UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
May 10th 2008 : St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: St Albans, England
Number of witnesses: Two
Number of objects: 5
Shape of objects: Circular bright yellowish light with surrounting larger dark area after lights extinguished
Weather Conditions: Fine, clear.
Description: 5 objects appeared in the SE sky close to the horizon travelling in a roughly westerly direction at fairly high speed (visibly at least the speed and altitude of an aircraft when landing in our area). Each displayed a very bright yellowish light, not pulsating and no visible navigation lights. One by one the objects appeared to veer off towards the south, each light dissapeared and a dark shape could be seen in the sky surrounding the point where the light had been (rather like the shape of a parachute or baloon) but still moving at high speed so definitely not such an object. The last object could be tracked with biniculars after its light dissapeared, still travelling weswards in the evening sky. I cannot relate what I saw to anything that I have seen previously. My wife joined me and confirmed the above unusual sighting.
TV/Radio: Not so far, I really don't know who to call!
UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:
Thanks for your feedback, I have not previously heard of Khoom Fay hot-air balloons but I do see that there is a very strong possibility that this was the source of what we saw last night, the type of light and sudden extinguishing as the fuel burnt out fits, as does the residual balloon floating away. I am surprised at the apparent speed of travel and apparent size of the balloon but they may well have been at a lower altitude than I originally perceived. I will put this down (red faced that is) to one of life's new experiences!