UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 13th 2007 : Shelton Lock, Derby, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Shelton Lock, Derby DE24 ***, England
Date: 13/08/2007 11.45 PM
Approach Direction: west
Departure Direction: east
Witness Direction: south
Description: We were watching the meteor shower from our back garden. We live within close proximity to East Midlands airport, and are very familiar with aircraft. Our attention was drawn to a slowly moving bright white light crossing from west to east directly across the flightpath of the busy airport. We were surprised that anything would be allowed to fly so dangerously. It was higher than the several aircraft seen at the same time. It maintained a steady relatively slow speed. After approx. 2-3 minutes of observation it suddenly blinked out. This was seen by all three of us. We have lived here since the 1950's and have never seen anything like this.
Color/Shape: Very bright white light. Larger and brighter than aircraft landing lights. Absolutely steady, no flickering.
Height & Speed: Noted several planes ascending from East Midlands,also aircraft on route to Manchester, the light was probably about 40,000 ft. It took approx. 2-3 minutes to cross the sky from West to East before blinking out. It seemed very slow.
TV/Radio/Press: Do not know.