May 15th 2004

Original Sighting Form Report:

Name: Matt

Location: Benfleet, Essex, Uk

Date: sat 15th may 2004. 1120pm

Approach Direction: approached from east, moved aprox 1 mile nrth in less than 1 second.

Departure Direction: no fixed flight path. moved nrth est

Witness Direction: looking directly upwards following object.

Description: orange ball difficult to judge distance or size. seemed to move slowly then fast. change of direction & pattern of flight impossibe. as it moved west it started to flip (imagine a plate with an orange glow covering one side. if you flip the plate over in a constant slow spin that would give some idea.) as it turned the light would look like an upside down orange searchlight then disappear and reappear facing downwards back to the orange ball when the disc was sideways on (appeard to mostly fly on its side.) then it moved nrth east in this strange slow flip movement it appeared to be losing altitude. from a window in the loft i saw the light face downwards as it seemed to be floating over a large open park area around 1 mile away then disappeared. i made my way upto the park to discover all the alarms where going off at a mini power sub station behind the park. the object was witnessed by two other members of my family along with several neighbours for around 10 mins.

Color/Shape: at first looked like a bright orange ball like a street lamp high in the sky. then as it changed direction the light distorted around it. as it slowly and constantly flipped over the light would move with the object it would look like a ball then a searchlight facing up, then a slight orange glow, to a searchlight facing down back to a bright orange ball. like flipping a coin in slow motion. it was a very clear quiet night and it made no sound.

Height & Speed: hight poss that of an aircraft difficult to determin as could not judge size. seemed to move very slowely at first as it changed direction moved from one point to another faster than the eye could follow. did this once then moved norh east at a fast speed in this weird flip as it seemed to be descending down.

TV/Radio/Press: only happened last night i havent heard anything on the radio yet. but sure many people must have seen it. would be interested to hear from anyone who did.

Follow-up Information from Brian Vike:

HI Brian,

I would be pleased to draw you a picture of what I saw. I shall also approach the other witnesses in order to request a report. It was a very clear night with no clouds visible. after watching the eurovision song contest my mother went to bed leaving myself and father down stairs. a few minutes later she came running down and said quick look at this. we all went out onto the driveway to see this strange orange ball like a street light in the sky it seemed to be intense one second then slightly darker the next. there where no animals around.

we watched this object move very slowly at first across the sky. (no faster than any other aircraft) my father went back into the house I continued to watch in the blink of an eye it seemed to move from one point in the sky to another I would guestimate around one mile. I then called back in to my father who came rushing out to witness the object moving at great speed, I would say in excess of around Mach 4. it was at this point that two of our neighbours across the road came out. we all stood there for several Min's watching this thing flip across the sky as it seemed to be descending. the whole thing lasted around 10 Min's.

the rest i included in the report. I shall provide drawings within the next few days.

[Note: The drawing has not appeared on Brian's site yet.]

[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]


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