UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
July 12th 2008 : Leicester, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Leicester, England
Time: 9.50 pm
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: approx 9
Shape of objects: triangular (ish)
Weather Conditions: Mostly clear with scattered clouds, no breeze
Description: I was walking back from the shop about 9:50pm when I glanced up and saw at first what I thought was a flock of birds. I took another few looks and noticed an orange light on at least two of them. They made no sound whatsoever and were moving quite fast. I raced home and called my wife to see them too and she is still somewhat freaked out at what she saw as has always been a realist and found an explanation for things. They were heading towards Leicester City Centre so surely someone else must have seen them? We live 15 miles from East Midlands airport and are used to planes, these were not engine craft, they seemed to glide. Did anyone else notice these "crafts" as well?
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:
My wife and I have talked about what we saw today and are still very puzzled, the closest thing I have seen to what we saw last night was the American stealth, but my wife say's they were more 3D boomerang shaped, triangular, can't be specific with numbers but at least 9 in perfect formation, I looked 3 times before seeing the orange lights which is when I ran to get my wife to see, we live off the main A47 leading into Leicester, 10 min walk from City centre. Any ideas?
From the wife of the witness:
Thanks for your link. I can honestly say they were NOT balloon lanterns. What we saw were in perfect formation, rather large (but it was hard to tell as it was hard to judge the height they were at) and gliding rather than being run by an engine. There was no sound whatsoever. They were also travelling rather fast. I am a real sceptic (until last night) about these things and always find a reasonable explanation but now I just don't know what to think. My husband Mick saw them 1st when returning from the shop and he ran home and called me to the door and before he even said "What is that?" I saw them and said it to him. It really has freaked me out as I have never seen anything like this before and to be honest, I always said people who have seen them were "not all there". I have to say I apologise for ever saying that. Anyway, I hope this helps.