August 5th 2005

Dunwich, Suffolk UK An Unusual Flashing Light

Date: August 5, 2005
Time: 10:00 -11:00 p.m.

Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Unknown.

Full Description of event/sighting: I was watching satellites go over at night on a very clear night (clearly see milky way). Other identifiable objects such as a couple of jet planes. There was no moon and very low light pollution.

The object was a bright flashing light tracking across the sky, west to east at first, flashing at non regular intervals of 1-4 seconds. I mistook for a plane initially. It was brighter than any star or satellite by about 5 times, and larger than any other visible body by about 5-10 times. But still small, appeared to be at very high altitude and heard no noise. It was not a plane, as there were no other navigation lights, and was much brighter/larger emission of light than any plane we had seen that evening.

It only grabbed my attention when it shifted course several times, and appeared on a different heading with each flash, ended up exiting view 20-40 seconds later in a north east direction. Also it was clearly visible, then disappeared (perhaps behind cloud) but was clearly visible at a 20 degree elevation above the horizon when no stars were visible at that elevation.

I have no idea what it was, but it did not behave like anything I have ever seen and I have spent quite a few nights watching stars and satellites track across the sky.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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