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.
September 9th 2006 : Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, England
Location: Saltburn-by-the-Sea UK
Date: 09 SEP 06 21.12 -21.15
Approach Direction: Loftus
Departure Direction: Redcar - Hartlepool
Witness Direction: Direction Redcar Hartlepool
Description: Bright orange lights moving in 3-2-3 formation at steady pace with exception of left middle one which went to left and then regained formation. Objects moved without sound (we live remotely and it was open sky and quiet) and seemingly at high altitude. The fist wave got out of sight before the second and third arrived. They disappeared after the middle one diverted to the left and a pale white arced light shot up from the sea(?) in the direction of the lights.
The total duration was about 3 minutes.
I tried to log the scene with my mobile camera, but somehow it did not store the info.
Three other eye witnesses saw this with me and other people in the community have made similar observations.
Color/Shape: Orange, bright, seemed like a circle with a darker triangular centre.
Height & Speed: No clue, but believe it to be high since the relative speed of the objects seemed relatively stable over time.
TV/Radio/Press: Not mentioned in the regional press as far as I'm aware.
[I have written to the witness suggesting that there is a possibility that what he saw is what is known as UFO/fire balloons and to have a look at http://www.ufoballoons.co.uk, so far I have not had a reply - John @ UFOINFO.]