Two local resisdants, Oliver Mann and Anthony Stewart spotted a strange object as it hurtled towards Westboune Common.
The time was 9.30pm, and the men were so startled by the object's sudden appearance, it caused them to stop in their tracks to watch a brilliant circular device, the like of which they had never seen before.
'It looked just like two bands of lights, very wide, one on top of the other,' said Oliver. 'I couldn't say exactly how fast it was going, but it was certainly shifting.'
'The light bands looked a though they may have been part of a single object, the middle-section unlit. We finally lost sight of it as it disappeared towards Portsmouth'.
Source: UFOs Over Hampshire by Robert Price - 1990