UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
September 1st 2007 : Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date: Saturday 1st September 2007 at approximately 22:30 GMT
Approach Direction: North Westerly
Departure Direction: Easterly
Witness Direction: North Westerly
Description: On Saturday 1st September at approximately 22:30 I let my dog out into the garden and noticed four round red lights moving slowly across the sky. My initial reaction was that they were aircraft and then I realised the lights were not flashing and there was no noise. These four lights continued to move across the sky in an easterly direction. Six more lights appeared, coming from a north westerly direction, and followed the first four.
During the next 10 to 15 minutes these lights continued to appear in the north west and follow those previously towards the east. In all, I counted 21 lights. All these lights flew in formation and once over the buildings disappeared.
I couldn't say what height they were flying at but definitely lower than an aircraft I saw in the sky. Again regarding speed, I could not say what speed they were travelling at but did not seem to be in a hurry.
Color/Shape: Round, red lights
Height & Speed: Cannot give a precise height but certainly lower than an aircraft I saw in the sky.
They were travelling slowly - it took approximately 10 to 15 minutes for all the lights to travel from when I first saw them to where they disappeared.
UFOINFO Note: I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website and received the following reply:
Thanks for the info.
I have had a look at the ufoballoons website. They were definitely not like the lanterns that appear on the home page which seem to have a "hat", but are similar to the sighting reported in Sunderland although the ones I saw were definitely red...
For your information, it was reported in the local press yesterday that six other people had witnessed the same spectacle as I did on Saturday.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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