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April 25th 2008 : Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

UFOINFO E-mail Report

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Date: April 25th 2008

Number of witnesses: Several

Number of objects: Approximately 30

Description of objects: Orange lights

I have received several e-mails and phone calls regarding sightings on Saturday night last (April 25th). Many people in Harrogate, North Yorkshire report seeing approximately 30 orange lights fly over the town centre very close together. No sound was heard and the lights stayed in formation around the area of the Town Centre/Railway Station. Any reports from elsewhere?

Chris Bell
Programme Controller
97.2 Stray FM


In my reply I wrote:

As you might know there has been a big increase in the launching of 'UFO balloons' or lanterns, especially in the south of England. When I receive this type of report I ask the witness to visit the UFO Balloons website at . The company no longer sells the balloons but has footage showing them being launched and you can see 'formations' of balloons already launched.


Chris replied:

Hello John, thanks for the e-mail.

Eventually we found the reason behind the strange event - a wedding at a local hotel that launched many of those little hot air balloon things, however, we did manage to have a lively 4 hours of phone calls texts etc with input from meterologists and other experts showing us how very often quite a natural phenomenon can be treated as something more sinister. So that sorted that, still made good radio though, however we seem to get a lot of weird sightings in this part of the world as I'm sure you are aware so anything else that drops in I will let you know.

Thanks again for your help.
Chris Bell

Programme: Big Fun Breakfast
Station: 97.2 Stray FM
Frequency: 97.2 MHz FM

Time: 06:00 - 10:00

97.2 Stray FM
The Hamlet
Hornbeam Park
North Yorkshire