Encounters with the Unknown—Alternate Perceptions Magazine, November 2020
An unexpected run-in with a Robot?
by: Albert S. Rosales
Location: Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, England
Date: July 2016
A local man named Steven took his dog out in broad daylight for its daily five-mile walk. He usually took the dog out at 10 a.m. but was late on this occasion because he had to look after a sick relative. Steve walked from his home in Simonswood with his pet and went to Stopgate Lane and onto Sineacre Lane. He had just passed a secluded semi on this rustic route when his dog began to act strange. It made yelping sounds and kept looking at the low hedge which forms a border between the road and a vast expanse of farmland. He asked his dog what was wrong and bent down to give him a reassuring pat on the head, when he heard a rhythmical thumping sound like distant industrial machinery. Steve straightened up, and there, coming across the field towards him was the metallic nightmare of a figure – a robot of some sort. Steve estimated that its height must have been about seven to eight feet at least. It had a bucket-shaped head and a greyish body that resembled a suit of armor with circular joints at the shoulders, elbows, and knees. The dog was so scared it bolted off back down the lane – and its leash slipped out of Steve’s hand. Steve, by his own admission, is overweight, and as he ran off, he soon found himself out of breath and was even unable to shout after the frightened dog as it fled down the road.
Steve looked back and saw the gigantic robot standing there, with one foot over the hedge and the other in the field, and it was watching him as he now trotted away. Steve then noticed that about a quarter of a mile off in the field the thing was standing in, there was a craft which resembled two deep bowls with their open rims stuck together. It must have been about a hundred feet across and Steve thinks he saw two tiny figures standing next to the unearthly craft. He kept looking back at the robot and the unidentified structure on the farmland until he found his dog cowering under a hedge at the junction of Stopgate Lane and Sidling Lane. He then looked back and saw that the craft – perhaps a landed UFO – and the gigantic robot – were gone.
Source: Tom Slemen, “Haunted Liverpool 28” (pp. 195-196) Kindle Edition.