12-059-FB1 (Grimsby, UK)


Synopsis: On 12 June 12, at 2213 hours, a UFO was traveling Northeast near Grimsby, UK. The UFO was captured on a Forscam infrared webcam mounted on the roof of the witness’ home.

Evidence Submitted: Video footage.

Initial Action: This UFO investigation was opened as a FB1, a fly-by of a UFO traveling in a straight line across the sky. A preliminary analysis of the video indicated the UFO was more than likely an artificial satellite in Low Earth Orbit.

Investigation and Findings: Indices checks on several satellite tracking databases indicated the UFO was space junk, more specifically, the Cosmos 1953 Rocket in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The Cosmos 1953 Rocket passed over the witness’ location at the same date and time (2213 hours on 12 June 12) as reported by the witness. Additionally, the magnitude of the satellite was 2.4, which would have been visible on the webcam.

Object Details: The Cosmos 1953 Rocket (US Space Command Catalog No. 19210) was a Soviet ELINT (Electronic and Signals Intelligence) satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on 14 June 88. The satellite remains in Low Earth Orbit with an apogee of 583 km and a perigee of 559 km.

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