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UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom

September 1st 2007 : Seaton, Devon, England

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I am NOT a UFO freak - however, several of us saw something over Seaton (Devon) at 11.30 pm on Saturday 1 September which we can't work out.

We were looking out to sea (in the company of two coastguards who were as bemused by us by what we saw) and saw three very bright, golden lights moving quite briskly across the bay. It was a fairly clear night ( a bit of thin low cloud only). The lights were near each other but not in any opbvious formation - they were completely silent (there was no wind and we see and hear a lot of helicopters because we have the naval station and Westland nearby and they were not helicopters). The lights moved along the bay from west to east (in the direction of Portland) and, a few minutes later, two others of similar size and magnitude appeared over a nearby cliff so that there were five of them.

The first three then (presumably) moved into the distance in the middle of the bay quite quickly as they began to fade and eventually disappear. The final two moved across the bay again roughly into the middle for a little while longer before they too faded into the distance. Within about 5-10 minutes the whole episode was complete.

They were not aeroplanes (one went past whilst we were looking and we are used to aeroplanes) nor were they helicopters. We wondered if they might be hot air balloons or weather balloons being launched?

Whatever they were - there are two coastguards (possibly from the nearby village of Beer) who saw what we saw!

Yours sincerely,
[Name Deleted]

Note: I asked the witness to look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:

I guess it is possible - we gather there may have been some launched that evening. I'm going to get some for myself and launch them and compare. Will let you know the result!