UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 11th 2007 : Petersfield, Hampshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Petersfield, Hampshire, UK
Date: 08/11/07 22.45 (British Summer Time) approx
Approach Direction: East
Departure Direction: West
Witness Direction: East
Description: My wife and I were sitting on reclining chairs in our garden so as to comfortably watch the August Perseid meteor shower. We had been gazing upwards for about three quarters of an hour, looking north-eastwards. Both of us clearly saw the craft move slowly above and to one side of us (north) parallel to our rear garden hedge. We have never seen a UFO before, and it has taken us 2 hours to find this site to report it (as we thought we should after discussion - it being so unusual). We are professional working people in our mid-50s. We also took time to look at stealth aircraft on the internet (due to this craft's lack of noise and shape), but their shapes (although similar) are not the same.
Color/Shape: Isosceles triangle shape, silhouetted (black) against clear night sky. Steady dim, large yellowish lights in each of the 3 corners, possibly striped.
Height & Speed: Slow speed, apparently low. Silent - no noise. Passed over in approx 3 seconds.
TV/Radio/Press: Not known - too early.
UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:
We have looked at the UFO balloons web site as you asked. It was definitely not one or a group of these objects - we are both agreed on this. We could see the triangular shape of the craft against the clear starry sky (which still had a hint of blue in it - not quite fully black), and the three lights at the apex points of the triangle maintained a constant relationship to each other (i.e. they were fixed to the triangle shape). In addition, it maintained a slow, level and straight flight.
We had never heard of a triangular UFO before seeing this last night, although we had heard of saucers and cigar-shapes. Nor did we know that many of these triangular sightings have lights at each apex (as there seems from the UFO web sites we have looked at today). So we had no prior suggestibility towards seeing one.
The difficulty at night and from a lying back/prone position was determining how high/big the object was. But we both sensed that the craft was fairly low and so not very big.
Having spent today looking at the web and talking to friends, we wonder if we have seen a test of a reconnaissance UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). No doubt you will know more and better than us. We hope that is the explanation, anyway.
PPS: Thought you might like the benefits of our web research today.
Web sites with a drawing approximating to the triangular craft we saw:-
http://www.apra.org.uk/ufo_uk_suffolk.htm (1 Sept 2003 Ipswich report)
http://www.ufoevidence.org/topics/triangles.htm (drawing on top left)
Web site on possible UAVs:-
[UFOINFO Note: Though I already know of the above sites it is good to see someone doing some research into their own sighting.]