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UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom

July 26th 2008 : Dartford, Kent, England

UFOINFO Sighting Form Report

Location: Dartford, Kent, UK

Date: 26.07.2008

Time: Approx 9.50pm

Number of witnesses: Six

Number of objects: One

Shape of objects: Circular

Weather Conditions: Clear to the West and clouds to the East

Description: There were six people in my back garden when one of the party noticed a bright orange disc in the sky to the West (towards London). I estimated the disc to be as bright as Venus (mag -4 to -5). At first we thought it might be a plane on fire but the shape was too stable and it didn't appear to be having difficulty in moving across the sky. It is difficult to gauge the height but it did go behind the cloud cover for a while. Whilst behind the cloud it was still possible to see the orange glow. My 17 year old son, who has the best eyesight of anyone in the group, was fairly certain that he could make out a boomerang shape which he sketched as two small wings. When the shape emerged from behind the cloud it appeared to stop/hover and then climbed vertically at speed until it disappeared. I estimate that the incident lasted approx 60-70 seconds and during this time there was no detectable sound from the object. We often have aircraft flying in the area as we are fairly close to City Airport and Biggin Hill, the difference on this occasion being no flashing lights and no sound - just the orange disc.