A total of 30 UFO sightings were reported in Merseyside over a 10 year period.
In one incident a person said they saw: A perfect rectangle, the length of a car but 3' wide, which then started swaying before swooping like a bird.
In October 2002 someone said they saw a hovering object that looked like an upturned saucer, with a dome on top.
The Ministry of Defence received reports of 1,999 UFO sightings between 2000 and 2009, when they stopped counting. Nine people specifically mentioned aliens, or something alien about their UFO sighting.
Bootle - January 12, 2001:
One object, aircraft type shape. Dark red in colour, quite dim. No sound. Very high up. Moving in fast, small movements.
Childwall - January 28, 2001:
An object, was moving slowly from left to right. The object had an orange glow. Had lights on it.
Crosby - April 4, 2005: Late at night witnessed something in the sky that could not be identified.
October 11, 2009: Triangle shape, with an orange ball in the middle, no noise.
Ellesmere Port - November 14, 2009:
Seven to eight bright orange flame lights in the sky, not plane or helicopter, no noise and moved fast, then disappeared.
Formby August 4, 2009:
Large oval craft seen, very low and could not make out any distinguishing features. It had on it a number of red, orange and green lights. Sighting lasted only 5-10 seconds.
Haydock - June 5, 2006:
The ball of light looked like a sphere on fire. Like a comet with no tail. It had a circular light glowing in front of it, that was orange/yellow.
Kirkby - August 7, 2005:
There were four oblongs that were equally spaced. They also looked like bright lights.
October 26, 2009:
Three bright orange objects, hovered for five minutes, before ascending straight up into the sky. Strangely shaped. Spotted another at 5:52 p.m. and again on October 9, at 8:00 p.m.
Liverpool - January 13, 2001:
One square shaped object. Orange light in the middle. Was moving from South to the North and then to the West.
January 28, 2001: An orange object was seen to do circuits around the Liverpool area. There were flames coming out the front with burning bits falling off of it.
February 13, 2001: Four, round objects with orange lights. Very bright. Were moving from left to right.
July 27, 2001: One dome/bell shaped object. It had two red lights either side. Other colours were seen on and off. Stationary.
October 25, 2002: Object looked like an upturned saucer, with a dome on top. It had amber lights, and the dome had a light on top. Was hovering.
November 15, 2002: Series of eight to ten lights all tracing a pattern in the sky.
April 14, 2007: A red, pipe like object. It was seen for about 10-15 seconds, very close to the plane. It then disappeared into the clouds.
April 19, 2009: A UFO Southwest of Liverpool.
October 18, 2009: Two orange lights, no noise, one disappeared, one static hovered, then went away, came back and went away again.
April 4, 2009: Two parallel lights. Red or orange lights in the sky.
Maghull - September 27, 2009:
A perfect rectangle the length of car but three feet wide. Started swaying then swooped like a bird. Witness followed it through the town.
April 19, 2009: A orange ball in the sky, travelling very quickly then stopped and faded away.
Netherton - October 31, 2009:
Large spherical ball looked like it was on fire, small objects dropped from it, then flew away.
Seaforth - April 11, 2004:
Saw a UFO, with a cluster of four bright lights in a ring shape on it. Three beams of white light shone upwards and then disappeared.
St Helens - May 9, 2009:
A UFO over the witnesses house. It was at 30,000ft and he had seen it before.
Wirral - July 22, 2000:
Spotted in Birkenhead - two, flare size. They were extremely bright and falling from the sky.
September 30, 2000: Spotted in Birkenhead - a black triangular shaped object.
November 1, 2001: A vast number of lights flashing in the sky. The lights then became still.
October 26, 2003: There were two objects travelling side by side overhead, and were a dull red colour.
August 7, 2009: Eight orange, non-flashing lights, made no sound. Round shapes.
August 7, 2009: Spotted in Barston - six to seven bright orange lights, moving down Wirral peninsula from Birkenhead to Ellesmere Port. No noise. Saw a second UFO five minutes later.