UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
July 24th 2008 : Ipswich, Suffolk, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk UK
Time: 12:10 AM
Number of witnesses: one
Number of objects: one
Shape of objects: round
Weather Conditions: Clear
Description: Orange/red/yellowish light as big as a small car 3/4 to a mile away from my house at no more than 2 to 3000 feet in height traveling at approx. 150 miles per hour. No sound. From the northeast to southwest for 25 to 30 seconds before flickering and disappearing then reappearing for about five seconds then flickering out completely.
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:
Hi John, I have looked at the ufo balloons website and can see your point, but the light I saw seemed to be going 100 to 150 mph horizontally. There was no wind on the ground and no jet stream at 2 to 3 thousand feet. It's only an educated guess on the speed, height, distance and size, but the ufoballoon doesn't work. I'm 56 and have been interested in flying from the age of four. I have lived on or close by USAF bases until I was 21. In fact I was actually born on an American air base. Seen them from all angles and weather conditions. Always looking skyward at anything that flys. Interested in astronomy for the last 15 years. I'm a very regular observer of the sky with telescope or binoculars. I like to think I've got a bit more cred than the average person. Also the next day in the local paper was an article about another ufo sighting by two other people in Ipswich. I thought it must have been the same one but there time of seeing was 11:15 AM and mine was 12:10 AM.
I would be sceptible of any ufo sightings. Good job John.