UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
September 7th 2007 : Combe Down, Bath, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Combe Down, Bath, UK
Date: 09/07/07 2200 local approx
Approach Direction: South
Departure Direction: North
Witness Direction: East
Description: Three of us were sitting on our patio enjoying the beautiful starlit sky after a bbq when we all saw three lights slightly to the east of us moving rapidly and silently in a northerly direction.
Because they were silent we initially thought they were three birds with the light reflecting on them, but subsequently realised that there wasn't enough light from below to give them the orange glow that they had, and they were moving too fast. (And birds don't tend to fly at night in close formation!)
They were in a tight roughly equilateral triangle formation, and crossed our field of view (approx 45 deg) in a straight line in 2-3 seconds.
Color/Shape: They were all orange coloured, and if I had to give them a shape I'd say diamond or triangular.
Height & Speed: Difficult to determine height. One witness thought 200', I'd say higher, maybe 1000-2000'. Consequently it's difficult to estimate their speed, but if at 2000' I'd say 300-400mph. If they were less than 500' then maybe only 50-100mph.
UFOINFO Note: As usual with this type of sighting I asked the witness if they would have a look at the UFO Balloons website. I received the following reply:
Not at all, no problem! I have seen one of these ufoballoons before, fairly recently whilst we were camping a few weeks ago and I can confirm that what we saw was nothing like the balloon. Same colour perhaps, but the speed they moved at on a windless night 100% rules the balloons out.