UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
August 23rd 2008 : Harlow, Essex, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Number of witnesses: 8
Number of objects: 9 approx.
Shape of objects: orange light
Weather Conditions: average. dry. dark
Description: Minimum 9 orange lights in a general straight line, going across the sky from West to East. From Harlow, they were to the North. Speed approx that of a passenger airplane. As they reached a certain point by a cloud, they suddenly changed direction to go straight upwards and increased speed dramatically until disappeared. Some of the witnesses thought the front light was larger than the following lights.
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:
Thanks for the reply.
I’ve had a watch of the video you sent, but can’t see this being an explanation. These quite uncontrolled balloons would be hard pushed to carry out the movements that these lights performed.
They went horizontally across the sky for about a mile at a guess, in almost perfect convoy.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m being quite sceptical, and class ufo as it’s description, ie: unidentified.
I would guess that it is a convoy of aircraft that is not usually privy to this area. It’s just I’ve never heard of a commercial aircraft in this area to have only a static amber light.
I bear in mind, however, we are near a commercial airport (Stansted) and also various air bases. This is what leads me to believe it is possibly military aircraft linked.