UFO Sighting Report - United Kingdom
December 15th 2008 : Kingswinford, West Midlands, England
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK
Date: 15th December 2008
Number of witnesses: 3
Number of objects: 3
Shape of objects: Vertical and elongated
Weather Conditions: Freezing cold, slightly misty at ground level
Description: Immediately after leaving work at approx 6.25pm, I was walking in a westerly direction along Kingswinford High Street towards Kingswinford Cross. I observed an object at high altitude to my left heading in a south to north direction, passing immediately parallel to Moss Grove. The object was "tall" (vertical) and appeared to be on fire, glowing intensely one sexing and diminishing the next, like a flame. It was silent. Ahead of this object, I then observed another two similar objects heading in the same direction but these gradually vanished at exactly the same time after just a few seconds. These two objects were together and apart from the first. The main object then vanished in about the same area after "catching up" to the place where the other two had been.
TV/Radio: Not to my knowledge but strange lights were reported in the sky above nearby Haleswen two nights later.
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 getting back to me. I've watched the video of the balloon launch and the safe bet would be too say they are the lanterns you mention. However, they were much more elongated and did not deter from their path but, on the whole, I would say the mystery has been solved.
Summer 2006 : Pitshanger, Ealing, London, England
Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shapeo of objects: Cuboid
In the summer of 2006, I believe it was, I spotted what appeared to be a solid shiny grey / silver / black cuboid shape slowly turning through the late-morning sky from the garden of a house in Pitshanger village on the edge of Ealing, West London. There were two of us that followed the progress of the shape with our eyes and binoculars. I would estimate the height to be around two thousand feet and on a south-west to north-east path passing directly over Ealing towards Wembley. Now, I know that it was coming from roughly the area where Heathrow Airport was located so I assumed they were tracking it and I reported it but heard nothing further. The shape was reminiscent of those metal luggage containers that fit into aircraft holds. Initially assuming it was a balloon of some description, I quickly discounted that theory as the cuboid was definitely on a controlled slow turn, did not undulate in either height or direction and did not appear to be buffeted by winds or the like. As it turned, the sun would reflect off it's metallic sides. Through the binoculars, I observed no markings and no antennae etc, just the cuboid.
I just wondered if anything similar had been reported.