UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 4th 2007 : Brantham, Manningtree, Essex, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Brantham, Manningtree, Essex, UK
Date: 4/8/07 2230 approx
Approach Direction: north
Departure Direction: east
Witness Direction: south
Description: A bright light that looked like a bright star was heading toward me in a straight line. It was dark but its motion was straight but almost seemed that occasionally buffeted by the wind its direction seemed to gradually veer east but without any sudden change of direction. It headed away east and then it was almost as though the light went out and it was gone, it didn't speed off it just wasn't there any more. There are a lot of planes and helicopter trafic in my area but they can all be identified as such by flashing lights and noise but this had neither. It was like nothing I've seen before and I couldn't say what it was or wasnt, I called my son who tried to film it on his phone but without success.
Color/Shape: If it hadn't been moving I would said it was a bright star.
[UFOINFO Note: I have asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloon website to see if this is what might have been seen.]
I've had a look at the footage of the balloons. It is possible that what I saw was one of these but I think unlikely as the light I saw was a white light. The balloons have a much more yellow tint as the light in created by a naked flame.
[UFOINFO thanks the witness for the follow-up report.]