UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
July 19th 2008 : Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Dunstable Downs, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Date: 19 Jul 08
Time: 2330 - 2345
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 4
Shape of objects: ball/round
Weather Conditions: clear sky with some patchy cloud
Description: At about 2330, I observed a single ball of bright orange light travelling from west to east moving steadily in a straight line at about cloud level. At first I thought that this could be a plane on the flight path to Luton Airport but quickly discounted this as no navigation lights could be seen or engine noise heard. I also thought that the colour could be caused by moonlight bouncing of the hull again dismissing this as a plane could be seen near by. Moments later another orange light came up quickly behind the first and maintained a fixed distance which I observed until they both disappeared behind cloud cover. Neither object made a noise nor left con trails (and could surely not fly so close to each other due to jet wash)?
Approximately 2 minuets later I observed another orange light, again travelling in the same direction but slower. The object carried on moving until disappearing behind cloud cover.
I then told my wife what I had observed and went to the rear of the house to observe any more objects. At around 2345, I observed another ball of orange light travelling in the same direction. I rushed upstairs and made my wife observe the object. Again this was also lost behind cloud cover shortly afterwards. This was the final sighting.
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:
I’ve looked at the video of the balloons and the lights I observed were not these for several reasons. Firstly the lights were traveling horizontally in a straight line, towards and over Dunstable Downs, winds can quickly speed up and slow down and would probably blow balloons around erratically. ( I also discounted gliders from the local gliding club as the lights over shot the landing strip and I also believe gliders rarely get permission to fly at night). Secondly the size of the lights were too large and moving to quickly to be balloons.
The lights I observed appeared to be part of a larger event across the country on that night judging by your website.
Hope this is of some use.