extraterrestrial investigator is looking into UFO sighting claims in Northumberland – and he is keen to hear from anyone else who may have seen the strange object.

Karl Webb, a British Field Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (Mufon), contacted the Gazette last week, as part of his attempts to substantiate the report.

The object, which was said to be moving at a steady speed, allegedly passed over the Hadston area and went towards Amble one evening last month.

Mr Webb said: “I am currently dealing with a sighting that took place at around 7pm to 7.30pm on Saturday, November 22.

“The main witness to the sighting reported it to us and as part of our ongoing investigation we need to ascertain or indeed negate the possibility that the sighting of this object was witnessed by others and that it is indeed genuine with substance.

“From the information we have so far in terms of size, distance and direction we believe that the object could well have been seen travelling in a south to north direction, passing over the Hadston area going towards Amble on the coast at a steady speed.”

Mr Webb admitted that some people may take the nature of his work with an element of cynicism, but said that his request for witnesses is not a spoof.

He then added: “With regard to any photos or video, all I can say at this juncture is there is no such corroboratory evidence that I am aware of at this stage of my investigation.

“I am unable to reveal my witness to the events due to Mufon’s obligation to protect them. I would hope that my investigation may reveal further sources and subsequently give some corroboration to the sighting.”

He has urged anyone who may have seen the object to contact him by emailing kw webbo64@blueyonder.co.uk

He said: “Often with these types of things, people don’t really know who to contact and they often dismiss it or feel awkward due to the stigma attached. In that regard all persons contacting us are treated with total anonymity as a default position.”

The Mutual UFO Network is an American-based non-profit organization that investigates cases of alleged UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest civilian UFO-investigative organizations in the United States.

It operates a worldwide network of regional directors, has more than 1,500 members worldwide and in excess of 75 field investigators.

It also has specialised teams to investigate possible physical evidence of any extraterrestrial craft.