e time being uncommon in isolated
, the reports were made upon daylight, though local authorities dismissed them a hoax.
Still, the witnesses' independent accounts were virtually identical; the orb appeared to be made of blackened metal, perhaps six feet tall, and traveled in absolute silence by rolling (though one witness reported spotting the orb "hovering" in the air above a local church).
Two months later, all five witnesses vanished -- on the same October evening -- never to be seen again.
Whether 'The Orb Of Chatham' is truth or fiction remains a mystery to this day.