UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 2nd 2008 : Prestbury, Cheshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Prestbury, Cheshire
Date: 2nd August 2008
Number of witnesses: 8
Number of objects: multiple
Shape of objects: light source
Weather Conditions: clear sky with high cloud, very still
Description: Sat 2nd Aug 08 at approx 2220 from garden in east Cheshire - 8 of us saw a series of orange lights (2 at first travelling further apart and then a series of groups of 5 or 6 close together) traversing quite fast, below cloud cover in a north-easterly direction (taking less than one minute to travel from visual horizon to the clouds). There was no noise and they moved smoothly in loose formation across the sky, ascending as they passed overhead, until they disappeared above the clouds. We captured them on camera, but the pictures are not very clear as the camera could not be held still enough in the dark.
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:
Thank-you very much for your email. 3 of us who witnessed the orange lights on Saturday have had a look at the UFO balloons website. Yes, it could be them, and probably that's what we will have to put it down to, accepting that at night, lights are notoriously difficult to determine distance and speed. We still think however, that the speed and rate of traversing across the skyline was too fast to be these Chinese lanterns. Unfortunately, the photographs that we took are of such poor quality that it would be impossible to give any more information.
I for one, am definitely more intrigued about the existance of UFOs and will be paying more attention to the sky at night!