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Spirit Photograph at Gresley Old Hall (added May 2017)
Photographer and paranormal investigator Stu Williamson visited Gresley Old Hall in Swadlincote as part of a ghost hunting team called Haunted Souls on March 31st 2017. He turned on a smoke machine and took photographs capturing what he claimed to be the spirit of a beautiful French woman called Philippa. However, random shapes are bound to appear within smoke, some of which could easily be interpreted as being faces, i.e. the explanation might be pareidolia.
UFO 'Moving Lights' seen over Derby (added May 2017)
Josephine McMullen took pictures of what she claimed were 'moving lights in the sky', seen from Chaddesden on the 20th and 21st March 2017. Whilst initially thought to be UFOs, the more rational explanation is that they are probably the spotlights pointing towards the sky of the travelling circus on Bass's Recreation Ground in Derby.
UFO over Sheffield City Centre (added April 2017)
A CCTV camera installed on the roof of a University of Sheffield building, to film peregrines. has recorded what some claim to be a UFO rising in the night sky over Sheffield City Centre. However, examination of the fast moving lights of cars in the background imply that it may be a speeded-up film, therefore showing a star rising over time in the sky.
Cabbie photographs a UFO over Doncaster
Taxi driver Jarnel Singh was walking home through Balby, Doncaster, when he decided to photograph the sunset three times, as he thought it was particularly beautiful. When he examined the photos, he found one also contained a mysterious shape on one of the pictures, which he has interpreted as being a UFO.
Is This the Ghost of Nottingham Shopkeeper Mrs Hopkinson? (added June 2016)
The shape of what appears to be a ghost has been recorded on CCTV at a shop called Hopkinson on Station Street, Nottingham. It appears to be looking around the dresses for sale. The original shop, back in the 1880s, was an industrial engineers merchants.
Ghost Photograph at the Galleries of Justice (added September 2015)
Chris Dilkes has submitted to the Nottingham Post a photograph, taken in the Sheriff's Dungeon at the Galleries of Justice Museum, of what he has interpreted as being a ghost. The photograph was taken in 2012 and is still on his camera, in order to prove that he has not manipulated it on his computer.
Ghost Plane Seen in the Skies above Derbyshire (added September 2015)
Richard and Helen Jephson were driving their car in Rowsley at about 2.30 p.m. on August 3rd 2015 when they saw a silent, low flying Lancaster bomber extremely close to their car. Other witnesses also saw a ghost aircraft the same day over Derbyshire. George Furnace, at Ednaston, saw and heard a similar aircraft but thought it was a Liberator bomber. Richard Burley, whilst travelling from Buxton to Derby, saw a plane flying low between 3 and 3.30 p.m., but said that it was much smaller than a Lancaster.
(Source: Derby Telegraph, URLs: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Ghost-plane-spotted-skies-Derbyshire/story-27563571-detail/story.html, http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/witnesses-mystery-flight-come-forward/story-27574679-detail/story.html)
UFO Seen above Derby (added September 2015)
At 9.55 p.m. on the 21st February 2014 Gary Turnbull saw, from the garden of his home in Derby City Centre, a small feint orange light moving silently at "incredible speed" in a straight line. He estimated it to be going too fast to be an aircraft.
(Source: UK UFO Sightings, URL: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/derby-21st-february-2014/comment-page-1/#comment-143531)
UFO Seen at Hillsborough (added September 2015)
At 9.45 p.m. on the 15th November 2014 Samantha and Pat Taylor saw a light about the size of a start shoot at extremely high speed across Hillsborough. There was no noise and no flashing lights and it was observed that it was not a meteor.
(Source: UK UFO Sightings, URL: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/hillsborough-sheffield-south-yorkshire-15th-november-2014/)
UFO Seen at Staveley (added June 2015)
At 10.58 p.m. on the 8th April 2014 Samuel Lisi saw through his bedroom window a very bright light coming from high up in the sky, to the North. He described it as shooting straight off and going towards the ground. This cold possibly have been a shooting star.
(Source: UK UFO Sightings, URL: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/?s=Chesterfield)
UFO Seen at Hollingwood (added June 2015)
At 6.32 p.m. on the 24th February 2014 an adult witness and his young son saw a bright red light and an adjacent bright blue light, judged to be too bright to be an aircraft. The object quickly few away.
(Source: UK UFO Sightings, URL: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/?s=Chesterfield)
UFOs Seen on Radar at Eckington (added June 2015)
In December 2014, whilst studying his radar screen, Mr G Emmet noticed nine UFOs manoeuvring, doing a sudden 90 degree turn and shooting off the screen in the vicinity of Eckington.
(Source: Reflections, issue 279, pp. 38-41)
UFO Seen at Bolsover (added June 2015)
On the 3rd July 2014, between 11.30 p.m. and 12.15 a.m., Gerry Johnson observed two bright white objects, forming a triangle with a nearby star. These lights slowly moved. There continue to be some appearing, movement and disappearing of such lights.
(Source: UK UFO Sightings, URL: http://www.uk-ufo.co.uk/?s=Bolsover)
Spiritualist Mum Jumps for Charity (added June 2015)
Lisa Bennett, a Spiritualist mother from Swadlincote, has undertaken a 'terrifying' bungee jump to raise money for the neonatal unit at Burton's Queen's Hospital, where a member of her church congregation had a grandson who was a patient. Lisa is President of Horninglow Christian Spiritualist Church. The bungee jump was about 160 feet high.
(Source: Psychic News, issue no. 4129)
Derbyshire Church Treasurer Jailed (added May 2015)
David Meers, treasurer of Long Eaton Spiritualist Church, was jailed for 20 months at Nottingham Crown Court on 10th April 2015 for stealing £18,000 from church funds.
For 2 1/2 years he had been helping himself to money belonging to the church. He pretended that utility bills had been paid, when in fact he had been paying the money owing into his own bank account.
(Source: Psychic News, issue no. 4127)
Was this cabinet smashed by the ghost of Barnsley? (added Sept 2014)
The door of a cabinet in the Barnsley Antiques Centre opened by itself and the glass spontaneously smashed all over the floor while an electrician working there had left the building (locked up) for 10 minutes. CCTV showed that there was no-one present in the room at the time of the incident. Other CCTV footage has shown apparitions in the building, which has a reputation for being haunted.
(Source: Daily Mail, 19th Sept 2014, URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2760767/Spooky-moment-glass-cabinet-opens-shatters-million-pieces-room.html)
Recognition at last for Woman who saw Fairies (added Aug 2014)
Three years after the author's death, a long-neglected manuscript on alleged fairy sightings has finally been published.
FAIRIES at the bottom of your garden? Countless people claim to have seen them and their experiences were recorded by an eccentric Nottingham spinster who lived to 100 and whose book has finally been posthumously published. Marjorie Johnson, honorary secretary of the Fairy Investigation Society, was born in Bakersfield in 1911, lived in the same Carlton house for almost all her life and died three years ago. Although her book, detailing some of the many fairy sighting stories that the society collected, was published in German and Italian during her lifetime, it has only just been published in English.
(Source: Nottingham Post)
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