UFO Sighting Report - United Arab Emirates
October 16th 2008 : JAL Hotel and Resort, Fujairah
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: JAL Hotel and Resort, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.
Date: 16th October 2008
Time: Between 22:00hrs and 23:00hrs
Number of witnesses: 5
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Round/oval
Weather Conditions: Very clear
Description: Me and my husband was enjoying our weekend break in the JAL Hotel and Spa, Fujairah, UAE, we had just finished our meal and decided to go and sit outside to relax when a bright orange light caught my eye. It was traveling from a east to west direction, at first I didn't get alarmed I just sat and watched and was trying to understand and make sense of what I was seeing. I went through all the options, could it be the sun? No, could it be the moon? No, I then thought maybe it is a aeroplane or helicopter, it was far too high for a helicopter and it was silent and orange........then I thought maybe it was a aeroplane but I can say 100% this was not a aeroplane either, this was a single very bright glowing orange light, so we didn't really have any explanation.
We just sat and tried to make some sense, by this time other people started to notice it, one of the waiters asked me, what is that? As he could make any sense of it either, and joking with him I told him it was a ufo that was coming for him as I'm not the person who believes anything until I see with my own eyes, having said, his face changed and he quickly disappeared inside the restaurant.......the light that was seen was traveling east to west for approximately 3mins at a very fast speed, then went upwards at a sharp angle and then disappeared. So we still don't know and cant make any explanation of what this was we had seen, could you please tell me if you have had any other reports from the same location or any other northern Emirates that could enlighten us or give some explanation of the possibilities. Many thanks for your time. We hope you hear from you soon.
UFOINFO Note: In my reply to the witness I mentioned that they asked as to whether I have had other similar reports from the Emirates or if I could give you an explanation. I had not had any other reports and wondered if what they saw could have been a 'UFO balloon' or lantern and asked if they could have a look the video at the UFO Balloons website ( http://www.ufoballoons.co.uk ) to see if this is what might have been seen.
I received the following reply:
Thank you very much for you email, I have watched the link to the "UFO balloons" and I can say 100% this is not what we saw, what we saw was traveling very fast and only took a few minutes to travel the whole of the skyline and was very very high and far with a strong and powerful light. I'm still looking on the Internet to see if there is something that resembles what was seen, but still haven't had any luck.... I hope this will be of some help and hope to hear from you soon.