UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
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With the increasing use of digital cameras we are seeing more photos showing alleged 'UFOs' - many of these could be insects, cloud shapes etc. As many readers have asked to see the photos I will be using some of them and leaving it up to the individual to make up their own mind - John @ UFOINFO.
November 2004 : Battersea, London, England
Battersea, London Witness Says It Was The Brightest Strobe I Have Ever Seen
Date: Early November 2004
Time: 3.00 a.m.
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: None
Full Description of event/sighting: Hi, I was staying at a friend's house and was in bed, but unable to sleep. The curtains were open and I could see out of the window from where my head was laying on the pillow. I could see the tops of the houses across the street (it was a third floor apartment that I was in) and the sky above them.
Suddenly I witnessed the brightest strobe light I have ever seen. It seemed to come from within a patch of fog, although it wasn't a foggy night. It was silent, and the centre of the light was about 200 ft from the ground. It was so bright that it illuminated the entire street to a level much brighter than daylight. It went on for about 30 seconds and it was interesting to note that it didn't hurt my eyes despite being so extremely bright. The flashes were at a constant speed of about 8 per second.
I immediately jumped from the bed and opened the window to see if there was anybody else in the street, or passing cars that were also seeing what I was seeing. I saw two men about 100 yards away that were stopped in their tracks and pointing to it - this pleased me because it was such a surreal sight that I needed to know that someone else had seen it and I wasn't imaging it!
There is an electric railway line nearby, and I had considered that maybe it was someone welding or that it may have been arc lights from trains, but I feel that explanation would be impossible due to the sheer intensity of the light, and it's clear epicentre about 200ft in the air.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike & HBCC UFO Research for the follow-up.]