UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
November 10th 2008 : Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Handforth, Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Date: Monday 10 November 2008
Time: 7.05pm GMT
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Fireball
Weather Conditions: Clear with occasional cloud, moonlit night
Description: I was standing outside facing East looking at the Moon when I saw an orange light to the South of my location. I thought it was an aircraft on final approach to Manchester Airport. As I turned to look at the light I noted it was moving through the air quickly and I could not hear the sound of an approaching aircraft engine. As I continued watching the light passed in front of me flying in a straight line from South to North. I can only describe the object as a small fireball. There was no sound at all from the object. It was very bright, brighter than any star in the sky in the region but not as bright as the Moon. I watched the object for about one minute flying in a straight line until it disappeared into the haze from the city lights of Manchester to the North. At the same time there was an aircraft flying high over my location from East to West with a small trail from the engines. I cannot tell whether the object flew under or over the flight path. I noted no other anomalies.
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:
The UFO balloon was definitely not what I saw last evening - this was a high speed object travelling horizontally at some altitude, nothing like a balloon. I've had a suggestion it was a helicopter but there was no engine sound other than an aircraft travelling overhead at the same time.