UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
June 7th 2008 : Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Tetbury Gloucestershire
Date: 7th June 2008
Time: 2230 to 2235
Number of witnesses: 4
Number of objects: 9
Shape of objects: spherical/circular
Weather Conditions: dry, clear sky, no perceivable wind, around 15deg C
Description: a total of nine orange lights moved silently eastwards overhead Tetbury over a period of around 3-4 minutes.
The objects moved steadily, as if in formation, all at the same height.
I am an ex RAF Air Traffic Controller and qualified Meteorological Observer, I have never seen any type of light like these on any aircraft that I know of or have ever seen. I have watched many different aircraft flying at night, flying circuits around airfields with different lights showing and none have ever been this colour. The perspective of the light never changed either, when moving towards, alongside and away from us, the light shape stayed exactly the same. No red/green or anti collision lights were visible, I have never seen an aircraft where the anti cols cannot be seen, especially at night....
Eight appeared in formation and then one more came along later than the others, appearing to come towards us faster, catching the others up.
I managed to take one still and took a 43 second video clip.
TV/Radio: questioned activity in the area with controller at RAF Lyneham, none was known. reported to Police who logged incident.
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:
Happy to send the clip I took.
Only caught the first three in formation of nine, didn't realise that I was managing to capture anything as I couldn't make anything out through the view finder.
We visited a few sights that night to see similar sightings and happened upon the balloon site. I would say that without any doubt, it was not any form of balloon.
I qualified as a meteorological observer and served as an air traffic controller in the RAF for 14 years and I have never come across anything such as this. Glad to have seen them though.
[UFOINFO Note: The brief glimpse of the lights comes about 10 seconds into the video.]