At 2:30 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 1997, news media began reporting that UFOs and bright lights were seen along the east coast of Scotland and the Tyne Tees area (northern England) on the previous night from 23:30 to 03:30 hours.
Reports stated that many people had called local news and TV stations, having seen bright objects of various sizes and shapes emitting bright lights and traveling at erratic speeds.
The lights were observed shooting across each other, and then witnesses heard several loud explosions followed by bright flashes and a crackling noise, which in turn prompted the immediate response of the nearby Rescue Services.
A life boat and helicopters were out searching the areas for any sign of wreckage. Many of the people that telephoned the Rescue Services said they thought that there had been a mid-air collision.
On Tuesday (Sept 23) a Ministry of Defence spokesperson from RAF Kinloss, Craig Lindsey, said that the military were checking the area and had mounted an investigation into the report
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