UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 11th 2007 : Whitecliffe Bay, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: On the Isle of wight, England. Town of Bembridge and in the holiday camp called Whitecliffe Bay.
Date: Saturday the 11th of August 2007 at 22.10 \ 22.14 pm. GMT
Approach Direction: Sorry don't know where i was positioned to know if it was North or south.
Departure Direction: As above.
Witness Direction: We watched from overhead to out of sight.
Description: I was inside a caravan, looking out of the sunroof. It was a very clear night with lots of stars out. I saw four large bright amber circles, all filled in with colour. They were all four close together but easy to see four seperatly. I was unsure of what i was seeing so i called for 3 members of my family to come outside of the caravan to join me in seeing the lights. Once outside of the awning, which is attached to the caravan, the lights had come almost overhead and had seperated. They were all still in a diamond formation, with one at the front, 2 side by side in the middle and one at the rear. We noticed the lights were pulsing in light, dimm, then brighter then very bright and so on. The first light speed on and was soon out of sight within 10 seconds, the two middle lights followed the same line of speeding and dissapeared, but the last light moved much slower and took around 40 seconds before disapearing from view completly. As we watched the lights we were ruling out aircraft as we were positioned right next to an aiport landing facility and there was some planes in the sky for us to compare sights too. We ruled out stars as the light at the back had chnged its speed and they had no trail, they were also lower than the stars. I have since discovered that a meteor shower was expected the following day, but i still feel it was not meteor or stars.
Color/Shape: The four lights stayed in a diamond formation all of the time. They were all bright overhead, it was only once they had passed us that it appeared they were pulsing in colour from dim to very bright.
Height & Speed: There were two aircraft in the sky, one was low the other was very high. These lights were in between the two aircraft.
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:
Thank you for the link. I have viewed the footage and as i am familiar with these toys, i am convinced it was not toy balloons we saw.
I failed to report that it was a relatively still night as it had been a lovely hot day. These toys depend on wind to move and although they can glide on a still night, i am sure they are not capable of all keeping an identical flight path and also to have 3 shoot off at the same speed and have one linger but then still take the very same path would not be possible for a balloon. Great to rule out possibilitys though!
I have since been able to find out the flight position more accurately. the lights came from the South East and all took the same path North East.
Thank you and good luck!